Tributes paid to Pudsey St Lawrence stalwart Gary Phillips

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A minute’s silence will be held this weekend to pay tribute to a Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club stalwart who collapsed and died.

Gary Phillips collapsed last Sunday while playing for the Pudsey St Lawrence over 50s side – a team he ran and organised.

Despite attempts by friends and members with a medical background, and the paramedics who fought to save Mr Phillips’ life, they were unable to resuscitate him.

PSL said on their website:

“Gary was one of the most admired people at St Lawrence for his commitment to coaching the juniors, as well as being very well liked and loved by all for his cheerful outgoing personality.”

PSL 1st, 2nd & 3rd XIs will all be paying their respects by holding a minute’s silence before the start of their games on Saturday. PSL added:

“A big thank you to New Farnley and Leeds Sikhs for allowing the club and our players to honour a great bloke who lost his life doing one of the things he loved. Our players will also be wearing black armbands during the game.”

Mr Phillips leaves behind a wife, Tracy, and son Liam.


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