It is with much sadness we acknowledge the passing of Ray Cranch, (98)(MNZM) 14th October 2021
Ray started his softball career in the mid 40’s at the Victory Club, he then moved when Victory amalgamated with Eden Club in 1951.
He played for Auckland Premier men’s & captained the team when they won the National title in 1949-50.
Ray was made a Legend of Auckland in the 1938-58 group.
With the lost of Ray and Trevor Pinchen this week, they were the last 2 of this group. A legendary group, that set the ground work for softball in the Auckland area.
Ray was also a legend in Auckland & NZ Rugby League.
A true Gentleman, a passionate lover of his chosen sports & an infectious smile.
Condolences to Ray’s family & friends.