Friends and family to honour Gary at sixth annual game

Friends and family will gather at Flixton CC on Sunday for the sixth annual memorial cricket match in honour of Gary Jones

Friends and family will gather at Flixton CC on Sunday for the sixth annual memorial cricket match in honour of Gary Jones

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The sixth annual Gary Jones memorial T20 fundraiser will be played at Flixton CC this Sunday.

Jones (pictured right), who was a talented batsman and played for Scarborough, Flixton and Forge Valley among others, tragically passed away in 2009 aged 28 following a bout of bronchial pneumonia.

Last year saw Chris Allen’s team win with two balls to spare to see the scoreline brought back to 3-2 to Mick Walmsley’s Plaxton’s team.

Gary’s dad Barry Jones is hoping for another bumper turnout to honour his son.

He said: “There will be a bar and barbecue running throughout the day as usual.

“The match will raise funds for both Scarborough Mencap and Wilf Ward Family Trust and is something everyone always looks forward to.

“The teams will be made up of friends and family and is always an exciting game which is usually pretty close.”

The game starts at 2pm and everyone is invited to enjoy the day at Flixton.