North East Scotland Cricket is very saddened to hear of the passing of Willie Donald at the age of 69 after a hard fought battle with illness. Born in Huntly, Willie played his cricket at a high level for Aberdeenshire, being club captain from 1981 to 1983. He made his debut for Scotland in 1978, being a regular in the international side for 8 years. Having moved to London, he returned to Scotland and played for West Lothian. He made his leadership skills available to the wider Scottish cricketing community when he became the interim chief executive of Cricket Scotland in 2015, and his influence continued during his spell as Cricket Scotland president from 2018 to 2020. He also took on the role of president at Aberdeenshire at a challenging time, made all the harder by cricket having to adapt and survive through Covid restrictions. Willie was our guest speaker at the last Grades Dinner in 2019. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.