There was sad news at the weekend following the death of former Scottish international Hamish More.

The 81 year-old won 45 caps between 1966 and 1980, making 1947 runs, scoring centuries against the MCC and Warwickshire.

"We want More!"

He was a stalwart of George Heriot's and also played representative cricket for East of Scotland and was a familiar and popular member of MCC.

"Dropping Hamish first ball of an International guaranteed that when we met in later years he would have an opening line in our conversation," said former Irish international Ian Johnston.

"His assessment of one player that has stuck with me, and which I occasionally quote was - “Aye, he can play, but a heart the size of a pea!”

"No such criticism could ever be levelled at Hamish - heart on his sleeve, heart of a lion."

Waringstown and MCC member Alan Waite also paid tribute, saying:

"Hamish was a regular visitor to Ireland as a member of the touring MCC side who came annually for the Ulster or Leinster Schools week.

"He was a great character with a story for every occasion and still a very good player even into his later years."

Hamish remained a keen cricket follower and regularly attended Scotland games.

Condolences to his family and friends.