Obituaries Index

The following obituaries appear in this section of the website. Click on the name to read more.

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Duncan Beardmore-Gray 1927-2018

18/04/18: The Eton Fives community was saddened to hear of the recent death of Duncan Beardmore-Gray at the age of 90.

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Tony Baden Fuller

25th January 1938 – 19th February 2018

Nick Preston writes:

Tony Baden Fuller saved the game of Eton Fives from disappearing into an abyss when the game’s sole manufacturer and supplier of balls suddenly collapsed in 1960. Tony invented a new ball and in so doing, he revolutionised the way the game was played. Today, anyone who plays Eton Fives, plays with the Baden Fuller ball.

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Brian Smallwood

Old Salopian Brian Smallwood died in 2017 at the age of 85. Below is his obituary from the Old Salopian magazine.

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David Smout

David Smout, who died in 2017 at the age of 80, was an Old Salopian Fives player. Below is his obituary from the Old Salopian magazine.

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Mike Harding

Tributes to Mike Harding, former Honorary Secretary of the Old Salopian Eton Fives Club from 1979 to 1998, have been pouring in since his untimely death at the age of 68.

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A.J.N. (Nick) Dawson (1933-2016)

Gerald Barber writes:

Nick, with his twin brother Tim, was born on the 1st September 1933.

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Terry Shaw 1939-2016

Dale Vargas writes:

Terry Shaw, for many years a stalwart of the Old Harrovians Eton Fives Club, has died aged 77.

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Tim (right) winning the Over 60s tournament with Anthony Wagg in 2014

Tim Best 1944-2016

Tim Best, who died on 18th July, 2016, won the Public School Fives Championships for Eton with Jonathan Walshe in 1962.

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Roger Radford OBE (1944-2016)

Roger Radford, who died in January after a two year battle with prostate cancer, will be remembered as Hon Secretary of the Old Citizens Fives Club when he took over from Gordon Stringer in 1968 until 1975, having served as Assistant Secretary initially.

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