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  • The impressive backdrop of Sedbergh School's ground
  • Bucks bowling in the T20 final at Wormsley
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  • Well caught sir. Jason Harrison, ever the gentleman. Photo: sportsshots.org.uk

Brian Lucas

Published: Friday, 30 March 2018

Brian LucasBrian Lucas, one of South Bucks's most talented and versatile sportsman, has died at the age of 83.
He played both cricket and football at a high level for Buckinghamshire and Slough Town respectively and was treasurer at Beaconsfield Cricket Club for a remarkable 50 years.
As a 17-year-old pupil at Slough Grammar School in 1952, Brian was in the Bucks side that won the Minor Counties Championship under the legendary Australian wicket-keeper Ben Barnett.
In all, he played 40 Championship games for Bucks between 1951 and 1964. A hard-hitting batsman and a brilliant cover point fielder, he scored 1,030 runs (average 21.02), with a top score of 100 not out.
Joining Beaconsfield from Slough in the early 1960s, he was a first team regular at Beaconsfield for the next ten years, before finishing his playing career at Knotty Green.
A qualified accountant, he became Beaconsfield treasurer in 1965 and was to hold that responsible office for a remarkable 50 years.
To mark the golden anniversary in 2015, Brian, then 80, was a guest at a hospitality box organised by the club for the first day of the County Championship match between Middlesex and Sussex at Lord's, where he was presented with a cut-glass rose bowl.
Brian was a talented sportsman. Between 1953 and 1959, he played more than 200 games at full back for Slough Town FC, before joining Maidenhead United. He was also a prominent member of Beaconsfield Squash Club.
A reserved and modest man, Brian was married twice, being predeceased by his wives Gay and Jane. He leaves three daughters.
His funeral will be held at Reading Crematorium, Caversham, on Thursday, April 12th at 12.15pm.