We are very sorry to report that former Men’s 1st team captain, Chris Buxton OBE, passed away on 12 August 2017, aged 88.

Chris was educated at Charterhouse School and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he was awarded a blue and captained the university side before joining Surbiton Hockey Club.

He captained the 1st XI in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. These were carefree days with no leagues but many very keenly fought encounters against prominent sides at the time, such as Richmond, Mid Surrey, Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Southgate, Beckenham, Bromley, the Universities, Combined Forces, and Cheam.

A service of Thanksgiving will take place at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kirtlington, OX5 3HF, at 12.30pm on Friday 1 September.