At that time he should have been in Sri Lanka, officiating in the U19 World Cup. He was also widely tipped to be part of the panel for the current World Cup in the West Indies.
His growing reputation was reflected in the outpouring of sympathy from across the cricketing world at every level.
NIACUS has decided that the most appropriate way to perpetuate Trevor’s memory is by creating a bursary in his name. The aim is to provide an annual opportunity for one up and coming umpire to visit England for a weekend, to spend a day with the umpires at a county venue on the Saturday and then stand in a club fixture the following day. This will be a valuable experience in the development of that umpire, which can only benefit our local cricket.
Clubs and individuals are invited to support this initiative by way of an independent donation or by participating in a 'Night at the Races' to be held in Cliftonville CC on 20 April. The sponsorship of a race costs £100 and the ownership of a horse costs £10.
Cheques should be made payable to NIACUS and sent to:
- Keith Smith
- 7 Moygannon Road
- Co Armagh
- BT66 7NB