Ken Wilkinson (1929-2007)
Ken joined the league in 1954 and had little chance to play regularly until St Pauls B was formed and he was asked to be its captain. He soon started to develop the young players in his team.
Ken soon became involved in league management having to attend meetings on behalf of his team. The team prospered under his leadership both at cards and on the table.
He became league secretary in 1974, a post he held for 4 years, until pressure of work forced him to resign. Ken played for the A team during his time in the league and when the team folded he ceased playing for a few years due to ill health.
He came out of retirement in the 1990s and started playing for Mossley A. In 2004 he had been associated with the league for 50 years and in recognition he became the leagues first President.
Ken was apparently a gifted sportsman away from our league and one of his other sports was cricket. At billiards he improved to become a less than scratch player. He was a good potter and was good at both snooker and billiards although billiards was his preferred game.
He generated many friends during his time in the league and will be sadly missed. He was a roll model for a lot of the younger members in the league.