It is sad to report that the club has lost one of its real stalwarts and possibly its longest serving member (in excess of 60 years) with the passing of Brian on Friday last following a stroke.
Brian was a genuine ‘one club’ man who played cricket as a junior and then in all four of the senior sides. He was a member of the 1965 and 1970 Liverpool Competition championship winning team although the majority of his cricket was played in the 2nd and 3rd XI's.
He captained the 3rd XI for many years in the 80’s, was a dogged slightly unorthodox left hand bat but always a feisty competitor and a very enthusiastic and energetic wicket keeper. He was also a long standing and active member of the National Forty Club whom he supported both on and off the field.
In the winter months Brian was a hockey umpire and gave many years of devoted service to the hockey section. As a clubman Brian served on the Cricket Committee for countless years in addition to serving as Ground Chairman and serving time on the Club Council. He had a quick wit and was always entertaining company both on and off the pitch, supported club functions and social events throughout his time as a member and the club will be a poorer place for his absence. He leaves his wife Sue a Hockey member since 1972 and two daughters Katherine and Melinda who was and still are active within the Ladies Hockey section.
Our condolences go out to his family and he will be sadly missed by all at The Neston Club.