The Stanmore Cricket Club - Gone too soon

Ross Chiese

Husband Father Grandfather Chairman Friend LEGEND Cock!
Strong, Kind, Generous, Funny.....and the list goes on
Devastatingly taken from us too soon
Ross you have left a void we cannot fill and we will always miss you!

Hi guys. Greetings from WA. Woke up this morning to the awful news about Chiesey. Steady had told me about his plight. I'm not sure there's a good way to go, but poor Ross got dealt the worst of the worst. Not sure why, but I had him down as totally bomb-proof and destined to live to be a hundred. Shows what I know. Guess we've all known him since the 1970s. Imagine SCC and wider cricket community been in a state of shock to last week or so. If anyone can let me know of any funeral/memorial arrangements I can send some sort of message from over here.  Suppose that we should all be grateful for having known such an extraordinary character, and that we should make the most of things cos none of know what's around our next corners. Love to all. Take care JT and Petra.

Andrew Moulding at Enfield Cricket Club. 

Hi Angus, I heard late last night that Ross has passed away and I know you were close to him as a fellow fast bowler and friend. Very sad to hear. ECC are thinking of you and of course SCC. I’ve spoken to various ECC players including Morgan, Keable, Higgs and Martin Beale who all send their best wishes to Ross’s family and of course SCC. Very sad
Take care mate.

John Poore at Ealing CC


  Absolutely devasted as I am sure many are at the news received today. I cannot believe such an almost silly happening on a golf course can result in what happened to Ross. He will clearly be very much missed by your club especially having taken over being “Father of the House” from Graham. Not sure why it is that the goodens are always taken first. Many happy memories except when he ran me out from the boundary with his strong arm on the fifth ( in my fitter days and with original hips !). One recalls his competitiveness on the field of play and his drinking habits in the bar – a good friend who produced much camaraderie and banter.

Please convey my, and all at Ealing CC, condolences to his Family and to your Great Club – may he now Rest in Peace and just look down on us being as critical as ever !!

In absolute shock


David Sorensen (Brondesbury)

Please pass my condolences to Ross' family and all at Stanmore CC.  A great man and a terrible loss.  Very upsetting news.
So many memories of playing against Ross!
Regards David Sorensen (Brondesbury)

From West Harrow CC
I always remember seeing Ross's name in the local paper bowling for Stanmore years ago. Also seeing him in more recent years at The Mayor of Harrow Final when he was Club Chairman. Deepest condolences from all at West Harrow CC.

From Harrow Town CC
Sorry to hear about Ross.... deepest condolences to Stanmore, his family and friends from all of us @ harrow town cc

From all of us at MTSSC
Sorry to hear about Ross may he RIP and our deepest condolence to his Family and all at Stanmore. 
From all of us at MTSSC

From Bessborough CC
Sorry to hear the sad news about Stanmore Chairman Ross. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and Stanmore cricket club.
From Bessborough.

From Asitha Jayaweera SLCUK - Chairman
Good morning Navin, thanks for letting me know. I know you were close to him and he was really helpful to us when we were setting up the cricket scholarship scheme with Stanmore CC. Please accept my condolences. Asitha

From Karia family
Hi Stephanie, so saddened to hear about Ross, please please pass on the deepest condolences to his family and all at Stanmore from karia family 

From Alan Flook
So sorry to hear about Ross. A real character, not always the easiest, but was a tireless worker for the game and the club. I liked him and appreciated all his good points.