Time for charity

Featherstone cricket club has unveiled a commemorative clock in honour of its former chairman Jack Sykes who died of Leukaemia last year.'Ken Everson (president), Robin Sykes (captain of winning team and son of Jack), John Newnham (treasurer)
Featherstone cricket club has unveiled a commemorative clock in honour of its former chairman Jack Sykes who died of Leukaemia last year.'Ken Everson (president), Robin Sykes (captain of winning team and son of Jack), John Newnham (treasurer)

CHARITABLE cricketers raised more than £1,000 in memory of a club chairman who lost his battle with cancer.

Featherstone Town Cricket Club hosted a fundraising match in aid of Leukaemia Research and unveiled a memorial clock to former player and chairman, Jack Sykes.

The Featherstone team went head to head with a team captained by Jack’s son, Robin, who led the team to victory by just three wickets.

Michael Smith, club chairman, said: “The charity holds a special place in the hearts of the club after losing Jack last September. He dedicated a lot of his time at the club.

“A clock is something Jack had said was missing at the ground. After all the hard work put in by individuals connected with the club it’s hoped the clock will be a long lasting memorial to a hard working stalwart of local cricket and will be enjoyed for many years to come.”

The club boosted its donation with an auction and a raffle, taking its total to £1,100.

Robin Sykes also received the Bob Martindale Trophy for Leukaemia Research, which is to be contested each year for the charity.