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Joined: December 11th, 2015, 7:11 pm

November 21st, 2016, 7:18 pm #11

Steve Oldham a cricketer from Sheffield but possibly more average than great!

Donny Cricketers...Mike Cowan...Richard Lumb...Johnny Wardle was a convert having been born in Ardsley, Barnsley but lived in Donny.

John Hampshire was from Thurnscoe which is in the nomansland between Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster.

Donny can claim a proper boxer in Bruce Woodcock!

All from the days when we lived in the old West Riding which included FST`s birthplace 2 miles from where I was born at Sandbeck near Maltby.
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 7:47 pm

November 21st, 2016, 9:05 pm #12

Good spots with the Doncaster and Rotherham players. I really should have got those.

Richard Lumb, son of Joe Lumb, who I think was connected to the Ivanhoe pub on Melton Rd, Doncaster -perfect cricket set up with South Yorkshire league club, Sprotborough, playing behind the pub. Lovely veranda at the rear of the pub to watch the game with beer in hand.

John Hampshire of Thurnscoe - think its part of Rotherham MBC, but it terms of culture and attitude its far more Barnsley and certainly isn't Doncaster. Played my most satisfying innings at Thurnscoe MI back in the day (and in case anyone knows the ground, yes the square boundaries are very small).

Fred - think he as born at Stainton, technically Doncaster and therefore South Yorkshire, but, dare I say this given the man we're talking about, feels more North Notts!

Johnny Wardle I met once when he was still tending the pitch at Hatfield Town CC (late 80s?) cracking wicket and still is.

However I'll stick with my initial comment, given the population size of Doncaster and Rotherham, and the huge amount of league cricket in the area, think these towns are under represented in the historical ranks of YCCC cricketers.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

November 21st, 2016, 10:08 pm #13

Of course - not sure how I forgot Liam. Having played against his Dad and Geoff Cooks brother I should have recalled them.

Jarvis born in Redcar as was Mark Bowen I think who played at Northants and Notts and good to see a shout out for Norman Maltby who was my first cricket coach.
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Joined: May 7th, 2014, 2:59 pm

November 22nd, 2016, 10:23 am #14

Third Umpire - I've just seen your post of last evening and can confirm you are correct re Mark Bowen .I don't know how I overlooked him in my earlier comments.
Incidentally, I was a team mate of Norman Maltby and Phil Berry at Saltburn and played against Alan Plunkett (Marske), Mark Bowen (Redcar) and Dave Cook (Normanby Hall).Norman, Alan and Mark were also members of a touring club - The Mariners - of which I too was a member. I toured in Gloucestershire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire and Holland and on the latter, amongst some illustrious company, was very proud to be named man of the tour. I believe many people have scored in Amsterdam but I wonder how many have taken 5 wickets!
Sorry for digressing from the original thread.
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Joined: December 11th, 2015, 7:11 pm

November 22nd, 2016, 3:43 pm #15

Ellis Pembroke Robinson - from Denaby - not a bad name for a cricketer!

Died in 1998 - I was working in Conisbrough when his funeral took place - there was a good turnout from YCCC.

Ellis`s party piece was to stand at the bar drinking his pint - he`d put backspin on a half crown piece which would shoot down the bar and then come back to him!
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Joined: February 11th, 2014, 8:13 pm

November 23rd, 2016, 7:34 pm #16

Simon Guy was Rotherhams last decent Yorkshire cricketer ? So you are right we are under represented over the years.

Maybe we did not take it so serious ? Many good cricketers went to play in the Bradford league for greater rewards, where there was a collection for 50 runs ?

Looking at the Black sheep completion and other inter Yorkshire matches, it looks fairly even now ? And Rotherham teams like Wickersley, Treeton, Aston etc seem to be able to hold their own in Yorkshire Cricket !
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

November 23rd, 2016, 8:15 pm #17

How did we get from Middlesborough to Rotherham via Doncaster!

If you don't gi'over I'll drop in some proper players, from Leeds.
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Joined: December 11th, 2015, 7:11 pm

November 23rd, 2016, 8:51 pm #18

Don`t try and claim Jim Love - he was born at Headingley near Wakefield.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

November 24th, 2016, 6:49 am #19

Saltburn Senior

I suspect our paths may have crossed in our playing days as I played against Saltburn for Guisborough at junior and senior levels. I confess to a slight advantage in recalling Mark Bowen as I bumped into him a few weeks back playing hockey although he told he gave up cricket many years ago.

I had the misfortune to be in the same school year as Jarvis but Saltburn had a young fast bowler just as good called John Whitehouse who decided not to pursue a first class career.

Fond spot for Saltburn as it was my Dads club in his playing career too.
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Joined: October 21st, 2013, 1:37 pm

November 24th, 2016, 8:51 am #20

John and Ian Whitehouse played for marske. The elder brother ian was a very good left hand bat.
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