Richard Hodder R.I.P.

1 week ago By Ged Murphy

A great friend of Hertford Rugby and Cricket.

I have the sad task of informing you all of the passing of one of our Vice Presidents, Richard Hodder.

Richard was affectionately known as 'Worm' to some of his contemporaries and to the rest of us, respectfully, as just plain 'Hodder'.

'Hodder' played his Rugby in the social sides at 'Old Hertfordians' and was a 'leg break' spin bowler for Hertford Cricket club. He also ran the Old Hertfordians Golf Society.

Our thoughts are with his devoted wife Sandra, daughter Claire, and the rest of his family.

A great supporter of the Rugby Club, he would be seen at every 1st XV game, home or away.

In recent years I have been the recipient of many little chats from 'Hodder' and can therefore vouch for how passionately he felt about HRFC and I had great respect for the way he made his point in a polite and understated yet determined way.

Despite poor health over the last couple of years he still managed to make most games and at the last game of last season said to me, "All I want is one more season"

Sadly it wasn't to be but as we embark on that "one more season" I hope the rest of the club will join me in saying " Hodder, this one's for you mate". RIP.

Updated 11:16 - 18 Sep 2017 by Ged Murphy

Where next?

Shelford 1stXV 19 V Hertford 1stXV 37 Hertford returned with the spoils from their trip to Shelford on Saturday after racking up five tries in a bonus point victory.
1st XV v Shelford this Saturday Team selection for the game against Shelford this Saturday announced.

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