Hayes Cricket Club News story

Rest in Peace Bob King

09 Mar 2018

It is with great sadness that we received news of the passing of Bob King.

Any person who knew the man will remember Bob with great fondness. 

A happy smile and a pleasant humorous man to be in the company of.  Bob up until he and Carrol moved to the South Coast was an essential and highly popular member of our club.    Running the bar, helping with social events, pretty much running the club.

This despite Bob having undergone a heart transplant, a success story for Harefield Hospital to highlight.

A member of the club since the 80’s Bob along with his wife Carrol was instrumental in rescuing the club at the turn of the century.   It is fair to say that Bob was one of the most important persons in our recent history

Following a difficult period when we were reduced to just one XI and imminent closure Bob along with others stepped forward to help.   Taking control of the day to day requirements Bob encouraged others to assist and rebuild the social membership to impressive effect.

What we enjoy today is in no small part due to the committees that Bob was a part of.  

Our extended lease, our agreement with the brewery, the refurbishment of the function hall bar and of course the addition of the members bar.

Each of these projects can be attributed to Bob and the GMC of the time.

Bob highly enjoyed Darts as a sport and was a pretty decent player (Nine dart finish).   Bob encouraged several teams to use Hayes CC as their base for league matches.   This ensured the club was used on a daily basis and assisted in bringing many new members to the club increasing our membership greatly.

The club recognised Bob’s efforts and awarded him Honorary Life Membership, quite rightly so.

We offer our sincere condolences to Carrol, Robert, Caron and all of his family.

A great person sorely missed, may he rest in peace.