Devon seniors in 2011 - Stuart Munday is third from the left at the back

IT was with great sadness that we heard of Stuart Munday’s passing. All members of Devon County Seniors Cricket Club pass their sincere condolences to Wendy and family at this difficult time.

Stuart fought his cancer in the same way as he played cricket. Determination, spirit and optimism. He was positive right to the end.

I, and everyone associated with Devon Seniors, owe Stuart so much. His unrivalled passion and sincere belief in seniors’ cricket rubbed off on so many people and he persuaded so many older cricketers to continue playing after the age of 50 and keep fit and competitive

Tribute - Chris TheedomNot only was Stuart a very good cricketer he also was a man who believed in putting back into the game his excellent administrative skills and he spent countless hours raising money for seniors’ cricket then taking on the captaincy of the 60s 2nd XI.He was a clubman through and through and an example to us all

I mentioned combative and determination earlier and I and others on the committee soon learnt that if Stuart believed in something then low and behold if you disagreed.

I know, I felt the sharp end on more than one occasion but Stuart held no grudges, moved on, shook hands and told you he was right after all. Committee meetings just won't be the same and we shall all miss him greatly

Stuart gave everything to cricket believing in the team ethos and Devon Seniors benefited greatly. He played for the newly formed Devon Over 60s 1st XI from inauguration & then in 2012 captained the new 60s 2nd XI to great success .He stepped down in 2015 having captained the side to three championships

He became treasurer in 2007, taking over finances worth a few hundred pounds and leaving the club now financially secure.

Stuart cajoled, persuaded and pursued sponsorship, advertising and grants. Goodness knows how many hours he spent. He organised the annual dinner’s right up to 2015 and these were great events for us all.

With four different teams it was a great opportunity for all players and sponsors to meet and those many evenings will be cherished and remembered

He went on many overseas tours with the seniors and the tales about Stuart will be told forever. 

I have many! He and Wendy were such great company. Generous and simply lovely people to be on tour with

To replace Stuart Munday is impossible. I and others were so lucky to know him, work with him and play with him. We will miss him greatly but we are all so lucky to have been so closely associated with him

A special person, a special face
Someone we love and can't replace
Never selfish, always kind
These are the memories he left behind

Thank you Wendy for the hours he spent on Devon County seniors cricket. We are all thinking of you at this difficult time

Chris Theedom