THE Emerald community was in mourning this week following the loss of one of its most lovable larrikins.
Scott Boyle has been best described by friends as someone who, when called upon, would be there in 20 minutes, and stay all day long. A genuine good bloke and lethal sportsman. Someone with a heart of gold who always made you laugh - just plain good fun to be around.
Mr Boyle died early Sunday morning following a truck accident at The Caves near Rockhampton.
The 38-year-old was doing some weekend work at the time. He died at the scene at 5.50am.
A well-known and lovable character among many Emerald groups, Mr Boyle is best remembered for his selfless nature when it came to sharing his time with others.
"He was the best mate to have," childhood friend and fellow Emerald Magpies cricketer Clayton Parter said.
"He would do anything for you and was always there when you needed him.
"He was such a character - a real individual - always playing jokes and always happy, just a great person to be around.
"I will miss him badly."
Long-time friend Jay Edwards said he was proud to have had "Boyley" as a groomsman at his wedding.
"He was part of the family for many of us. I don't think it's sunk in yet," Mr Edwards said.
"He had time for everybody and he never complained.
Mr Boyle touched many in the community through his involvement in local sport.
His natural ability was unrivalled, even feared, and his generosity with his time made him an Emerald Magpies stalwart.
Alan "Paw Paw" Douglas said the club was devastated at the loss.
"He was a wonderful asset for the club, both as a player and a person," Mr Douglas said.
"He is deserving of a life membership and it's something I will make sure happens.
"As a player, coach and mentor he will be missed.
"You couldn't ask for more on or off the field from a bloke."
Mr Douglas asked all past and present Magpies players to wear their club dress shirts for a guard of honour at Friday's funeral, which will be at Emerald Anglican Church at 11am.
A wake will be held at the Emerald Golf Club following the ceremony.
Mr Boyle represented Emerald Miners Cricket Club as a junior, and Emerald Magpies as a senior, winning four premierships in a row from 1997-2000.
He represented Queensland and Australia in indoor cricket at U19 level.
He also played representative volleyball and was a gifted squash player.
"He was just a lethal sportsman - just unbelievable," Mr Parter said.
"Boyley never wore a box, he never even wore longs - he always played in work shorts.
"Even in outdoor cricket he only wore one pad; that's how confident he was.
"He loved the spirit and just lived for sport.
"He was a legend - just a genuine Emerald fellow."
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