It is with much sadness that we have received the news that Bert Ginnever has died recently aged 89. Bert was a very fine number four or five batsman, good enough to play for Bedfordshire on a number of occasions. He played for the Club in the 1950's and 1960's and was Club Captain from 1959 to 1966. He was an absolutely brilliant fielder who expected his team to achieve the same high standards in that aspect of the game. Bert never swore but if his fielders did not come up to scratch , he was not averse to throwing a few 'blinkings' in their direction !! Bert loved his pipe and it was always close at hand, behind the stumps or a sight screen - he even took it into the shower, turned upside down !! Quite a character obviously.
Bert, a chemist by profession, and his wife Connie, moved from Toddington to Northumberland in the late sixties and subsequently, in the 1970's to Somerset., where they ran a general store until their retirement in the 1990's. Bert was also a fine Bridge player and represented Bedfordshire and, until very recently, Somerset. He was also a more than useful golfer, enjoying a membership at Dunstable Downs Golf Club whilst he lived locally.
History has it, that a ride in Bert's car was quite an experience - but one to be avoided if at all possible !
Bert was part of the historical fabric of Dunstable Town Cricket Club and will be sadly missed. His wife Connie, survives him and we send her our heartfelt condolences.
Bert's funeral takes place on Friday 15th August 2016 in Yeovil.
Just to remind you that that the funeral for Keith Hinchliffe will take place on Monday 18th April at 12.00 pm, at Stopsley Crematorium, Luton.
Following the service a reception will be held back at Dunstable Town Cricket Club.
The following sad news was received today from Neil Barker.
'It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of my father and David's grandfather Peter.
Dad passed away on the 5th April aged 87, a very good innings!
In the summer Dunstable Cricket Club was Dads second home. He spent many happy hours watching from the boundary, particularly enjoying David's exploits, mine being far less illustrious!
He always felt at home at the club and was so grateful for the friendship afforded to him'.
Details of the funeral to follow.
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