Stuart Munday (left) presenting the Devon Cup to Sidmouth's Will Murray

ARRANGEMENTS for the funeral of Devon Cricket League chairman Stuart Munday have been finalised by his family for Wednesday, May 31.

A private cremation service will take place in the morning, followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Eustachius' Parish Church in Tavistock (2pm).

A wake will be hosted at Tavistock Cricket Club, which will include the scattering of Stuart’s ashes on the round.

The family have requested no flowers and asked for donations instead to the David Shepherd Cricket Trust or St Luke's Hospice via the undertakers, Wyatt Brothers (01752 600437).

Zoë Boote, Stuart’s daughter, said the family have been inundated with messages since his death on Saturday.

“A warm thank you from Stuart's family for all the loving memories, tributes and messages,” she said.

Stuart, who was 72, died at home in Plympton after a courageous battle against cancer and other health problems.

His two sporting passions were cricket – Tavistock CC and Manchester United in particular – and after he wound down his playing career he took to sports administration in a number of roles.

Most recently he was known as the chairman of the Devon Cricket League, a job he took on in 2012 after two years as vice-chairman to Joe Clowes.

Other high-profile roles he held included being a fund-raiser for the Lord’s Taverners, trustee of the David Shepherd Cricket Trust and Devon County Cricket Club committeeman.

A minute’s silence will be held for Stuart before all Devon League games this Saturday afternoon.