The Club is deeply saddened to announce that our Treasurer John “Clack” Chambers passed away early on Tuesday morning at RD&E Hospital Wonford. John was just 60 years of age.
“Clack” had been associated with Cullompton Rangers for many years and made a massive contribution to bring the Club to where it is today. He was Chairman when we made the decision to step up to the South West Peninsula League in 2007 and he was a proud man after convincing the League that we should stage the opening game of the new League on 11th August when we entertained Witheridge in front of more than 200 people. He was also instrumental in setting up our Youth Section with Dick Bedford and this continues to thrive today. It is sad that he had recently decided to rejoin the committee as Treasurer beacause “he wanted to put something back into the Club” and he would be more disappointed than anyone that this chance has been snatched away from him.
To say the John was a “Legend” in Cullompton is not an overstatement. Nearly everyone in the town knew him for his sense of humour and his ability to tell a story and believe me there were many of them. The Club and town are going to miss him greatly.
Our sympathies go out to Tina, the boys and all of the family at this sad time, I am sure that they are all devastated but we are all here if you need us for anything.
Finally on a personal note, Sunday lunchtime and visits to Somerset to watch the cricket will never be the same without my best mate.
Rest in Peace.