Briars Oldest Living Member Turns 90

Hammy Lennartz turned 90 on 29th July 2017. Hammy joined The Briars Sporting Club in 1943 as a 16 year old to play cricket which he did with great success.

In his second year with the Club, Hammy was on the rugby and tennis sub-committees and a club steward.

He won premierships in cricket in 1946, 1955 and 1965.

In 1946 Hammy was on the hockey sub-committee to investigate the introduction of hockey as a sport and won the A Grade tennis competition that year.

When hockey became a major sport, Hammy then played hockey with great success winning premierships in 1950, 1951, 1953 and 1954 and was also a member of the hockey sub-committee.

In 1967 Hammy was elected to the Board of The Briars Sporting Club until 1975 when he retired after a very distinguished career, not only playing sport but also being a competent administrator.

Congratulations Hammy.