Mick Boxall Tribute
Michael Frank Boxall – Obituary
Several hundred people packed St. Bartholomew’s Church on 30 January 2013 to pay an emotional farewell to Haslemere Cricket Club President, Michael Boxall. Michael, or Mick as he was usually known, died at home, aged 73, on 19 January following a short illness.
Mick’s great loves were his family, cricket and horse racing. In 1960 he met Jean Clement and they subsequently married in 1966. They had three sons, Graham, David and Robert. Sport was an important part of the Boxall Family life and Mick spent a lot of his spare time ferrying his sons to football and cricket matches, watching them play and then bringing them back home again. In recent years Mick also had the joy of watching two of his grandchildren, Billy and Scott, develop into talented young cricketers.
Mick was a talented cricketer in his own right – a very accurate medium pace bowler. He was part of the Shottermill team that won the prestigious Flora Doris Cup in 1963. He subsequently won the Flora Doris Cup and the Admiral Dunlop Cup as a Haslemere player.
Mick served Haslemere Cricket Club with distinction, playing virtually every game possible on Saturdays and Sundays. He was Captain for a number of years and helped run the Colts Section. Off the field he served on the committee and ran the bar. After he stopped playing Mick umpired for a number of years and finally, as President, he was an ever present supporter.
Fortunately Jean and sons, Graham and David, are still actively involved at Haslemere Cricket Club. Mick’s youngest son, Robert, lives in Australia with his wife and two daughters.
Mick will be sadly missed at Haslemere – a very hard act to follow.