Stanford-Le-Hope Cricket Club
Charlie Dowsett RIP
The Club is sad to announce the passing of Charlie Dowsett for which we send our condolences to all of his family.
Charlie tragically caught COVID-19 a couple of weeks ago and passed away yesterday, 7th October.
Charlie played for SLHCC between 1980 and 1996.
To say he gave a lot to the Club would be a massive understatement. Apart from opening the batting for the 2nd XI for most of his career, he was Fixture Secretary for many years, at a time when we ran three sides on both Saturdays and Sundays. He, along with his lovely wife Pat, organised our first tour to the Cambridge area in 1986 from which many of us still have great memories. He captained various sides throughout the years and was instrumental in developing the careers of many young cricketers in the 1980s and 90s.
Charlie was one of those dependable and practical people that would always put his hand up when a job needed doing.
It was therefore fitting that he made the large SRGUG noticeboard that hangs in our clubhouse today.
For such loyal service to the Club, Charlie was made an Honorary Life Member of SLHCC in 1998.
To a number of older Club members Charlie was a great personal friend who was always fun to be with and so will be greatly missed.
Enjoy that bitter shandy up there in heaven Charlie!
Stanford Le Hope Cricket Club are long serving members of the Hamro Foundation Essex League, we run 4 Saturday League XI's and 1 Friendly Sunday XI.
We have a good youth section with an U9's, U11’s, U13’s and U15’s team as we look to encourage young people being involved with cricket.
We also arrange plenty of social events throughout the year to make use of our excellent clubhouse facilities.
If you are thinking of joining SLHCC, please use the contact us section on the website