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Sportsman will be remembered at charity match

Memorial: Cricketers will play a match in memory of popular player Stephen Connor

Memorial: Cricketers will play a match in memory of popular player Stephen Connor

 

Cricketers will pull on their whites this weekend for a match in memory of a popular sportsman.

Whittle and Clayton-le-Woods Cricket Club will host the first annual Stephen Connor Memorial Trophy match on Sunday.

They will play against White Coppice Cricket Club.

Many of the players on both teams were friends with Stephen.

The 30-year-old collapsed while playing football for Sunday league team Plough FC, in Chorley, on December 8.

Two players tried to resuscitate him and he was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance, but died shortly afterwards.

He was first team captain of Whittle and Clayton-le-Woods Cricket Club and joined the club as a junior.

The match will raise money for North West Air Ambulance and Cardiac Risk In The Young.

John Cowley, chairman of the cricket club, had known Stephen for many years and will be the umpire at the match.

Mr Cowley said: “He lived for the club. He was captain of the first team and trained the juniors.

“He was so well liked. He was absolutely superb. He was a unique personality, always happy, and everyone liked him.

“He was a lad who made life worth living.

“We wanted to celebrate his life with this game of cricket.”

Gates open at 1.30pm at the ground on Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, and the match will start at 2pm.

Admission costs £5.

Anyone unable to attend Sunday’s match can give a donation via the club or through the charities’ websites.

 

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