The Cricket Memorabilia Society made a special presentation to veteran cricket writer, historian and former editor of The Cricketer, David Frith, at a special meeting at Lord’s. The Award of Excellence was in recognition of Frith’s collecting which started with a programme from the first test he attended in Sydney in 1950-51. The David Frith Archive, the catalogue of his collection, was published in 2009. It runs to over a thousand pages and took over 6,000 hours to compile. ‘I simply can’t stop collecting’ explained Frith, who has just produced his updated biography ‘Paddington Boy’.
Making the presentation, CMS Chairman Richard Brown said ‘David has made a unique contribution as a collector and writer. He has been a Vice President of CMS for 35 years and has always offered advice and support to other writers and collectors’.