West Sussex cricket community in mourning for Murray

Walberton CC approached their first match of the season at Watersfield with heavy hearts.

Murray Springer, known to a number of West Sussex cricket clubs, died suddenly on July 8
Murray Springer, known to a number of West Sussex cricket clubs, died suddenly on July 8

Prior to the start a minutes silence was held for their much respected player and groundsman, Murray Springer, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on July 8.

Murray was very well known throughout the West Sussex cricketing circuit and in a playing career covering over 40 years played for Worthing, Arundel, Eastergate and his home village of Walberton.

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In his prime he was a much feared fast bowler as well as being a free-scoring opening batsmen winning many trophies at Walberton.

Away from cricket Murray was a much respected character in Walberton who loved to chat to local people from his favoured positions both inside and outside the Village Pub, The Holly Tree. He will be hugely missed by his many friends.

The match itself was a entertaining one watched by a goodly number of spectators. Batting first Watersfield made 179 for 4 off 30 overs with Walberton replying with 140 for 9, with Rao Raj (52) and Richard Lockwood (33) the main scorers.