Nigel Dawes (25 Mar 1952 - 21 Feb 2021)

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In loving memory of Nigel Dawes who sadly passed away on 21st February 2021.

Due to the restrictions placed upon us all by the COVID-19 Pandemic only 30 people can attend the service; the family will invite those able to attend.

Donations, if desired, are for St Julia's c/o Cornwall Hospice Care and may be made online or sent to the Funeral Director.

Clive Chafer wrote

When Nigel joined Newquay CC, I was winding down after many seasons for the club so I only played with him a few times but I was quickly struck by his phenomenal work ethic on behalf of others.

I remember playing with him at Callington at the end of the season around 2007 when Newquay 3rd XI were threatened with relegation. Nigel bowled extremely well with his bouncy run-up, accuracy and lift, troubling all the batsmen and taking 4 key wickets as well as snaffling 3 quite stunning catches which won the match. Amazing!

However, more importantly, at the end Nigel sought out 2 very young players who had travelled a long way to represent us but had been little involved in the game. He congratulated them on their fielding, apologised that they had not batted or bowled but said that unfortunately this can occasionally happen and that they would of course pay no match fee or contribute to fuel costs. If I recall rightly, these young lads were Dan Ogden and Michael Harding who have since gone on to become stalwarts of the club. This kindness, thoughtfulness and attention to detail was so typical of Nigel.

He was also extremely public-spirited and contributed greatly to to local community. For instance, he continued the good work begun by Jill Willmott and her team at Doorstep Green, a former 'grot spot' not far from where he lived at Treloggan, amongst much else besides.

I had the pleasure of bumping into him now and again in recent times at Trenance Gardens or in the excellent Lakeside Cafe where he enjoyed a chat about cricket of his hobby of photography.

Genuinely selfless people like Nigel are a rarity in life so his memory should be treasured. We shall miss him.

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  • well said Clive.

    Posted by Sam on 16/08/2022 Report abuse
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Stuart Bell wrote

So Sad to hear. Nigel was a great asset to the club for many years. Some 30 plus years ago he gave a lot of us our opportunity to play for Under 16 teams that were very successful and continue to provide players to the club even this long afterwards. I guess in that way his legacy stays on.

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Nick Wilson wrote

A great friend, gave 120% to everything he did, even at the bar, great times at Picket Post, sometimes just could not stop laughing, he was dry but bloody funny, this is really sad times R I P mate

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Mark Burrett wrote

Nigel really was a lovely guy, I’ll always remember watching him play cricket at Ellingham cc with my dad.
Even in later years Nigel would randomly pop in to watch a game and have a beer with us and pup the cricketing world to rights.
I’m currently the 1st team captain at ellingham and from the club I offer our sincere condolences. RIP Nigel. X

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