It is with great sadness that Gotherington CC announce the sad passing of John Greenall at the age of 85. John moved to Gotherington at the age of 5 from his birthplace in Bishops Cleeve. Always a keen sportsman, John started to play cricket for Gotherington after the war and was a member of the Gotherington CC team who played Gloucestershire CCC in Gotherington in 1948. John played regularly for the Club throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s (after the 1965 restarting of the Club). John’s stories of the Club’s away games when the players would often stop at 4 or more pubs on the way back to The Shutters were legendary. John had a fantastic knowledge of the village and his book (written in conjunction with Bill Spragg) titled ‘John Greenall’s Gotherington’ is a must read for anyone who loves this village. John will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
The Club sends its condolences to John’s wife Pam, his children Jonathan & Lorraine and family.