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MIKE DUNN UPDATED

Date: 10th November 2020

MIKE DUNN UPDATED

A man that did so much for cricket in Liverpool has passed away.

It is with great sadness that the occasion warrants that I write this tribute.

Mike Dunn, a well-known gentleman within Merseyside Cricketing circles passed away on Tuesday 10th November after a long fight against prostate cancer.

It has been so unfortunate for Mike and all of his friends at Alder CC and in the wider Cricketing Community that none of us have been able to visit him. Indeed, not since August has anybody outside Mike's family been able to visit him due to COVID-19 restrictions, although he was able to speak to some via his mobile.

Mike joined Alder CC/Liverpool NALGO CC in the 1960s and made his debut on World Cup Final Day in 1966 because the team was short. He has been a selfless, hard-working Officer of the club up to present day. Almost 60 years.

Mike was a very correct batsman and managed to score one or two centuries in competitive Cricket. He was also a very tidy and stylish wicketkeeper.

Nothing was too much for Mike at Alder and he involved himself in every facet of cricketing life.

He was a player, captain, secretary, fixture secretary, welfare officer, level II coach, coach of juniors and those with disabilities, fundraiser,, groundsman, umpire, taxi driver, tour organiser and even made teas when needed.

Alder CC is unlikely to ever be privileged to encounter anybody as dedicated as Mike and we will all miss him immensely.

As we move forward we will all realise more than ever what a Clubman we have just lost, but one thing is for certain he will never ever be forgotten.

Mike Dunn, a modest gentleman who was the perfect cricketing role model for all aspiring young cricketers.

Mike's funeral will be advised as soon as possible, but obviously COVID - 19 restrictions still prevail

Ian Mackay

Chair Alder CC

Mike Dunn passed away earlier today, he had been poorly for some time.

He was a key figure at Alder CC for many years and one of the giants of Junior Cricket in Liverpool and Merseyside as well as having been the Chair of the Merseyside Cricket Society.

He will be sadly missed.

 

A fuller tribute to this wonderful man, together with funeral details, will follow.

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