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Jack Tomlin service Sat 25th March
Fri Mar 24, 2017 17:09

Thanks to WW Ex-Players Association for the following

After a private cremation service for Jack Tomlin, his family are looking forward to friends and former teammates remembering the 1957 FA Amateur Cup hero at a special memorial service on Saturday, March 25. This will take place at St John the Baptist Church, Church Road, Cookham Dean at 11.30am with refreshments afterwards at the Women's Institute Hall just below the church and opposite the war memorial. 
The former Blues’ winger and President of WWEPA died in hospital after a brief illness at the age of 88 on February 8. A talented all-round sportsman, he played cricket for High Wycombe and Bucks and was a regular golfer at Winter Hill. But he was better known for his exploits at Loakes Park where he was a regular for nearly a decade, making 226 appearances and scoring 71 goals.
A key player in the Sid Cann squad that won Isthmian League title for the first time in 1956, he was also a regular the following season when they repeated that and reached the FA Amateur Cup Final. The five survivors left from that Wembley side that lost valiantly against Bishop Auckland  - Dennis Syrett, Jim Truett, Len Worley, Cliff Trott and Mike Wicks along with other squad players from the 1950s including special friends Dennis Atkins, Dick Tunmer and Derrick Draffan, are likely to attend along with other players from down the decades.
Wycombe Wanderers have kindly invited all ex-players to travel back to Adams Park that afternoon for the home League match with Notts County along with family members as they celebrate Jack’s 65-year association with the club. If you are planning to attend the memorial service and/or the match, then please let John Bignell know so we can cater properly for numbers.

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