In Memorium: Summer 2021

By Alan Towe 02/08/2021

Summer 2021's update to our regular area to acknowledge the efforts of those who have contributed to our sport and the wider community:

Ken Herbert
The Midlands has lost a true ambassador for the sport of darts with the passing of Ken Herbert on the 28th of June after suffering an ongoing respiratory disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis for many years. 86 year old Ken, with the help of his wife Audrey managed the famous Sports Argus Charity Team for 47 years, a team for which I had the privilege of playing in for around ten years.

The team was founded in 1947 and will soon contest its 75th season of charity darts matches against opposition from all over the Midlands. Ken and Audrey managed the team, named for a local newspaper, from 1974 and during this period the privilege of wearing the red shirt grew year on year. The team has contained many gifted players whom Ken harnessed into a formidable unit. Often the side would remain unbeaten for months or even years at a time. The Argus team has raised in excess of £300,000 for local charities, the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Air Ambulance being two of the top recipients.

Ken was also a former secretary of the Warwickshire County Darts Organisation and life president of the Sheldon and District League. Ken Herbert will be sorely missed by his wife Audrey, the Sports Argus Team and Midlands darts as a whole. Rest in Peace Ken Herbert.

Keith Jennings
Former Warwickshire official Keith Jennings had passed away. Known to many as Scooby he took over as Ladies Team Manager for a while where he was greatly admired. Keith, the husband of former player Mo Jennings, had suffered from poor health for a number of years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mo and all the family.

Billy Kernohan

The County was saddened today to hear of the passing of Billy Kernohan. Billy played a few times in the late ’80s but remained a supporter for many years being seen at many home games. Bill was an absolute gentleman and was a great lover of the game of darts. We wish to pass on our sincere condolences to all of Bill’s family.

------ENDS------

Original Article appears in Darts World 575 


 

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