Cornish cricket stalwart Michael Evans will become an Honorary Life Member of the Cornwall Cricket League at tonight's annual meeting in Truro.

Evans, from Tuckingmill, Camborne, has served as secretary of both the Cornwall Cricket League and Mining Division Evening League, spanning 43 years.

Following some health problems in 2016 he has decided to take a well deserved rest at the age of 78.

His first cricket administration duties came with his club South Crofty, in the sixties. He was an underground tin miner at the time and a useful seam bowler for the works team that joined the CCL in 1969.

Four years later he took on the role of Mining Division Evening League secretary and treasurer, and has run the popular evening competition since.

Also in 1973, Mike was elected to the Western Sectional Committee of the Cornwall Cricket League.

Two years later he joined the countywide management committee and up until last summer had a most remarkable attendance record. In 43 years he only missed one committee meeting, and that was due to medical reasons.

He became Vinter Cup Secretary/Treasurer in 1986 and been an ever present at both the main gate and presentation ceremony for the July final at Camborne’s Roskear ground.

He took on the role of Western Section secretary in 1990, following the retirement of Goldsithney’s Wally Hodges. Mark Mitchell and Bill Hocking briefly held the position of full league secretary before Mike was elected to the post in 1993.

The League will also be donating a trophy named in his honour. The ‘Michael Evans Trophy’ will be awarded annually to the Mining Division Evening League champions. The CCL have taken on the running of both the MDEL and Andrew Cup competitions.