Sad News – Ken Montgomery

All those connected with Ellon Gordon Cricket Club were shocked and saddened after learning the news that one of their stalwarts of the last 30 years had died suddenly but peacefully last Sunday morning. It had been known that Kenny had not been in the best of health for a year or two.

Kenny was a real genuine guy who played his cricket in the most sporting manner. Prior to joining Ellon in 1986 Kenny played for Turriff.

Kenny played approximately 350 games for the Club mainly in the 1st team but latterly for the seconds as he neared the end of his career. During that time he won a number of individual Club trophies such as the Moir Cup for 1st team batting, in 1987 and 92 while on three other occasions in 93, 97 and 98 he finished runner-up. In 1997 he won the Fenton Trophy for 1st team bowling. He also won the Sebborn trophy for best bowling analysis in 1990 with 6 for 60 vs Artisans and in 2010 he won the 2nd team batting trophy with an average of 53.40.

His career with Ellon had started in glorious fashion as he was part of the team that won the Small Clubs Cup, the first time by a side from the Aberdeenshire Grades in 1986. However, in all the year’s he played he never captained the Club although he was vice captain from 1990 – 1992.

He was a popular member of the Club and was sadly missed when he decided to stop playing.

The Clubs thoughts are with his wife Diana and daughters Lucy and Amy at this sad time not to mention their six grandchildren.

The family have started a collection which can be accessed via the following link