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.