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BMB Cricket Club
League Champions - 1955
Results and Details of Matches
 
Batting & Fielding
 
1955 
 
Eley
 Green
Whittaker 
 Smith
 Bellmore
 Bignell
 Hood
 Williams
 Lovell
Alsop 
 Young
 Eyre
 Haslam
 Allkins
Hockridge 
Instone 
 Morris
Extras 
Runs
For 
Runs
Against 
Result 
Apr 28 
 Housing
 
 
 62*
 
 15
 
 13
 2
0* 
 0
 
 10
 5
 1
 1
 
 
 
109 
60
 Won
 May 3  Education                                          
 May 11  MEB Accounts
 
 
 6
 1
 5
 21
 
 0
 12
 29
 2
 
 9
 
 0
 
4* 
 8
97
 71
Won 
 May 17  MEB Engineers                                          
 May 25  Health
38* 
 
 6
 33
 
 10*
 
 
 
 3
 
 5
 
 
 
 
 
 9
 104
 69
 Won
 June 8  Estates                                          
 June 22  Public Works
 7
 3
 1
 4
 
 3
 
 
 
 1
 8*
 1
 0
 1
 1
 
 
 2
32 
 83
 Lost
 June 28  Treasurers
 70*
 44*
 7
18 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 5
 
 
 
 
 
 10
154 
 64
Won 
 July 6  Welfare
 11
 30
 15
 1*
 
 0
 
 0
22 
 
 
 7
 
 1
 0*
 
 
 4
 91
 84
Won
 July 12  Water
18 
 15
 24
 11*
 14
 8
 
 23*
 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 9
122 
 96
Won 
 July 13  Teachers
 
18* 
 6
 4
 9
 
 
 
12 
 
 
 66
60 
Won 
 July 20  Rates
 40*
 14
 28
 2*
 6
 
 1
 
 
 1
 
 
 
 
 
102 
 46
Won 
 July 26  Town Clerks
 11
 25
 36
 
 7
 6
 
 1
10 
 
 
 4*
 
 2*
 
 
 
 4
106 
 32
Won 
   Runs
 195
149
191
72
53
52
 23
 26
 44
 37
 10
 34
 14
 17
 2
 7
 4
 53
 983
 665
 
 
 Average
 48.75
 29.80
 21.22
 14.40
 8.83
 8.67
7.67 
 6.50
 6.28
 7.40
 5.00
 4.85
 4.67
4.25 
0.67 
7.00 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Catches
 1
 3
 1
 1
 3
 1
 2
 2
 4
 3
 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The matches against Education; MEB Engineers; and Estates, were rained off without a ball being bowled
Bowling
 
1955 
 
Bellmore
Eley
Alsop
Young
Bignell
Haslam
Hood
Green
 Apr 28
Housing 
3-19
 
2-26
2-11
 
 
 
 
 May 3
Education 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 May 11
MEB Accounts
6-35
 
2-5
2-29
 
 
 
 
May 17 
MEB Engineers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 25 
Health
0-1
2-0
2-19
1-30
2-8
0-4
 
 
 June 8
Estates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 June 22
Public Works
 
3-20
2-33
1-6
3-18
 
 
 
June 28
Treasurers
 
1-2
8-34
0-26
 
 
 
 
July 6 
Welfare
 
3-44
 
3-36
 
 
 
 
July 12
Water
3-27
1-24
 
2-20
 
 
 
0-16
 July 13
Teachers
7-33
 
 
1-4
 
 
1-19
 
July 20
Rates
5-20
 
5-26
 
 
 
 
 
July 26 
Town Clerks
2-12
4-5
0-10
0-0
 
 
 
 
 
 
26-147
14-95
21-153
12-162
5-26
0-4
1-19
0-16
 
Average
5.65
6.79
7.29
13.50
5.20
 
19.00
 
 
Image
023
 
 
The Club's first success in the Corporation's Inter-Departmental League was reported in the Bank's staff magazine (News Letter) under the heading League Champions - 1955:
 
History was made on the 26th July 1955, when the Bank team beat the Town Clerk's Department and made sure of finishing at the top of the Municipal Officers' Cricket League for the first time.
 
The Bank Cricket Club was formed in 1923 so we have waited a long time for this honour.
 
Every member of the team played his part in achieving the final result. I give below the record of those showing the best averages for batting and bowling, but these members will be the first to admit that team work, plus that extra bit of luck of "the ball running our way", contributed largely to our success.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
I should like to pay tribute to "Cam", our scorer for more years than he would care to remember; his deputy, Mr Monk; our umpire - Ernie Spencer; our few, but loyal, supporters led by our worthy Chairman; the typists, and Miss Cother for their help and co-operation, and last, but by no means least, all those giving financial assistance which enabled us to carry on. Sincere thanks to them all.
 
A photograph of the championship team is shown at Image 023
 
The following tables show the performance of individual players in each of the season's matches, and the final league table
 
BATTING AVERAGES
 
 Name
Innings 
Times
not out 
Runs 
Highest
Score 
Average 
 M Eley
 7
 3
 195
 70*
 48.75
 A Green
 7
2
149
 44*
 29.80
 K Whittaker
 10
1
 191
 62*
 21.22
 M Smith
 8
 3
 72
 33
 14.40
 
(* not out)
BOWLING AVERAGES
 
 Name
Overss 
Runs
Wickets
Average 
 L Bellmore
 62.5
 147
 26
 5.65
 M Eley
 38.5
95
14
 6.79
 N Alsop
 50.1
153
 21
7.29
 A Young
 48.0
 162
 12
 13.50
 
 
FINAL LEAGUE TABLE
 
 
 
P
W
L
D
T
Points
1
Bank
13
9
1
3
 
210
2
Welfare
13
9
2
1
 
202
3
Public Works
13
9
1
3
 
192
4
MEB Accounts
13
6
4
2
1
173
5
Teachers
13
6
4
3
 
162
6
MEB Engineers
13
4
6
3
 
151
7
Treasurers
13
4
8
1
 
141
8
Rates
13
4
6
3
 
140
9
Water
13
4
6
3
 
139
10
Estates
13
4
7
2
 
135
11
Health
13
3
7
2
1
130
12
Town Clerks
13
4
6
3
 
128
13
Education
13
4
7
2
 
123
14
Housing
13
4
8
1
 
105