Tozer memorial fund opened

PUBLISHED: 15:29 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 June 2010

A FUND has been set up by Exmouth CC and Devon CCC to pay for a permanent memorial to club stalwart John Tozer, who died earlier this year. Tozer's entire cricket career was with Exmouth, starting as a teenager in the early 1960s. He is remembered by tho

A FUND has been set up by Exmouth CC and Devon CCC to pay for a permanent memorial to club stalwart John Tozer, who died earlier this year.Tozer's entire cricket career was with Exmouth, starting as a teenager in the early 1960s. He is remembered by those who played with him as someone with outstanding ability whose tactical acumen and general awareness of the game were exceptional.John was Devon treasurer for 17 years, when once again his expertise was acknowledged by the committee and those with whom he came into contact.With the support of Lynda, and children Jeremy and Rachel, the memorial fund has been set up.The proceeds will be put towards the installation of a new electronic scoreboard on the Exmouth ground. In view of the large number of runs John scored for Exmouth, this will be a fitting tribute and will serve as a permanent memory of his contribution both to Exmouth and Devon cricket. It will be particularly appropriate as Rachel is the scorer for both Exmouth and Devon.Tozer was well known in Exmouth, having gone to school there and from being involved in other sports locally, including rugby, badminton and tennis. He spent the majority of his professional life working in the financial world in Exmouth. It is hoped the many people who knew John, either through sporting or professional connections, might make a donation to the fund. Donations will be acknowledged on a plaque on the new scoreboard.Peter Langford, the Exmouth chairman, is co-ordinating the appeal. Donations can be sent to Exmouth Cricket Club, The Maer, Exmouth, EX8 2AY. Cheques should be made payable to the 'John Tozer Memorial Fund'.

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