Updated: Sep 20, 2021
It is with great sadness that we must to tell you about the passing of Dudley Room.
Dudley, and his wife Barbara first started coming down to watch Saturday cricket only six or seven years ago. Very quickly they became club fixtures in their own right. Helping at club events, work parties and even putting on cricket teas and all because they loved cricket and because they quickly fell in love with our wonderful club.
Dudley had played cricket for many years, he was a wicket keeper. A role he loved and was extremely proud to see his grandson Carl follow in his footsteps as a wicket keeper at WCTCC.
The last days cricket he was able to watch was our Bank Holiday fun day. He had an absolute ball, watching players of all ages and standards enjoying the game he loved at a club he adored.
Dudley will be missed by all of us at WCTCC. I am sure you will join me in wishing Barbara, Alan, John, Carl and the rest of the Room family love and best wishes at this very sad time.
Dear Family & Friends
Some of you may already have heard that sadly, Dudley lost his year long battle with COPD and lung cancer last Sunday, 12th Sept 2021.
He passed away at home very peacefully and bore his illness with great resilience, courage and dignity thanks in no small way to wonderful nursing by Midhurst Macmillan Nurses, our local GP practice and Community Nurses.
His funeral will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday, 29th September 2021 at The H. D. Tribe Chapel, 101 Eastern Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6PE (01273 452169)
At Dudley's request, for those wishing to attend, traditional attire, but instead of black ties, please wear bright, cheerful ones and ladies to wear a colourful scarf or to tie one to their handbag.
Family flowers only with any donations to Midhurst Macmillan Nurses or towards an inscribed Memorial Bench to be sited at West Chiltington and Thakeham Cricket Club's West Chiltington ground.
Whilst writing, may we thank those of you who have so kindly sent beautiful flowers or written such comforting word on so many cards, for you heartfelt sympathy and condolences. It has been so uplifting to know how much Dudley was loved and how sadly he will be missed.
Barbara, John and Alan xxx
P.S. Notification of intention to attend, would greatly be appreciated for catering purposes. Thank you. Please email Broom34@aol.com