One of the founders of the revived Oswestry Olympians and a Whittington Cricket Club committee stalwart, has died.

Hugh Ingram Davies, 89, passed away in hospital on Thursday, November 28 after a short illness, and was the beloved husband of Jean, his second wife, and father to Stuart, Derin, Jayne and the late Craig.

Hugh was born in Ammanford, in Carmarthenshire, in 1930, becoming a talented middle-distance runner at school, as well as being a fine cricketer and rugby player, ahead of his career in management.

He started his career at Birds Eye Foods in Liverpool after his National Service with The Royal Signals, based in Catterick, where he developed a love of cooking.

Hugh retired in 1992 and from here, sports dominated his life; he joined the Oswestry Sports Council on its formation and served as a committee member, vice chairman, chairman and treasurer.

He was also the secretary of North East Shropshire cricket and help found the revived Olympians, where he served as treasurer for 12 years.

While working with these sports institutions, Hugh was also involved with the Whittington Branch of the Liberal Democrats and was a regional conveyor too.

Hugh had been married to Jean Stanton before her death in 1984 while his son Craig passed away soon after, before marrying Jean in 1995.

In his retirement, moving to Knockin from Whittington, Hugh and Jean took up a life-long interest in antiques, and Jean said that he will be missed by all, including their six granddaughters, combined.

The funeral will be held on Friday, December 20, at Shrewsbury Crematorium, with family flowers only and donations welcome, if desired, to the NSPCC.