The Yorkshire County Cricket Club were saddened to hear of the death of BBC Radio Leeds commentator Dave Callaghan last night.
Dave, known by many as ‘Cally’ or ‘DC’, was a much loved figure in the cricketing world and many people will remember him as the ‘voice of Yorkshire Cricket’. Tributes for the legendary broadcaster have flooded in, with people from all corners of the globe wanting to pay their respects. Here are just some of them…
I love Dave Callaghan and am absolutely heartbroken he’s passed away. One of the finest, most generous men I’ve had the privilege to meet.— Steve Denison (@SteveJDenison) March 12, 2018
Rest in peace Cally, we’ll be trying our hardest to win the County Championship for you #YourYorkshire
The most terrible news.— Adam Mountford (@tmsproducer) March 12, 2018
The voice of Yorkshire cricket Dave Callaghan has died.
One of the most popular broadcasters on the circuit & one of the best blokes you could ever wish to meet.
Always helpful. Always generous.
A bedrock of BBC Cricket broadcasting. #RIPCally pic.twitter.com/Q648MnQIqJ
Just got into Manchester airport to be met by this shock. Very sad about DC as many in Yorkshire will be. What to say? Dave was a gentle & genial soul, who wished success on everyone he commentated upon. Respected and loved by many at
yorkshireccc</a> , supporters and fellow journos <a href="https://t.co/iy4q8SaNar">https://t.co/iy4q8SaNar</a></p>— David Hopps (DavidKHopps) March 13, 2018
In my short spell with— Stephen Harmison (@Harmy611) March 12, 2018
YorkshireCCC</a> I got to spend some great nights with <a href="https://twitter.com/dizzy259?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">dizzy259 & Cally….
So To hear of Dave Callaghan passing is very sad!!
Great bloke to talk cricket with & a top man!!!
DC, my words can’t do you justice my friend.Consummate professional, never swore or bad word about anyone,a privilege to have known him, whether it be behind the mic learning on comms, being interviewed, after dinner speaking or having a laugh as a mate i will miss him.????Legend— Jack Brooks (@BrooksyFerret) March 12, 2018
A few pictures…— David Townsend (@dtcricket) March 13, 2018
RIP Cally pic.twitter.com/TNRh4KJsoB
I’m sat here numbed. You will be a massive miss to me on he team coach. cricket evenings will never be the same my friend R I P Cally lad ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/RAnqMeDwck— mark boyle (@GoosemanMark) March 12, 2018
DC, to say your going to be missed is an understatement! Thank you for all of the memories over the years and being such a genuine bloke! One of the good guys that’s been taken from us far too early! #RIPDC— Jonny Bairstow (@jbairstow21) March 13, 2018
We have lost one of life’s great men ..— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 13, 2018
CallyCricket</a> really was a wonderful person .. So enthusiastic and kind in so many ways .. Cricket is going to miss a great broadcaster and friend and <a href="https://twitter.com/YorkshireCCC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">YorkshireCCC have lost there No1 fan .. #RIPCally
We’ve lost a wonderful, wonderful in DC. He touched the lives of so many. We are all better for having known him.— Jason Gillespie ???????? (@dizzy259) March 12, 2018
Miss you big fella.
A great man DC, our thoughts with his family and all
YorkshireCCC</a> . <a href="https://t.co/OMtnIMFs0K">https://t.co/OMtnIMFs0K</a></p>— Darren Lehmann (darren_lehmann) March 13, 2018
So sad to wake up to news of the great Dave Callaghan – friend & supporter to this society as to so many others. Warm, generous, witty – a consummate broadcaster. Our condolences to all his family and friends pic.twitter.com/nj8VliIn81— E Riding Cricket Soc (@ERidingCricket) March 13, 2018
Truly heartbroken – one of the nicest people on the cricket circuit. Had such a beautiful energy and the ability to make everyone smile. https://t.co/aQF1g9okCk— Isa Guha (@isaguha) March 12, 2018
Shocked and deeply saddened. Yorkshire, cricket, the BBC and sports broadcasting in general have all lost a bit of their soul – a lovely soul https://t.co/gv2XpZwpYQ— Guy Mowbray (@Guymowbray) March 12, 2018
Devasted. Cally, what a great man. Sleep easy DC. You will be missed!! https://t.co/BshzwJ0k5A— Matty Fisher (@9M_Fisher) March 12, 2018
Very, very sad news. A top bloke who loved his cricket. Sincere condolences to his family and to everyone at
YorkshireCCC</a> who knew him. <a href="https://t.co/ORZQ1QSIC3">https://t.co/ORZQ1QSIC3</a></p>— Alec Stewart (StewieCricket) March 12, 2018
Absolutely numb! Can’t take it in at all. Will never forget you old friend! Such a lovely, lovely man & enjoyed our Championship matches on mic together so much over last decade. Always laughed our way through our teams’ duals. So unfair- all my thoughts with his family. RIPCally https://t.co/hJP4yzkIgz— Kevin Patrick Hand (@KevinHandBBC) March 12, 2018