A large contingent from Heywood Cricket Club attended Ken Lee’s funeral on Thursday and after the service went to Astley Bridge CC, Ken’s other club, where stories were shared to a mixture of tears and laughter.
It was a fitting send off for a man that had been involved with the club for some 35 years and his close friend David Fare captured everything of Ken in his address at the service.
Ken set a wonderful example to many as a supporter of the club that would travel to all matches, home and away, and his support and company will be sorely missed by players and fellow spectators alike.
The club would like to thank those that traveled over to attend the funeral and to those that sent apologies, it was clear just what a character we have lost.
There will be a further chance for Heywood supporters to pay their respects when the family visit the club at the start of the coming season to fulfil Ken’s wishes to have his ashes scattered on the ground.
After the funeral it was decided that the annual race trip, one of the highlights of the club year, and Ken’s year, will carry his name as a mark of the esteem in which he was held by so many.
Mark Wright will have no trouble filling the race trip in September such is the popularity of the event and whilst we will all raise a glass to Ken that day we may just take a little longer to work out exactly what our return will be on an each way winning bet.