Welcome to the Old Ashfordians’ Cricket Club’s Play Cricket Site
The Club is sad to announce the death of Bob Brooking and offers its condolences to Bob's widow Carol and his family and friends.
Bob played 244 innings for the Old Boys' between his debut in 1947 to 1952. With 48 not outs and an aggregate of 1,131 runs (1,013 for the 1st team) he averaged 5.8 with a top score of 37. He topped the catches in 1951 with 12. Bob bowled rarely totalling 16.2 overs, 2 maidens, 76 runs for 2 wickets (both in 1948). The Club's records pre 1960 don't record appearances accurately, so Bob almost certainly played in more games.
Bob served the Club on the committee both as Fixture Secretary (1954-56) and Secretary (1960-62). He was elected a Vice-President in the mid-1960s and maintained a continuing interest in the Club, corresponding every year with whoever was Secretary. Those attending last year's President's Day will be grateful to Bob and a number of other VPs whose generous donations helped to subsidise the lunch for players and guests.
Once details of Bob's funeral arrangements are known, we will circulate them.
Annual General Meeting
The Old Boy's AGM will be held on Friday 31 January at Ashford Tennis Club, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford.
The meeting will start at 7:30pm. Following the evening's business those members attending are invited to meet up for a meal at a local restaurant.
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.
The Club holds a President’s Day match on a Sunday during the season to which all ex-players and friends of the Old Boys’ are most welcome – as spectators or players.
We always welcome new players and contact from ex-players and friends of the Club. If you are interested in playing cricket for the 'Old Boys' please contact the Club's Team Secretary or Captain. We look forward to a good close season and seeing you in 2014.