A Fitting Tribute to Roger Cully

A Fitting Tribute to Roger Cully

By James Quinlan
27th July
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Enfield vs. Rosaneri in Roger's memory


On Sunday 21 st July, Enfield CC played Rosaneri CC in a regular fixture but one that both clubs were honoured to make into a tribute to Roger and to support the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Paul and Ian Cully captained the two sides and Enfield CC were represented by players from all generations who knew and respected Roger so much. Julie, Sarah, Jackie, Amy, Lucy, Will and George proudly represented the Cully family and were supported by the Cully canine team of Oscar, Buzz and Woody. A great crowd of families gathered to enjoy the day and pay their respects to a great man and a wonderful family.

Paul Nicholls and Geoff “Arkwright” Aldworth oversaw the umpiring and Sir Ed Barnard kept score. Enfield lost the toss and were put into bat in an entertaining game which saw plenty of runs, good fielding and some dropped catches, tidy bowling and untidy bowling but always played in a wonderful spirit that is the hallmark of this fixture. Andy “Tadpole” Moulding brought a pantomime element to most of his game but as always with a big grin on his face!
Enfield posted just over 200 which Rosaneri chased hard but ultimately fell short on.

Between innings Lyn Gill served a sumptuous cricket tea and food for the spectators, ably assisted by her granddaughters and our President, Chris Gill. After the game Sue Wright provided quiche and homemade salad for all. At the end of the game we also unveiled a new clock in the main hall and also new flagpoles resplendent with the Enfield flag, both of which the Cully family have donated.

Throughout the day through a raffle, an auction and collection boxes just under £1000 was raised for the charity which proves the depth of feeling everyone had about the day and Roger.

All of us were privileged to be there and we would like to thank Rosaneri CC for playing a huge part in the day.

Finally, a special thanks goes to Julie who made sure she welcomed everyone and through what was an emotional day for her and the family was the model of dignity and friendship.

Peter Fairweather
Chairman
Enfield Cricket Club

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