Mike Robinson, from Oswestry, has died at the age of 65 following a short battle with illness.

He was known to many across the county as a journalist on newspapers in Shropshire and North Wales.

But Mr Robinson was also a leading member of Oswestry Cricket Club for around 40 years, became chairman, and was instrumental in building the club up to the position it is in today.

Mr Robinson began his career in journalism at the Border Counties Advertizer, before spending 13 years as deputy sports editor on the Evening Leader in Wrexham.

He joined the Shrewsbury Chronicle in 1988 and spent 21 years as editor of newspapers in Shropshire including the South Shropshire Journal, Mid Wales Journal, Hereford Journal and Ludlow Journal.

In recent times Mr Robinson returned to North Wales Newspapers working on the Border Counties Advertizer and the Whitchurch Herald.