Cricket community remembers Adie with Summer Sixes tournament in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 13:22 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 October 2017

The Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes winners, 2001.

The Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes winners, 2001.

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Cricketers from across Fenland came together to remember a former Wisbech Town star who lost his battle with cancer two years ago.

That's Dale at the Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes.That's Dale at the Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes.

The third annual Adie Peck Memorial Sixes were held on September 17 in memory of Adie, who died in April 2015.

Nine teams entered the tournament, with each team made up of either current or former club members, with all teams playing in different colours.

Wisbech’s first team triumphed in all of their matches to top their group and ‘2001’, a team made up from members from Peck’s team from 16 years ago, came second to also claim their place in the semi-final.

The Social Committee team at the Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes.The Social Committee team at the Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes.

In group two, ‘Kiss My Chaminda’ topped the standings with ‘Social Committee’ in second place.

‘2001’ rolled back the years in the last four to see off ‘Kiss My Chaminda,’ and the ‘Social Committee’ stormed into the final by beating Wisbech firsts in a high-scoring affair.

But they couldn’t carry that form into the final and some excellent bowling from 2001 clinched them the title, which was presented by Adie’s mother.

Pecky's Boys at the Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes.Pecky's Boys at the Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes.

Tributes were also paid to club members Mark Ovendale and Ken York, who died recently.

Dominic Stanndard, who organised the event, said: “The even was extremely well-supported and the standard of cricket was very high.

“The atmosphere that the cricket was played in was one of respect and celebration of the memory of Adie, Mark and Ken.”

A Macmillan Coffee Morning was also held alongside the tournament, which raised £352.


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