John Mangham

John Mangham

I regret to announce the death of John Mangham, an Honorary Life Member of Attenborough Cricket Club, who passed away yesterday, Monday 20th May.
As well as playing for the Club, John volunteered a huge amount of time and played a key role in the Club’s development as a Committee member and Chair from 1996 to 2000.

He ran the Youth Section for a number of years, in addition to coaching on the Test Award Scheme, helping many junior players develop a love for the game and to progress into senior cricket.

John also found time to work on the ground and in the pavilion, using his skills to help maintain the facilities at the Strand to the highest standard.

After finishing playing, John became an umpire, officiating in high-level matches, including the Nottinghamshire Premier League.  For many years he also led the umpire training programmes and was keen to encourage more people to become umpires as he saw it as a very important part of supporting the game.

Visits to the Strand had reduced over the last few years, but it was always a pleasure to catch up with John to talk cricket.  He was keen to see the Club progress across all areas, while ensuring that we held true to our core values which he saw as very important.

We are very grateful to John for all the time and commitment he gave to the Club and pass our sympathy and condolences to his wife Tina & children Jonathan & Jane.

The Club will mark John’s passing at this weekend’s matches at the Strand.

Martin Firbank
Attenborough Cricket Club

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