Fitting honour for life-long cricket fan

The memorial bench.
The memorial bench.

A LIFE-LONG cricket supporter and dedicated sportsman has been honoured posthumously with a bench situated at his favourite ground-side location facing Skegness Pavilion.

Rodney Meed had been a member of Skegness Cricket Club since the tender age of eight right the way through to his death in June last year.

His widow Mary Meed and his sister Ailsa Sewards thought a fitting memorial for Rodney would be to build a bench in his honour located at the cricket ground he used to enjoy so much.

Mary said: “He loved his cricket and spent many happy times at the ground. He would love to sit there and watch the games - his heart was always in Skegness.”

Rodney became Skegness Cricket Club’s treasurer for a number of years after retirement and then chairman of Lincolnshire County Cricket til his death.

A plaque on the bench, which was unveiled last week, reads: “In memory of Rodney TG Meed 1940-2011. Member of Skegness Cricket Club also aspired the honour of becoming chairman of Lincolnshire County Cricket. A man to be proud of who bore the title with dignity and pride.”