It is with heavy heart I inform you of the death of Julia Davenport, the loving wife of our late President Ian, mother of our current President Nick and grandmother to one of our young players Max.
Julia and Ian took ownership of the estate exactly 50 years ago, and they both gave their unwavering support to Middleton Stoney Cricket Club from the day they arrived, for which we will be eternally grateful.
For many years Julia was a regular at the pavilion on a summer Sunday evening, engaging with all who attended our matches, and helping to make it such a welcoming environment. Her kindness and generosity came to the fore when she encouraged the club to start hosting an afternoon tea at various local establishments, for the benefit of the wives and girlfriends of the players, to thank them for their support.
Although due to her illness we have not seen very much of Julia recently, we all took an interest in her wellbeing, and would often ask Nick how she was doing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those Julia leaves behind, to her children Nick and Claire and their families. She will be sadly missed.
Julia’s funeral will be at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 9th May at All Saints Church.
Rest in peace Julia.