It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Jimmy Payne at the age of 56. The club extends our sincere condolences to Tracy, Tom and Jack as well as to Ted and Jo, all of whom have themselves been active participants in the club’s activities.
Jimmy was at various times Captain of both the 1st and 2nd teams and we played with and under him for many years, including during our multiple league winning seasons in the 1990s. He brought a huge amount to the club both on and off the field, also serving as Chairman for a time and latterly Vice President.
In recent years Jimmy was the driving force, with Tracy, in re-establishing regular Sunday cricket at CSG, which has been an important part in the development of a group of young players who are now key members of our senior league sides.
There will be time for us to consider an appropriate way for the club to remember Jimmy, but in the meantime we send his family the very best wishes on behalf of the whole club and I am sure that we will all try to support them in any way that we can.
Chris and Simon (Co-Chairmen).