Obituaries and memories of Past Members
We will be adding more close of play entries here soon.
I have just hear from Steve Miller, that his Mother Jean Miller, Widow and Wife of former Club Chairman and Captain John Miller Sr has passed away today.
Jean was Mother of former Player, Colts Manager, and Committee member, the Late John Miller Jr.
Jean was very involved over the years with club affair from fund raising to making teas, and supporting John as Chairman.
Steve wrote to me “it is with a very heavy heart and deep sadness that I inform you that my dear Mum passed away earlier today. I am comforted that she passed peacefully in her sleep and that she is now reunited with my Dad and my brother”
The President Chairnan and Committee of Selsey Cricket Club would like to send their sincere condolences to Steve and Family at this very sad time.
We will let you know the arrangements as soon as we hear.
We have just received the very sad news, that long time Cricket Club Member, Jim Stillman, has passed away after a short illness.
Jims Funeral will be 2:45 pm on Friday 13th April at the Chichester Crematorium
G.H.G “Hubert”Doggart O.B.E
We have just found out today, the former Selsey Cricket Club President and Player, Hubert Doggart passed away on 16th February aged 92.
The Chairman, President and Committee of Selsey Cricket Club pass on their sincere condolences to Susan and Hubert’s family.
Hubert was a Cambridge blue in five different sports (cricket, football, rackets, squash and rugby fives) and captain in four and was a successful amateur cricketer for Cambridge University and Sussex (where he was captain in 1954). He made an unbeaten 215 against Lancashire on his Cambridge University debut in 1948 and this score remains the highest made by a debutant in English cricket.
He represented England in two Test matches versus the West Indies in 1950 (at Old Trafford and Lord’s). Teaching commitments meant that he only played one full summer of county cricket, in 1954.
He later held several offices in sports administration, such as President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) (1981–1982),the Cricket Council (1981–1982), the English Schools Cricket Association (1965–2000) and the Cricket Society (1983–1998). He also chaired the ICC (1981–1982) and the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club (1993–2003). President Selsey Cricket Club.
Selsey were always proud to have Hubert Doggart as President and player .
Walter George Lightfoot
Wally Lightfoot former Chairman, President and Captain of Selsey Cricket Club 6th October 1922 – 1st February 2018