(1943 – 2018) Lymington Cricket Club
John was not only a keen supporter of the senior sides and a regular spectator on a Saturday, he was also a valued helper on a Monday evening at colts training. John died on the West Indian island of Anguilla where he spent his winters. It was on that island last winter that he met the ex-Hampshire player Cardigan Connor and helped arrange for Anguilan Dimitri Adams to play for Lymington last season. John lived for his cricket and although he never played cricket for Lymington, in Sunday friendly circles he was known as a very successful batsman for Lobsters CC. A note on Lobsters’ website talks of John as “probably the most talented cricketer of all the Lobsters and certainly one of the loveliest men any of us have had the privilege to know”. The tributes were continued by his former employers Woolley & Wallis from whom he retired as a senior partner in 2006 having been with the firm since the late 1960s: “John was greatly respected and loved by the great many clients and friends that he met during his time with Woolley & Wallis. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered”.
A Service of Celebration for the life of John Twentyman will take place at Romsey Abbey on the 18th May 2018 at 2pm. Donations in memory of John for the Oakhaven Hospice, Lymington and the Tender Loving Home for the Elderly, Anguilla may be sent to A H Cheater Funeral Directors, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8BY.