Ormskirk 10K race in honour of cricket club stalwart

Press Releasein Cricket

A 10K road race is being organised in honour of Ormskirk Cricket Club's former groundsman.

Nick Glayzer, who passed away in February this year aged 56, devoted his entire recreational cricket career to the Brook Lane club.

He became a member in 1959 and played for the first team from 1968-1993, captaining the side in 1982-83 and 1992-93.

He joined the committee in 1975 and was fixture secretary for 17 seasons.

The former headteacher was also appointed youth cricket co-ordinator in 1998 and managed several of Ormskirk's junior sides then continued on as groundsman.

Burscough-based company Polygon Direct is organising the Ormskirk 10K, which will take place on Sunday, September 21, at 10am at Ormskirk Cricket Club.

Phill Armstrong, former Ormskirk Cricket Club player and sales manager at Polygon Direct, said: "Polygon Direct have entered teams into the Manchester and Liverpool 10K events over the last couple of years. Our team have always enjoyed these events, everyone who takes part seems to have fun and there's a real camaraderie between the runners.

"As a local company, we've thought for a while that it was a shame a town the size of Ormskirk didn't have such an event so we decided to organise the first Ormskirk 10K."

The health and fitness supplies company is hoping it will become an annual event and is donating all profits to its nominated charity for this year, Queenscourt Hospice.

Phill said: "Queenscourt provided Nick and his family with invaluable support through a difficult time and it seemed more than appropriate that the proceeds from this year's run go to Queenscourt.

"Nick was also first XI captain, groundsman and tireless committee member as well as father to three of the current senior players and, not least, a good friend to the club."

Hel added: "The race is open to all participants aged 16 and over and all abilities, from the competitive club runners to the person who is just looking for a goal to kick-start their fitness campaign. It doesn't matter how fast you get round the course."

The event is being supported by the Advertiser - watch for more details and check ormskirkadvertiser. co.uk and skelmersdaleadvertiser.co.uk.

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