Home   News   Article

Perfect tribute

By NewarkAdvertiser Reporter


It gave me great pleasure when I learnt Newark Cricket Club had named its revamped pavilion after the late Chris Grant (Bowled Over By Help From County Players, Advertiser, March 29).

I first met Chris in 1953 when I made my debut for Yorkshire against Leeds University in a pre-season friendly.

We became, and remained, good friends.

Over the years I had the pleasure of bringing a side from Doncaster to play Newark — a fixture we thoroughly enjoyed.

I was delighted when invited to play on President’s Day.

In later years I assisted Chris and Andrew Fearn in running sports dinners to raise funds for Newark Cricket Club with the booking of many famous names as speakers. These proved to be a great social and financial success.

Chris was a true Newark man; he loved the town, he loved the people and was very proud to be their representative as mayor.

Not only was he a fine cricketer in his own right, he was summed up perfectly by Gilbert and Sullivan, who he admired greatly, with their words from HMS Pinafore — “he was a fine English gentleman.”

Well done Newark Cricket Club, a most kind and thoughtful decision. — Mike Cowan, ex-Yorkshire Cricket Club, Doncaster.


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More