Boston Cricket Club to honour popular Paul

Paul Menzies bowling for Boston.
Paul Menzies bowling for Boston.

BOSTON Cricket Club have suggested they will pay tribute to member Paul Menzies by hosting a charity match in his honour.

The Rosebery Avenue-based club was left shocked last week as members and supporters learned the popular 41-year-old had died unexpectedly.

And captain Paul Timby has promised his friend will receive a fitting tribute.

“With the wishes of his family we will definitely do something in his name to remember him,” said Timby.

“We feel we need to do something to commemorate his life.

“We will probably be looking at a charity match or something similar.”

Timby, who originally encouraged his friend to join the club, described Mr Menzies as a valued member of Boston CC, but also a devoted family man.

He added: “It was a massive shock to all of us, and Paul will be missed.

“He was a very popular member of the cricket club.

“He was a regular for the first team for many years and, although he didn’t feature with us as much in recent years, he would always be willing to help out.

“He was still very much involved with the club and an important figure within the club.

“Paul played cricket when he didn’t have work or family commitments. But that’s what he was, a real family man.

“He will be missed by us all.”

Mr Menzies, manager at Boston’s Travis Perkins, died on Thursday.

The cause of death is currently unknown.