Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Memorial bench to cricketing stalwart

AN exhibition cricket match was held at Greys Green Cricket Club to mark the unveiling of a memorial bench.

AN exhibition cricket match was held at Greys Green Cricket Club to mark the unveiling of a memorial bench.

Peter Hunt, who died in 2008, was a mainstay in the village cricket team for decades.

More than 40 people attended the limited overs game and Mr Hunt’s widow Janet, son Simon and grandson Tom were present.

Mr Hunt lived in Rotherfield Greys and played cricket for the team from an early age, following in the footsteps of his father, Jim.

He was a left-arm bowler and once took eight wickets for just 29 runs in a match against Warfield in the Sixties.

Latterly, he was the president of the club and he installed electricity in the pavilion, which was built in 1983.

In his last years, Mr Hunt went along to games with his kit in the boot of his car in case the team was a man short, which was often the case.

He had been with Janet for 48 years and they also had a daughter, Katie, and granddaughters Imogen and Georgia.

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