RIP John Watling

John Watling raced for Gorton Pirates and later Denton. He was one of the sports top riders in the 1960’s through to the 1970’s and represented Manchester, Lancashire and England before retiring and turning to cricket.

John was a classical opening batsman who had the ability to bowl an excellent leg break and who later as Club Chairman was the driving force behind Ashton-on-Mersey Cricket Club successes both on and off the field.

John will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and sincere condolences to his wife June, daughter Ruth, son Mark, and grandchildren.