Tributes paid to former Sandal Cricket Club captain Stanley Sadler

Sam Noden was given an award by Stanley Sadler.
Sam Noden was given an award by Stanley Sadler.

Tributes have been paid to a cricket club stalwart who died aged 95.

Stanley Sadler, of Linton Road, Eastmoor, was a member of Sandal Cricket Club for more than 60 years.

He captained the club’s first and second teams and he was made a honorary life member after he retired.

Mr Sadler died at Pinderfields Hospital on Friday, January 23.

His son, Melvyn Sadler, 70, said his dad will be remembered as an outstanding bowler who took more than 100 wickets in one season.

He said: “Dad was a very good player and at one stage could have played at a higher level, but stayed loyal to Sandal. We all really miss him.”

Mr Sadler worked at the engineering firms of Joseph Rhodes and E Green & Son.

Sandal Cricket Club secretary Richard Shackleton said: “Stan played for the club until his 60s and he had a long association with us.

“He was an excellent fast bowler and he was dearly loved by us all.”

Mr Sadler leaves behind his son Melvyn and four grandchildren.