It is with great sadness that I must share with you the news that our President, Barry Peay, passed away yesterday following a long illness. A true gentleman and scholar, he was a loyal servant to both Horsham Cricket and Hockey Clubs as well as giving many years of service to the main club. His wisdom and intellect saw the club through many difficult times, latterly as a Trustee of the club.
Barry was a lifetime member of Horsham Cricket Club, a very fine opening batsman and agile fielder who latterly represented Sussex senior sides scoring a century on his 70th Birthday for Sussex Over 60’s.
His passion for the game ensured that County Cricket was played regularly at Horsham until recently and he was very happy that it was due to return last year. The setting up for county cricket will never be the same without Barry.
We remain indebted to Barry for his many years of friendship and service to the club and will remember him with fondness and miss him greatly.
Our thoughts are with his wife Sarah and family at this sad time.
Chairman, Horsham Cricket Club.