1963 – The Zenith and the Birth of the 3rds

1963 marked the zenith, when the 1st XI won 20 matches; Brown was just short of 1,000 runs, Golby just over 100 wickets.

The seconds won 33, drew two and lost 11, testimony to Poole’s captaincy and strength in depth. Radlett had never known the like, nor has since. But another era ended when after 17 years as first team skipper, Leslie King, elected Captain of the Club, bowed out. King’s successor was Roy Watson, whose grandfather Fred – one of the Club’s first skippers – died in 1964.

Doug Prater took over the second team, and the Club’s first ever third team was born.