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Remembering Honorary Life Member David Stewart

Remembering Honorary Life Member David Stewart
11 Nov 2021

It is with great sadness that Weston super Mare Cricket Club acknowledges the death of Honorary Life Member David Stewart.

David’s commitment to our club as a player, captain, youth coach and administrator leaves a legacy that both he and our club can be very proud.

David’s playing credentials were spotted very early as a former Weston Grammar School slow left arm orthodox spinner who also went on to represent Somerset County Cricket Club at both junior and youth level. There followed many seasons throughout the mid 70’s as a regular 1st XI player with Weston super Mare Cricket Club taking many treasured wickets and as a sturdy middle order left-handed batsman.

Throughout this period David was also instrumental along with a few dedicated Committee Subgroup members in initiating and completing our Sports Hall Development Project. A recent chapter in the History of Weston super Mare Cricket Club book pages 128-130 appropriately acknowledges David’s leadership, commitment, passion and resilience to ensure this fantastic resource we have remains a beacon of success in our club’s history. Not content with this David during this same period from 1979 and throughout the 80’s also ran the junior and youth coaching section with other notable parents and senior players. This selfless passion and commitment has contributed to providing numerous local talented cricketers who have gone onto gain both senior club and representative honours.

Post cricket David sought his other passion of golf, as a lifelong member David played for Worlebury Golf Club. As well as playing off single figures one of David’s many highlights was being a National finalist at the Hennessy Pro-Am Championships in 1990 with his great friend Gary Marks as the Pro.

David was a very proud husband to Lindy, father to Andrew and Vikki and an extremely proud grandfather to Vikki’s daughters Molly and Marnie and Andrew’s daughters Ella and Olivia; all those mentioned above adored David’s devotion to them and any time spent with ‘Bampy’ was cherished. A humble man whose achievements outweighed a polite and lovely personality.

Whilst the club joins David’s family in mourning his departure David’s legacy remains at the forefront of our Clubs history.

Rest in peace David

Funeral arrangements – A Celebration

Weston Crematorium, Ebdon Rd, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9NY

Thursday 25th November 2021 @ 1.30pm and afterwards at Worlebury Golf Club, Monks Hill, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9SX

Dress – In celebration of David the family would suggest smart casual dress / black not necessary

Sending flowers is of course your choice but should you wish to make a donation instead please consider Weston Hospice Care https://www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/

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