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Warwickshire County Cricket Club is throwing its support behind a campaign to have a new residential street named in honour of its late tour guide, Member and close friend of the Club, Rick Coleman.

Rick, who sadly passed away in June aged 77, enjoyed a 35-year career in education and retired as the Deputy Head of Baverstock School in 1999, which is currently being redeveloped for a new housing development.

In response, a group of former pupils are calling for a street, crescent or grove on the development to be named Coleman Drive and Perks Way in respect of the impact made by Rick and his colleague and Baverstock Headmaster Roger Perks.

Craig Flindall, Chief Operating Officer at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Rick made a huge impact on so many people’s lives, whether that be through his time working closely with us at Warwickshire, through his role with Birmingham City and from his 35-years in education.

“It’s fantastic to see this campaign launched by his former pupils at Baverstock School, who clearly thought a huge amount of Rick.

“We’re delighted to throw our support behind this campaign, and we would encourage our fellow Bears to sign up as well.”

Craig Flindall, Chief Operating Officer

To back the campaign, which has also been supported by the MP for Selly Oak Steve McCabe, simply sign up online here.

In September the Club’s official charity, the Edgbaston Foundation, honoured Rick by naming him as its Community Hero for 2020, in recognition of the many hours that he gave to the Bears community programme.

The Club also renamed its end of season player award for community engagement as the Rick Coleman Community Award, which was won by men’s team fast bowler Olly Hannon-Dalby. Watch the awards show here.

Sign the Petition

Show your support for the campaign to have Coleman Drive created in memory of Rick in the new housing development on the site of Baverstock School.

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