As many of you will know Fred was an integral part of Normandy CC and his dedication and commitment to our Club cannot be underestimated.
Fred joined Normandy CC as a colt in the 1940’s and worked his way up through the ranks, eventually keeping wicket for the best part of 30 years amassing in excess of 1,000 dismissals over the years. He took on the role of Club Secretary on two separate occasions, in the 1970’s and again in the late 1980’s.
Fred’s enthusiasm, energy and persistence were instrumental in the re-development of the pavilion, the creation of the wonderful second ground and the changing rooms that we have there now. He would also quietly work tirelessly away behind the scenes, picking up litter, replacing lightbulbs and watching and encouraging the development of the Colts section. Fred had a wicked sense of humour and would enjoy setting up a ‘discussion’, adding his thoughts and opinions and then watch the direction in which the discussion would develop. He was the most loyal, devoted friend to so many of us at Normandy CC and he his passing will leave a huge hole in the lives of all those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Rest in peace Fred.