David Hawes remembered

Earlier this year the club was sad to hear of the death in January of David Hawes, former player, Secretary, Chairman and Trustee of the club.

David’s family has provided a memorial plaque that we will hang in the clubhouse to recognise David’s contribution to the club.

Pictured below are Dave Wigmore, Simon Christy and Gerry Mills, who knew David well. Simon (who was playing in the Sunday match against Little Missenden) remembers that David was best man at his wedding, and that David and Liz were always to be found at club social events.

David’s son, Matt, recalls: I have many fond memories of the club, such as asking for my first packet of crisps from the bar when I was about 4 years old. It is also the place where I learned to ride my bike.

David played between 1962 and 1980, and is remembered as a very good wicketkeeper. He was Secretary from 1964-1966 and Chairman from 1976-1980, becoming a Trustee in 1977, a position he held until the time of his death. He was behind the work to extend the pavilion to include the changing room area.

Report from April 1964

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