5th August 1957 to 25th October 2011
It is with considerable sadness that I have to announce that Stewart Duxbury passed away today after a long illness.It is with considerable sadness that I have to announce that Stewart Duxbury passed away today after a long illness.
Stewart played for 14 years (5 as vice captain), continuing to play last year, when his treatment would allow. When he couldn’t play he would umpire, always wanting to remain involved.
Stewart and I were introduced through our mutual enjoyment of sport, shared by our sons.
It is however the times shared on the cricket pitch that he will be remembered most.
He had a robust and competitive approach to sport and indeed to life in general, often winning games through his dogged batting performances.
This with his desire to win and willingness to take part in anyway requested by the captain made him a popular member of the team.
In later years his fielding feats at deep mid wicket became legend. This year he was instrumental in inaugurating the Taverners annual fielding award.
For 13 years Stewarts name was first on the team sheet and it was a tremendous shock to the whole team when in May of last year he shared his devastating news.
The Taverners are made up of two distinct age groups, the under 30’s and over 40’s / 50’s. Stewart was popular with both age groups.
He will be sadly missed by me on a personal level as a close friend but also by his fellow team mates who have lost a great pal and team member.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Gill and family at this sad time.