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Hedley Le Bas

(extract from the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 1976/77)

The Committee notes with great regret the announcement of the death of Hedley Le Bas.

In 1947, when the EFA had lain dormant for ten years, he was the driving force behind its revival and became its first post-war Hon Secretary. During the next five years he tackled energetically and systematically the legacy of problems the war had left, and his contribution to the negotiations with Queen's Club about repairing the Fives Court and his efforts to ensure that the majority regarding the 12-point game should be known and heeded will be long remembered.