Presidents Belhus CC

                                                                                                                                  
Presidents  


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David Sayer was the club's first President.  He was a good friend of Belhus CC founder member Bill Brooks with whom he carried out National Service in the RAF in the late 1950s.  Born in Romford on 19th June 1936, David attended Maidstone Grammar School and Brasenose College, Oxford and played for Kent, MCC and Oxford University between 1956 and 1976, taking 613 first class wickets at an average of 23.45.  One of the quickest bowlers of his generation, and while still at Oxford, he helped to dismiss New Zealand for 45 and openly admitted to bowling a beamer at Brian Close (Yorkshire, Somerset and England) because, "he was getting on top of me."  And Tony Lewis, the former England and Glamorgan captain, nicknamed him 'The Slayer',  because, he said, he bowled more balls straight at the batsman's head (unintentionally) than any bowler he knew.  David died on 24th January, 2017.


David Sayer
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 Bill Brooks served as President for ten terms.  He was a founder member who served as the club's first Treasurer between 1960 - 1963 and was Chairman in 1978.  Bill played in the club's inaugural match on 30th April 1960 and opened the batting.   He was a member of the tour party to Northern Ireland in 1967 and President between 1970-1973 and 1980-1985.  Bill is a Life Vice President.


Bill Brooks
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John Lewis Snr served for seven consecutive terms (1986-1992) and also served as Chairman and Captain of the 2nd and 3rd XIs.  He made his playing debut on 14th July, 1962 against Great Burstead CC and scored a six with his first scoring shot.  He was the 2nd XI's leading wicket-taker in 1972 and took 7 wickets in 14 deliveries, including a hat trick, for the 2nd XI against Tilbury CC in 1982.  John's four sons - John Jnr, Matthew, Nigel and Graham - have all played for the club and his wife, Eve, produced the very best home-made cakes for tea.


John Lewis Snr
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Richard Marns served for six terms (2001-2006).  He has been a party member of many of the club's UK tours and, as an occasional player, boasts a highest score of 29.  Richard also served as Youth Chairman and is a Life Vice President.


Richard Marns
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Bill Line
was a founder member who played in the club's inaugural match on 30th April 1960 and served as President for five terms (1974-1978).  Bill also served as Chairman and 2nd XI Captain and was a member of the club's tours to Northern Ireland (1966 and 1967) and Barbados (1976).



Bill Line
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We thank all of our Presidents for their dedication, generosity and wise counsel.
 
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        David Sayer       
1960 - 1963

 Ken Merton

1964 - 1967

Tim
Clemes
1968, 1969

Bill Brooks
1970 - 1973

Bill Line
 
1974-1978
                                      

Fred Jackson
1979

Bill Brooks

1980 - 1985

John Lewis Snr
1986 - 1992


Cliff Cansdale

1993 - 1995

Alf Adams

1996, 1997

Bill Taylor
1998 - 2000

Richard Marns

2001 - 2006


Denis Reed

2007 - 2010


Jim Robertson

2011 - 2013

Steve Pearce and Terry Watley

2014

Jim Robertson

2015 -

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Presidents


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