Wanted to see if anyone else has a recollection of a charity cricket match played at a ground I think was in Townfield Lane, Oxton? The game took place in the mid 1970s and for some reason I have a memory of a young David Gower taking part
Boycott & Moxon carrying their bats - great stuff!
Fantastic sunny days, a sizable beer tent, great cricket and walking distance home - Happy Days!
I also remember West Indian bowler Winston Benjamin, playing for Chester Broughton Hall against Oxton, as a young man. Don't think the rather sedate Liverpool Competition standard players knew what had hit them, and seemed to be visibly shaking as he started his run-up somewhere by the sight-screens. If I recall, he also knocked several sixes into the Bowler Hat grounds!
Registered: 25th Oct 2007
I never watched cricket at Townfield Lane. My favourite place was Parkgate. I remember watching Ken Cranston amass some good scores there, watching whilst I was consuming large quantities of Parkgate shrimps. Wow, that's over 60 years ago.
organiser...good of you ..just a thought but a 'testimonial' sounds like a twilight career kind of event..that being so with 'Beefy' would that not have been in the 1980s? If so then the game I attended was during the 1970s hmmm