Brian Lawless – Orsett CC and former Essex Sunday League Chairman

We are sorry to announce that Brian Lawless, former Chairman of the Essex Sunday League and long serving member of Orsett CC and the London Fire Brigade CC, passed away on Wednesday 4th April 2012 after a quite heroic fight against cancer.  Bob Southward, Chairman of the Essex Sunday League said: “Whilst we all knew that he was seriously ill and that the prognosis was not good, his passing still comes as a shock.  The Essex Sunday League owes Brian much for all the hard work he expended in creating the League and seeing it grow in strength. He was also fearless in tackling the issues brought about by the changes in cricket and in society.  We will miss him very much – may he now rest in peace”. 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Friday 20th April at Basildon Crematorium at 10.40am, Church Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, SS13 2HG.  Family flowers only. The family would like to help repay the wonderful treatment Brian received at Fair Havens Hospice. Donations can be sent to them direct under Brian’s name to: Fair Havens Hospice, 126 Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8HN.  Alternatively the funeral directors (The Co-operative Funeral Care, 16, Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island, SS8 7AE) will collate donations and will collect them on the day.