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Diamonds are Forever
Grockle (IP Logged)
26 February, 2018 08:18
Some sad news from MTWD that you may have missed. One of their stalwarts Derek 'Diamond Ruled OK' passed away suddenly on the night of January 23rd.

It is always sad when someone from these communities passes on - even more so when it happens unexpectedly (I remember when we lost Bill and Tony in the same manner). I've dropped a short note to share our commiserations but some here might have interacted a little more often and may want to send a personal message.


Re: Diamonds are Forever
Bobstan (IP Logged)
26 February, 2018 09:47
A good note on behalf of Grockles, Paul.

The vicar missed a trick in looking for a biblical cricket quotation:

"Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, declared"

I think that was my mother's favourite line in the bible - well she was a great cricket enthusiast.

Re: Diamonds are Forever
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
26 February, 2018 12:44
Grockle and Bobstan.
Thanks for your kind words on our sad loss.
Diamond was one guy whom once you met,your were friends!
Hopefully will be at the one day game in May and we can meet and raise our glasses to absent friends,as we have all experienced a loss during the winter. 🍻🍺

Re: Diamonds are Forever
Grockle (IP Logged)
26 February, 2018 16:25
I don't get back until June I'm afraid Beefy but I think a lot of people's thoughts are on those kind of things in cricket communities as the winter breaks and the Spring comes around again. We had a big funeral at the ground a couple of weeks ago and it is always one of the first discussions at early matches as people come out of hibernation.

We're like a bunch of bloody bears!!


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