‘Inspirational’ Bob Rowling dies

Tributes have been paid to Bob Rowling. ANL-160413-135033001

Tributes have been paid to Bob Rowling. ANL-160413-135033001

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Tributes have been paid to Bob Rowling, 80, one of the original ‘Blazers’ at Sudbury Cricket Club, who died last month.

Chairman of Sudbury Cricket Club Louis Brooks posted on the club website: “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Robert Rowling.

“Some of you may not have played with Bob or remember him on a cricket field but he was an inspirational figure to a generation of cricketers of Sudbury and continued as a vice president of the club after he hung up his boots, having served as club secretary for nine years between 1976 - 85.

“Guys like Bob were the reason many of us are at the club now. He was always very positive and polite, and to Bob it was just lovely to be on the cricket field.

“He was Sudbury through and through and just proud to play for the Talbots.

“Bob never had a bad word to say about anyone or anything and was a true inspiration and played the game as it should be. Many of us will have some great memories of Bob and I for one will really miss him.”