William Ramsay was inducted to the Glenrothes Cricket Club "Hall of Fame" in 2012.
Bill joined Glenrothes Cricket Club club in 1963. Having originally played for Rothes CC in Leslie, he then played for one season at Dunnikier CC before joining Glenrothes.
A great batsman and bowler.
In many games when Glenrothes were fielding, Bill would bowl from one end and John Bell from the other for the entire innings, something that will never be seen again!
Bill only ever held one senior committee position (excluding captain) that of Treasurer, which he held for a total of 15 years in three separate stints.
He is ranked at number one in the clubs batting rankings with 8,648 runs from 601 innings with a highest score of 93 - that elusive century was not to be!
He’s number 2 in the clubs bowling rankings, just behind his great friend John Bell; Bill took 1,517 wickets from 7000+ overs at an economy rate of only 2.55 – all in all a mere 2,700 overs behind John, and 430 wickets less.
Never one to mince his words; especially when players from either team, were seen to be acting in an unsporting or ungentlemanly manner.
And of course he will always be known for his legendary polly bag and clipboard!
His late wife and long time club scorer Maureen Ramsay was inducted posthumously to the "Hall of Fame" on the same night as Bill.
Bill Ramsay passed away following illness on 12th July 2014, with matches scheduled for on the same day Club Captain Chris Greaves conducted a minutes silence ahead of the 1st XI match versus Holy Cross CC.
At the clubs AGM in 2014 the members decided to rename the Maureen Ramsay Award for club person of the year to simply the Ramsay Award as a permanent tribute to both Bill and Maureen.
RIP Bill Ramsay.