We have been notified of the death of Colin Strachan
Rae (known as Colin Rae Senior) who played for GCC from 1937 to 1972, and who
died on 16th July 2016 aged 94. There are only two players whose
cricketing career with GCC has been longer than that of Colin, namely Iain
Brown and Andy Lowden. Colin was the oldest ever surviving player of GCC, and
the last surviving player of those who had played for GCC prior to World War 2.
He was Vice-Captain of the 2nd XI in for 5 seasons - all when Iain Brown
was Captain - seasons 1960, 1962, and then 1966 to 1968 inclusive. He was a
member of the Bon Accord Cup winning side of 1967, along with his son Colin
Watson Rae (known as Colin Rae Junior). As far as Colin is concerned
statistics did not mean everything, and indeed the individual performances in
top batting and top bowling are few in relation to the length of the career. It
was his steady bat and constancy that was the hallmark of him as a player.