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Old 25th January 2014, 20:17   #41
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Very sorry to hear this news. Kim was a great poster here, and I specifically loved his insightful posts about his beloved Warwickshire.
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Old 25th January 2014, 20:19   #42
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Really touching. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 26th January 2014, 08:21   #43
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Really sorry to hear this....

When I started looking outside of 606 to post, one of the first places I went to was the taverners site, and Kim was a regular there, who always made me feel at home on that site, and always had some very interesting things to say.
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Old 26th January 2014, 14:55   #44
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I feel very humble in reading that post Sweaty. Thank you for posting it.
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Old 27th January 2014, 14:39   #45
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I expressed my sadness on the Departed thread, but let me reiterate it here. I'm sorry I only met him the once, and only briefly, but like a lot of us I feel I knew him well.

Thoughts to his family and friends (human and canine).
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Old 28th January 2014, 17:16   #46
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Really touching. Thank you for sharing.
Completely agree.
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Old 28th January 2014, 17:35   #47
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Thanks for the renaming of this section - I can safely say that he would feel truly honoured!
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Old 28th January 2014, 20:11   #48
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Thanks also for that post Sweaty. I, like many on here never met Crabby, but his passing came as a hell of a shock and I will miss his posts and the feeling of him being around greatly.

Along with myself, Yams and SirV, he was an original Readite from back on the old BBC board days and one of my favourite stories of him was when he offered a certain poster and Gojo fan out for a fight in a pub car park There was literally no punches pulled in those debates!!

In terms of his posts on here, although not cricket related, this is one which makes me smile every time I think of it and will do so for a long time to come....

"It gets worse. An hour ago waved away a very full 11 foot tall B&Q delivery van who is heading for my new cottage.

Hes just arrived at the railway bridge just before you get to the cottage.

The bridge is 10 foot off the ground.

And hes just told me that, while the new electric cooker I bought that is part of the delivery is nice, it isnt really the perfect replacement for the current cooker.

Which runs off gas.

Feck.
"

Rest easy fella...
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Old 28th January 2014, 21:37   #49
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He didnít lose his sense of humour, either. He decided that I was to deliver his eulogy in a ridiculous teddy-boy jacket once owned by the lead singer of Showaddywaddy and bought (for a fortune) at a charity auction where I vaguely recall us not being absolutely sober.


Kim mentions that jacket here -

http://www.cricket247.org/community/...y#po st346567
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Old 28th January 2014, 22:29   #50
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Nice gesture from Trott, who of course is going through his own troubles, and my respect for George Dobell grows further.
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Old 29th January 2014, 08:53   #51
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Nice gesture from Trott, who of course is going through his own troubles, and my respect for George Dobell grows further.
What was this? Thanks
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Old 29th January 2014, 11:15   #52
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From the message that sweatysock posted from Kim's wife/ George Dobell:

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In that last week, we were fortunate to be able to give Kim a couple of albums worth of memories and messages from his friends. Among them was a beautiful hand-written letter from Jonathan Trott and a series of other warm tributes from some of those he met on-line, some of those who were lucky enough to work with him and a selection of friends old and new. Itís probably right that the contents of those messages remains private, but they reflected particularly well on the supporters and employees of Sussex and Warwickshire CCCs.
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Old 29th January 2014, 11:26   #53
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From the message that sweatysock posted from Kim's wife/ George Dobell:
Ah, yes, sorry!
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Old 10th February 2014, 17:14   #54
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Allowed myself a little wry smile... according to the travel news there was snow in Wrexham today.

Inappropriate weather = cricket.

We all miss you Kim.
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In the first week or so after he passed I often felt quite down about it. However I thought of so many of his funniest stories and passages of posting and I couldn't help smiling. That was his effect on me. RIP Kim.
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Old 10th February 2014, 20:19   #56
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A lovely service - did you know Kim was an Oxford blue at cricket? Wonderfully warm,loving and emotional words from his wife and sister. George Dobell gave a good eulogy dressed in his Showaddywaddy jacket. Kim's songs included

Beegees - Massaachusetts
george Macrae - Rock me baby
Cat stevens- love my dog

Islands in a stream - Dolly & Kenny

So goodbye to Kim - he will be much missed (and yes it was snowing in Wrexham)
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Old 10th February 2014, 20:26   #57
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A lovely service - did you know Kim was an Oxford blue at cricket? Wonderfully warm,loving and emotional words from his wife and sister. George Dobell gave a good eulogy dressed in his Showaddywaddy jacket. Kim's songs included

Beegees - Massaachusetts
george Macrae - Rock me baby
Cat stevens- love my dog

Islands in a stream - Dolly & Kenny

So goodbye to Kim - he will be much missed (and yes it was snowing in Wrexham)
There are many things that he told us on here and many things that I'm sure we never got to know that would have brought us many a smile. So sad that I only met him twice, so glad that I got to meet him at all. I was certainly enriched for meeting him. Gawd bless yer crabby.
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Old 10th February 2014, 21:24   #58
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Sounds a fine send off Sweaty, many thanks for this and all the other updates.

Stiff upper lip Kimster fella, give them your very best whoever they may be.

'The magical sound… of leather on willow
The sweet smell… of freshly cut grass
The cricketer… crossing the last boundary
To a third innings that would forever last'
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Old 10th February 2014, 21:28   #59
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Not at all surprised to find out that he was an Oxford Blue at cricket (does that mean he played first class cricket?). He achieved so much and yet was so modest about it all.

He led a fascinating life and I wasn't just teasing him when I said he should have written an autobiography: it would have been an excellent read (and one he'd have no doubt championed had it been by and about anyone else).

He will definitely be very much missed.

Hope you gave him a good send off.

RIP Kim.
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Old 11th February 2014, 12:11   #60
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Not at all surprised to find out that he was an Oxford Blue at cricket (does that mean he played first class cricket?). He achieved so much and yet was so modest about it all.

He led a fascinating life and I wasn't just teasing him when I said he should have written an autobiography: it would have been an excellent read (and one he'd have no doubt championed had it been by and about anyone else).

He will definitely be very much missed.

Hope you gave him a good send off.

RIP Kim.
Perhaps someone else will write his story.
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