Gainsborough: Family fun day at cricket club in memory of Haydn

Tributes have been paid to cricketer Haydn Green who died suddenly last week
Tributes have been paid to cricketer Haydn Green who died suddenly last week

Marshalls Cricket Club paid a fitting tribute to friend and teammate Haydn Green at a memorial day after Haydn tragically passed away earlier this year.

Many of Haydn’s friends and family were in attendance at the Haydn Green Fun Day and they also joined in with the cricket tournament which proved to be a wonderful day for everyone involved.

Activities including a sports auction, raffle, tug of war and zorbing helped add to the days proceeds and in total the event raised £1,349.

The money raised will go towards a memorial bench for Haydn and will also help the club’s juniors section 
develop their current 
training facilities.

Haydn was just 21 when he died of a suspected asthma attack in June.

He had been a player with Marshalls for around seven years, joining the club as a 14-year-old and rising through the ranks to become one of the star players and captain of the club’s midweek side.

Haydn’s stepfather, Rob Shippey, said: “Thank you to everyone who was involved and came up to Marshalls.”

“Everyone had a great 
time and it was a really good turn out.”

“We are so grateful to Martyn Snell and Olivia Snell for organising the day and I’m sure next year will be even better.”

“As a family we are all overwhelmed and grateful to everyone who came along and supported the occassion.”

Martyn Snell said: “Thank you from everyone at Marshalls Cricket Club to all the local businesses and local community that contributed gifts and prizes on the day.”

“They were hugely appreciated and thank you to those who volunteered their services through the day doing 
various tasks.”