All-round sportsman who captained Worcestershire, by Paul Bolton
Denis Evers was a talented all-round sportsman who played first-class cricket, rugby and squash in the 1930s and who had a distinguished war record with the RAF.
Born in Pedmore near Stourbridge and educated at Haileybury College, Evers played 15 games for Worcestershire as an amateur between 1936 and 1938 and captained the side four times in the absence of Charles Lyttleton.
He played rugby as a scrum-half for Moseley in three seasons broken by the war and was also Worcestershire squash champion three times. Evers served in the Far East, Persia and North Africa during the war and survived three attacks in which his aircraft was shot down. He was awarded the DFC for his bravery. In peacetime he worked in the refractory manufacturing trade.
Ralph Denis Mark Evers was born on August 11, 1913 and died on August 29, 2007, aged 94.