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#843682 - 14th Dec 2013 5:31pm Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane
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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


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#843708 - 14th Dec 2013 7:39pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: Erainn]
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I don't remember David Gower playing there, I do remember Ian Botham and that ground being mentioned in the same breath, about that time.
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#843810 - 15th Dec 2013 12:50pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: Erainn]
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I was there as a youngster. Can't remember who it was a benefit match for, but will try and find out.

I remember Gower sitting there for about an hour signing autographs and having photographs taken with everybody.


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#843960 - 16th Dec 2013 6:15am Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: markjw]
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Oxton CC used to host Cheshire minor counties cricket club in the Nat West Trophy. I remember seeing Yorkshire and Surrey play there, this would be in the early 90's.

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#844046 - 16th Dec 2013 3:40pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: Hedgehog]
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Thanks guys smile So Beefy OR Gower hmmmm

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#844126 - 16th Dec 2013 9:02pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: Hedgehog]
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Originally Posted By: Glocko
Oxton CC used to host Cheshire minor counties cricket club in the Nat West Trophy. I remember seeing Yorkshire and Surrey play there, this would be in the early 90's.


1985 & 1986.

http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/46/46137.html

http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/47/47434.html

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#844148 - 16th Dec 2013 11:29pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: 24424m]
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24424m What a fabulous record

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#844267 - 17th Dec 2013 7:01pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: Erainn]
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I went to both of those.

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!

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#844268 - 17th Dec 2013 7:05pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: 24424m]
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Amazing experience I imagine..my recall on David Gower playing there years before is similarly pleasant

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#844314 - 17th Dec 2013 11:03pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: Erainn]
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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.
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#844543 - 18th Dec 2013 11:57pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: chriskay]
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smile bet they were tasty eh Chris?

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#844576 - 19th Dec 2013 9:35am Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: bert1]
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It was an Ian Botham testimonial game...I have the programme

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#844588 - 19th Dec 2013 10:56am Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: organiser]
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organiser thanks for that, for some reason (corroded memory) I had thought it was David Gower..any chance of posting details from your programme? Cheers, Erainn

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#844685 - 19th Dec 2013 7:43pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: Erainn]
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Will do my best to put the programme on here...not massively clever with this sort of thing

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#844724 - 19th Dec 2013 11:00pm Re: Cricket Memories From Long Ago In Townfield Lane [Re: organiser]
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organiser...good of you smile ..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


Edited by Erainn (19th Dec 2013 11:03pm)

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