‘Brilliant day’ at memorial cricket match for Sutton clubman

Members of the local community turned out to honour David Gibbs a popular village clubman from Sutton Cricket Club.

Members of the local community turned out to honour David Gibbs (pictured left) a popular village clubman from Sutton Cricket Club. - Credit: Supplied / Sutton Cricket Club

A memorial cricket match was held on Sunday (August 22) to honour a popular village clubman. 

David Gibbs was captain, groundsman and chairman at Sutton Cricket Club, and encouraged younger players to join the club through a coaching programme

David died aged 79 last year. 

The memorial match between a David Gibbs Memorial X1 and a Presidents X1 took place at the club on Station Road. 

The memorial match between a David Gibbs Memorial X1 and a Presidents X1 took place at the club on Station Road. 

The memorial match between a David Gibbs Memorial X1 and a Presidents X1 took place at Sutton Cricket Club on Station Road. - Credit: Steve Wells / Sutton Cricket Club

The memorial match between a David Gibbs Memorial X1 and a Presidents X1 took place at the club on Station Road. 

The memorial match between a David Gibbs Memorial X1 and a Presidents X1 took place at Sutton Cricket Club on Station Road. - Credit: Steve Wells / Sutton Cricket Club

The memorial match between a David Gibbs Memorial X1 and a Presidents X1 took place at the club on Station Road. 

The memorial match between a David Gibbs Memorial X1 and a Presidents X1 took place at Sutton Cricket Club on Station Road. - Credit: Steve Wells / Sutton Cricket Club

Members of the local community turned out to honour David. 

One person said: “Brilliant to see everyone and be back on the cricket field that I grew up on and loved so dearly.” 

“Well done to everyone for organising such a great event.” 

A bench was donated to Sutton Cricket Club in memory of David Gibbs.

A bench was donated to Sutton Cricket Club in memory of David Gibbs. - Credit: Steve Wells / Sutton Cricket Club

Another said: “David would’ve loved it.” 

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“So glad the weather turned out nice,” added another. 

A bench was donated to Sutton Cricket Club in memory of David and funds raised from the day will go to the British Lung Foundation.