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Death founding member Jennet Blake 19 Apr 2019 .

Members learned with sadness of the death of our founding member Mrs Jennet Blake.

Jennet was undoubtedly the driving force behind the creation of the Club in 1996. From very humble beginnings playing on the village playing fields, she realised there was sufficient support for a club. In 2003 the opportunity arose to lay courts at the Cricket Club and it took a further 3 years to arrange the necessary lease, prepare the grounds and eventually start playing.

Jennet was obviously a very determined lady to have achieved so much for the club for which current members are eternally grateful.

I did not know Jannett personally but those who knew her, will confirm that the successful establishment of the club was largely down to her initiative, dedication, hard work and enthusiasm for the game.

A full history of her achievements in setting up the club and the difficulties that she overcame can be found on the HISTORY page on this website.

The Chairman has sent a letter of condolence Jennet's family.