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Tributes paid following death of Berkshire CCC stalwart Ernie Tattersdill

Tributes have been paid this week to the former Wargrave and Berkshire CCC stalwart, Ernie Tattersdill, who has died at the age of 77.

Described as ‘a true gentleman of the game’ by a former teammate, Ernie played his club cricket for Wargrave and Englefield before joining the Berkshire Senior’s section in 1993.

He played more than 50 times for the county’s senior side and scored more than 750 runs.

Since playing his last game in 2013 Ernie remained involved in the county set up, recording scores as a match day manager for the senior teams and he was also a Berkshire Senior’s representative on the regional committee.

It is a testament to his popularity that the county body received many tributes from across county boundaries this week.

Fittingly, last year Ernie was honoured for his services to Berkshire Seniors Cricket when he received the inaugural Graham Roberts Trophy.

Ronnie Brock, a former Berkshire Senior’s teammate, said: “He was a true gentleman of the game and will be missed by all who came across him on the cricket field.”

His funeral is due to take place on Friday, but due to lockdown only close family members are able to attend. A memorial service is due to be held later in the year.

Ernie, who died on May 21, is survived by his wife Janice, son Paul and daughter Emma.

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