New cup and pavilion are dedicated to memory of Colin Bazley
- Credit: Will Durrant
Saffron Walden auctioneer Colin Bazley's life has been honoured through a new cup and a cricket pavilion rededicated to his memory, with a plaque over the pavilion door.
Mr Bazley, who passed away in March 2020 before the pandemic started, was known throughout the town as an estate agent and later because of the success of the auction rooms where Adnams now trades.
He was heavily involved with Clavering Cricket Club, being an active member for the majority of his life and holding the position of President.
Clavering Cricket Club chairman Richard Carter said they were honoured to have Colin's wife Janet Bazley, his son Phillip, grandson Will and sister Mary in attendance for the cup and rededication.
Mr Carter said: "The pavilion was opened in 1950, the first year Colin played for Clavering as a schoolboy.
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"The current pavilion was an ex-army hut from Debden Aerodrome and it was reconstructed on the present site.
"Colin became President of the Club after playing for over 50 years. His contribution to the club over such a long period was enormous and unlikely to be equalled."
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The club held their Single Wicket Competition on Hill Green for The Colin Bazley Single Wicket Cup.
It was the first time players competed for this new cup, purchased to commemorate Colin's sad passing.
The competition started at 10am with 16 players entered in the knockout system.
It was a fiercely battled competition with a record numbers of huge sixes.
After round one the players had a BBQ lunch, with many Vice Presidents and past players in attendance.
It was during the lunchbreak that the pavilion was rededicated to Colin Bazley.
After lunch the final rounds of the Single Wicket Competition were completed with Dan Carter and Tristin Swales playing in the final. Dan Carter was the eventual winner.