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CALDY CC: MIKE RUDDOCK 1933-2022

Date: 27th April 2022

CALDY CC: MIKE RUDDOCK 1933-2022

Caldy lose a prime mover.

Mike Ruddock Funeral arrangements 27th May

We are going to hold a memorial gathering at the club where several people will say a few words at 5.30pm on the 27th followed by a wake, all will be welcome to both or either.Dad was very clear that he did not want a funeral but an event at the club that was a celebration hence the slightly unusual format. We’ve gone for these timings to allow as many people as possible to attend. Please could you also put in the notice that club colours are encouraged especially stripy blazers.

Many thanks Chris Ruddock

   

It is with deep regret that we must inform of the passing of Mike Ruddock. Mike had been unwell for some time, but he managed to get to the match Caldy RUFC v Sale RUFC on Saturday.

Mike was a long serving member of both the Rugby and Cricket sections, he was an opening batsman for the 1st XI and held a number of positions within the cricket section over many decades.

Mike joined the Old Caldeians after school and made his debut for the 1st XV in 1955, he was Captain for two years from 1959-61. He was very involved with the organising of the Sevens Dances in the early 60’s to raise funds for the levelling of the 1st XV pitch which is such an asset to both the cricket and rugby sections. He was Chairman from 1967-69 when a decision was taken to become an open club and it changed its name to Caldy RFC. As Chairman of Caldy Sports Club he was instrumental in the amalgamation of the sections. He was also involved with Calday School and was involved with the purchase of the additional land across the road for the school to provide an all-weather hockey Pitch and Cricket Square together with the changing rooms.

When Caldy decided to recruit coaches and players to improve their record, Mike was instrumental in providing support and funding for an Academy.

Unfortunately, his health deteriorated of late and he had not been able to attend  games recently. However, he did make it up to the game on Saturday, perhaps a fitting tribute to a man who has left a lasting legacy to both the club and school.

We send our sympathy  to his sons and grandchildren

RIP Mike.    

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