Andrew Edward Towzell died from cancer on 8 January 2017, aged 47.
Andrew played briefly for the Club after leaving St Ignatius’ College Riverview in 1987. He was from Wagga and most of his cricket was played there. He did, however, represent the Riverview 1st XI for two seasons (winning a GPS Premiership in 1987), the Combined GPS 1st XI, and the NSW Schools’ side as a fluent middle order batsman.
Andrew appeared for the Club in 1988-89, playing once in Fourth Grade and several times in Fifth Grade. Altogether he scored 386 runs at an average of 42.88, with a highest score of 74. He would have played higher grades during the season but for his return to Wagga over the vacation, but he appeared in both the semi-final and final in Fifth Grade that season. Both matches were washed out after a handful of overs had been bowled, so that Sydney University (as the minor premiers) won the premiership. Remarkably, University also won the Fourth Grade competition that season in identical fashion.
Andrew’s older brother, Phillip, also played for SUCC as a batsman/wicket keeper from 1985 to 1990. Andrew subsequently enjoyed a successful career in commercial real estate.
The Club's deepest sympathy is extended to Andrew's parents, his brother, and especially to his wife and two children.