HE was the ultimate charity and cricket champion.

Trustee of Naomi House & Jacksplace children’s hospices and the Barker-Mill Foundation, Tim Jobling was also a former Hampshire Cricket treasurer.

He played club cricket locally for the Winchester side Hyde Ramblers in the mid-70s before moving across to captain Petersfield in the old Southern League.

Tim was a partner in the Winchester accountancy practice Brooking Knowles & Lawrence, as well as becoming cricket league treasurer, a role he continued with Hampshire in the latter days of Northlands Road.

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove paid tribute: “A Trustee of the Barker-Mill Foundation (alongside Naomi House) and a passionate Hampshire cricket and Southampton football devotee, he was consistently cheerful, witty and optimistic even when unwell in recent years.

“My thoughts right now are with all his devoted extended family and the numerous good friends who, like me, will profoundly miss this honest, generous and entertaining character.”

Away from his love of sport, Tim had been a trustee of the Barker-Mill Foundation for 25 years and was a former chairman of the Winchester Medical Foundation.

He passed away peacefully earlier this month aged 74, after battling prostate cancer. Tim leaves his beloved family, wife Lorna, children Emma, Hannah and Katie and grandchildren Ollie, Harry, Ben and Lucy. Details of a celebration of his life will be announced soon.