Death of Thorpe Audlin cricketer

Eric Rawlings  captained Thorpe Audlin second-team in the Pontefract and District Cricket League.
Eric Rawlings captained Thorpe Audlin second-team in the Pontefract and District Cricket League.

Thorpe Audlin Cricket Club’s second team captain Eric Rawlings died today (Sunday) after a short illness.

Last August Eric lifted the Pontefract and District Cricket League’s Bob Martindale Trophy as captain of the winning Thorpe Audlin team when they beat Brodsworth Main second-team by 20 runs in the final at Fairburn.

It was a day Eric said was one of the proudest of his long cricket career.