FRANK DYSON led a sporting life.
The man who died at the age of 73 counted cricket, football, golf, bowling and swimming among his interests.
He was born the third of five sons to Stanley and Hannah Dyson, of Shop Lane, Kirkheaton. He went to Moldgreen C of E School before joining the textile industry.
He worked at W Whiteleys as an engineer, both before and after his National Service with the RAF. He then moved to the Parkland Textile Group.
Mr Dyson lived in Caldercliffe Road, Berry Brow.
His sporting career began as a cricketer for Huddersfield Boys in the early 40s. He went on to play for the Yorkshire Federation, Dalton and Armitage Bridge.
On the football field, he played for Whiteleys, but later enjoyed great successes with Kirkheaton Rovers, Yorkshire Amateurs, Ossett Town and - for a brief professional stint - with Barrow.
He was also one of three foreigners allowed to play for the Polish side KKS Silesia in Huddersfield.
He also became an accomplished golfer, first at Dewsbury and later at Crosland Heath.
And his love of bowling saw him represent Newsome WMC, Kirkheaton Conservative Club and William Oddys.
Mr Dyson swam as a hobby and twice completed 1m yards.
He was married to Doreen and had a daughter, Maxine, and a grandson, Gary.