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1978 K Warren 2000 D Ambrose
1979 K Warren 2001 T Faires
1980 T Faires 2002 D Foster
1981 N Moore 2003 T Faires
1982 K Warren 2004 M Smith
1983 S Goody 2005 N Worship
1984 T Faires 2006 R Sheerman
1985 N Carver 2007 J Lawson
1986 G Geeson 2008 T Webster
1987 D Webster 2009 J Lawson
1988 D Webster 2010 J Lawson
1989 D Webster 2011 J Lawson
1990 D Webster 2012 J Lawson
1991 A Duke 2013 D Lawson
1992 A Duke 2014 A Faires
1993 D Stockinger 2015 A Jellett
1994 D Webster 2016 A Jellett
1995 R Sheerman 2017
1996 S Collins 2018
1997 T Faires 2019
1998 T Johns 2020
1999 R Smith 2021
Ron Thomas Cup

RON THOMAS CUP

Presented to Sunday Batsman of the season

Ron was a west countryman who came to Rayleigh to teach. He was a good athlete and not only did he play cricket for Rayleigh Fairview as a good batsman, he played and coached badminton at a very high level. His wife Pat was also a very good supporter or the club and his son also played for us.
After a medical he was warned that he had a heart murmur and that he should no longer play sport, particularly badminton. He and Pat discussed this and he said that he could not fancy life with no sport so he would carry on regardless. A decision supported by Pat.
About a year later he was playing badminton in a coaching capacity and went for a smash, fell to the ground and died of a heart attack. His wife said soon afterwards that she was on the balcony watching and knew he was dead as soon as he hit the ground.