Dew Drop captain, Chris Willis writes: ‘We have been saddened to hear that Dick Savage has passed away. Dick was a founder member of the Durham Ox team in our first season, 1986-’87, and played with us for many years until work took him away to Lincolnshire.
‘With Dick in the team, we travelled to venues we see no more, such as Stainsby Cricket Club (our very first match!), at least one pub in Duffield, another in Milford, more than one pub in Holbrook, and quiet locals in the back streets of Derby. Dick was part of the Durham Ox team when we reached the final of the Radio Derby Inn Quiz early in our career, and for years continued his quizzing during the DPQL off-season when we played successfully in the summer Ilkeston Quiz League. He helped us hold our own, too, when we played against other Ward’s Brewery pubs in that company’s annual competitions.
‘Changes in the licensed trade mean that our team has a new home. We only wish that Dick might have joined us here at the Dew Drop.’