We are incredibly saddened to hear that Olly Croft OBE has passed away at the age of 90. We can’t put into words the love, passion, dedication and hard work that Olly brought to the sport of darts, and everyone involved owes him the biggest thank you for taking the game out of the pub and bringing it to a huge television audience.
Winmau’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ian Flack, said: “I am heartbroken today. I’ve known Olly for 20 years and consider him and his family to be close friends of myself and the company. Olly was one of our biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he has contributed towards our success and was the visionary that helped propel darts into the public limelight. On a personal note, Olly was a fellow Spurs fan, an all-round great guy and I remember fondly our chats about all things football and darts at Toff’s fish and chip shop in Muswell Hill (which was our second office really!). Our thoughts are with Olly’s family, friends and all that knew him. I will miss him deeply and will always love and respect him as a friend and a businessman. Rest in peace Mate”.
Condolences from everyone at Winmau to a true legend of the sport.