A WELL known former local Bolton cricketer has died after a short illness.

Trevor Savage died at his home in Little Lever on Tuesday November 20, aged 79.

Trevor, who was born in Little Hulton, was a keen sportsman.

He played football for Blackpool FC and had a spell on Manchester United’s books after the Munich Air Disaster of 1958.

But his first love was cricket and he played for several clubs in the Bolton League and Association.

They included Walkden, Little Lever, Kearsley and Astley and Tyldesley.

He was captain and professional during his time at Astley and Tyldesley and also played as club professional at East Lancashire Paper Mill.

He became a regular member of Walkden’s first team at the age of 15 in 1954 and played cricket locally until the mid-1980s.

After that he coached youngsters at Atherton Cricket Club.

Trevor is survived by his wife Margaret and sons Ian and David.

He had four grandchildren – Victoria, aged 28, Jack, 21, Emily, 17 and Ryan, 12.

Trevor’s funeral will take place at East Lancashire Crematorium in Radcliffe on Friday November 30, at 2.30pm.

Friends and family are invited to Dobbies Sports and Social Club, Radcliffe Moor Road, Radcliffe, afterwards.

The family has requested family flowers only.

Donations can be made to Bolton Hospice or Diabetes UK c/o Silletts Funeral Service, Herbert Street, Little Lever.