Instead of putting his feet up at home, Brian will be turning out, as he always does, for Burley second team in a Regional South West Division 3 game against Ellingham thirds.
He’s been playing a staggering 65 seasons or more at the quaint New Forest club, where cows and horses frequently wander on to the outfield and graze at square-leg or extra-cover when the cricket is going on.
Price, who will have a special birthday cake awaiting him at tea-time tomorrow, has taken over 2,000 wickets and scored nearly 20,000 runs since starting his career in 1951 at the age of 14 years.
He explained: “I played all my early cricket for West Hants Water Company in the Bournemouth League.
“With the club’s ground under threat of closure, my two sons David and Mark and myself moved to Burley in the early 1980s and have played there ever since.
“Cricket plays a major part in my life and I enjoy it as much as I ever did and hope to do so for a while yet.
“Burley is a smashing little club, real grass roots stuff and a great place to play.”