Obituary - Roy Weller

Roy Weller, who attended the School from 1941-1948, died on May 20 in hospital at Sittingbourne aged 87.

Roy was an outstanding sportsman at Borden Grammar School in the years spanning the end of the Second World War. His forte was cricket and his high scoring included centuries on the upper sportsfield as well as wickets. This led to representative honours in Kent youth teams. He was also a talented footballer – a skilful, goal-scoring forward who represented Sheppey United.

His dedication to cricket continued well in to his 50s, primarily with Canning Town Cricket Club on Sheppey where his calm, confident batting led to many more centuries for a talented, ambitious club. His bowling developed with left-arm spin delivered with an almost horizontal arm bringing many wickets. When the club faded away Roy switched his allegiance to nearby Bobbing Court CC and enjoyed many more successful years before eventual retirement saw him move on to the game of bowls.

Roy’s career was in teaching at Sheppey School and he lived almost all his life in Minster, Sheppey. His wife of 65 years, Joan, died on April 28 this year. They leave a son David (1966 to 1973)and a granddaughter Faye