Home   News   Article

Players wanted for cricketing reunion

By NewarkAdvertiser Reporter


I am organising a photoshoot for all past and present players and officials of Caunton Cricket Club.

The photograph, to be printed and framed and hung as memorabilia in the village pub, will be taken during the tea interval at Caunton’s home game on June 16.

Sadly, local cricket appears less popular than it was 40 years ago when Newark Cricket Club was one of the strongest club sides in the county and Ransome & Marles’ Elm Avenue ground used to host first class matches.

It was during this period that Collingham Cricket Club reached the final of the national village knockout tournament, held at Lord’s, and nearly every village in the Newark area had a team.

In Caunton, through a dedicated team of workers, the cricket team still plays a part in the recreational part of village life, despite many similar small clubs folding.

As an ex-player of yesteryear I remember the Newark area producing many fine players and it was always interesting to read the Advertiser’s weekly reports and acknowledge their involvement in local cricket by sponsoring the Advertiser Charity Cup.

I am attempting to locate any old players connected with Caunton Cricket Club to invite them down to join the photograph.

Ex players I am trying to contact include Trevor Black, Len Pegg, the Miller and Rose brothers, Dave Bracegirdle, Geoff Whitaker, Jim Todd, Malcolm ‘Taffy’ Jones, and Nev Walker, along with others I may have unfortunately forgotten. — Clive Linley, Wolsey Close, Southwell.


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More