Obituaries in 1969

CHIESMAN, CHARLES STUART, who died in hospital on March 6, aged 73, was father-in-law of the Kent and England captain, M. C. Cowdrey. After serving 18 years on the Committee, he became Chairman of Kent C.C.C. in1959 and held the position till his death. He was the county President in 1947 and High Sheriff of Kent in 1967. Head of a chain of stores which bore his name, he did a vast amount for charity, particularly for service men blinded in the First World War, in which he himself was twice wounded. A great benefactor of the Kent Club, he was chairman of both the Executive and Appeals Committees of the Kent County Playing Fields Association. Founder of the Otters S.C., he at one time captained Kent at water-polo.

GODAMBE, SHANKARRAO RAMACHANDRA, who died on December 6, aged 70, was a member of the India team who toured England in 1932 under the captaincy of the Maharajah of Porbandar, scoring in all matches 200 runs, average 10.52, and taking with swing bowling 28 wickets for 25.46 runs apiece. He represented Bombay in the Ranji Trophy competition and the Hindus in the Quadrangular Tournament, in the 1925 final of which he hit 61 and 51 not out. For the Hindus against A. E. R. Gilligan's 1925-26 M.C.C. team at Bombay, he (58) partnered C. K. Nayudu while the last-named hit 153, including eleven 6's and thirteen 4's, in one hundred minutes.

GOODRIDGE, ANTHONY, who died in South Africa following a stroke on December 31, aged 61, was a popular member of the cricket, Rugby football and golf reporting fraternity. Born in Newfoundland, he was educated at Marlborough and was in turn schoolmaster, golf club secretary and hotelier before turning to journalism. He began his career as a writer with the Irish Times, served for many years with the Manchester Guardian and then joined the sports staff of the Daily Telegraph. He wrote with distinction and humour. He toured with British Lions Rugby teams in South Africa in 1962 and Australia and New Zealand in 1966.

HILLS, JOSEPH JOHN, who died in October, aged 71, played as a professional batsman for Glamorgan from 1926 to 1931, scoring 3,252 runs, average 20.58, for the county and bringing off 92 catches. He hit six centuries, the highest being 166 against Hampshire at Southampton in 1929. From1939 to 1956 he was on the list of first-class umpires and he stood in the Fourth Test Match between England and South Africa at Leeds in 1947. A popular personality, he was also a good Association football goal-keeper, playing as a professional for Cardiff City, Swansea Town and Fulham before injury compelled him to give up the game. In the First World War he won the Military Medal while serving with the Royal Engineers.

PARKINSON, LEONARD W., who died on March 16, aged 60, played as a professional all-rounder for Lancashire from 1932 to 1936. In that time he scored 2,132 runs, average 21.53, and, with leg-break bowling, disposed of 192 batsmen at a cost of 29.44 runs each. His highest innings was 93 against Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford in 1934. Also a sound fieldsman, he held 49 catches.


CAPT. EVERARD LEATHLEY ARMITAGE was stated in Obituary, 1969, in the 1970 edition to have played for the Army and Hampshire. This was not the case: the Hampshire cricketer was, in fact, Brigadier Edward Leathley Armitage, who died in 1957.

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