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Memorial cricket match played for Hampstead Norreys couple murdered by terrorists in Uganda





An inaugural cricket match was played at the weekend in memory of a newlywed couple killed by terrorists.

The first annual Barlow Memorial Cup was hosted by Hampstead Norreys Cricket Club on Sunday to remember village residents David and Celia Barlow, who were killed by ISIS-affiliated terrorists on their honeymoon in Uganda last October.

Hampstead Norreys Cricket Club President, Peter Goulden, and Roy Barlow, father of David Barlow. Credit: Melissa Laurence
Hampstead Norreys Cricket Club President, Peter Goulden, and Roy Barlow, father of David Barlow. Credit: Melissa Laurence

East Woodhay Cricket Club won the cup in a closely-fought match.

Mr Barlow, affectionately known as ‘Lord Barlow’, was a former chairman of the club.

Club secretary Oliver Laurence said: “The event was the perfect occasion to remember two incredibly important people who were much loved within Hampstead Norreys.

“Both Dave and Celia were huge supporters of the local community and the cricket club.

David Barlow and Celia Geyer were killed in Uganda while on their honeymoon
David Barlow and Celia Geyer were killed in Uganda while on their honeymoon

“The game was played in a spirit that Dave would have been so proud of. We miss them both deeply.”

Two memorial benches were unveiled for the couple immediately after the match.

Club members wish to thank the parish council and community for making the day possible, and looks forward to hosting the match each year on the first Sunday in July.

It also thanks The White Hart pub for sponsoring the event.



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