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Peter Earl

Peter Earl, President DCC
The "great" Peter Earl.

It was with great sadness that we received the news this week that our president, Peter Earl, had passed away.

A player and member for many decades, Peter was in love with Ditchling and in particular the cricket club. On Monday he lost his indomitable battle with cancer but it was a fight filled with grace and heart, much like his style of cricket.

As the news broke on Tuesday tributes have come in from many members of our club.

"He was a real gentleman and a great sportsman. None better and deserved a much longer innings."

"A great man who gave his all for the club."

"Ditchling CC is truly indebted. He was a great man and we were lucky to have him."

"He was such a good man and great supporter of our junior and senior sides."

A reoccuring theme of greatness.

Peter's Funeral will be held at St Margaret's Church, Ditchling on Wednesday 10th June at 3pm, with a gathering afterwards in The Barn on the Green.

Highlights of the John Broomfield charity match in 2013.

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