Wakefield St Michael's are mourning the death of one of their loyalest servants, club chairman Bernard Atkinson.
He passed away on Monday aged 83 and will be sorely ,missed by the Conference club after giving more than 40 years service to them.
Atkinson first joined the club in the 1970s and served as a player, junior coach, groundman and chairman. He was renowned for stepping in to do any job his club required.
A minute's silence was observed at a meeting of the new All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League clubs at Ossett on Thursday evening.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at English Martyrs Catholic church, Dewsbury Road,Wakefield, 12.15pm, followed by a cremation at Wakefield Crematorium at 1,40pm
The Management Board extends its condolences to Bernard's family at this sad time.