RICHARD (Dick) MESLEY
Dick Mesley died earlier this week and will be buried next Monday.
He was a life-long enthusiast for the Club since making his debut in 1966.
A team player; a superb fieldsman who won the 1st Grade fielding award twice; a gritty middle order batsman (over 1000 runs in 1st Grade); former Secretary of the Club; a Cricket Blue; an esteemed Vice President of the Club since 1970; a Life Member of the SUCC Foundation and the father of Michael Mesley who also played for the Club (1995-98), Dick was the source of much optimism, good humour and fond memories.
His passing is all the more poignant, coming so soon after Mick O'Sullivan this year and Ian Wolfe last year, both of whom Dick played with in 1st Grade in the early 1970s.
There will be a more personal tribute for the website and in the Club's next Annual Report.
We have lost one of our finest.