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Popular former Bradford League umpire dies

Popular former Bradford League umpire dies

The Bradford Premier League is saddened to learn of the death of former umpire Julian P Wadsworth.

A popular figure around the league scene during his officiating career, Wadsworth passed away on Wednesday. 

Even after he stopped umpiring he enjoyed visiting league grounds and meeting up with old friends. He was most recently an interested spectator at the Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy at Cleckheaton.

In recent years he has enjoyed following the career of his grandson Greg who is a member of a highly-successful Wakefield Thornes side who have won three-successive All Rounder Yorkshire ECB Premier League South titles and two Yorkshire Premier Leagues Play-off final triumphs.

Wadsworth even travelled to Abu Dhabi in 2016 to watch Thornes beat Pudsey St Lawrence in the first Yorkshire Premier League final.
As a player, Wadsworth had a long association with Lascelles Hall in the Huddersfield League. Once his playing days were over he took up umpiring in the Huddersfield League before moving over to officiate in the Bradford League.

His beaming smile and cheery personality will be missed by all those around the cricketing scene who knew him.

His funeral will be held at Elland Crematorium on Friday, Ocrober 26 at 10.30an.