Friday, October 12, 2007


Many Brigg residents will be sad to hear Fred Marris has died, aged 88.
A long-standing resident of our town, Fred was one of the best cricketers produced by Brigg Grammar School, his achievements being chronicled in issues of the school magazine.
At club level he turned out, with great success, as a batsman for Elsham, when that small village could boast one of the top teams in the area.
Towards the end of his long career he played for Brigg Sugar Factory - another club now sadly no longer on the scene.
Fred also played hockey for Brigg, and bowls.
He was a devoted family man.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 19 at Woodlands, Scunthorpe, at 1pm.

1 comment:

GMSmith said...

I have heard accounts of Fred as a fine cricketer who was a true gentleman of the sport . He will be associated as having played a part in maintaining cricket in Brigg .
One memory I do recall of him was a neighbour of Freds took him down to the nets long after his playing career had finished just to send down a few deliveries and he played each shot as if he was still on the top of his game .
A sad loss to the sport and Brigg.