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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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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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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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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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Thanks guys smile So Beefy OR Gower hmmmm

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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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24424m What a fabulous record

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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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Amazing experience I imagine..my recall on David Gower playing there years before is similarly pleasant

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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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smile bet they were tasty eh Chris?

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It was an Ian Botham testimonial game...I have the programme

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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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Will do my best to put the programme on here...not massively clever with this sort of thing

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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

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