Rupert Webb, the former Sussex wicketkeeper and committee member, has died at the age of 96.

Webb was Sussex’s first choice behind the stumps 1948 and 1958 and was also a useful tailend batsmen or night-watchman, with a top Championship score of 49 not out against Lancashire at Hove in 1955.

In his 256 first class appearances, he scored 2,685 runs, held 325 catches and made 129 stumpings.

He took up a managerial job with a fuel company after retiring and also served on the Sussex committee as well as playing club cricket for Seaford, where he was president for many years.

He also pursued careers in modelling and acting after hanging up his gloves.

A full obituary will appear in The Argus.