Eight Ash Green Cricket Club News story

David Cannon RIP

11 Jan 2024

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of David Cannon, better known as 'Cannonball'. 

David was a regular player at The Green in the 70s and 80s.  He had a very distinctive left arm round action, and opened the bowling to great effect with Bill Smith. 

Playing understandably tailed off when a growing farming business, five children and local councillor duties culminating in Mayor of Colchester in 1998-99 took priority.  

David is pictured below, away at Colco in 1977.  Three of the team (DJM, Keith Hammond and Ex Pres) represented the club at his funeral service at Fordham.