Maurice remembered

Published: 21 Nov 2012 09:300 comments

FAMILY members and friends of the late Maurice Gordon gathered at Whitestone Park in Peebles two Saturdays ago.

Friends and family at the dedicated bench.

A bench dedicated to the stalwart of the town's senior football and cricket teams was unveiled just yards from where he spent his Saturday afternoons.

Maurice died suddenly last October at his home, aged 62.

For over 30 years he captured every kick and bowl for the Peeblesshire News sports pages.

And following his death, he bequeathed £15,000 to the two clubs that he'd supported since arriving in Peebles as a six-year-old.

Colin McDonald, chairman of Peebles Rovers, told us: "We felt it was a fitting tribute to someone who gave so much of his time to the both football and cricket."

Maurice's cousins Heather, Dennis and Caroline Gordon travelled to Peebles from the north east of Scotland for the bench unveiling.

And many of the committee members and friends that he shared the touchlines with were also present for the ceremony.

Unfortunately, the scheduled match between his beloved Rovers and Berwick Reserves was postponed due to water-logging.

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