John Mutch - When John retired in around 1991 quizzes became one of his main hobbies and like many
quiz players I have known over the past twenty-five years or so, he was one of those who simply always seemed to be there.
He got into quizzing via playing in a one-off VE Night quiz at the Windmill Hotel in Foulby where he met John Howarth and
they became original members of the summer Royal Oak team which played first in the Whitbread League, John Smith’s Quiz
League, Tetley League, Wakefield League and finally the Five Towns Quiz League from 1995 when they took the Second Division
by storm winning all seventeen league matches and losing in the semi-final of the Knockout Cup at their first attempt.
John was one of the mainstays of the Crofton team and it is testament to his commitment to quizzes and quizzing that
he had risen to the lofty heights of 8th position in the FTQL’s all-time league appearances list by the end
of his last season, the highest of all the members of the Crofton WMC team. Individual questions on pop music apart,
which he hated, John Mutch certainly brought quality to the Crofton WMC quiz team and played in the Five Towns Quiz League
for 18 of our 27 seasons.
John Mutch - died 21.12.13.