BLACK armbands were worn during Little Marlow cricket team's two friendly matches last weekend as they paid tribute to wicket-keeper Peter Wesson who was tragically killed on his bike.

A minute's silence was also observed before both games as the players remembered Mr Wesson, a 51-year-old printer from Lewknor, who was known as one of Little Marlow's finest cricketers and most popular members.

His friend Richard Tedham said: "He played the game with an almost boyish enthusiasm and was a constant source of support and encouragement for all around him.

"He was one of the really good guys, a really generous bloke."

Mr Wesson's teammates also paid respects to their colleague at his funeral yesterday at St Mary's Church in Farnham Royal.

Farnham Royal is where the keen cricketer played for many years before joining the village team in 2001.

Mr Wesson was remembered for being a keen fitness fanatic.

In his younger years he was an accomplished footballer and, as well as being a fine cricketer, he enjoyed going for bike rides in the countryside.

Mr Tedham said: "He was a high-class wicket-keeper with rapid reactions and fast hands. He would regularly pull off quicksilver stumpings when standing up to the medium pacers.

"He was a reliable, fluent scorer at the top of Little Marlow's batting order, with a good, sound technique, and had recently forged a successful opening partnership with Dave Glennerster."

Mr Wesson died on May 30 whilst riding on his bicycle when he was in collision with a grey Ford Focus travelling in the same direction as him on the Watlington Road in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.