Nick Wrigley 1933-1923
A Memorial service was held on Friday 12 January 2024 in memory of Nick Wrigley who had died on 30 November 2023.
Nick was associated with Cheshire Schools Cricket Association and more recently with Tattenhall CC
Richard Cragg, a former pupil of Nick's reflects on his times with Nick;
'Nick was the highly entertaining and supportive form tutor at The King’s School , Macclesfield when I was his nervous pupil in my first year there at the vulnerable age of eight. It was also Nick’s first year of teaching having won a degree at the esteemed Peterhouse College, Cambridge University!
A skilled and witty geography teacher. Lessons were such fun and contained lasting learning!
He was a truly inspiring 1st XI King’s School cricket coach, and a really witty conversationalist and colourful storyteller.
A no mean cricketing all rounder as a well organised batsman and skilful bowler who could bowl in two styles, classical flighted off breaks and medium pace swing deliveries which all required respect from opposing batsmen. He also had a secure pair of hands in the field.
He selflessly gave up his own ambitions as a 1st XI player with Macclesfield C.C. to coach and manage the King’s School 1st XI cricket team.
As captain and match secretary of The King’s School Old Boys’ team, ‘The Maxonians’, he gave much time ensuring efficient organisation.
He became a significantly successful head teacher at Tattenhall Comprehensive School, and joined Tattenhall CC where he was an ambitious, charismatic and hard-working Chair. Through his committed leadership and key ground developments he lifted the club from a pretty village club to a worthy Cheshire County Cricket Club venue!
Later in his career he became an effective and knowledgeable adviser to head teachers out of Padgate Training College.
After King's Macc school days, Nick became a good friend to some of his former pupils with an annual invitation to play in an enjoyable Sunday game for his R.N.Wrigley XI playing against Tattenhall C.C.'
Richard Cragg, Nick's friend and former pupil