The members of Cublington Cricket Club have been saddened by the death, following a short illness, of Robin Harrhy.
Robin joined Cublington in 2000 and played regularly until three years ago, but he continued to umpire for Bucks and maintain the Cub’s home pitches at Orchard Ground, remaining actively involved in the management and running of the club.
Cublington chairman Niall Mackay paid tribute to Robin’s selflessness and courage.
“We have lost a brave and valued colleague and, above all, a dear friend,” he said.
“Right to the end, Robin was to be found at the ground, working, supervising, organising. He even spoke about playing later in the season. He loved cricket and loved the club, and was full of ideas for the future. He gave us quality pitches and a beautiful outfield that attracted countless compliments from visitors, but few people realise how many hours he put in to achieve it. He was always at the ground, rain or shine, and no Cublington team of any age group has ever played on a less than excellent home strip.
“Robin knew that club cricket is driven by effort, and nobody worked harder than Robin. We will miss him dreadfully, but he has left a legacy, and we’ll remember him with deep affection whenever we walk out on the Orchard Ground.”
All Cublington teams held a minute’s silence before playing at the weekend.