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Frank Nye Sadly we heard on July 4 th  That Frank Nye had passed away. Many of the present members will not have heard of Frank but he was one of the founder members of the cricket club when it was reformed in 1948 after the war. He played continuously for the club until he retired from playing. There is no doubt he could have played much higher class cricket, but in his younger days you had to be able to afford it. After getting married he lived firstly in Ansty and then moved to Old Mill Farm in Bolney where he became manager. He was without doubt one of the finest village cricketers there was. He scored many runs and took many wickets, I lost count of just how many centuries he made, including one weekend when he scored centuries on both Saturday and Sunday. You have to remember that pitches in those days favoured the bowler, making his efforts even more remarkable. He even scored a hundred in his last game before retirement. He still supported Ansty after his retirement, even though he moved to Buckie in Scotland, he made the trip back so that he could attend our cricket club dinner. Our condolences go to his son Richard (who also played for the club) and his family, Roy Nichols