Ian Hyslop

Ian Hyslop was a Zimbabwean retired sportsman who played cricket during his youth days before turning to bowls turning out for Old Miltonians Sports Club. He was the second Covid-19 victim in Zimbabwe.

Background

Ian had two notable daughters who are Ms Sharon Fury and Glenda. He was a resident at Qalisa Retirement Village at the time of his death.

Career

He was a retired sportsman who played cricket during his youth days before turning to bowls turning out for Old Miltonians Sports Club. He was also part of the Matabeleland provincial bowls squad and also received a national team call-up. Dennis Streak, who was a friend and played alongside Hyslop, described him as a talented sportsman and humble human being. Dennis is the father of Zimbabwe cricket legend Heath Streak. He played bowls for Old Miltonians Sports Club as well as the Matabeleland provincial select squad and was selected for the Zimbabwe national team on one occasion.[1]

Death

Popularly known as Sloppy in Bowling circles, Hyslop succumbed to the pandemic at the age of 79 on 4 April 2020. "A real great guy and a very nice man and very friendly. Everybody who knew him liked him and so I am extremely sad at his passing," said Dennis Streak.


References

  1. Sikhumbuzo Moyo, [1], The Chronicle, Published: 17 April, 2020, Accessed: 17 April, 2020