A PAIR of cricket fans walked between two county cricket grounds in memory of a beloved former cricketer.

Luke Simons and Scott Morgan completed the 29-mile walk earlier this month as part of their ‘marathon in a month’ challenge in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

They walked from Edgbaston Stadium to New Road in memory of Luke’s father-in-law and ex-Worcestershire wicket-keeper David Humphries. Joined by friends David Perry and Tom Hedges, the quartet were greeted at New Road by vice-chairman and David’s Pears’ teammate Paul Pridgeon.

However, their challenge doesn’t end there. They aim to finish their 26 miles of swimming and 26 games of squash to complete their Marathon in a Month Challenge before the end of October. Mr Simons said: "Obviously with David being cared for by the hospice we wanted to do something and the walk between two great Cricket grounds seemed like a great tribute. The challenge itself has tested these two 40-something year olds. There was no recovery time to get over the aches and pains." The pair's Just Giving page has already raised more than £2,000 with an additional £517.75 in gift aid to be claimed on top. For more information, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/scott-luke