Dave was a proper club and committee man, doing all sorts of jobs over the years. He played over 200 games for the club and was one of the first to receive his 200 cap. He received the Captains Tankard in 1971/72 for his outstanding efforts during that season and 5 years later in 1977, he became Chairman, a job he was to do until the end of the 1981 season.
He went on club tours and joined in all the fun that was going. He once dressed as a lady for the ladies versus mens game alonside his wife Irene and son Clive. There he is, third from the left, front row in front of Irene with Clive to his right.
Head Coach Nick Hill commented "The lads would like to dedicate this victory over Bridgwater to Dave Richards, former player, ex Chairman and avid supporter who sadly passed away this week. Dave was a true gentleman who will be sorely missed by all who knew him and our thoughts are with his family."
Details of funeral arrangements to follow.
R.I.P. Dave, you'll be missed...
Team: T.Thie, M.Taylor, A.Rice, C.Maslen, H.Butland, K.Hill, M.Lowis, B.Largenton, M.Honour, B.Bosley, D.Rawle, L.Appleby, H.Foley, R.Biggins, H.Russell(c). Replacements: B.Stone, J.Lugtig, J.Ford, A.Vailes. Coach: N.Hill. Physio: G.Davis.
The game had hardly started and Clevedon found themselves 7 nil up as Aaron Rice carved his way through from a long way out. Five minutes later and it was all square.
As the scoreboard photos show, the game was even until the half hour mark when Kieran Hill increased Clevedon's lead with a penalty for a 7-10 half time scoreline.
The score stayed like that for a while and Clevedon further increased their lead with converted tries and penalties from the 50th minute.
A total of 5(4-1 Taunton) yellow cards explains what a frustrating time it was for the home side as Clevedon dominated the latter stages except for a consolation try on the final whistle.
A good win for Clevedon on a chilly night andafter a slow journey down the motorway due the WSM carnival. The old boys were happy.
Clevedon are away to Matson on Saturday, 19th November, kick off 14:30. The seconds are at home to Wyvern.
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