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Article from CONTACT Magazine
(September 1960)
 
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BANK CRICKET CLUB - LEAGUE RUNNERS-UP   SEASON 1960.

Another successful year for the Cricket Club finishing runners-up to MEB Engineers who were champions for the third year in succession. The last match of the season, in which the Bank defeated MEB Accounts by 19 runs assured us of this position.

The batting honours go to Mr Bellmore who scored 83 runs for an average of 28?0 and Mr Eley with 212 runs for an average of 23?0. Once again the brunt of the bowling was borne by Messrs Eley, Bellmore and Young with averages of 8?2 (40-320), 9?5 (17-165) and 11?2 (21-236), but who were outshone in one match by Mr Bignell with a personal best of 6 wickets for 31 runs; before this feat he was said to bowl 'slow optimistic'. The fielding this year was below standard and the feeling is that with a return to the standard set by the team of a few years ago, championship honours would not have been just a hope.

A welcome return to the team was made by Messrs Bellmore and Haslam, at the start of the season we were a little depleted with the loss of two members from the 1959 side.

This season was the last with Mr Parsonage as Chairman of the Club. I am sorry that we were unable to win the League for him, but we did the next best thing. Once again, on behalf of all members of the Club, I wish Mr Parsonage a long and happy retirement, and extend a cordial invitation to him to attend as regularly as possible in future at Queens Road, Yardley.

JGE

EVENING CRICKET LEAGUE
 
 
Played 
 Won
 Lost
 Tied
 Cancelled
or
Abandoned
Points 
 MEB  Engineers
 12
 11
 1
-
-
 214
 Municipal Bank
 12
9
 3
-
-
 183
 MEB Accounts
 12
 7
 3
 1
 1
 159
 Health
 12
 8
 4
-
-
 154
 Housing
12
 6
 4
-
 2
 151
 Town Clerks
 12
 4
 5
 1
 2
 136
 Water
 12
 5
 5
-
 2
 126
 Welfare-Education
 12
 5
 5
-
 2
 119
 Teachers
 12
 4
 6
-
 2
 118
 Treasurers
 12
 4
 8
-
-
 115
 Magistrates-Estates
 12
 4
 7
-
 1
 114
 Rates
 12
 3
 9
-
-
 104
 Direct Labour
 12
 1
 11
-
-
 79