Bryn Elliott, the second-oldest surviving Saint, celebrates his 90th birthday this Sunday.

Former wing-half Elliott made 251 appearances for the club, from 1950 to 1958, scoring twice.

He was a popular figure at The Dell, with his “enthusiasm combined with forceful and tenacious tackling” – as written in the club’s handbook and detailed in All the Saints – perhaps going a long way to explaining why.

Elliott ran an off-licence in Freemantle, with his wife, Sheila, for more than 40 years after finishing playing.

He remains an active sportsman and is a regular on the golf course at Stoneham.

Elliott is also well known for his brilliant sense of humour, with many memorable performances in Q&A evenings and other ex-Saints gatherings.

Once asked who the trickiest opponent he had ever faced was, he cited the thug who held him up at gunpoint in his off-licence in 1958!