A FUNDRAISING campaign to provide a permanent memorial to a cricket stalwart is approaching the final over with its target in sight.

In November, Dunfermline and Carnegie Cricket Club mourned the loss of former captain and president Tom Gibson, who died at the age of 72.

Tom, who first joined the club as a schoolboy in the late 1960s, served the club with distinction for more than half a century, with his talents being displayed as an excellent batsman and occasional off-spin bowler.

Also a keen player with Dunfermline Carnegie Hockey Club, Tom's presidency saw the club begin to engage professionals again for the first time since the decade in which he first joined, and a string of quality players arrived at McKane Park as pros.

Latterly, Tom would continue to travel to support the club, while he was also the chairman of the McKane Park Trustees, who factor the cricket area and first XV rugby pitch at the ground.

A short time after his death, the cricket club set up a Just Giving page to buy an electronic scoreboard for their ground in his memory, and generous donations from the local community have set them well on their way to their £5,000 target.

Current club president Martin Honeyford said: "We are now in the last over of the Just Giving page and we would love to reach the required target and provide Tommy with the ideal memorial."

If you wish to make a donation, you can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tom-gibson-memorialfund?utm_term=QYrxGYdvx.