A WOMAN renowned for making some of the best cricket teas around has poured her last brew after retiring.

Sheila Kegg, of Colne, was presented with a commemorative plaque at Colne Cricket Club for her hard work over more than 40 years.

Originally from Earby, but having lived in Colne for more than 60 years, the grandmother served some of the best known cricketers in the world, including Australian legends Shane Warne and Steve Waugh.

The former Primet Primary School pupil, who received an MBE for her service to education, said she fell in love with her tea job.

She said: “I had such a wonderful time over so many years.

“I can’t remember how many years exactly but they have all been amazing.

“You make so many friends over that period and see some great players come and go.

“The club has changed a lot since, we started off in a smaller tea room and upgraded.”

Mrs Kegg was presented with the award by Andrew Stephenson, Pendle’s MP, at the ground in Byron Road.

Mrs Kegg has two other sons, Steven and Tony, and daughter Janet, with the former playing cricket for the club.

Her grandson, Daniel Kegg, 39, said: “The family is really proud of our grandmother’s achievements.

“She’s been there for such a long time and she will be remembered well into the future.

“The family is very big on cricket, we’ve got quite a strong connection, I played for their juniors and then returned to play for their seniors a few years ago.”

Mrs Kegg’s plans to help out at her grandson’s business, Eclipse Sports, in Church Street.

She said: “I’m retiring but I’m not going to stop doing bits and bobs and helping my grandson.

“I will still watch the cricket and keep up to date.

“It’s a fantastic sport which can involve generations of families.

“My late husband, Dennis, was chairman of the community at the club a long time ago.”

A Colne CC spokesman said: “Everyone at the club wishes Sheila a happy retirement. She was part of the club for more than 40 years helping serve everyone tea.

“She became part of the furniture and she’s definitely deserved her time to rest and relax.”

Mr Stephenson said he was delighted to present Mrs Kegg with her plaque.