Former NW and Cricket Ireland Chairman Joe Doherty has paid tribute to Jim Lindsay who has died following a lengthy illness.

Jim Lindsay served with great distinction as NW Secretary and Treasurer under Chairmen such as Jim Simpson, Bertie Faulkner and Bob Kerr as well as Doherty, who was also Cricket Ireland President in 2014-15.

"Jim Lindsay was a big part of my cricket life and I first remember him as a journalist with the Belfast Telegraph reporting on our games," said Doherty.

"Later, I was to come to know him better in his roles at Radio Foyle and was always a pleasure to work with him, whether the topic was business, general news or sport.

"In my twelve years as NWCU Chair, Jim was a constant source of support in terms of hard work, organisation and efficiency in performing two major tasks - secretary and treasurer, with PR thrown in for good measure. I will always treasure his integrity and his loyalty to me personally.

"In relation "to the Union, his fairness and impartiality stood out and I remember in particular the compassionate and cooperative way in which he dealt with clubs that were experiencing difficulties, often of a financial nature.

"I have lost a good friend, a loyal sidekick and North West cricket has, without doubt, lost one of its most outstanding and unassuming servants.

"My sincere condolences go out to Norma, Laurie, Kathryn and all the family circle."

May his noble and gentle soul rest in peace.