It is with sadness the League has heard that Ken has died suddenly at the age of 86.
Although living in Bolton, Ken was introduced to the Wigan League by Clive Maule in the early 1980s and continued to make the 30 mile round trip to play for St Johns and Standish St Johns until a couple of years ago when he retired to look after his wife Audrey. Over the years he was team mates with Tommy Dearden, Clive Maule, Barbara Hayton, Tom Siney, Christine Duffy. Dennis Whistlecroft, David Bennett and Terry Chadwick to name just a few.
Ken will be remembered as a great defensive player, playing with his Barna bat, his style of play defied his age. One of his greatest memories was whilst working in London in the 1950s he practised with the Rowe twins, Rosalind and Diane, who at the time were women’s doubles table tennis world champions.
Both Ken and his wife Audrey have been acknowledged by the League on several occasions for their continued and loyal support of Table Tennis in Wigan.
Details of his funeral will be published when arrangements have been finalised.
Our sincere condolences go to his wife Audrey and their family