History of the club

The Old Rescue Squad formed the club in 1944. They had their headquarters at Temple Sheen Road, Sheen. Hence the name Temple Sheen.

The amalgamation with Putney Eccentrics took place in the sixties (exact date not known). Committee and club meetings took place in the George pub, now the Charlie Butler on Mortlake High Street. After a short time the meeting venue changed to the Derby Arms, where Len Harvey was the landlord.

Len Harvey was British, European and Commonwealth boxing champion in the Thirties and for a period, when the war disrupted fighting schedules and the Americans were not involved, world light-heavyweight champion.

On closure of the Derby Arms all meetings took place in the Cricketers on Putney Common.

In the early nineties, Temple Sheen Eccentrics used King George's Field at Ham as their home ground. The Dysarts pub was used as a meeting venue and for post-match drinks. After it's refurbishment we felt it was no longer suitable for our purposes and moved up the road to the Rose of York. They were very supportive for a number of years and one landlord played for us occasionally.

After King George's Field we used Worplesdon's cricket ground for uqite a few years.

We now use the Duke's Head in Richmond for our functions and committee meetings. Pat the landlord is a great character and is very hospitable.

As a wandering team, Temple Sheen Eccentrics has used several other club's grounds & facilities for home fixtures. Until the 2011 season we played at Effingham Cricket Club.

Thank you to Ron Sangster and Murray Hedgcock for the information regarding the club history.

We are currently trying to build a short history of the club for this page, so if you have any missing key dates, facts or information regarding this, then please contact us.