THE ALAN IGGLESDEN FUNDATION
As you know the Iggy Golf Day has supported The Brain Tumour Charity for many years, raising valuable funds towards Brain Tumour research.
This year’s golf day on 21st October at Westerham GC
will be the first under our new charity IggysFUNd.
We are setting this up as a lasting legacy of Alan. Our aim is to continue raising money in Alan's memory with various events.
The money raised will go to a worthy cause decided by our trustees; this could be a specialist piece of equipment for research, or funding a medical student, supporting a young sports person. We have many options which will hopefully change someone’s life.
This will all be undertaken under our #BeFriendly handle. Alan stood for fairness, treating others how you’d like to be treated and being friendly.
So, we really hope you’re able to join us at an event in the future and help us to continue to remember what a great man Alan was and what he stood for.
Hopefully see at this year’s golf day ... if not before.
Follow Iggy's Fund on Twitter: @IggysFUNd
IggysFund have produced stickers to go on the back of your bat to promote the cause. Current Kent stars Darren Stevens and Jack Leaning have already signed up.
Jack Leaning @JackLeaning1 24 May
Can’t wait to get going in the Vitality Blast tomorrow night. Supporting @IggysFUNd for the T20s, a brilliant cause that’s very close to my heart. #iggysfund
PCA ENGLAND XI v KENT LEGENDS Charity Cricket Match
Fri July 29th at The Wormsley Estate
Tickets are now on sale for the second edition of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust’s Festival of Cricket, and this year’s event on Friday 29 July will be held in Alan's memory.
Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Festival of Cricket will return to the beautiful surroundings of Wormsley in Buckinghamshire for a day of fun in the sun, food, drink and cricket.
Doors will open at 10am, followed by a warm-up T20 fixture an hour later, with a showcase match between the PCA England Legends and a Kent XI rounding off the day.
Ticket options: Adult £30. Children 5-16 £10. Children under 5 Free. On-Site Parking £2. Hospitality tables are also available.
Players for both star-studded teams are to be announced shortly, and the action on the field will be backed up by entertainment off it throughout the day.
Sam Billings and Geraint Jones confirmed for the PCA Squad.
"I look forward to being involved with this day. The Festival of Cricket is always a great occasion at a wonderful venue and this year it’s in memory of one of the finest bowlers and nicest humans to have played for Kent cricket." Dave Fulton - former Kent captain
In memory of Iggy and furthering the support of The Brain Tumour Charity, the first event in the newly-formed Alan Igglesden Fundation will be a cricket match against Hartley Wintney CC in Hampshire - on behalf of the Samantha Dickson Fund.
Details of the day (Wed 13 July) and how to buy tickets as follows ...
ALAN'S MEMORIAL SERVICE at St Mary's Church, Westerham, Kent, Fri 25 Feb 2022
Inside and out at St Mary's Church with Kevin and Liz greeting well-wishers...
FUNERAL SERVICE - Nov 24th at 10.40am
On Wednesday we said goodbye to Iggy. The funeral took place at Nab Wood Crematorium in Bingley, West Yorkshire (pic below).
The Igglesden family want to thank you for all the lovely messages, tributes and donations.
Much love from the IGGY’s...
Alan's wake, at the local Rugby Club, was admirably attended by over hundred well-wishers including family, friends and current & former Kent & England cricket team-mates.
We would ask you to please not send flowers, but if you would like to make a donation to one of those charities who were instrumental in Iggy’s care, then that would be gratefully received in Alan's memory.
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TRIBUTES FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS, TEAM-MATES & FANS
I just wanted to let you know that this morning we said goodbye to Iggy.
Our beautiful, strong, brave, kind Iggy.
After a short stay in hospital with an infection he just couldn’t fight it off.
I was with him all night playing music, singing songs (badly) and reminding him of our great adventures.
His dad and brother powered up the M1 and made it just in time. Iggy held on for them. We were all with him at the end. It was calm and peaceful.
And after a very tough few years we can remember him for the lovely man, friend, husband, brother, son, team mate and dad that he was.
Huge huge thanks to all of you who have got us this far, made memories and will help us savour them in the years to come.
We’re going to take a few days off from the world so if I don’t respond to messages please accept my apologies.
LIZ (& Beth) X
Nov 1st 2021
Yesterday was the saddest day of my life. I have been reading all the lovely messages from all over the world. Thank you so much for all of these. Alan clearly touched the heart of all he came in contact with.
The pride I had watching him play cricket for clubs, Kent and England made me feel as tall as he was. He’s been described as a champion, legend, hero, funny, mischievous, he was all those things but to me he was the best brother I could ever wish for.
Dad and I drove to Yorkshire through the night, he passed within 10 minutes of us arriving. He hung on until we got there for sure. I was holding your hand as you went to sleep my hero, sleep well.
Will never stop loving you x
THE ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM PAYS TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THEIR OWN.
"Everyone at the ECB was saddened to learn of the death of former England and Kent seamer Alan Igglesden, at the age of 57 on Monday [Nov 1st]. Our England Men's team will wear black armbands in honour of 'Iggy' in their match against South Africa on Saturday."
"Amazing that it’s versus South Africa where he made so many friends." Kevin
Rob Key (Sky Sports Cricket) on Alan Iggleseden.mp3
Nasser Hussain (Sky Sports Cricket) on England's black armbands for Alan Igglesden.mp3
The PCA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Alan Igglesden, who died peacefully at the age of 57 beside wife Liz, father Trevor and brother Kevin on the morning of Monday 1 November, whilst listening to his favourite musician Van Morrison.
An absolute inspiration to everyone he encountered, 'Iggy' was a true cricketing giant in Kent, the county where he spent his entire playing career.
Throughout his journey, Iggy's strength and courage in the face of adversity were nothing short of inspirational.
Beloved by his students throughout his time in teaching, he went on to father one daughter, Beth, now eight years of age, as he built a family of his own alongside Liz.
Such a sad day today.
Losing such a wonderful man like Iggy is truly heart-breaking. He fought his illness so hard like the champion he is and he will be greatly missed by so many people.
When I started my career in the early 90’s a cricket dressing room was a very different place to how it is now. As a young player you just kept you’re head down and got on with it. You weren’t really coached and there was very little support from senior players. There were a couple who were different and Iggy was one of them. He cared, took time to look out for me and gave me guidance in the five years we played together. I will always be grateful for the way he was with me in the those early days and our friendship remained up until today when he passed away.
Anyone that ever met Iggy couldn’t help but love him and he just had that knack of making people feel special when they were around him! Funny, charming, quick witted and always kind, he was always someone you wanted to be around.
He really didn’t deserve the hand he was dealt but he never moaned and just kept being the great man he is!
I will miss you mate. Rip Iggs x
MATT WALKER - Kent Cricket Coach
What a privilege to be able to count Iggy as a friend and teammate. Courageous, humble, talented and so much more. We are all thinking of you and Beth Liz. With much love and sympathy on this very sad day. Xxx
MATTHEW FLEMING - former Kent Cricket Captain
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Devastated at the passing of my mate Iggy yesterday. Despite battling inoperable brain tumour for 20yrs+ I never heard him complain. Blessed with memory of his smile just few months ago & our long friendship my heart goes out to Liz, Beth and his amazing family Broken heart RIP Buddy
PHIL TUFNELL - former England Cricket team-mate
‘Iggy’ was a whole hearted player on the field and a lovely man off it.
The way he fought and coped with his illness, supported brilliantly by his family, was an example and inspiration to us all.
DAVID GOWER - former England Cricket Captain
Iggy faced his challenges with great bravery, stoicism and cheerfulness. Such sad news
We last spoke in May when it was clear any further setbacks would be fatal and he was an inspiration in the way he stoically and cheerfully faced his situation.
A fine bowler and a good friend – I spent time with him in Cape Town in the early 1990s when recovering from a back operation and captained him in the Caribbean in 1994- he will be missed by his many former colleagues and team mates in the game.
MICHAEL ATHERTON - former England Cricket Captain
I was privileged to have captained the young Alan Igglesden at Kent and he was a joy to have in the team. He would bowl his heart out, he knew how to hold a bat as well and most importantly he had a great sense of humour in the dressing room. We would have won the Championship by a distance in 1988 if he had stayed fit. Everyone loved ‘Iggy’.
CHRIS COWDREY - former Kent & England Cricket Captain
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Iggy. Fond memories of our times at Kent CC. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace Iggy
CARL HOOPER - former Kent & West Indies player
A sad loss and the world is a lesser place without the big man in it!
Iggy, was the strongest man I’ve met. He tackled his continual illness with dignity and always with a smile on his face until the end. Rest in peace my friend, I will never forget you and the great times we had together.
STEVE MARSH - former Kent Cricket Captain
‘Iggy’ was a close friend. We went on holiday to Portugal with him, and he was godfather to our son Charlie. He was a wonderful person and an outstanding bowler.‘ Iggy’ was a close friend. We went on holiday to Portugal with him, and he was godfather to our son Charlie. He was a wonderful person and an outstanding bowler. He will be greatly missed and I’m only glad I had the opportunity to see him, Liz and Beth when at Headingley over the last four years.
RICHARD ELLISON - former Kent & England team-mate
‘Iggy’ guided me through my early days at Kent, helping me adjust to county cricket, living in England and how to look after the body for the repetition of fast bowling.
He was in the dressing room at Trent Bridge when I made my Test debut, and his words still stick in my mind: “before you bowl your first ball…stop! Take a breath…look around the ground…and take it all in…you’ll keep those moments forever”. He was right and in that moment I knew we’d be mates forever. Those words will never leave me.
Iggy did all the hard yards, and he never moaned. He was a genuine fast bowler, who made the ball talk and he always did it with a smile on his face.
He was truly a great ‘Man of Kent’ – may he rest in peace. He will be missed.
MARTIN McCAGUE - former Kent team-mate
So sorry to hear the news. Fun memories of him in his early days at Kent, playing and driving him to games.
DEREK ASLETT - former Kent player
A sad day, great mate, top bloke and loved South Africa, god bless Iggy. Thinking of you all, happy smiling memories forever, love Penny.
CHRIS PENN - former Kent player
A wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. Thoughts are with you and his family.
TIM WREN - former Kent player
Very sorry to hear this. Iggy was a fantastic human being and a great competitor. He had so much fun playing the game but at the same time played with a ton of passion when he put his Kent cricket cap on. Condolences to his family and friends during this awful time. RIP Iggy
ALAN DONALD - former Kent bowling coach
Alas, very sad news in Kent after ‘Iggy’s’ passing.
What a fighter! We had our annual Iggy Golf Day on 22 October at Westerham Golf Club, with a link up with Iggy and his family in Yorkshire at dinner.
Even in adversity he melted everyone in the room with his smile, his only means of communicating.
I feel I have lost a younger brother.
JOHN SHEPHERD - Kent Cricket Legend
Heart-breaking to hear that my old friend and teammate Iggy has passed. It was wonderful to see him via FaceTime at his charity golf day 10 days ago; so pleased he was able to see how many people were there to support him. He battled a brain tumour for more than 20 years and was an inspiration. Thinking of Liz and all the family at this incredibly sad time. #bignorm
DAVID FULTON - former Kent Cricket captain
Incredibly sad. An amazing human being who was so brave over the years. Will be sorely missed. Hero.
SAM BILLINGS - Kent cricket captain
So sad to wake up to this news… a true champion who fought his illness so bravely #RIPIggy
CHARLOTTE EDWARDS - former Kent and England captain
Today we said goodbye to such a wonderful man and loyal team mate. We shared so many great times. Constantly laughing. No more so than when he lost a borrowed driver up a tree in Harare. I can still see the look of horror on his face. Everyone else was in tears. Rip Iggy.
NEIL TAYLOR - former Kent player
I am saddened today of the passing of Alan Igglesden a true warrior who fought to the very end. My thoughts are with his family and Liz.
DEAN HEADLEY - former Kent player
A kind and funny man who always looked after anyone who was around him. As a coach he was a person everyone loved being around and wanted to impress. Rest in peace Iggy.
ROB FERLEY - former Kent player
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NIALL O'BRIEN - former Kent player
So so sad, what a man and what a fighter.
PAUL NIXON - former Kent player
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Alan Igglesden’s family at this sad time. Iggy was a brilliant man, loved by all that met him and a great friend of the family. RIP.
FABIAN COWDREY - former Kent player
Such sad news to hear the passing of a legend! One of my first Kent coaches and will be deeply missed! Thoughts with all the family! #WeAreKent RIP Legend xx
MATT COLES - former Kent player
Condolences Kev wishing you and the family all the very best Love always Spencer family.
DUNCAN SPENCER - former Kent player
Rest well Iggy.
JOE DENLY - current Kent player
Really sad to hear the passing of Alan Iggelsden. It almost felt like a victory he survived so long with what was supposed to finish him long ago. A brave, tough and dignified man. The cricket community & world in general is worse off without him. RIP Iggy. Energy never dies ... it can only transfer.
ADAM HOLLIOAKE - former Surrey & England Cptain
Goodbye Alan Igglesden - #Champion bowler, wonderful man. Kent Cricket and all of us in the game are in awe of your bravery and salute your contribution to the game...Let your soul and spirit fly/Into the Mystic.
MARK NICHOLAS - former Hampshire Cricket Captain
Saddened by the death of Alan Igglesden. Bore his illness for so long with great fortitude. RIP Iggy.Saddened by the death of Alan Igglesden. Bore his illness for so long with great fortitude. RIP Iggy.
MIKE SELVEY - former Middx & England player
Very saddened to hear of Alan Igglesden's passing. He was that rarity - a fine fast bowler whose laid back personality made him popular with both team mates and opponents. His long battle with a brain tumour was fortitude personified. RIP Iggy....
DEREK PRINGLE - former Essex & England player
Cannot believe the great man and cricketer Alan Igglesden has left us at such a young age, he fought his illness so bravely x RIP Iggy
SHAUN UDAL - former Hants & England player
RIP Iggy. Good bowler and a great bloke!
ADRIAN ROLLINS - former Derbyshire player
Desperate news about the passing of former adversary and wonderful. Kent Cricket & England Cricket's, Alan Igglesden. Extremely sad end to a life less ordinary. I hope Iggy can finally truly rest in peace and his family can find some comfort in the fact he was well-loved.
IAN PONT - former Essex player
Condolences , he was a very funny, talented and lovely man.
JACK BROOKS - Somerset cricket player
Iggy was one of the finest men I have known. Warm, kind, funny, courageous beyond belief, a truly wonderful man who I feel fortunate to have known.
An extraordinary man. Wicked sense of humour, brave as a lion, utterly charming. First met him playing golf for another charity shortly after he retired, got on like a house on fire & took a team at great majority of Iggy Golf Days every October. He will be much missed by many. Rest in peace Iggy.
RICHARD FARQUHAR - TheRacingManager.com
Goodnight Iggy, sleep tight and rest in peace my friend, after such a long fight you've deserved the rest. #HERO
ROGER HYDER [above] - Canterbury Golf Club & M.C. at Iggy Golf Days
A true inspiration to many including me may he finally rest in peace. Thoughts are with all the family and everyone that knew Alan.
Cricket lost one of it a finest yesterday. Alan Igglesden lost his long battle with a brain tumour that he had fought for 22 years. Ex-England and Kent bowler touched so many and gave so much to help others. A true hero. One of a kind. You will be sadly missed Iggy but never forgotten. #RIPIggy
PAUL 'NOSHA' NORRIS
It is with a heavy heart that today we lost a giant of a man that was Alan Igglesden. He was the strongest and bravest man I have had the honour of knowing. Big heart, big smile. My thoughts and condolences go out to Liz and Beth and all the Igglesdens. A giant of a man in every sense of the word. Was honoured that I could call him a mate. Sending love and condolences to all the Igglesdens and Liz and Beth
RIP Alan Iggy Igglesden ‘Iggy’ I am incredibly proud to have known Alan for more than 20 years ?? love to all the Iggy’s and Liz and Beth xxx
Iggy you fought long, you fought hard, you fought with humour and fought with humility. Without knowing it you inspired many. Time now to sleep my friend. RIP hero.
Goodbye my friend. Love you. X
SAMMY RELF - The PCA
Rest easy, big man. True great!
Shattered to hear the news about Alan Igglesden. He was amazing with how he coped and fought from the minute he got the brain tumour diagnosis. So were his family and his incredible wife Liz. He lives on with me for all the laughs & good times we had. An extraordinarily brave man.
BOB the cat BEVAN [below]- former Kent Cricket President
We are sad to share the news that former England Test cricketer and, latterly, member of staff at Sutton Valence School, Alan Igglesden had died, aged 57. He will be truly missed. We are sad to share the news that former England Test cricketer and, latterly, member of staff at Sutton Valence School, Alan Igglesden had died, aged 57. He will be truly missed.
SUTTON VALENCE SCHOOL
An inspiration man, a world class cricketer, a father and a husband. I had the pleasure of being taught by Iggy at Sutton Valence School. For all that have have come in to contact with Iggy understand how special he really was. Rest in peace Mr Igglesden.
SUSANNAH TOWNSEND - GB Olympic Hockey champion
We join the tributes and period of mourning for Alan Igglesden. Iggy, was a fine tall fast bowler who played for Holmesdale, terrorising batsman in the Kent Cricket League, prior to joining Kent CCC on a full-time basis & England. A true legend in every sense.
HOLMESDALE CRICKET CLUB
Kevin, so sorry to hear the news about Alan.
In our 25 year battle against brain tumours I can truly say he was one of the most inspirational patients we had the privilege to meet.
Despite a gloomy prognosis he defied the odds and was always so positive and upbeat.
He gave hope to all high grade brain tumour patients. With that and the amazing fundraising what a legacy !!
Love from Angela and I to all the family.
NEIL DICKSON - The Brain Tumour Charity
A thoroughly good man, adored by his fellow players at Kent Cricket and admired by so many more because of his brave and persistent fundraising against brain tumours. RIP. @BrainTumourOrg
CHARLES SPENCER - Viscount Althorp
I am so sorry to read this. Alan raised funds and awareness into the disease that impacted on him so tragically - a sad loss. #braintumours
HUGH ADAMS - Brain Tumour Research
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We are sad to learn of the passing of Palace fan Alan Igglesden. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
CRYSTAL PALACE F.C.
Before that he played for Westerham and scattered my stumps all over Norbury. He took seven that day and we chatted about it at Victoria Falls many years later. RIP Iggy.
Ooph! This is sad news to receive. Iggy was such a good guy. I got to know him when I coached alongside him. He had such a lot of time for kids and taught me a lot. The world is a poorer place tonight. RIP.
That’s truly tragic news. Such a lovely lad. Wasn’t good enough to play with him that many times. But he was always so generous with his time. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Woken up to the terrible news that Alan Igglesden has died at the ridiculously young age of 57. A lovely man who was terrific company on the England cricket tour of West Indies in 1994, he was dealt a rotten hand health-wise; thoughts with his family. RIP.
Saddened to hear of the passing of former Kent and England bowler Alan Igglesden. One of the really nice men of cricket.
Oh Iggy so sad to hear you have passed away. You and your family were such good friends during the Westerham days. Such a feared fast bowler for Holmesdale, Kent and England you saved your greatest fight for the last 20 years in living with the brain tumour. Thank you for the memories, you will never be forgotten.
We’re really saddened to hear about the passing of Iggy this evening. Sending massive condolences to the former England and Kent seamer’s family and friends. #RIPIggy
ENGLAND'S BARMY ARMY
Shocked & saddened to hear that the great Alan Igglesden has passed away. Our ‘skipper’ in Barbados and a true gentle man! Condolences Kevin, Liz and family #YMCACCDublin #Iggy #CricketIreland
Very sad news. One of my favourite bowlers, so much so that we named one of our cats ‘Iggy’. He was a good old boy, also.
Desperately sad to hear of the passing of a Westerham hero, who played for our club as a teenager going on to represent Kent and England. We are proud to have had Alan as our club President over the past year. Everyone at the club sends our condolences to Liz, Beth, and the rest of the Igglesden family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Iggy
WESTERHAM CRICKET CLUB
Very sad… lovely guy… I remember my first ever Kent trial (under 11s) my dad had just had a heart attack. Looked after me beyond belief.
The news of Alan Igglesden is sad for all involved in the game. Fought so hard. Life can be pretty unfair at times.The news of Alan Igglesden is sad for all involved in the game. Fought so hard. Life can be pretty unfair at times.
So sorry to hear about Alan's passing. I used to do Cricket nets in Sevenoaks with you, and Alan would come down now and again to help coach. He was only about 19 then but a lovely man who deserved his cricketing success. Sincere condolences. Very sad news.
One of the best sports coaches I've had. Used to put the team sheet up and used nicknames instead of our actual names. What a moral booster for the "B" team!
Oh no! I've still got a bat signed by him after my dad sold him a card. Dad told him what a big fan I was so he popped back about an hour later with a signed bat for me [pictured below]. Legend. Rest in peace Iggy.
RIP Alan Iggy Igglesden My long time friend with the kindest and biggest heart. I’m am so proud to have called him a friend. Condolences to his lovely family. What a fighter X RIP superstar X
A very brief interaction with Iggy in 2012-13 during my first stint with the Bingley Congs Cricket Club. A wonderful human. I still remember those stories that he narrated about his stint with England and what made him to stop playing cricket for a brief period. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
Farewell dearest Iggy. A truly brave fighter of a human being. Sad day.
HARRY the BUNBURY
So much love to you all. Last time I saw Alan at the golf day I was wearing a pair of loud pattern trousers. Alan said to me "nice trousers", I said "thank you", he replied "I was joking". Which in a small way sums up how funny he was. I've used this on as many friends as I can since.
As President of @YMCACCDublin I extend our deepest condolences to Iggy’s family. Our 1990 tour to Barbados was made all the more memorable courtesy of the big mans involvement. A kinder man, one would struggle to meet. Thoughts with the Igglesden family.
Paul Hammond Very sad news. Iggy was the fastest bowler I ever faced in club cricket (Merstham CC vs. Westerham CC on Sundays back in the early 80s). He was rapid! Go well, Alan......
I was lucky enough to be mascot twice in the 90 & a young autograph hunter for years. Iggy was ALWAYS so kind and supportive of all young supporters. I remember once him helping me track down Nigel Llong for an autograph waaay after the match finished. We’ve lost a Kent legend.
Sad news this. Lucky to have played against Iggy in village cricket long after he retired professionally. Came of two paces, and knocked the glasses of one of our batsmen. Such a nice guy.
Sadly missed ,played some good cricket at Holmesdale with Alan steaming down the hill, great guy.
JOHN DAVID BOREHAM
Devastated to hear the news. So many great memories of playing together at Holmesdale. RIP Big man
Such sad news!! Coached me for a year, plus played in one of his testimonial matches, against Eastenders cast. Was a great great man!! Thoughts with his family.
RIP #AlanIgglesden. I once had the fortune to play and bat with Iggy in a Sunday friendly game as well as chat at a few cricket dinners. Such a lovely gentle giant, always with a big beaming smile and a kind word. Really good bowler, even better human being!
Very sad news that Alan Igglesden has passed away. Iggy coached me as a kid, he was brilliant (I wasn't!) and he was just a lovely bloke. Battled his illnesses like a hero, too. RIP Iggy
Local hero, so proud to have known him... even if I did get neck ache when talking to him. Gentle giant and unbelievable fighter of that horrible disease.
RIP. Always remember him and McCague taking loads of wickets together at Kent against pretty much every county. Brilliant partnership. From a Somerset supporter.
Absolutely gutted for everyone of us who had the pleasure of spending time with him. Big love to you all and especially Trev, Kev and the family x
The saddest of days. The bravest man I've ever met. RIP Alan.
So sad. I watched Iggy bowl when I was a young boy from The Netherlands just getting acquainted with cricket. He was my first cricket idol. Loved to see him take those characteristic steps at the start of his run-up. RIP
Such sad news indeed ..... RIP IGGY hope you get a bowl on the heavenly seamer wicket up there you deserve
Wonderful Kind Man with a Beautiful smile for everyone. Brilliant Teacher and what a bowler . My Love to your family they can be so proud of you . RIP Alan . Xx
He is a second cousin, never met him but he's always been an inspiration with his fight and amazing charity work. Sad I didnt get you meet you, our love goes out to your family xxx
Such very sad news but what a brave fight he has put up against his illness as also has his wonderful wife in caring for him so well. RIP Iggy and thank you for all the great cricket entertainment you gave so many people.
A nicer man you couldn't meet - that's two now gone from us with great affection for Ireland - my new ball attack Hendo and Iggy - i didn't want it in this fashion!! Loved their company - why is it always the good ones that are taken from us RIP Iggy loved you big dog.
Without doubt one of the most inspirational guys I’ve ever had the privilege to meet, spend time with and respect over the years. Alan’s battle and bravery will always live with me. Thoughts and condolences with Kev and all Iggy’s family.
Very sad. Used to love watching him at the St Lawrence Ground. Just a really good bowler and always had a word between overs at fine leg. Very sad. Used to love watching him at the St Lawrence Ground. Just a really good bowler and always had a word between overs at fine leg.
So sorry to hear of the passing of my namesake, Alan. He will always be fondly remembered for his contribution at Avendale CC. May his soul rest in eternal Peace.
So Sorry to hear of the Passing of Alan Please accept our Deepest Sympathies and Condolences Kevin. He was a Great Guy and Professional. He also made many friends at the Avendale Cricket Club during his time there. May he Rest in Peace.
Well said Grumpy! Indeed a memorable person and fun character ... who also knew how to bowl fast and be a team man. Rest in peace, Iggy!
My sincere condolences. In Afrikaans we say: "hy het diep spore gestap." That means he walked in deep shoes. He touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. Thinking you of you and the family.
JACQUES VAN VUUREN
I have so many great memories of Alan going back many years. I was lucky enough to play cricket & Captain Iggy for Westerham Colts, many years ago, what a privilege & pleasure that was. Alan & I also went to Selhurst Park many times. The most memorable occasion being in May 1979 when Palace beat Burnley 2.0 to win Promotion to Division 1 (as it was then) ... in front of over 51000 spectators! A true gent Alan & someone I know all of Westerham are very proud of. Love to you all & thinking of you all at such a sad time x MARK EDWARDS
My heart broke for you all when we heard the news yesterday. Sending you and Auntie Jill and Uncle Trevor so much love. I always remember as a teenager telling my friends at school about my famous cousin who played cricket for England. I’d listen to the matches on the radio whilst revising. When a PE teacher at school didn’t believe me, Alan sent me his photo with Dear Cousin Jo written on it and his autograph. I’ve always been super proud of him. The world has lost another great man. Sending you so much love xxx
RIP Alan Igglesden… you fought for so long, with such courage and determination.
It has been a pleasure to know you and your lovely family, and our thoughts go out to all of the Iggy’s.
Alan Igglesden's benefit tie which I bought from him at a dinner he held in 1998. Such a nice, unassuming man. Brian Luckhurst made a speech that night saying he had never known a player less changed by his success on the cricket field. #RIPIggy
ALAN IGGLESDEN (1964-2021)
IGGY GOLF DAY 2021
Fri Oct 22nd
at Westerham Golf Club
As a lot of you may know Alan isn’t in the best of health; another stroke really has knocked him back and the prognosis isn’t great.
We were in two minds as to whether to run a golf day this year or not, but we decided to go ahead and plan one, and keep our fingers crossed that it can go ahead.
Hopefully we will have enough interest to make another decent day.
Having seen the amazing response of a video posted on social media (see below) we have decided to split the profits of the day between The Brain Tumour Charity and The Professional Cricketers' Trust.
The PCA & PCT have been very supportive of Alan and Liz over the last couple of years so it feels right to raise valuable funds for them.
The date of the golf day is Fri 22nd Oct. We’re hoping to have Alan on a zoom call and a couple of big screens up so it feels like he is with us.
For photos of the golfday and the Awards winners,
please go to IGGY GOLF DAY 2021
PROFESSIONAL CRICKETERS' TRUST
IGGY'S TOUGHEST TEST
In May 2021, Alan and his wife Liz sat down with the Professional Cricketers' Trust to record their thoughts about Alan's recent health issues ...and to pay thanks for the PCA's ongoing support.
The heart-breaking video went viral and resulted in a number of social media posts from friends and colleagues ... including this from former Kent captain Rob Key: "This is incredibly sad but without question one of the bravest there is. Please have a look."
If anybody would wish to donate you can do sohere - http://bit.ly/IggyDonate
MORE TRIBUTES FOR IGGY ...
TRIBUTES FROM OTHER PLAYING COLLEAGUES:
"It’s heart-breaking to see Iggy struggling like this. He was a wonderful bowler and teammate, that sense of fun still shines through in this video. Liz is a rock and The Cricketers Trust have been magnificent with their support. Please support the charity it’s been hit hard by Covid."
David Fulton (former Kent captain)
"Hi big man keep strong mate we had some great games and some good nights out on the lash, keep your head up mate. Love the hod x"
David Masters (former Kent, Leics & Essex)
"Hey Iggy...Never forget those Avondale, Cape Town days...Great bowler, your a wonderful, courageous character...Bless you Liz, Iggy and daughter...thoughts with you.."
Peter Kirsten (ex-South Africa)
"The courage and positivity continually shown by Iggy, Liz and Beth is a lesson to us all. Please share their story with your friends."
David Graveney (former Chairman of England selectors)
"Hi mate Your a star! We had great fun as team mates & county opponents. Terrific memories! I wish you well Iggy. My thoughts are with you and your family. A big thanks to the PCA Trust too. Bumpy"
Steve Rhodes (ex-Yorks & Worcs)
Alan, Liz & Beth take on the 5k challenge in support of the Professional Cricketers' Trust,
with former Kent cricket colleague Laurie Potter.
IGGY GOLF DAY / IGG OF THE STUMP GOLF SHIRTS
on behalf of the Professional Cricketers'Trust Charity
IGG OF THE STUMP
White golf shirts available for the great price of £20 (+ P&P).
Sizes: Medium, Large and XL .
Choose size from the drop down menu (UK delivery only)
100% of profits goes to the PCA Trust on behalf of Alan.
IGGY GOLF DAY 2020
Cancelled due to Covid 19
IGGY GOLF DAY 2021 set for Fri Oct 22nd
at Westerham Golf Club.
IGGY GOLF DAY 2019
Iggy Golf Day 2019 Brochure with a heartfelt welcome from Giles Hilton.
Iggy Golf Day 2019 welcoming committee with Kev, Becky & Jacqueline.
Iggy Golf Day 2019 Breakfast of Coffee, Bacon Bap and Chat...
Par 3, 12th Hole "Beat the Pro" with L.E.T. player LUCY GODDARD.
CLICK HERE for more photos and video from the 16th Iggy Golf Day
IGGY GOLF DAY 2018
IGGY GOLF DAY 2017
Alan & his team-mates: John Shepherd, Roger Hyder & Richard Farquhar.
Alan chatting after the golf -with Rob Key about his hole in one.
E.C.B. ENGLAND CAP HONOURS EVENING
On 22nd February, Alan - along with 200 other England cricketers (past & present) - was invited by the ECB to a special assembly at Lord's to collect commemorative caps in recognition for playing Test Match & ODI cricket for their country.
A.P. Igglesden proudly shows off his emboidered England cap alongside current England cricket star J.M. (Jonny) Bairstow.
Alan was deeply honoured to join so many of his former international team-mates and those who had gone before & after him in celebrating belonging to such a special 'club'.
For more photos of Alan enjoying his evening with other England stars, please click here.
BUY AN OFFICIAL 2017 CALENDAR
AS PART OF KEVIN'S CAPTAIN'S CHARITY AT
WESTERHAM GOLF CLUB (Home of the Iggy Golf Day).
This A4-size full-colour calendar hasbeautiful photos of the Westerham Golf Course & clubhouse, plus a seasonal reminder of Iggy Golf Day 2016 at WGC.
Calendars can be paid for & collected direct from Kevin at £5 each
They can be purchased online here (via PayPal)...
for UK postal delivery at £7 each (inc P&P).
PROFITS GO TO THE BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY!
Click below to go to our shopping cart where you can order multiple calendars for £7 (inc P&P) in the UK.
IGGY GOLF DAY 2016 - Fri Oct 21st
Former England and Kent fast bowler ALAN IGGLESDEN hosted his 14th charity golf day in aid of Brain Tumour UK at Westerham Golf Club, Kent, on Friday 21st October.
This year, special guests included "A Question of Sport" captain Phil Tufnell & "Strictly Come Dancing" judge Len Goodman, plus a number of Kent cricketers and other sporting legends.
2016 Iggys Golf Day is being held in partnership with fellow Kent cricket legend Darren Stevens and his Stevo Benefit 2016.
Alan, a patron of Brain Tumour UK for many years, has raised more than £130,000 to help people diagnosed with a brain tumour and to fund research. His annual golf day and celebrity cricket matches are part of sporting and social calendars, and fantastic fundraisers too.
Alan Igglesden meets former Kent cricket team-mate Dave Fulton (2nd left) and his foursome on the 9th tee at Westerham Golf Club.
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Former England and Kent fast bowler Alan Igglesden is hosting his 14h charity golf day, and from the previous very successful years we are hoping you will lend you support to Iggy by helping raise valuable funds for this very worth while cause.
Alan was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1999, and ever since he has been striving to raise much needed funds to support his chosen charity. Alan's fund raising efforts have totalled £150,000.00 but he does not wish to stop there!
Alan has been a patron of the charity for many years, and holds an annual golf day and arranges celebrity cricket matches with all proceeds going to the charity. Last year's golf day raised a magnificent sum of £12,800.00.
If you are not able to attend this year's event but feel you would like to support Iggy, his Just Giving page will accommodate any level of donation.
So please dig deep and donate now, every contribution is deeply appreciated.
Alan & Kevin Igglesden
BROTHERS IN ARMS
Alan and Kevin - organisers of Iggy Golf Day and more!
“Alan being my older brother was some what of a hero of mine. We were always brought up to be best friends by our parents." Kevin Igglesden
Alan & Kevin aren't the only ones in the Igglesden family raising money and awareness for the Brain Tumour UK charity. Alan's, then girlfriend, Liz represented the team in the London Marathon in 2010. The couple are now married.