Vic Isaacs rang the bell at this year’s Men’s Inter-Services cricket at Aldershot to bring down the curtain on his 57 year involvement in support of Army and UKAF cricket.
He scored his first ever match at Tidworth in 1962 when his Sergeant Major decided (very loudly) that his A Level in maths made him an ideal candidate for scoring a cricket match; the rest is history.
His first official full Army game was at RMA Sandhurst when the Army took on a New Zealand Cricket Council XI in a two day game in July 1964 and he continued to score for the Army side through until 1973 (as well as scoring for Romsey CC) – before going onto score for Hampshire part time in 1974 and then full time 1975 through to 2005. Vic then spent 3 years scoring for Ramsbottom in the Lancashire League (2006-2008) before moving back down south and returning to the Army cause in 2010.
In appreciation of his significant contribution to Services cricket Vic was presented with a commemorative gift by the Chairman of ACA, Brigadier Barty Bartholomew.
Although Vic has hung up his score book and pens he will continue to support Army Cricket in his role as statistician.