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Grantham cricketer looks back on a lifetime of playing and umpiring

Several weeks ago, local cricket stalwart Keith Grummitt invited sports editor John Burgess to visit him to view his extensive collection of memorabilia.

Seventy-nine-year-old Keith, of Ropsley, was planning on perhaps making the forthcoming season his last as an umpire but, with the Coronavirus crisis having escalated, the season itself might now be in jeopardy.

Having played as man and boy, and officiated for many a year, the sport of cricket is ingrained in Keith like the ball imprints the bat.

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