With the sad news that Bob Ashby died last week, Bron has lost one of its great and enduring characters.
I first joined Brondesbury as a squash player in the late 80s and will always remember his actors baritone booming out encouragement (and occasionally chastisement) from the spectators gallery during club matches – and always followed up with a few beers and insightful post-match analysis. Bob continued his enthusiastic support of both squash and cricket teams right up to his untimely death last Thursday.
Bob was Club President in 1999/01, served on numerous cricket and squash committees and was a tireless ambassador for Brondesbury throughout his long association with the club.
He’ll be sadly missed by all.
There is not going to be a funeral as Bob dedicated his body to medical science. However, there will be a 'get together' to remember Bob at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club, where he was also a member, on Wednesday 27th February from approximately 1.00pm-4.30pm. All are welcome and the bar will be open.
There is also going to be an event at Bron for Bob and I will be in touch with further details soon.