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Bob Smith Bob, an
all-rounder who would fit the bill as “best supporting cricketer” passed away
early in 2017. He played 123 games between
1964 and 1978. In his 103 innings he scored 810 runs at an average of 9.5. His
top score of 40 was against Birkbeck College in April 1975. He bowled 701 overs, taking 133 wickets at an
average of 16.4. His best bowling was his 7-69 v Olinda Vandals in 1964; he
took five wickets on two other occasions. He was elected a vice-president in 1976 and maintained
contact with the Club, playing on President’s Day up until 2010. The Club offers its condolences to Bob’s wife,
Linda and his family.
passed away very suddenly in June 2016 in his 40s. Jon made 319 appearances following
his debut in 1985; had he not spent a number of summers water-skiing and later
living in Austria, his total of 5,801 runs at 22.1 would have been
significantly higher. He is our tenth highest run scorer with a top score of
103, against Shepperton in 2003 http://oldashfordians.play-cricket.com/website/results/55372
Jon was also an energetic wicket keeper with 190 dismissals (the 6th best in
the Club's history), with 61 stumpings. He bravely battled to beat both cancer
and depression and gave a lot back to cricket. He is sadly missed.
Harris, one of the club's top batsmen in the late 1960's and 1970's passed away
in May after a long illness. John made 330 appearances and was one of 31 players
to have turned out over 300 times. He topped the batting average in 1970 and
with 100 catches and 9 stumpings is one of only 22 players to have made over
100 fielding dismissals.A report of one
of John's innings can be found here http://oldashfordians.play-cricket.com/website/match_reports/154688.
John also served on the committee and his contributions were recognised when he
was elected as a vice-president in 1986.
Day - 2017 date and venue TBA President’s
Day is an opportunity for players (past and present), friends of the Old Boys’
and families to get together socially.During a Captain’s XI v Vice-Captain’s XI match lunch is served with
tea, coffee and a bar available all day.
Club Details The Old Ashfordians' Cricket Club was founded in
1928 by former pupils of Ashford (Middlesex) Grammar School. A small
friendly (now wandering club) playing Sunday & midweek fixtures in and
around Surrey & Berkshire. If you are interested in playing for the Old
Boys' then please contact: the Club Captain, Daryl Smith or Vice-Captain Jason
Carr. For more information about the Club or to re-establish contact, please
email the Secretary, David Hallé.