TRIBUTES have been paid to former Bradford Sunday Alliance League correspondent Trevor Adams, who has died from a stroke aged 74.

“He used to say: ‘Tell me what happened and I will put it in’,” recalled league secretary Bob Murgatroyd. “He was a really, really top bloke and covered the league for the Telegraph & Argus for over a decade.”

Apart from publicising the league, Trevor was also latterly a referees’ assessor, and his widow Sylvia said: “They had to do what he told them.

“He loved his sport, whether it be football or cricket, and he loved writing for the Telegraph & Argus.”

Trevor was also a cricket umpire and was the immediate predecessor as umpires’ appointments’ secretary for a season to Dave Bell in the Aire-Wharfe League.

Bell said: “He was an umpire in our league for about three seasons but also umpired in other leagues in the Leeds-Bradford area. He was very friendly – a nice man.”

Adams, a bread salesman for Mother’s Pride, leaves a wife Sylvia, a son Gary, daughters Tracy and Karen, grandsons Adam, Ben, Joshua, Jack and Leo, plus granddaughters Lauren and Isobel and was a great-grandad to Laynee.

Trevor, who also leaves a sister Peggy and had a brother David who predeceased him, had a private funeral service due to Covid-19 restrictions.