Fareham and Exeter University players and officials line up for a minute’s silence in memory of past Fareham hockey player and cricketer Alan Salmons, who died in the days leading up to the match after a short illness.
Aged 83 years, Mr Salmons had been a stalwart member of both Fareham clubs for over 60 years, playing right-back in the club’s days on the grass surfaces at Bath Lane in the winters months and as a batsman for the town’s cricket club in the summer. Alan also played hockey for Hampshire Veterans.
In an emotional and moving address, Alan’s son-in-law David Faulkner, pictured centre, paid tribute to Mr Salmons’ contribution to Fareham cricket and hockey and to the individual help he had afforded him in his preparation for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, when as a member of the Great Britain squad he returned home with a Gold Medal.
Alan’s funeral will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday 8 March at Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, PO16 8NE.
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