It is with deep regret and sadness we announce the death of Old Owens Association member, Old Owenian (1960-66) and Old Owens Cricket Club legend & stalwart Keith Freeman who passed away in Barnet Hospital on Saturday 20th October 2018 after a bout of illness.
Keith captained the 1st XI from 1980-1990 and was an opening bowler who took many wickets with his ‘slingy’ action especially on bouncy wickets. He was also an aggresive batsman batting from any number between 1-5 whose favourite shot was the cover drive. His favourite fielding position was in the Slips where he made catches look easy.
During his time with the Cricket Club, Keith held many other roles i.e. Club Captain, Secretary, Treasurer & Vice President.
Keith was a jovial character, very witty, generous, a good raconteur & quite easy going unless you upset him. His favourite drink at the Bar was a ‘Double Gin & Tonic’.
After his playing days finished Keith was an avid supporter of the Cricket Club and would come every week when available and watch all the Owens teams playing at Coopers Lane.
Keith will be missed by everyone at the Cricket Club & condolences go out to his wife Nobuko, children Lisa & Neil, grandchildren & other family members.
The Funeral details are as follows:
The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday 1st November 2018 at 3.30 pm at Islington Crematorium Chapel, 278 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9AG
followed by a Wake at ‘The Kinks Room‘ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, N2 9HR.
For Memorial Contributions to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Keith visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/in-memory-of-keith