LOCAL cricket stalwart Jim Donaldson has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Jim, 69, of Frenchay Cricket Club, said: “It was an utter surprise. It’s a huge honour but I could not have done anything without my wife Sally who has been a massive support as well as lots of people at the club, the youth league and the Gloucestershire Cricket Board.”
Jim has been chairman of the Bristol Youth League since 2000 and is a long-time supporter of girls and women’s cricket. He’s in his 24th year on the committee of the Bristol & District League club, and has been child welfare officer since 2005 and first team scorer for 22 summers. He also set up the Frenchay Falcons, the county’s only disability club side.