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Death of cricket stalwart


THE death has occurred of Tom Milmine, popular head groundsman at Glazebury Cricket Club and a distinguished former player. He was 64.
His funeral took place at All Saints Church, Glazebury and he was buried in the churchyard – just across the road from the Hurst Lane ground he loved and had looked after for many years.
Tom, originally from Barrow-in-Furness, moved to Glazebury in 1985 and soon became a valued member of the cricket club.
Later he became caretaker at Glazebury CE Primary School, where he worked until his death.
Although he was also a keen golfer, cricket was his first love and his accurate, medium pace bowling was well respected by opposing teams. According to the club website he took 252 wickets for Glazebury, at an average of 15.43. But the record is incomplete and he undoubtedly took many more wickets.
On his day, he was also an aggressive batsman, with several fifties to his credit.
Tom’s playing career ended prematurely in 2008, through back trouble.
But he continued as groundsman and will be sorely missed by his many friends at the club and in the village generally.


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