LENHAM: Les celebrates 60 years at Sussex CCC!02-Aug-2012
It’s a special day for Les Lenham today at Sussex County Cricket Club as it marks exactly 60 years to the day that the stalwart first walked through the Tate Gates at Hove to begin his career.
It was August 2nd 1952 when a young Lenham, aged 16 at the time, began his Sussex career as an apprentice before going on to make 300 First-Class appearances for the County and scoring over 12,000 runs in the process.
He went on to become Head Coach of Sussex and also a National Coach before returning as a specialist Batting Coach where he still works alongside Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson and the other Club Coaches at The PROBIZ. His son Neil also went on to play for County, himself clocking up 192 First-Class games.
Pictured above is Les walking through the same gates this morning at Hove – albeit with the gates in a different position to where they were 60 years ago! – and below on the pitch at the players’ warm-up with Club Coaches Carl Hopkinson and Mark Davis, who are just two of the many, many players and coaches that Les has worked with during his distinguished career at Hove.
Everyone at Sussex County Cricket Club wishes Les a very Happy Anniversary!