It is with great sadness that I inform you all that last night our long-standing President Ian Davenport passed away peacefully, with his wife Julia by his side.
Ian was the longest serving President Middleton Stoney Cricket Club has had, with a tenure of 48 years. His is a record that I do not believe will ever be exceeded, and for this and much more he will indeed be a very hard act to follow.
Ian’s generosity was immeasurable, both as our Landlord and President. Sharing their beautiful grounds and clubhouse with us, he and Julia supported countless matches over the years, enjoying seeing young players progress through the club, and becoming friends to so many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Julia, Nick and Claire, and their wider families, at this sad time.
As a club we will hold a minute’s silence before the games this Friday evening and Sunday afternoon as a gesture of our respect. You will see from the photograph the club flag is now flying at half mast, and shall remain so until the day of the funeral.
Peter van de Kerkhof – Chairman