CRICKET was declared the winner at a special match in memory of a talented sportsman on Saturday.

Tranent and Preston Village, and Holy Cross cricket clubs play each other every year but the weekend’s fixture at Prestonpans’ Polwarth Park was named the Aiden Hoenigmann Memorial Friendly.

Twenty-seven-year-old Aiden, who played for both clubs and also captained Ross High RFC, sadly died in January.

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His stepdad, Scott Russell, is club secretary at Tranent and Preston Village Cricket Club.

He said: “It was a good day but quite difficult as well.

“His first club was Holy Cross, although that was quite a number of years ago.”

Scott described Aiden, who had a partner, Sarah Mercer, and a seven-year-old son, Oskar, as “a fabulous batsman”.

Discussions are expected to take place over the coming months about the prospect of the Aiden Hoenigmann Memorial Friendly becoming a regular fixture.

Scott added: “We will have a chat with Holy Cross in the coming months.

“They are really, really nice guys and I would imagine it will probably be something we will discuss.”

Former Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School and Ross High School pupil Aiden worked as a business analyst for Royal Bank of Scotland.

After feeling “not himself”, he then took unwell.

He was taken to hospital and placed in a medically induced coma before passing away on January 8.

An online fundraising appeal was set up to support his son, which has raised more than £29,000.