Clive was my good friend for more than 50 years not only to me and many others but to Ealing Rugby Club.
Yet to me he was more than a friend. His support, always with quiet yet sound council, be it legal or moral, was vital both to me and the club especially when I was president.
The transition from Amateur to Professional was a challenging time for us all. Throughout it Clive always wanted the best possible result for the Ealing he loved.
It is because of him, and the many like him down the years , that the club can today proudly proclaim its1871 foundation.
From now on there will be an empty seat in the stand, a vacant corner stool at the Wheatsheaf and a gap in all our lives. Hwyl fawr a diolch Clive.