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The Captains’ Log Cabin

Published June 1, 2020

As we can’t (yet) play cricket, Bill Latey has assembled these highlights from recent Captains’ reports. The Captains’ Log Cabin

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Our own Sandy Walsh, live on YouTube

Published April 19, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6025cvZP18

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Richard Heller and Peter Oborne podcast

Published April 19, 2020

A really good listen! https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/oborne-heller-on-cricket-podcast-episode-1/ https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-2-publication-of-wisden-2020/ https://chiswickcalendar.co.uk/episode-3-unpacking-more-of-this-years-wisden/

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Bennett Maxwell

Published April 1, 2020

Bushmen will be saddened to hear that former Chairman Bennett Maxwell died this morning, aged 85. Michael Kaye writes: We have lost a brilliant, gentle, positive force for good with the passing of Bennett Maxwell.  In his quiet way Bennett infused his life with joyful enthusiasm.  If on first meeting he seemed to be an unassuming presence, his conversation soon corrected that misapprehension. Bennett was the most skilful anecdotalist I have ever known. Whether serious, humorous, flippant or curious, Bennett could hold interlocutors enthralled. One thread of his memory concerned his family. He could trace his ancestors back to 16th century Prague. But the man Bennett most admired was his doctor- father. […]

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David Witherow Obituary

Published April 1, 2020

This appeared in the Times on 20th March 2020. https://www.preddonlee.com/David_Witherow_obituary.pdf

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Captain’s Log 2019

Published December 22, 2019

Thank you firstly to my vice-capt George Dabby (for his support and filling in when I’ve been away), Andy Popperwell (for bringing kit, scoring collecting tea money…), Peter Herrmann (for another comprehensive fixture list), Tom Roles (for his tireless work throughout the season to ensure we have 11 every Sunday), Bill & Hilary (for all their work both behind-the-scenes and front-of-house at the dinners) and finally our chairman Richard, who despite the onset of the ‘Mandelson’ virus (ask Richard), continues to keep us in order. We welcomed a couple of new faces to the Bushmen this season. Luke Hastings, who […]

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Chris Ancil writes…

Published October 4, 2019

Great to learn that the House of Lords is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sir Learie Constantine’s peerage. Learie was good friend of the Club, spoke as guest speaker and played some marvellous innings with us. Please see this video on Parliament’s website: https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2019/september/lords-black-history-month-2019/   For more information on his life, we recommend an excellent book: “Connie” by Harry Pearson https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/harry-pearson/connie/9781408705711/.

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John Tidmarsh

Published June 5, 2019

A wonderful man, both in the studio and on the cricket field. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/may/31/john-tidmarsh-obituary

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Bushmen Fixtures 2019

Published February 21, 2019

Hot off the press, our busy cricketing schedule for the forthcoming season.  Three exciting new fixtures and a weekend in Menorca! Fixtures 2019

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Laurence Gretton

Published December 31, 2018

Laurence died on Christmas Day. Peter Hill has provided this appreciation. Laurence was a Bushmen legend. In 2009 he took his 800th wicket for the team – in his 58th year of playing. Nearly twice as many as any other bowler. He started playing back in 1951. He was one of three sons of George Gretton, a founder member of the Bushmen together with Hugh Greene, and later to be head of the European Service in Bush House. I recall from meetings in the early 60s that he was, like Laurence, a man of few, but well-chosen, words. The scorebook, […]

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