DAVE (BEASTIE) MITCHELL
This month marks the first anniversary of Dave's untimely death at the age of only 59.
Dave joined Clayton CC in 1977. He was primarily a bowler, his best figures being 9-21 (including a hat trick) against St Andrews in his debut season. He bagged another hat trick against Grange in 1984. He was the leading wicket taker for the second team on eight occasions and took a career total of 847. He also did pretty well with the bat at times, including a century in 1979.
Dave's exploits off the field are even more legendary! He was larger than life, a great friend and Is sadly missed by us all.
A small group of us decided it would be a fitting tribute to the big man to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care - who looked after Dave so well and who have been so supportive of Jenny - by walking the 81 miles of the Dales Way. So from 19th to 23rd May, Alan Brown, Andrew Fowler, Jonny Green, Glenn Pinkney, Ian Priestley, Lindsay Robertshaw, Howard Stead and Simon Taylor undertake this challenge, lead by Alfie the dog!
Many of you have already generously donated for which we are really grateful but for anyone who still wants to do so, there are three ways - either follow this link to our Just Giving page:
You can't donate to the team, you need to choose one of the team members (if you're worried about favouritism, there's always Alfie!) or every member of the team has a sponsorship form and is happy to accept cheques/cash or finally, there is a collection bucket in the pavilion.
Thanks again for your generous support and on 9th May, please spare a couple of minutes to remember the big man.
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