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05-12-2008, 15:11   #1
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How about a few memories of some popular and outstanding local League cricketers down the years. Every club has had its share of notable players and great characters, and it would be good to get a few tales being told. Think of people like George Pope when he was at Sheffield United; Frank Melling, the old United captain; Ike Baxter, of Elsecar and Whitley Hall; Arnie Mellor, of Rawmarsh and Thorncliffe Rec.
I've also been trying to get a similar debate going on www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/sheffieldsport, but it seems all the cricketers have gone to Australia (or India) for the winter.
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12-05-2015, 21:27   #2
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my dad played for shiregreen cc from 70s into the 80s then frechville onto around 86
his name was jim myers.
my uncle played for shiregreen also (john myers) they both lived for cricket.
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12-05-2015, 21:47   #3
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Remember them both. Shiregreen was a great club in those days!
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13-05-2015, 14:44   #4
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My dad and most of my uncles played for Normanton Springs in the 40's and 50's
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13-05-2015, 14:58   #5
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John & Jim Myers , remember them both from school. Both a bit quick with the deliveries
if I remember rightly, couple of nice lads as well.
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17-07-2015, 07:59   #6
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Yes dad was a mean bowler.
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22-07-2015, 12:09   #7
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Graham Burdett, Nick Cowan, John Cave, Steve Foster, Lesroy Weekes, Martin Wroe
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15-02-2016, 16:27   #8
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Jamesey

Old thread I know but I have a couple of cricket photos photos from when I played with Jim in representative cricket.

Not sure how I can get these to you though
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17-02-2016, 10:30   #9
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Hi LBW0, have a look at the thread (on the History & Expats section) "Completion of City Hall" post #8 by hillsbro on 15th Feb 2016 for one way of posting pictures accepted by this Forum.

You could also 'google' "Posting pictures on Forums" for more help.

My local playing days ended in the early 60's when veterans George Pope and Ike Baxter were still captaining league teams I played against. It seems to be difficult to stir up interest in Cricket threads as previous attempts have shown.

Hope this helps!
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17-02-2016, 13:23   #10
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Thanks

There is an old stump somewhere here that my dad kept as a memento after he broke it in half bowling out Ike Baxter.
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16-10-2016, 09:41   #11
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thanks a lot that would be geat , ive pmed you mate , cheers
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16-10-2016, 11:25   #12
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Some very interesting comments on here since I last visited the page. Would be great to know exactly who the people are, and have the chance to hear of some incidents and particular memories. Many years ago, I had a league cricket column in the local morning paper, and it was quite popular. Still watching some local cricket, when the weather permits, and always sorry that the season seems always to be over almost as soon as it has begun!
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16-10-2016, 11:56   #13
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And sadly very few places left to play it!

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Anyhow years ago when I was a lot quicker in my first season I remember playing against if my memory serves me Co op cricket club at Bellhouse rd,In comes a wily old boy I think he was called Jack Green after a few quick deliveries my captain pulled me to one side and told me to go easy as "Jack doesn't wear a box" an over later he was at the bowlers end as I was walking back to my mark he pulled me up and politely said "nahh then son thee concentrate on thee bowling I've faced a lot quicker than you thall not scare me" my captain was <removed> himself as I stood with my hands in the air in resignation.
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16-10-2016, 14:22   #14
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Jack Green! He was the first bowler I faced in "adult" cricket as a spotty faced 15 year old playing for Frecheville 3rds, against Sheffield Co-op at Bellhouse Road.
Seem to remember he didn't wear batting gloves either ?
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16-10-2016, 16:50   #15
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One player I would class as a local cricket legend who I had the privilege of playing with for many years until he retired last season would be Dave Hague .He was a captains dream could always relied on to bowl twenty two overs(back when that was allowed)and never failed to getwickets a proper you miss,I hit bowler very powerful batsman when he got his eye in and fearless fielder.He must have given at least forty five years to Sheffield league cricket.Legend!!
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16-10-2016, 18:21   #16
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i used to go everywhere with my dad ( jim myers) cricketing around the area he played a match somewhere and as he was bowling a billy goat ran onto the field and chased him , ive got a local paper comic strip that someone had drawn up think it was bill naylor from frechville

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22-12-2016, 18:06   #17
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does anyone know what happened to any 80s players from shiregreen and frechville or anymore pics from that era
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23-12-2016, 12:50   #18
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Great thread this one and a few names spring to my mind from over the years playing for Dronfield Woodhouse CC.

John Bridgett a legend for this club on and off the pitch. His off spin down the slope at the “Rec” was incredible and used to have many a batsmen puzzled. I recall one game against in particular against Hathersage CC they had a opener who was scoring heavy (more slogs than strokes). However John came on and he didn’t have an answer getting him in his very first over.

Unsure if still playing be great if so.
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26-12-2016, 21:03   #19
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Great thread this one and a few names spring to my mind from over the years playing for Dronfield Woodhouse CC.

John Bridgett a legend for this club on and off the pitch. His off spin down the slope at the “Rec” was incredible and used to have many a batsmen puzzled. I recall one game against in particular against Hathersage CC they had a opener who was scoring heavy (more slogs than strokes). However John came on and he didn’t have an answer getting him in his very first over.

Unsure if still playing be great if so.
Yeah he is I played a Sunday game for Dronfield last season and he took five wickets.
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27-12-2016, 10:32   #20
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What about David Shutt/ George Shutt both played for city surveyors at weekends handsworth in the midweek league also played for Rotherham phoenix
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