National 60+/70+
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Vice Presidents: Peter Baxter, Scyld Berry, Henry Blofeld

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We are very saddened to say that another stalwart has been taken from us in his 75th year by that old umpire in the sky to assemble his own team. Martin has been playing in our 70's almost from it's inception in 2014 & took over the running of the 70's2's when Don Bates passed away.

Martin was involved for over 50 years with two local cricket clubs here around Birmingham being Sheldon Marlborough & Nether Whitacre for which please see more expansive tributes on their own websites. In short at both Clubs he rose from a player, captain, resurrected juniors cricket, coach, Treasurer, Secretary & Chairman. He liked nothing more than playing cricket with his grandchildren in his team & was so proud when he & his wife Carol went to South Africa to watch one of them Dan (Mousley) playing for England U19's. Dan has a contract at Warwickshire & is part of the Championship winning team.

It was only towards the end of last season that Martin claimed of not feeling too well & was later diagnosed with liver cancer. His family tell us that he never complained & bravely fought the disease which finally took him.

It represents the admiration for Martin & with so many friends, that the not small church in Castle Bromwich was packed to the rafters with standing room only for his funeral last Friday with the Courtage led by his youngest grandson proudly carrying Martins wicket keeping gloves. A sight to behold.

We will all miss you matey. RIP Martin.

Phil Budd for Warwickshires Seniors'



It is with great sadness that Buckinghamshire Over 60s and Over 70s have to inform of the sad passing of our Over 60s 1st Xl player Steve Greaves at the young age of 61 on Saturday 29th January 2022.
Steve played for the Over 60s 1st team for the past two seasons and was a good bowler and aggressive lower order batsman. He was also an exceptional team mate.
Steve started his career at Northwood Town CC playing alongside his father and brother. He moved to Buckinghamshire and joined Princes Risborough CC. He held the positions of first eleven captain and Chairman during his years at Princes Risborough. In recent years he had taken on the groundsman duties with his close friend and fellow Over 60s player David Brooker.
He spent the Friday and Saturday working on the ground before suffering a heart attack on the Saturday evening from which he did not recover.
He will be sorely missed by all who played alongside him or the many friends he made in opposition teams.
Our thoughts go out to his wife Jo and their three children.
His funeral takes place at Bierton Crematorium, near Aylesbury on Friday 11th February at 12 noon.
Photo is of a recent  Prostate Cancer walk from Princes Risborough CC. Steve, is on the left, and has the white arms and is wearing glasses.

Ron Hedley on behalf of Buckinghamshie Seniors


Andy Broughton - Norfolk Seniors

It is with great sadness that the Norfolk Seniors Club announces that it has learnt of the untimely, unexpected and sudden death of Andy Broughton, Honorary Life Member of the Club, at the age of 76. Andy Broughton joined Norfolk Seniors in 2008 and appeared 150 times for Norfolk.
He scored one century (against Herts) and over 900 runs for Norfolk. In addition, he had innumerable catches and stumpings to his name as one of the best wicket-keepers ever to appear for Norfolk Seniors. He served on Norfolk’s Executive Committee as Media Secretary for over ten years, retiring at the end of last season. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and teammates.

Joe Perry on behalf of Norfolk Sebiors


Denny Pease - Sussex Seniors

Denny died on the 4th November at the age of 92.   
Denny's first game for the Sussex Seniors was at the age of 80 in May 2009 in a game against Surrey 60+ 2nds.   His last game was also against Surrey 70+ 2nds in June 2018.
His Seniors statistics show he played in 77 games, scoring 88 runs at an average of 6.77.   He bowled 508.4 overs, 26 maidens, 50 wickets  with 2,642 runs against.   His best bowling for the Seniors was 3 for 45 against Herts 60+ 4ths in April 2015.
But its not his statistics we should dwell on, but the unflagging enthusiasm for a game of cricket.   His availability sheet showed a tick against every fixture for every game in every age group.   He turned up for one game in Worcestershire, travelling from Essex to get to our Hotel at Studley Castle before the bar closed.   Never mind that he picked up three speeding fines on the way !
He loved cricket, travelling from a weekend's games in Essex to play in whatever Seniors' game that he could during the week and then another weekends' game in Essex or Arundel.
A lovely man and great company and many a tale.   RIP

Hugh Milner on behalf of Sussex Seniors



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