ALAN Boag Robinson was described as ‘a true gentleman’ by family and friends.

The devoted husband, father, and Cricketer leaves behind memories of kindness, humour, and generosity.

Alan was born at Helme Chase Maternity Hospital on September 26, 1946 to Doreen and Gerald Robinson. He was the eldest of 4 children, followed by David, Jane, and Sally-Ann.

SPORTSMAN: Former Netherfield Cricket Club chairman Alan Boag Robinson

SPORTSMAN: Former Netherfield Cricket Club chairman Alan Boag Robinson

Tragically Jane passed away in 1989 and David in 1994.

Alan attended Castle Street School, St Georges, and finally Longlands School for Boys.

He followed both parents into the shoe making industry, Gerald was K Shoes Chauffer and Doreen worked in the Planning Office.

The family resemblances between Alan and his father John Boag were described as ‘uncanny’, both large men with personalities to match.

He met his wife Christine in 1966 and married her 12 months later on June 17, 1967 at Holy Trinity & St George Church Kendal.

They were married for 53 happy years.

LOVE: Alan pictured with Christine

LOVE: Alan pictured with Christine

Thomas was a devoted supporter and developer of Netherfield Cricket Club which later saw him become their first chairman in 1982.

He was at the forefront when Netherfield hosted the first home Cumberland Nat West Trophy match in 1984 against Derbyshire.

Five years later the club did it again against Lancashire.

During his last days he said to his wife Christine: ‘I love you and don’t cry darling.’

Alan is survived by his children Kirsty and Paul.

His daughter Kirsty released a statement on Alan’s passing.

“Following the passing of Dad, the one thing that repeats itself in the kind messages, cards etc from family and friends was that Dad was a true gentleman. I am extremely proud of this. Dad was always the level-headed diplomat for which he was respected deeply.

“On a personal level the death of my Dad leaves a huge hole in my life. He was always kind, reassuring, non-judgemental and guided me throughout my life.

RIP: Alan Robinson was born 1946

RIP: Alan Robinson was born 1946

“He was an outstanding grandfather to all 4 of my children and my brother Pauls 3 children.

“Both Paul and I could not have wished for a better father who was indeed a perfect role model.

“My Mum and Dad were married for 54 years and were devoted to each other.

“Later this year we shall be holding a charity cricket game at Netherfield Cricket Club in memory of Dad."