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Tributes paid to Bob Stark, umpire at Oakham Cricket Club and adult education teacher at Casterton Community College and RAF Cottesmore

Tributes have been paid to a cricket club’s former umpire who has died at the age of 88.

Bob Stark was well-known in Oakham for his involvement with the cricket and bowls clubs, and for leading training courses for adults at Casterton Community College and RAF Cottesmore.

A skilful raconteur, he is remembered by his widow, Caroline, as having “a mischievous little twinkle in his eye” when recounting anecdotes, and as a “true gentleman” by friends.

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