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Over 1,000 attend tribute to Montgomery's James Corfield

Created on 19/08/2017 @ 08:19
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Well over 1,000 people turned out to pay tributes to Montgomery young famer and cricketer James Corfield at an emotion charged celebration of his life yesterday (Friday).

James went missing at the Royal Welsh Showground in July prompting a five-day search and his body was was found in the River Wye and yesterday huge crowds gathered at Montgomery Cricket Club's Lymore Ground to pay their respects.

Town Crier Sue Blower opened proceedings saying: "This is an extremely sad day. We are here to remember James William Bernard Corfield and celebrate his life, how much he is loved and how much he is in our hearts."

His older brother Tom, also a fellow farmer and team mate at Montgomery Cricket Club recalled memories of their time together.

Club chairman John Barker told about how James, known to his team mates as Jimmy, rose from a six year old to one of the most talented cricketers the club had ever seen.

His younger sister Emma paid an emotional tribute to the man she described as a genius.


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