Duncan Fearnley: 1940-2024

Everyone at Chance to Shine was saddened to learn of the passing of Duncan Fearnley.

Duncan is a huge figure in our history – founding the charity in 2005 alongside Mark Nicholas and Mervyn King. His vision, passion and ongoing support has played a big part in giving well over 6 million children the chance to fall in love with the game of cricket.

“He was a life force in the cricket world,” said Lord King. “From his enormous contribution to Worcestershire CCC, his skill and success as a bat maker, to his bringing Mark Nicholas and myself together to found Chance to Shine, Duncan was ever present.  His influence on cricket will live on”.

Our thoughts are with Duncan’s wife Mary and his family at this difficult time.

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