‘Brilliant day’ at memorial cricket match for Sutton clubman
- 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.
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.”
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“Well done to everyone for organising such a great event.”
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.