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Ted Clark remembers Ron Hooker

I was profoundly saddened to hear the news of the death of my dear friend Ron, a good bloke who will be missed by so many in the cricketing and golfing fraternity.  Ron passed away in hospital quite remarkably on his 84th birthday on the 22nd February 2019.



Ron Hooker 1935-2019

Ron joined the CCGS in 1962 and was a very active member of the Society.  In 1981 he became Captain and eventually President from 1990 to 1993.  He was a very competitive, positive golfer and as his name suggests prone to the occasional powerful hook.  Never someone to play short, he had the reputation of over clubbing at the 18th hole which several times over the years brought the clubhouse into play!!.

A determined, talented and positive cricketer with both ball and bat, he played for Middlesex 300 times between 1956 and 1969 and was capped in 1959.  He made over 8000 runs including 5 centuries, his top score being 137 against Kent at Gravesend and took 490 wickets, the best being an outstanding 7 for 18 against Worcester.  After his retirement from Middlesex he played some cricket for South Hampstead and Buckinghamshire CCC.


Golf was very important to him as well as bridge.  Ron and his wife Ann both played at Northwood where they had many good friends.  He enjoyed travel and spent a number of holidays in Southern France and other places on the continent  He was a very caring husband, but sadly Ann passed away some years ago.  He leaves behind their only son Iain

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