All Club Members both past and present will be deeply
saddened by the news of the passing of Doug Bauckham on Sunday 16th July 2017.
The Club offers its sincere condolences to Marilyn, Kezia and Luke and all the
Doug was a member of the Club for well over 40 years during
which time he made an enormous contribution in both a playing and non-playing
As a player, Doug played mainly in the lower elevens, he was
a fine medium pace bowler and a very dependable middle order batsman, who
rarely gave his wicket away cheaply. To this day he still features in four Club
record batting partnerships. When his knees dictated his retirement from
playing he would often offer his umpiring services to the 3rd and 4th XI's.
As a Club Member Doug's contribution was invaluable, his
company Corrie Bauckham Batts have provided generous financial support to the
Club through sponsorship for over 25 years.
Doug has also served on the Committee for many years in his
capacity as a BXI captain, and Social Secretary where he brought the
infamous Bauckham party spirit to many social events and which invariably
always featured raucous renditions of 'I'm forever blowing bubbles'. As an
ex-officio member of the Committee Doug continued to serve up until his
Doug was a keen sportsman turning his hands to many sports,
golf, fishing, tennis , table tennis and most prominently football. He was a
lifelong supporter of the Hammers and many club members enjoyed Doug's
hospitality in the corporate box at Upton Park.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
16th August 2pm at Basildon and District crematorium,Church road,Bowers Gifford, SS132HG and after at Stockbrook Manor,Billericay CM12 0SP.
Family flowers only. We are asking for donations which will be split
between Doug's 3 favourite charities. There will be a donation box at the
crematorium or it can also be done online via the funeral directors - Adam & Greenwood www.afuneral.co.uk.
always said he wouldn't want black at his funeral so we are asking that true
Dougie style black is kept to a minimum with maybe a splash of claret and blue