I remember him telling me off for eating a Mars bar at tynemouth once even though he didn’t even really know me 😂
Malcolm provided us with news and stories from the outset, and was the most willing and prolific contributor of all. He would send in reports and commentary – often controversial – and whenever he was travelling to tournaments he would offer his services, and we often split the reporting duties match by match.
I spent hours transcribing his hand-written match reports and tournament summaries – I tried to get others to help but they couldn’t decipher them. Then when he discovered computers it would take almost as long to add the spaces after every punctuation mark – he was an English teacher,but he swore blind-really-that you didn’t need spaces after commas,or even after full.stops.
But you know what, it was worth it. His reports were concise, to the point, and offered players incisive advice. I tried to make my reports more Malcolm-like and failed miserably.
He ran several exhibitions and coaching courses at Tynemouth, all great successes even if he was scathing about the efforts of some of our players (that’s you, Glenn).
He was a great asset to squash and all those he touched, but will be an even greater loss.
Rest in peace Malc, you deserve it.