TRIBUTES have been paid to 'a great stalwart' in the Vale of Clwyd.

St Asaph Cricket Club president Edryd (Eddie) Davies has sadly passed away.

In a post on Twitter, St Asaph Cricket Club said: "It is with very great sadness that we report the passing of our Club President Edryd (Eddie) Davies.

"A great and loyal servant to the club over a great many years, Eddie also served as chair, 2nd XI captain as well as many other jobs in his love of the club #RIPEddie."

Club chairman Gareth Ryan said: "He played for the club as a young man when living in Trelawnyd.

"He used to get the bus down. He played for four-or-five years and did very well with Barclays Bank and moved all over the country for 10-12 years.

"He moved back into North Wales in the early 80s."

On his return, Mr Davies, who had three children, lived in Trefnant.

"He played cricket in his later years and he captained the second team," added Mr Ryan.

"He was a very tenacious competitor and a very good wicket-keeper."

Mr Davies took over as club chairman in the mid-1990s and during that time, St Asaph switched to the Merseyside Competition.

He took over from the late Ken Hodgkinson as the club's president and he was also chairman of the North Wales Cricket Association.

"He was a stalwart of the club and he was much loved," said Mr Ryan.

"It's a big loss.

"He was a great player and just a great stalwart.

"We miss him dearly.

"For myself as chairman, if I ever needed advice, it was him I went to."