Message to all members from the club secretary:

It is with much sadness that I have to inform you that Lawrence Fernandes passed away on Friday 26th April.  At this very sad time our thoughts go out to his wife Monica and son Raphael, and his daughters Suzanne and Lillian by his first marriage to Stella, as well as to all of his family and friends.

I have asked Ramesh Sethi to kindly keep me updated with funeral arrangements so that we might be able to get some members there to support his family on the day.  [Update 14 May: service and burial to be 31 May 2019].

Lawrence will be missed. A regular at every club dinner and a familiar face over the years both on and off the field since 1995. He was also one of a select band of members who played first class cricket in the day, having played for Uganda against Kenya. It is said he would have been a member of the East African squad that took part in the Inaugural ICC World cup of 1975 had he not moved to the UK a few years prior.

Thank you.

Best wishes

Simon

Simon T Collins
Club Secretary