Obituary - Paul Alfred Butler
Sunday 4th August 2019

Paul Butler (left) and son, Jamie, enjoying a visit to Lord's

Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club have regretfully announced the death yesterday evening of Paul Alfred Butler. He was 81 years old.

Born in Barkingside, Ilford, Paul made his home in Southport and joined the Sandgrounders.

During his time at Trafalgar Road, he was 2nd XI captain, chairman, vice president and an honorary life member.

His son Jamie played for the club's 1st XI and went on to be captain.

Friends and colleagues extend their sincerest condolences to Paul's family.

Paul's funeral will be held on Wednesday August 14th at St James' Church, Lulworth Road, Birkdale PR8 2BQ at 10:00 am followed by Birkdale Cemetery, Liverpool Road at 11:00 am.

Later, there will be a celebration of Paul's life at Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale PR8 2HF from 12:00 noon onwards.

The family requests a traditional dress code, although if you would like to wear any tie or scarf which associates you to Paul through sport, work or any other connection, that would be most welcome. Any general coloured ties/scarves are also fine, including traditional black if preferred.

Everyone is welcome to attend any, or all of the three events and venues.

The family respectfully request donations to Paul's dementia Just Giving site instead of flowers.