Chingford Cricket Club News story

Buddy Jessop - Funeral Details

11 Aug 2019

It is with great sadness we have to inform members of the passing of Buddy Jessop. Our thoughts and our sincere condolences go out to his family at this difficult time.

The arrangements for the funeral are as follows –

- Funeral: Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 11am at the City of London Crematorium, South Chapel, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ. (Please, no flowers but any donations to the Alzheimers Society would, we are sure, be gratefully received)

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And then afterwards -

- Same day, 2-4pm (maybe until later) at Woodford Wells Cricket Club in order celebrate his life with family and friends

The family would love to see any of his old Chingford friends and acquaintances at either or at both

Buddy started his cricketing career at Chingford, making his debut in 1946 (incidentally in the same match as Derek Harwood), and progressed through the elevens, going on to be Club Captain in 1966. Buddy also represented the Club Cricket Conference and was awarded a Conference Cap in 1959. Buddy was also Chingford CC Vice President for a while in the early 1980s.

Buddy's trademark was as a deadly accurate seam bowler,and  rarely if ever did he bowl a loose delivery and was the 4th highest wicket taker in Chingford CC history with an incredible 1300 wickets. What is also amazing was his bowling average was just 14.05 and his economy rate 2.81 runs per over.With the bat Buddy also made some useful contributions and he scored 5774 runs for Chingford.

Buddy was a great team and clubman, always finding the time to encourage young players and pass on words of wisdom

In the early 1980s Buddy moved on to Woodford Wells CC so he could play with his sons Barry and Mark and he concluded his career at Monkhams Lane

Buddy was also actively involved in our sister Club Chinghoppers CC, and was President in 1976 and Senior Life President at the time of his passing

A true Chingford CC Legend, Buddy will be sorely missed.


Please click on the link below to donate to the Alzheimers Society