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The Club Announces the Passing of its Current President, Jeff Bird and Past President, Richard Smart

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

It is with deep sadness that the Club announces the sudden passing of its President, Jeff Bird.

Jeff was taken into hospital early on Thursday morning (5th August), but regretfully died later that day.

Despite his determination and fierce reluctance to succumb; his deteriorating health condition proved too great to overcome.

Jeff was President of the Club for the past 10 years and will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts are with Andrea and the family at this difficult time.

Jeff’s Funeral took place on Tuesday 24th August 2021 at The Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge

On Wednesday 4th August the club was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Richard Smart.

Richard joined the club in 1972 when he moved to Cowbridge from Neath. As a top order batsman and slow left arm bowler, he helped the 1st XI win the WCCC in 1972 & 1974.

He served as Club President from 2005-2011 and upon relinquishing that role he was made a life member of the club.

Having retired from playing for Cowbridge, Richard was a regular supporter of the Club and his boys, Jon and Matt, along with the 1st XI, at both home & away matches.

Richard will be sadly missed by all that knew him and our thoughts are with Gaynor, Matt and family at this time.

Richard’s Funeral took place on Friday 20th August 2021

Prior to the match between Cowbridge 2nd XI and Bridgend Town on 7th August, Hugh Williams, Chairman, said a few words of remembrance before both teams stood for a minutes silence.

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