GREAT Horton are mourning the death of former skipper and club official Gulbar Ahmed, who has lost his eight-year fight against cancer.

The 45-year-old remained remarkably cheerful throughout his brave battle and closely followed the careers of his three sons, who all play in the Bradford League – Raheel at Baildon and Irsalan and Daanyaal at Lightcliffe.

JCT600 Bradford League chief executive David Young said: "Gulbar loved his cricket and was always a cheery presence. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."