We have to report the death of a previous member, Tom Coker on New Years Eve.
Tom and his wife Sue have lived in France for the past 18 years, but prior to that, he was a Solicitor in Bicester for 30 years working as a partner at Herbert & Gowers.
Tom lived in Launton and was an active member of Oxfordshire life, at village and town level. In particular, sport was an important activity for him, he played Rugby for Bicester and Cricket for Middleton Stoney CC. Skiing led to their move to France, where they ran a very popular chalet in Chatel, before moving close to Limoges. Their house there had 2 large lakes where his passion for Fishing continued and on occasional trips to New Zealand.
Tom was a member at MSCC from 1979 until 1996 and he was a committee member from 1980 until 1988. He was a dependable middle order batsman and an occasional medium pace bowler. He was however a club member in the fullest sense, his legal advice being invaluable when applying for Licences and the like. His wife, Sue, was always involved in the Tea rota and their four children were happily entertained in the grounds at Middleton whilst cricket was played.
Nick and Di Thompson