Belhus Cricket Club - Stewart Farr



Stewart Farr (1994-2018)

Stewart Farr joined Belhus CC in 2012 having already known many of our members throughout preceding years. The exceptional character of Stewart brought him instantly into the Belhus family and he became a much-liked and popular member of our Club.

As an all-rounder, he was athletic in the field and reliable with the ball.  His style of batting was, at times, unorthodox, but often very effective.  During his time with the Club, he played in 109 matches and appeared in at least one match for all Saturday XIs, both XIs on a Sunday, our Midweek XI and our Tour XI.  On 18th May 2013, he registered his highest batting score - 89 against Westcliff-on-Sea CC - then a Club record score for a number 7 batsman.  And in that match, he shared a magnificent 143-run match-winning partnership with Brian Edwards.

Stewart regularly participated in our annual tour to Norfolk (appearing in 20 matches) where he would be often used as an opening bowler against some very strong teams.  He would willingly carry the bowling attack on his shoulders and was influential in a number of our matches.

In 2015 Stewart was elected Captain of our 3rd XI, and in the following year he joined the Royal Tank Regiment.  Although this meant that his on-field appearances for the Club were limited, we were always delighted to see him when he visited us to tell us how he was getting on.  He was always part of our family.

While Stewart's many achievements can be easily put into words, we struggle to adequately express the sorrow and sadness we are all feeling as a result of his passing last weekend.  The Club's members and supporters were truly blessed to have had Stewart as part of their lives and he will be greatly missed.  We extend our sincere condolences to Stewart's parents, Jane and Joe, his brother Ian, and his sisters Michelle, Sarah and Joanna.

12th September, 2018