Obit­u­ary

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Sport -

The Sturry club are mourn­ing the death of Mau­rice Collingwood, bats­man of yes­ter­year, whose fu­neral ser­vice is at St Nicholas Church, Sturry, on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 12 (11am). In his day there were few, if any, league fix­tures at week­ends and Collingwood played for Sturry in so-called friendlies and, in mid­week, the Can­ter­bury Evening League. Founded by the Ken­tish Gazette, it was a 20-oversa-side com­pe­ti­tion long be­fore the equiv­a­lent was in­tro­duced in First-class cricket. Collingwood scored a host of runs dur­ing his long ca­reer, of­ten shar­ing a for­mi­da­ble open­ing part­ner­ship with the freescor­ing Ken Rogers. In 1960, when Sturry first en­tered the league, Collingwood helped them set an un­en­vi­able club record. Caught and bowled, he was one of seven Sturry batsmen out for ducks in a to­tal of 13 against Un­pre­dicta­bles. There were seven ex­tras.

For­mer Sturry crick­eter Mau­rice Collingwood

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