Falmouth Cricket Club President Tom Meneer has died at the age of 93, following a short illness.

Tom began his playing career at Pencarrow as a boy and, after a spell in the RAF, went on to join Wadebridge, where he went on to make six appearances for Cornwall.

The left-handed batsman and slow bowler's next move was to Falmouth, with whom he celebrated sixty years of association in 2017.

Tom took on numerous roles at the club, including groundsman and club secretary, before going on to become Club President and Honorary Life Member.

He was also Honorary Secretary of Cornwall County Cricket Club between 1978 and 1991, with the club honouring him with the Arthur Lugg Cup on two occasions for outstanding service. He was also made a Life Member.

Tom was also elected a Vice-President for services to the Cornwall Cricket League in 1992.

Falmouth CC secretary and lifelong friend of Tom, Greg Stephens, said: "He took on every post there has ever been, he was the chairman, he was the secretary, he was the captain, the was the president. He did everything within the club so he was pretty much the heart of Falmouth.

"Pretty much everyone has said that he was a true gentleman. He never had a bad word to say about anyone, wonderfully generous and just a wonderful man.

"As far as I know he was the secretary of Cornwall Cricket and in that role he would have obviously come across pretty much everyone within the county and he was very much respected within the Cornish cricket community."

Falmouth CC announced the news on their Facebook page on Monday night, saying: "It is with a heavy heart that I need to announce that our incredible Club President, Tom Meneer passed away this morning. Tom took up every post within the Club over the very many years he was a part of it. My thoughts go to Tom's sons, David and Keith."

Tom's former club Wadebridge paid tribute to him on Twitter: "Very sad to hear the passing of former player and vice-president Tom Meneer, who also helped dig out and lay the square where it still stands to this day. A great character and supporter of the game who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family."