Professional Cricketers’ Trust is family’s chosen charity in memory of one of the game’s best-loved characters.

The Cowdrey family has nominated the Professional Cricketers’ Trust for donations in memory of the late Graham Cowdrey, who sadly passed away in November at the age of just 56.

Cowdrey spent his entire 14-year playing career at Kent, appearing 450 times and scoring exactly 14,000 runs for the county across first-class and List A cricket. He was awarded his county cap in Canterbury during the summer of 1988, after establishing himself in Kent’s middle order, and was a part of the Sunday League-winning side of 1995.

Retiring in 1998 following his Benefit Year, Cowdrey continued to work within the sport, most recently as a Cricket Liaison Officer with the ECB.

Family members Chris Cowdrey, Jeremy Cowdrey and Carolyn Keith have released the following statement in the wake of Graham’s passing:

“Our whole family is devastated to have lost Graham so young. Our lives will be poorer without him. We will miss his wisdom, generous spirit and special brand of humour. Graham loved the PCA and all they did for him. He wouldn’t have wanted flowers but would have preferred donations to the Professional Cricketers’ Trust to provide further support for the wellbeing of cricketers in need and their immediate families. It is an incredible charity.

“Thank you in advance for any contributions you can make in honour of Graham.”

Visit our JustGiving page to donate to the Trust in memory of Graham.