THE memory of a veteran cricket enthusiast in East Lancashire has been immortalised with the launch of a new end.

Kenny Barnes, a former captain at Rawtenstall Cricket Club, died at the age of 93 last October.

He had been a member at the Lancashire League side for 83 years and his son Peter and grandsons Matthew Barnes and Dean O'Brien later followed in his on-field footsteps.

His late wife Jennie and daughter Pam have also been stalwart supporters behind the scenes.

Club officials unveiled The Kenny Barnes End at the Bacup Road ground last weekend and said it was "in memory of a true gentleman".

Matt Donlan, former Lancashire Telegraph cricket correspondent, said: "Kenny was a superb man and this is a great tribute."

Interviewed in 2010, Kenny recalled playing with Australian George Tribe and Vijay Hazare, from India, at Rawtenstall.

Away from the game, he worked for the slipper firm Tivoi Kay and was also an adept footballer, turning out for Accrington Stanley's second team.