The Wisbech-March midweek Jaidka Cup derby has been postponed tonight as a mark of respect for the hosts’ much-missed Adrian Peck.
The T20 cricket clash between the local rivals at Harecroft Road would have fallen on the evening of the funeral of Peck, who lost his long battle against cancer recently.
The service is at Mintlyn Crematorium in King’s Lynn today, 1.45pm. Peck (39), known as Adie, played for Wisbech Town CC for more than a decade.
WTCC welfare officer and financial secretary Gavin Plume said: “Adie would have been 40 in May, but he didn’t quite make it. He was one of the few people to have scored a double-century for the club.”
To honour their fallen team mate, the players put Adie’s highest innings of 204 on the scoreboard and flew a flag at half-mast last week.
Plume added: “Injuries and work commitments meant Adie couldn’t play first and second team cricket so he became a third team regular. He could bat and bowl, was good with the younger lads and was also a good footballer.”
March captain Jody Betts and opposite number Gary Freear were this week trying to iron out an alternative date for the fixture.
Betts said: “The game will be rearranged maybe for either later this week, or next Wednesday (20th), but I don’t think Wisbech can make that fixture.”
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