It is with much sadness that I learnt recently that Dave Green passed away on 6th July aged 75 years.


Always a keen and enthusiastic player, Dave was playing for Hadleigh Forum until the end of the 2003/04 season and indeed won the Over 70s event in the Southend Closed Championships in 2001/02 and 2003/04. To my knowledge, he played in the Southend league for well over 30 years I first played against him in his days of playing for Badalex TTC in 1970. I am sure that many players along with myself will fondly recall battling against Daves unorthodox hard-bat style win or lose, Dave always gave 100% in each match .


The League have lost a true stalwart and sportsman and our thoughts go out to his wife and family at this sad time.


Graham Farmer