He was a loyal member of Copnor, taking over
from his Father as the club's Secretary in
1954, a post he held until his retirement
from the game in 1997. In all, the Sawyer’s
held the post of Copnor Secretary for 79
years which must be a record!
Harold represented Hampshire in the
Middleton Cup on 106 occasions helping the
County win the trophy in ’63, ’67 and ’71.
In his first Final, he was in the rink,
skipped by J Fairburn, which won 37-6!
He also caught the eye of the England
selectors and was picked to play for England
in 1974 in the Home International series,
played at Edinburgh, against Scotland,
Ireland and Wales.
On the County Front, Harold was a member of
the Copnor side that won the County Club in
1956 and he also won the Hampshire Secretary
Singles on eight occasions between 1956 and
On the Local scene, he was a member of the
Copnor side that won the Rowland Cup in 1967
and again in 1975.
He was also P&D Singles Champion in 1963,
1985 and again in 1990; P&D Champion Of
Champions in 1971, 1975, 1976 and 1977 and
was also a member of the Copnor team that
won the P&D Triples in 1976.