Jonathan Walsh has sadly died following a five year battle with a severe neurological condition.

He was a former Instonians all-rounder who was part of the side that reached the 1998 NCU Senior Cup final, scoring half centuries in both the semi-final and decider.

He was also an integral member of the side which won the inaugural ClubTurf Ulster Cup final in 1999, beating Donemana at Shane Park.

A more than useful off-spinner he represented Ulster Town on six occasions in 1994 and 1995, capturing nine wickets at just 16 apiece.

He played a prominent part at all levels at the Shaw's Bridge club after retirement, including helping organizing their title winning celebrations dinner.

(Jonathan and Brian Walsh)

The NCU paid tribute to Jonathan saying: "The President and Board Members of the Northern Cricket Union have learnt with great sorrow of the passing of Jonathan Walsh, son of their colleague Brian, after a lengthy illness, bravely borne. Jonathan was a popular cricketer and past captain of Instonians."

All at CricketEurope pass on our condolences to his wife Helen, son Ben, his parents Brian and Anne, his sister Julie and all the family circle.

May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.