Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Supporters’ Association Left Substantial Cricket Books And Ties Legacy

Supporters’ Association Left Substantial Cricket Books And Ties Legacy

Worcestershire Supporters' Association have been left a legacy of 2,000 cricket books and 300 cricket ties by one of their members.

The Association intend to sell the books and ties from their shop at New Road – housed at the back of the Basil D'Oliveira Stand – during the forthcoming season.

Monies received from the items will become part of Supporters' Association funds.

Long-serving Association chairman Ken Mills explained: "The Supporters Association and the club have both received legacies over the years.

"In 2012, we had a legacy left to the Supporters Association of over £46,000 from a life member from Malvern.

"We had a third of his estate and the other two thirds went to two Heritage Railway Societies.

"This last year we had a legacy from another life member from Stourbridge of all his cricket books and memorabilia including a set of Wisdens spanning 40 years.

"We are hoping to sell the items and the monies from selling those items will go into the Supporters' Association funds.

"There are approximately 2,000 good quality books on cricket and around 300 cricket ties.

"We will sell them in the club shop on a gradual basis and our book seller, Ken Workman, will price them up and sell them outside the shop."