RIP Brian Eden
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Brentham Vice-President Brian Eden last Friday, 1 October, following a short battle with illness.
Brian joined Brentham from Old Actonians and quickly established himself as an aggresive First XI bowler in the early years of the Middlesex County Cricket League. He took 136 wickets in 104 games with a best return of 7-49. He is one of only 13 men to take more than 100 wickets in First Team cricket for Brentham with his average of 20.30 the sixth best of those 13.
With the bat perhaps Brian's greatest moment came in a Middlesex County Cup game against Enfield in May 1982. Needing 63 to win off the final 7 overs, Eden hit three consecutive sixes in the penultimate over, on his way to 40 not out, as The Trees squeaked home with three balls to spare. Brian's exploits for Brentham brought representative honours with the Club Cricket Conference.
Brian spent many years on the Brentham Cricket Committee and was awarded the Norman Howard Club Person of the Year award in 1980.
Away from Cricket, Brian was a fine footballer. He played in the Old Actonians side that won the AFA Senior Cup, scoring all nine goals that Old As netted from the Quarter-Final stage onwards.
Brian's funeral is to be held at The Chiltern Crematorium, Amersham
Milton Chapel on Friday 29 October at 1.45pm and afterwards at The Red Lion in
Our thoughts are with Brian's family and friends at this difficult time.