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Melton to pay tribute to Nunn

PUBLISHED: 13:46 31 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 March 2010

CRICKET: A competition is taking place on Monday in memory of the late Dick Nunn.

Dick was a key figure in the Melton St Audry's set up for a number of years and there will be a four-team knock out tournament taking place at their cricket club.

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A COMPETITION is taking place on Monday in memory of the late Dick Nunn.

Dick was a key figure in the Melton St Audry's set up for a number of years and there will be a four-team knock out tournament taking place at their cricket club.

The competition will be between Melton St Audry's, Woodbridge, Waldringfield and Nacton. The meeting time is 10am with the first match scheduled to take place at 10.30am.

Dick's family and the staff at the cricket social club have played an important role in the organisation of the event and Dick's brother Ray said: "The intent is to remember Dick and also raise money for charity. The more people that turn up will mean more respect shown for Dick."

Dick died aged 57 in late April after spending a week in intensive care and some of the money raised will go towards Heath Road Hospital, Ipswich where he passed away. The rest of the money raised is likely to be shared between a charity devoted to Parkinson's, a transplant fund and a contribution will go to Melton CC.

Dick played cricket for Bredfield before they folded in the earlier 60's before playing for Melton for almost 30 years.

Ray added: "Dick was a very popular cricketer and had been involved in Suffolk cricket at least 35 years. He was very sociable and worked very hard to keep the club going when Melton had a difficult spell 15 years ago. He gave a lot to the club and they reaped the benefits."

After the tournament there will be a barbecue and a dance with 60's dance band JAVA providing the entertainment. Tickets are still available for the dance priced £5 and are available from Michael Cattermole on 01728 746372. There will be a raffle as well and if anyone is interested in donating a prize for this they should contact Ray Nunn on 01473 724548.


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