‘The Bard of the West Country’: tributes to David Foot, who has died aged 92

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• The Guardian contributor was renowned for his cricket writing

• Foot was ‘a wonderful writer and kind friend to so many’

Tributes have been paid to the sportswriter David Foot, the doyen of West Country sportswriters who has died at the age of 92.

Born in 1929 in the village of East Coker, Foot began his lifelong love affair with journalism in 1945 when he became a trainee copy boy on the Western Gazette. He moved on to the Bristol Evening World and began reporting on cricket but also turning his attention to Bristol City and Rovers.

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