The late former Worcestershire CCC wicket-keeper David Humphries has been remembered via a memorial service and then a celebration of his life.
Former team-mates, including Phil Neale, Martin Weston, Alan Ormrod and Paul Pridgeon, and David’s widow, Lorraine, were amongst those who attended the service at St. Nicholas Church, Warndon Worcester.
David’s son-in-law, Luke, addressed the 100 strong congregation and a bench in the church grounds, which the Humphries family contributed towards the cost of with other bereaved families, to honour David, was blessed by the vicar.
The congregation then attended a celebration of David’s life in The View at New Road.
David died in July 2020, aged 66, after a short illness.
He made 175 first class, and 167 List A appearances during his career from 1974 to 1985, scoring 6,755 runs and making a total of 431 catches and 95 stumpings.
Worcestershire’s Current Vice-Chairman and Cricket Steering Group Chairman, Paul Pridgeon, was a close friend of David and his roommate as a player for eight years.
He said: “It was an emotional day and great to honour David in such a way.
“Apart from being a very good keeper and hard-hitting batsman, he was a gentle and affable soul and very popular with team-mates and members.
“There were a lot of good memories, and stories about David recalled at the celebration of his life which brought a smile to people’s faces.”