Alastair Grierson-Rickford 1964-1967

From Stuart Ritchie Chairman of the Sussex Martlets:

I am sorry to have to let you know that Alastair Grierson-Rickford has died.

At Chichester High School for Boys, Alastair was Head Boy and played first team rugby and cricket. It was at cricket that he excelled and played Sussex Schools XI (1965 and 1966) and Sussex County Cricket Club Young Amateurs (1965) and SCCC Young Cricketers and SCCC Club and Ground (1966-1967). From Chichester, Alastair went up to St Catherine’s, Cambridge where, in 1971 he graduated with an MA in English and Modern Languages, having played plenty of football, rugby and cricket, where he captained his college side and played in the crusaders.

His first significant posting was at Sutton Valence where he was English Master, Assistant Housemaster and Master i/c Cricket. In 1980 he joined Felsted School where over 28 years he was English Master and Housemaster and at time Master i/c Cricket and also Master i/c Drama as well as holding other positions including “Master i/c Wednesday Activities”! Felsted School was obviously Alastair’s passion as on retirement he became the School Historian where he wrote “Garde ta Foy; the Riche Heritage of Felsted School, 1564-2014” which was published in 2014.

Grierson-Rickford fourth from left – back row


1960 Started studying at Churchill High School, Salisbury/Harare

1964 Started studying at Chichester High School for Boys

1967 Started studying at Cambridge

Alastair had a life-long passion for cricket as he was a member of the MCC, Band of Brothers, Felsted Robins and of course the Sussex Martlets.