It is with regret we inform Tadworth Cricket Club members and friends of the death of one our Life Members Jack Ball.
Jack was a long-standing, committed member of Tadworth Cricket Club..
and not only did he carry on playing in to his 70’s but he fulfilled many positions on the committee to sustain a cricket club in the village.
Jack played a key role in the building of the club house (after a fire in the old wooden pavilion ) and the digging of the trench (with others) from the Dorking Road to the pavilion to bring electricity to the pavilion.
He will be missed by all those that knew him
Tadworth Cricket Club committee
30 January 2021
following with thanks to Paul Griffiths
“Not just a pretty face !” Here Jack Ball keeps score during the Coldharbour Cricket Club match.
In 1996 Jack had a superb season. He amassed a total of over 400 runs (442), captured 6 scalps at an economy rate of 5.53 runs an over and kept wicket on several occasions taking 6 catches and 2 stumpings. In fact in his sixth but sadly final year as Club Secretary there wasn’t much that Jack didn’t contribute to both on and off the field during 1996. Apart from his two superb half centuries this season the catch taken while keeping at Coldharbour when diving full length to his right will always be remembered as one of the seasons classic catches.
A sad time for all who new Jack.
this page as last reviewed and updated 31 January 2021