The Supporters’ Association Memorial Fund set up in honour of their late Chairman, Ken Mills MBE, was closed at the end of 2017 with a grand total of £73,986.

The fund was opened after Ken passed away in August 2016 after a lengthy illness following 41 years as Association chairman.

He helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds which were donated to the cricket club on a host of projects.

The Memorial Fund will be used for a future project for the benefit of all members at New Road.

The figure includes a generous legacy of £50,000 left by Ken Mills himself to the Association.

Association President Cynthia Crawford MBE has written a message of thanks to everyone who contributed to the memorial fund.

It reads: “A huge thank you to members and friends for all your generous donations to the memorial fund which was opened by the Supporters’ Association following Ken’s passing away in 2016.

“The fund was established to pay a special tribute to Ken who was our chairman for over 41 years.

“As many of you will know, he dedicated all his energy, year after year, to ensure funds were raised for the main club and also organised many special events and trips to away games as well as running the Association shop.

“In Ken’s will, he left an amazing £50,000 to the Supporters’ Association. This amount has been added to the Memorial Fund.

“You may rest assured that the Association will ensure every penny will be used for future projects which will benefit the main cricket club.”