WE are sad to learn of the death of former Pilgrim Barrie Meyer.
Barrie played just ten games for Argyle, in 1958-59, but scored eight goals during his brief time in the green and white. He began his career at this weekend's opponents, Bristol Rovers, where he scored 60 goals in 139 games, before moving to Home Park.
Notably, Barrie was a fine cricketer, turning out for many years for Gloucestershire as a wicket-keeper. After hanging up the gloves, he became an umpire, and presided over many tests, including during 'Botham's Ashes' of 1981.
Barrie passed away on Sunday at the age of 80 in South Africa, where he resided. A service will be held on Wednesday, September 23 at his Retirement Village, Mount Edgecombe, near Durban. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.