It is with great sadness that we report that Laurie passed away last night; he had become very frail of late.
The funeral will be a private, family-only, affair though the Club will be represented, by invitation.
Mark Murrell has commented, “I think it would be appropriate for the Club to pay its respects to Laurie at the commencement of round 2 of the Club Championship on the 22nd October, a competition he had a close association with and whose ethos as Controller is one that I follow today. Ever courteous and efficient, Laurie informed me of his withdrawal from the club championship yesterday, ahead of my intended visit this evening.”
Laurie was a member of the Club for 25 years, since 1994-95, and was Tournament Secretary from 1998-99 until 2009-10, a period of 12 seasons, but this was not his first administrative appointment, since he had already been elected captain of our London League second team when he was elected as Tournament Secretary and indeed held both posts until stepping down from both at the 2010 AGM.
A gracious and gentle man.