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October 10, 2017

J M BREARLEY OBE

Mike Brearley ranks with Fred Perry as one of our most illustrious sons. He has served as Chairman of the World Cricket Committee until July this year for two terms, 6 years in all. Mike, who spent his formative years at Brentham, has had an outstanding career, as well as earning the accolade of the best captain England has ever had. His book "The Art of Captaincy" is considered to be the most telling on the subject.

Mike's first-class career started in 1961 at Cambridge where he scored 76 on his debut against the Australian Touring side and never looked back. He captained the University from 1964 to 1968 and was chosen to tour South Africa with England in 1964/65. Su...

July 1, 2017

Ivor Chaplin the scorer for Brentham Cricket Club has set record after record, not only in the number of games that he has scored at but also CONSECUTIVELY. He has not missed one game in all that time.

He joined the Club in 1964 and for the next three years scored for the 2nd XI. He was promoted to the 1st XI in 1967 and has thus been ever-present for 50 years.

In 2014 he completed 700 consecutive League matches (all the League matches that had been played up to that date) at which point the Score Box was named after him and marked with a suitable plaque.

Michael Brearley compared this feat with the leading wicket takers in International Cricket when he pointed out the Warne had amasse...

June 29, 2017

D W J Vincent

The autumn brought with it the enforced resignation of David as the Club’s Treasurer, following the stroke he suffered whilst on holiday. It also brought to an end one of the longest working and playing associations, from which the Brentham has benefited both at cricket and football.

David was always a Brentham man, having been brought up in Meadvale Road. He first became involved with the Club, 60 years ago, in 1947 and even the onset of National Service in 1949 failed to interrupt his presence, as he would manage to get back to play on Sundays come what may. He was promoted to the first team in 1951, after National Service had been completed, and joined a very strong s...

June 29, 2017

David passed away on 2nd May 2017  following a second serious stroke. David was always a Brentham man, having been brought up in Meadvale Road. He first became involved with the Club, more than 70 years ago, in 1947 and even the onset of National Service in 1949 failed to interrupt his presence, as he would manage to get back to play on Sundays come what may. He was promoted to the first team in 1951, after National Service had been completed, and joined a very strong side led by Frank Ahl but also with Bob Felton and Horace Brearley, all of whom had played at County level together with Paul and John Swann. His first innings was most memorable. He had reached 99, when he was joined...

June 1, 2017

It used to be the custom for the cricketing Touring side to play a one day game against The Club Cricket Conference, the representative side of club cricketers. In 1961 the Australians, captained by Richie Benaud, played the Conference at Blackheath and were beaten, a unique result and one that remains in the annals of Club Cricket. The extent of the achievement can be judged against by the fact that TheAustralians only lost one other game that season–against England. Richie Benaud was still smarting about it years later.

Brentham had the special memorable attainment of having, amazingly enough, 2 members of the Conference team, John Swann and Joe Misso. John scored 38 not out but Jo...

June 1, 2017

Brentham has the remarkable record of having the first and second leading wicket takers

in the Middlesex County Cricket League (MCCL). They are Brian Reid and Tony Williams.

The League began in 1972, at which point Brian was already 36 years old, when a medium fast

bowler might have been considered past their peak. Brian, however, went on to get a total of 

542 wickets at an average of 17.82, taking 5 wickets in a match on no less than 29 times.

Brian represented Middlesex 2nd XI, the Club Cricket Conference, as well as the MCCL and

captained the Club in 1973-75 and again in 1981 -83. His Club record showed that he played

1,016 matches and achieved 2,274 wickets at an average of 15 runs pe...

May 26, 2017

F D Ahl is to be remembered as a leader who made a significant contribution

to Brentham and its future.

Firstly, he spent some years as Chairman of the Club and it was during that period that the

Estate Owners made it clear that they wanted to dispose of their interest in the Club that

originally was to serve the Garden Village. Under Frank's leadership the freehold was

acquired and he guided the Club on its new path forward as a private club. That would have

been a major decision at that time in 1947 so soonafter the war.

Secondly he was instrumental in leading the Cricket Club to the top level of Club Cricket.

He had earlier embarked on a professional career and played for Worcestershire...

May 31, 2016

Would you like to have a Brentham Club Tie? Order yours now for £22.50. Please contact Harris Lambi for more information.

Thank you

harrislambi@hotmail.co.uk

May 20, 2016

 

We've asked some of our longest serving members what makes Brentham special to them in our new Five Questions with ... feature. See below to see what they had to say.

 

Whose 50 year Brentham career started with a chance Sunday morning meeting, whose first ever game saw them run out the team's best player and whose best ever Brentham XI includes a man who scored 310 centuries in his career?

 

We have asked some of our longest serving members and former players what makes Brentham special to them.

 

Click the links below to see what they had to say:

 

Richard Devine - Club Chairman

 

Terry Daly - Former Player

 

Harris Lambi - Head of Grounds

 

Jon Mays - Former 2nd XI Captain

 

Graham Wells - Form...

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