Former Assistant Secretary Passes Away

Former Assistant Secretary Passes Away

Sam Stoker was assistant secretary during the club's last few years as a Minor County

Durham CCC is saddened to learn that Sam Stoker, the club's former assistant secretary, has passed away.

Born in Durham in 1936, Sam became a very popular character in cricketing circles and represented the county twice. He was also a former Senior Tutor and Vice Master of Durham University's Hatfield College.

He died at the home his daughter, Sarah, shares with her husband, former Lancashire, Durham and England batsman Graeme Fowler, in Hett village, near Croxdale.

The funeral will take place at 11.30am on Friday, August 8 at Durham Crematorium (Details here)

Durham CCC Chief Executive David Harker said: "We are all very saddened by the news"

"Sam was a lifelong supporter of the County and a leading light of the former players association"

"Our thoughts are with his family"