while the rest of the country was celebrating World Cup glory on the football
field, Beckenham Cricket Club was celebrating its centenary year. In addition
to the many events organised, the club produced a pamphlet of its history. It contains details of all the sections associated with the club and is
an interesting read but with far too much information for these pages.
I have collated some of the more salient points to create a potted history
of the cricket section, largely from the words of Ronnie
with characteristic modesty, makes little reference to his own contribution
to the Club.
Ronnie played 40 matches for Kent between 1920 and
1937 making 7 fifties amongst his 1154 runs; he died in 1970, 3 days short of his 72nd birthday. Other contributors to the 1966 work from which I have taken much of the content below are: H. Rob Copeland for the
|John Dunn -
Chairman in 1966
history of Beckenham itself; Charles
Langford for information on the Primary Club; and John Dunn the
chairman of the club during the centenary year.
history of the club's cricket week 1893-1993 is also a worthy document.
It is thanks to these people and the countless others involved in
the club that we have such a long and esteemed history.