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(Spring 1966)

 

With the MCC Tour of Australia nearing an end, thoughts turn to a slightly lower plane - The Evening Cricket League - and the possible performance of the Bank team. With some of the older members of the team thinking of gradual retirement it is imperative that we get some new members. With this in view, any member of the Staff who would like a game of cricket (all the matches are played in the evening at the Municipal Sports Ground, Yardley) will be welcomed at the Annual General Meeting of the Club which will be held in April. The date will be notified in due course.

JGE

 

 

(Summer 1966)

 

The Cricket Club has had a good opening to the season, winning two games, losing one and having one rained off.

 

The first game that was won was against the Estates. This match was almost a 'one man affair' with skipper Les Bellmore scoring 48 out of 71 and then taking 8 wickets! The second win was more of a team effort, but very nerve-racking, when the Bank went to the last over to win. MEB Accounts needed 6 runs off the last over; that they did not get them was due to the keen fielding of the team and the praiseworthy efforts of the bowler, Alf Young.

 

It is with great pleasure that the club has welcomed more new members this season, namely David Archer, Peter Ratcliffe and Philip Willetts, not forgetting the first full season of Malcolm Taylor.

 

Given fine weather the team can look forward to a good season, and a cordial invitation is extended to all members of the Staff to attend the matches and support the Club.

 

JGE

 

 

(Spring 1967)

 

After a winter that has been milder than most of our summers we look forward to the cricket season with trepidation, and hope for glorious weather and no matches cancelled.

 

The Annual Golfing Society and Cricket Club Dinner was a successful and delightful evening and thanks are due to the Golfing Society Secretary, Tony Green, for making all the arrangements. The members were pleased to welcome Mr Guy, President of both the Golfing Society and the Cricket Club, and Mrs Guy.

 

The Cricket Club prizes were awarded as follows:-

Batting Prize...............................Les Bellmore

Bowling Prize.............................Les Bellmore

F W Parsonage Prize................Philip Willetts

Frank Kirtland Cricket Cup.......Alf Young

 

The thanks of the Club are due to Mrs Selwyn for making the presentations.

 

With some of the older members of the Club going into semi-retirement, new members will be required and a cordial invitation is extended to all cricketers and cricket enthusiasts to attend the Annual General Meeting in April - date to be announced.

 

JGE

 

CRICKET CLUB FIXTURES, SEASON 1967

 

Date

Opponents

Pitch

May 3rd

Health Department

1

May 8th

Rates Department

2

May 17th

Housing Management

2

May 23rd

MEB Engineers

2

June 8th

Town Clerk's Department

2

June 15th

Treasurer's Department

1

June 28th

Teachers

3

July 4th

Building Department

3

July 12th

Public Works Department

3

July 20th

Water Department

1

July 27th

Estates Department

1

August 1st

MEB Accounts

3

 

The dates of the six-a-side Tournament have not yet been arranged.

 

All matches will be played at the Municipal Sports Ground, Sedgemere Road (off Queens Road), Yardley, commencing at 6pm.