B&NOCC Life Member David 'Polly' Parrot has passed away in Australia.
David began an illustrious cricket career at Bicester Town Cricket Club in the mid-1940s, and became part of the Bicester Town team containing greats such as Carl Harris, Alf Bowne, Johnny Phipps and Peter Capel-Smith.
David was stationed in the Caribbean during his National Service, and upon his return played regular 2nd XI cricket for Leicestershire during the late 1950s.
He made his debut for Oxfordshire in 1963 and went on to represent the County 17 times in the next 10 years, scoring 703 runs at an average of 29.29, including four 50s.
His best season for Oxfordshire came in 1964, when he made his highest score of 85 against Wiltshire, 84* against Buckinghamshire, and was awarded his County cap.
For Bicester Town, he regularly topped the batting averages, scoring more than 1000 runs in 1962, and in 1965 scored five centuries over the course of the season.
David spent the last few years of his life in Bussellton, Western Australia.