Surprise party for Bob

Bob Hedges 80th birthday party at Weston cricket Club, 1971 Cricket players with Bob.

Bob Hedges 80th birthday party at Weston cricket Club, 1971 Cricket players with Bob. - Credit: Archant

Weston Rugby Club stalwart Bob Hedges was honoured with a surprise party for his 80th birthday.

WESTON Rugby Club stalwart Bob Hedges attended a surprise party for his 80th birthday at Weston Cricket Club.

Bob started playing for the town club for the colts before moving to Cheltenham to work for Barclays Bank.

He returned to Weston and started mini rugby, the first club in the country to introduce the idea. Bob was the match day announcer at the Recreation Ground, but retired last season after 40 seasons.

Bob was also a talented cricketer, playing for Weston until he retired at the age of 60, before spending the next five years umpiring. He was also one of the founder members of midweek league side the Spotters.


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He wishes to thank friends and colleagues who attended the party and also to children Debbie, James, Ted and Robert for all the hard work in organising the surprise.

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