Meet the Officials - Clive Barnett
Clive is a member of the Umpires Panel whose cricketing career included playing for Stoke d’Abernon CC (with a young Bob Willis who was my contemporary) and then Teddington CC in the Middlesex League.
Clive moved from Buckinghamshire to Hampshire following his appointment as Deputy Headmaster of The Portsmouth Grammar School. The school had a very active and keen staff cricket side which played all the clubs in the area on Wednesday evenings in the summer term and played against the Brigands in 1987.
He was so impressed with the warmth of the club’s welcome and its approach to the game that he decided to stop driving back to London to play league cricket and start playing for the Brigands instead; he said "it seemed the natural thing to do and I have never regretted it".
Clive is a member of the MCC and was a member of the working party which negotiated the club’s taking on of the Broadhalfpenny Down lease when HMS Mercury closed in 1992. He has served the Brigands as treasurer and as Editor of the newsletter and became a Life Vice-President of the club in 2017.