A village will come together to support their cricket club at the annual match in memory of a former player.

Kirkby-In-Furness Cricket Club will play a match against Ulverston on Saturday July 29.

The match is being sponsored by Susan Orsich in memory of her son, an ex-player and 'good mate to all at the club' Stephen Terpilowski.

Steve was 38 years old when he died on January 4 2018 just one month after checking himself into Furness General Hospital to seek treatment for long-term struggles with alcohol.

He spoke to counsellors from The Well three times a week until January 4, the day he collapsed and passed away. Five years later, Stephen is 'still sadly missed'.

He lived in Kirkby his whole life, 'loved' the village and really felt 'at home' there so to remember her son and honour his life Susan has stayed involved with the cricket team.

Susan said her son was 'good at all sports' especially when he was younger and 'spent many happy hours' with his friends at The Community Centre in Kirkby.

Steve was a 'great character with a good heart', said his mother Susan.

She said: “He had many sporting interests, including cricket. I think this is the third year I have sponsored the match ball. It helps me to keep my connections with Kirkby and the people who knew Steve."

The match will start at 1pm on the team’s home turf at the Community Centre Playing field and the community centre will be open for refreshments.

If you or a member of your family is struggling with addiction, help can be found by visiting The Well in Dalton Road, Barrow, or CADAS, in Paradise Street.