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Singapore Cricket Club chief dies after fall

Published on Aug 25, 2014 6:35 AM
Mr Grice, 70, was found unconscious near the SCC after a club dinner.

Mr Michael Grice, the president of the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC), died early yesterday morning after an accidental fall on the stairs leading to the men's changing room at the club.

The Yorkshire-born 70-year-old, who had given a rousing speech during the dinner for the club's annual cricket tournament on Saturday night, died soon after he slipped and took a knock on his head while apparently on his way to collect his sports bag before leaving for home.

He was found unconscious by club members, who tried to resuscitate him and called for an ambulance. He was rushed to Singapore General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 5am.

Mr Grice was elected president of the club on April 22, after holding senior positions and heading various sporting sub-committees since he became a member in 1970, when he arrived in Singapore as a trading firm employee.

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