With the deaths slowing down slightly after a hectic few weeks, obituary desks are taking the opportunity to clear their Evernote “to do” lists. Among those to get a tardy pass for their tardy passing is the cricketer Alan Moss. Moss was a right-arm fast-medium bowler who opened the order for Middlesex in the 1950s and early 60s. He once took 8 for 31 against Northamptonshire in perhaps his finest hour, but never shone as brightly at international level as county. After retirement he became vice-president of the MCC and chairman of the Middlesex Cricket Board.