A MEMORIAL in honour of a Furness cricket legend will take place next week.

‘Remembering Robin Dunn’ will be held at Furness Cricket Club, a club he was associated with for more than 60 years.

The commemoration event on Thursday will run from 6pm until 9pm.

Robin’s son, Glenn, said anyone who knew his dad, who sadly passed away at the age of 79 earlier this year, is invited to come down to the cricket club.

Glenn said: “It will be a celebration of his life and for people who couldn’t come to his funeral, we were restricted on numbers at the time. And also we would like to do something for the wider audience with that cricket focus.”

With that cricket focus in mind, Glenn revealed that he and his sister, Nina, will be unveiling the trophy for Cumbrian Cricket League’s new T20 competition.

He said: “We felt that we wanted to do something to remember him by.

“We found out there was this new competition and didn’t have a trophy as such, so that seemed like the obvious thing to do really.

“It will be called the Robin Dunn Memorial Cup.

“It is something that will hopefully outlast us all, and there are a number of cups played for in the league.

“The Higson Cup is the one I always remember when dad was playing.

“Furness won that back in the 70s and I remember we had it in our house and we used to polish it as kids.

“It was something really quite special and I hope the players of today think it is a nice thing to aspire to win.”

Having joined Furness Cricket Club in the 1950s, Robin had a long career with the club, where he was a captain and president.

As a player, Robin was a left-handed batsman and captain of the sides which won the 1977 and 1980 league titles alongside the Higson Cup in 1978.

Robin also won the individual league averages in 1976 and appeared in them 14 times between 1965 and 1984.

Robin was also chairman of the North Lancashire and Cumbria Cricket League, now the Cumbria Cricket League, from 1992 to 2014.