It’s with great sadness that we have to report the loss of another Mallards legend, Paul Benneworth.
Not everyone may remember Paul, as it is several years since he last played for us (living and working in Holland and Norway does make the commute somewhat difficult), but those that do remember him fondly.
In many ways Paul – pictured front and centre below on our infamous tour of Ibiza – was the archetypal Mallard, highly enthusiastic, a very eccentric batting technique that required him to master the reverse sweep in order to score on the off-side, and a nightmare to manage in the field – frequently changing positions on a whim, or to get a better view of the game. Above all he was a lover of our post-match chat in the pub after every game. We know that he was hoping to return to the fold at some point and it’s a great regret to those of us who played with him before that this didn’t happen.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Leanne and his two young children, Theo and Martha. Donations can be made to two of the charities that Paul supported here.