Leverstock Green Cricket Club News story


19 Oct 2021

KNOWN to his friends as 'Big John', indeed almost universally so at The Green, John Guyan was proud of his Scottish heritage.

Having started working life in his home city Aberdeen as a ship's carpenter, he joined the army, in the Scots Guards and was stationed in Kenya. Upon his return, he undertook duties at  Buckingham Palace which included him attending a Royal Garden Party.

He returned to Aberdeen and became a prison guard for a while until he was recruited by the Hertfordshire Constabulary.

That's the point at which he moved to Hemel Hempstead, where he lived for the rest of his life. He moved up to the rank of Inspector during his time in the police force.

Sports were his passion; especially football, golf and cricket, although he loved watching other sports too.

He became a member of Leverstock Green Cricket Club and loved helping out - especially with the teas - and was a hugely respected and loved figure for his generosity both of spirit and donations.

He was very sociable and loved meeting and talking to people, no greater example of which being than literally every one of LGCC's cricket playing fraternity - younger or older - would have said 'hello' or shared a chat with Big John upon one of his unstintingly regular visits to The Green to support the club's various cricket teams.

A very popular character at The Green, we will all miss him greatly.

Rest In Peace, 'Big John'.

John Guyan 1939 - 2021