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...

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