Our great friend and Actonian Ernie Charles passed away on 19 January.
Many people will know Ernie best for his umpiring over many years, and for his enthusiastic support for the club teams.
Before taking up umpiring Ernie was hugely respected as a cricketer and leader across the league. Playing for our 2nd XI he led our 2nd XI to a league title in his first year as captain, .
Prior to joining Actonians he was a much-feared fast bowler for Wanstead in the Essex League, taking 10 wickets in an innings three times: an unbelievable achievement for a quick. He was also a member of the national indoor champions team, playing in finals at the Lord’s indoor school.
We received a number of tributes for Ernie and have collated them together; we have presented them to the family in recognition of a man who gave so much to the club.
Ernie Charles Tribute Book.pdf
Actonians Cricket Club