Stenhousemuir cricket legend Iffla to be honoured

Irvin Iffla pllayed for Stenhousemuir Cricket Club in the 1960s
Irvin Iffla pllayed for Stenhousemuir Cricket Club in the 1960s
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Cricket favourite Irvin Iffla’s career will be marked during a special match and ceremony on Saturday.

The Jamaica-born Stenhousemuir player was the club’s professional player for two seasons in 1962 and made an immediate impact, taking 108 wickets and scoring 571 runs with the bat in his first term at The Tryst.

He left for Stirling County where his achievements eventually earned him freedom of the city.

The ‘West Indian Wonder’ died earlier this year - but a tribute to him will be paid on Saturday before a game between two of his former sides, Stirling County and Ayr.

His family have donated a bench in his name to the Stirling club and Saturday’s match will also mark the first contest for a tournament in his honour.

The ceremony to mark the local cricketing legend begins at 11.45 a.m. at Stirling’s New Williamsfield ground.