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Henry John Wybourn

(C 1947 - 1951)

Died peacefully at home on October 17 th., 2010 aged 76.

In 1951 John (or Henry as he was more usually known to Old Cranbrookians) left the School, where he had learned his cricket from Frank Evans, whose coaching was based on simple disciplines and he quickly became involved with the Old Boys cricket scene. He started playing with the Cranbrook Lynxes Club the following year.

He continued to play regularly up to the early 1970’s. He was a member of the Committee from 1957 to 1962 and Assistant Honorary Secretary from 1966 to 1974. He was elected a Vice President of the Lynxes in 1978 since when he continued to offer sound advice to the Committee.

It is thought that he never missed a Lynxes week since he started to play for the Club. For many years he would appear with a plentiful supply of apples for weary fielders.

Henry was one of the Club’s stalwarts on and off the field and he will be sadly missed by cricketers of many generations, both Lynxes and those from opposing teams. 

In 2003 The Lynxes introduced a Cup to mark his outstanding loyalty to the club.