Tributes being paid to popular sportsman Max Cheetham who has died suddenly

PUBLISHED: 15:21 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 19:49 08 March 2018

Max Cheethan. Picture: Archant

Max Cheethan. Picture: Archant


Warm tributes have been paid to a popular local sportsman who has died suddenly aged 32.

Max Cheetham was was well known for the years he spent as a club captain and player at the Dereham Cricket Club.

The cricket club wrote on Twitter: “It is with great sadness we have to inform you all of the passing of our friend Max Cheetham.

“Max was a former club captain and player who spent many, many years at DCC. He was a great person to be around either on or off the pitch.”

Mr Cheetham was also a keen hockey player.

Many other tributes have been paid to Mr Cheetham. describing him as “energetic, fun, genuine, passionate about sport and a top bloke.”

The cause of death has not been confirmed.

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