P.A. "Jack" Younie
It was with much sadness that we learned that P.A. “Jack” Younie passed away on 8th March 2013 after a splendid “innings” of 92. His love of cricket lasted a lifetime, and has been passed on through the family.
He was at the heart of the formation of the club and played regularly until the late 1960’s, contributing with both bat and ball. All of us playing for the club now owe a massive debt of gratitude. A few of us were fortunate enough to meet him at the club’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1997, where he was guest of honour and the main speaker and we remember him speaking about how the formation of Octopus and the fact that in many respects it was an opportunity for many people to make new friends after losing so many chums during WWII.
The Jack Younie Trophy is awarded annually to the "Clubman of the Year" for exceptional service or dedication to the club it is the most respected and valued of all the trophies that the club presents since first being donated to the club by Jack in 1972 .
Extract from Club Website
“The Club was formed in 1947 from a social club set up by Arthur Peachey at the end of the Second World War which met regularly at the Celbic Hall in Lancaster Road, Enfield Town. It was a suggestion of Ralph Alsford, P.A. "Jack" Younie and Arthur Peachey, who were great lovers of cricket.
The "Octopus" got its name as the Social Club at Celbic Hall played eight different sports.”
Jack was presented a special award at the 50th Anniversary Dinner
25th Oct '97