Cricket sides prepare to do battle in memory of former teammate
Teammates of a popular cricketer who died last year are coming together to take on a different sport in his honour.
Balmer Bains, who worked as a taxi driver, died when his Mercedes Vito van collided with a lorry on the A5 in February 2016.
Tributes flooded in for the 51-year-old, known as Bal, who had played and coached at a number of cricket teams in Coventry and Warwickshire, including Highway and Standard after his death.
And now those two clubs are planning to play each other at football next month to raise money in Bal’s memory.
The match will take place at Highway’s ground, off the... read more
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