It is with great sadness that Calmore Sports Club has learned of the death of Trevor Lawrence, a former player, Treasurer and life member of the club following a long illness.

Trevor will be best remembered for his medium-pace right-arm spin bowling that took many wickets over the years; his playing career continued into old age with Calmore Wanderers when the medium pace slowed down to an amble but the spin remained to confuse and defeat the opposition batsmen.

He was also the club Treasurer from 1967 to 1973 and was actively involved in the acquisition and preparation of the land that eventually became Calmore’s home at Loperwood Park in 1981.

LEFT: Trevor in a team picture, second from left at the back.
RIGHT: Trevor helping create Loperwood Park (in the centre)

He was honoured with a Life Membership of the club for his long and distinguished service and playing career and remained a passionate supporter and friend, regularly attending club events and the Annual General Meeting.

Club President Steve Brandes led the tributes to Trevor. “He was a great Calmore man for both Calmore Sports and Calmore Wanderers.

“He was one of the pioneers who helped establish the club at its great Loperwood home and the club will always be grateful to him for his efforts on our behalf. He will be sorely missed by all.”

Pete Lavelle, the Club Chairman, added his thoughts on Trevor. “The committee, players and supporters were saddened to hear of the passing of Trevor Lawrence, who can only be described as a club stalwart.

“Trevor was a player for Calmore in his time and also held various positions away from the playing field but his biggest asset was being an instrumental part of the team that developed Loperwood and helped to make it the fantastic place it is today.

“Everyone who enjoys watching and playing cricket at Loperwood can be extremely grateful to him and his fellow band of members for taking the lead to create our wonderful ground.

“All of our thoughts go out to Trevor’s family in this very sad time. RIP Trevor”

His funeral will take place at Test Valley Crematorium (Ridge) on Friday 24th January 2020 at 14:30. Family flowers only, donations for Prostate Cancer UK c/o Powell’s, Eling Lane, Totton.