Tributes paid ahead of cricketer’s funeral

Cricketers have paid their respects to Simon Crouchman, who died moments after fielding for his club side Cloghams on August 20.

A minute’s silence was held at the High Roding v Aythorpe Roding match on Saturday, prior to Aythorpe being crowned champions for 2011 with one game to go.

Mr Crouchman, a father of two from Leaden Roding, collapsed in the field during a match against Willingale, he later died after being taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

His funeral will be held on September 7 at St Martin’s Church in White Roding, starting at 2.30pm. The service will be followed by refreshments at the White Roding Social and Sports Club, a place where Mr Crouchman was a long-time volunteer.

All donations and gifts will be donated to the club and can be sent to funeral directors Daniel Robinson and Sons n Haslers Lane in Great Dunmow.

You may also want to watch:

A statement from High Roding cricket club said: “High Roding would like to send their condolences to both the family of Simon Crouchman and to Cloghams Cricket Club on their recent sad loss.”

Mr Crouchman leaves behind two teenage daughters Emma and Sian.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus