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I heard that Jamaican cricketer Colin Fletcher

Chrissy 2017-01-03 15:32:40 

died of pancreatic cancer. He was a Melbourne player. A good source told me but I haven't seen it anywhere.

jelfew 2017-01-03 16:02:07 

In reply to Chrissy

I remember his fighting knock against the Winward Island at Sabina when they made over 400 runs in the first innings. Jamaica just failed to pass it but he made 99.

Drapsey 2017-01-03 16:12:14 

In reply to Chrissy

I remember Fletcher well from the Melbourne days.

He was also a competent wicketkeeper.

alfa1975 2017-01-03 20:01:11 

In reply to Drapsey If true may he RIP.
Was a member at Melbourne from 72-86. Never saw him keep wicket. Wicketkeepers during that period were Marzouca,Bembridge,Mordecai and a youngster who was a youth player.

camos 2017-01-03 20:10:40 

In reply to alfa1975

can't remember Marzouca but the other two were serious talents!

googly1961 2017-01-03 20:12:02 

That's sad news. I remember him from his Melbourne days.

alfa1975 2017-01-03 22:04:40 

In reply to Chrissy Confirmed -just got a message from a fellow poster, who had communication from Melbourne Cricket Club that he,(Colin Fletcher ) died on Oct 8, 2016 and was buried in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia..

solidrock 2017-01-04 08:18:43 

Belated condolences to family and friends.

natty_forever 2017-01-04 09:11:28 

Probably played for Melbourne longer than most.

amedatman 2017-01-09 16:34:58 

In reply to alfa1975Yes "Micey" Fletcher had moved to live in Ethiopia after retiring from Bank of Jamaica. He had a serious back issue where he did surgery, but eventually succumbed to those complications I was reliably informed by my BOJ colleagues. RIP, my former inter-Bank cricket opening partner.

sad sad sad

JamMack 2017-01-10 10:26:03 

In reply to alfa1975

Yes Micey passed. May he rest in peace. He was a friend and competitor. That youth player who kept wicket at Melbourne was probably Earle Melbourne or could be Mark Neita who also kept sometimes. Micey had good stories to tell. sad

Wally-1 2017-01-10 14:06:34 

In reply to amedatman
JamMack and i played inter-bank for Scotia back in the day when Micey played for BOJ. Somehow i thought this was already posted because he died in October.

Wally-1 2017-01-10 14:13:33 

Fletcher was very prolific at the senior cup level but couldn't cut it at the regional level.

JamMack 2017-01-10 20:13:09 

In reply to Wally-1

Happy New Year Wally. Thanks for reminding me of that. I even shed the gloves a couple times and bowled my leg breaks and Googlies in Even took wickets in that Business House league. I forgot those times until you mentioned those memories. Memories of Micey were of Senior Cup times and liming after cricket. As an older guy he looked out for us younger ones who showed potential. He was full of good cricket advice. We talked about the game. He was a sharp fielder who could catch!

amedatman 2017-01-10 20:39:28 

In reply to Wally-1I played inter-bank as keeper/batsman back in the days. We had a good side at times with Micey, Cashew Brown, Errol Wilson, Franz Cunningham, Ray Ferguson, Mikey Howell etc. to name a few. Royal Bank usually have a good side as well.

lol cool cool cool

alfa1975 2017-01-10 22:35:35 

In reply to amedatman What period(s) did you and Wally play Inter-Bank? When I played BOJ did not have a team , and BOJ guys used to play with and as JDB.

alfa1975 2017-01-10 22:43:22 

In reply to JamMack Young wicketkeeper came from country, he may have played for Vere.

Chrissy 2017-01-11 05:55:08 

In reply to alfa1975

Thanks - sad - he was a long time Melbourne player - decent guy