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The New Balance Greater Manchester Cricket League | Est 2016 | an accredited ECB Premier League





Derek Whitfield - Stayley CC Chairman

30 May 2019

It is with deep sadness that the family of Derek Whitfield respectfully wish to inform all of his friends within the cricket world that he has sadly passed away.

Derek was truly loved and cherished throughout and sincerely had time for each and every one of us.

Derek was devoted to his family and his dog ‘Blue’, he has left a life time of love and cherished memories that will live on throughout. Aged 76, 1942-2019 


To show our respects to a serving cricket official the league have asked the umpires to hold a minute's silence at all games in Division 1B this weekend. If your club or team outside this division would also like to pay your respects to Derek please ask the umpires at your game to hold a minute's silence for you.

On behalf of club volunteers, officials and players throughout our game, the Board of the GMCL send our deepest condolences to Derek's family. Rest in Peace Derek.

30 May 2019