Eric Grierson

Thomas Fleming Eric (T.F.E.) Grierson, known as Eric Grierson was born on the 19th of August 1930. He went to Hawick High School and spent 3 and ½ years there. One of his pals at school was Norman Davidson and his ambitions at Hawick High were all to do with sport. His favourite teachers where Mr Redpath (Maths), Mr Finlayson (Art), Mrs Philips (French) and Miss Harper (P.E.). Eric is mainly known for being an International Rugby Referee and being President of the Scottish Cricket Union. His first international was Ireland versus South Africa at Lansdowne Road in 1970 . Eric refereed 5 international games in total, but probably his most memorable fixture was the Barbarians versus Fiji game at Gosforth in 1970, which is still regarded as one of the most entertaining matches ever played in the British Isles . He was on the international rugby referees panel for 7 years.  He played – until he was 50 –  for Hawick and Wilton Cricket Club and was greatly honoured to be the President of the Scottish Cricket Union.

by Charles Wilson