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19:50 on 11 Dec 2015 by Chris
It is with great sadness I inform you of the passing of club member Richard Wiggins. He's given his time generously every season since since the merger however his affinity with Southend on Sea CC goes back many years. While I appreciate what a club man he was, I have asked Rob Dinmore, who's known Richard far longer than I to say a few words.


It is a great honour to be asked by the chairman to write a few words about Richard Wiggins who sadly passed away recently.

Richard has been part of Southend-on-Sea & EMT C.C. (prior to the merger part of Southend-on-Sea C.C.) for 20+ years. He initially came to help document the clubs history & produce comprehensive playing statistics (past and present) which he did with great efficiency. Richard has been a regular supporter of all teams of the club frequently coming to matches and would often score for teams if the regular scorer was unavailable. He was a generous man, not only by the time but was also devoted to the club financially, this was reflected when in 2013 he won the 100 club draw and donated all the 500 pounds winning back to the club.

Richard superseded me as Club Person of the year award in 2003 and I could not think of a more deserving person of this accolade.

Richard was also affiliated with Wickford CC and a regular supporter of that club. In his spare time Richard also devoted his efforts to help those people less fortunate than himself. He was the Publicity Officer & Scorer for the Essex Disability Cricket Association (EDCA) and he also belonged to several groups involved in Human Rights and helping asylum seekers in the Southend area to start a new life free from the persecution and horrible atrocities they had encountered in their home countries.

Richard was an extremely nice, genuine, selfless, humble man and it was both a pleasure & a honour to have know him, he will be greatly missed by both myself and the club.

Rob Dinmore