He played as a top order batsman at May's Bounty for over 40 years, turning out for all the club's teams, alongside the XL Club.
A superb organiser, Ian played for several clubs in the Test Valley, including Portals Athletic and Laverstoke Park Abion, before managing Winchester City. He later managed Newbury Town before going on to be commercial manager of Aldershot Town and Wealdstone.
“He was always upbeat and full of energy,” said Matt, who played football for Wycombe Wanderers under Martin O’Neill.
“Dad was quite well-known, maybe not over the last few years, but within the 80s and 90s when he played a lot of cricket and football in the local area.”
Ian Crossley (right) pictured with XL club legend Christopher Bazalgette