Former Waterlooville footballer and cricketer Dave Cassell was a ‘great character’
Waterlooville sport has been saddened by news of the death of Dave Cassell, a prominent former footballer and cricketer in the town. He was in his eighties.
A goalscoring left-winger, Dave played football for Waterlooville in their Hampshire League days in the late 1950s and throughout the 60s. He had grown up little more than a goal kick from the club’s Jubilee Park ground.
He was a regular pick for Hampshire county teams and played numerous ‘Ville games alongside his brother Alan, a tough-tackling right back.
Like many sportsmen of his time, Cassell played football in the winter and cricket during the summer months.
A Waterloooville man through and through, he played for the town’s cricket club until well into his fifties as a top order batsman and specialist gully fielder. He was also a handy leg spin bowler.
‘Dave was a great character, full of fun and very down to earth,’ reflected Alan Bloxham, a long-time Waterlooville cricket and football team-mate.