LANCING MANOR CRICKET CLUB

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Worthing Old Grammarians Cricket Club - 1935
Picture taken at Amberley 11th May 1935.
Having folded in 1926, this was a new start. Lionel Watson, skipper/Wicket-Keeper and here as opening batsman, is front row, first left, next to Cyril Childs, No other names to faces are known.
Scorecard order, L Watson, H Muggeridge, R Chesterton, A Clark, T Gaston, J Black, J Brazier, W Woolgar, L Edwards, E Craddock, C Childs.

Worthing Old Grammarians Cricket Club - 1935
Picture taken at Petworth Park by a local photographer.
Names of players not quite discovered yet!.
Apart from Lionel Watson, club stalwart for over 30 years, who is seen here with keeping-pads on, back row, 2nd right.

Worthing Old Grammarians 'Herald' Evening League Cup Finalist 1938.
Among those appearing (and obvious) are Harry Foinette, back row far right.
Front row, Dave Rickard (left), Len Punter (right) the opening batsmen and the Skipper, Lionel Watson, front and centre.
Also appearing William Woolgar, R Coleman, Hugh Jay, plus 3 unnamed players (who neither batted or bowled).


Worthing Old Grammarians 'Herald' Evening League Cup Finalist 1950.

The legendary Dave Rickard, who still holds the best 1st XI bowling figures of 9-11 and also held for over 25 years the top club score, 146no.
With over 5,000 runs and nearly 800 wickets in less than 300 games he is arguably the clubs greatest all-round player. He stopped playing aged 41.


The Manor Ground, Lancing - 1958
This 'Postcard' had been 'coloured' at the time of production, as the roof of the Pavilion was actually grey tiles.
But the touch-up does add a little character - and just look at that large playing 'square'.


Worthing Old Grammarians, summer 1957, apart from Alan Adams and Frank Allen, the faces aren't so recognisable.


Worthing Old Grammarians Touring XI. The likes of Akam, Batchelor and Allen were among the top players of the 50's and early 60's


Worthing Old Grammarians on tour '58, walking into battle!.

Worthing Old Grammarians tour party - the previous summers tour had to be cancelled due to petrol rationing!.

Lancing Manor Ground - 1960.
Taken a couple of summers after Worthing Old Grammarians had moved from their Forest Road ground in Worthing to the Manor.


Worthing Old Grammarians Cricket Club - 1962 - match played at Amberley.
Steve Slater, George Winton, Phil Akam, Roy Loveland, Tony Watts, Ken Batchelor, Brian Moore.
Nick Parrott, Peter Lock, Anthony Tighe, Kenneth Greenfield.
Greenfield was to die just 4 years later aged 22


Worthing Old Grammarians Cricket Club - 1962 - match played at Amberley.
Players take the field.
Tony Watts, 3rd from left, looking quite menacing, took over 330 wickets at 8 runs each in his short time with the club.
Lancing Manor in the mid 1960's
Venue looks a great place to play cricket.
So much so that Sussex CCC cricketers quite often had the odd benefit match there - helped of course that Les Lenham had strong links with both 'clubs'




Hewitt/Watts/Dawson ended up with a combined 750+ wickets at less than 9 each. However, this game was lost by 10 wickets defending 72!


Same but different - some faces have turned towards the camera - some turned away!




XI for the home game on 26th July 1965.
Roy Loveland, Neil Hewitt, Tony Mustard, David Lewis, R Sard, Brian Collins, Len Hewitt (umpire)
John Carver, Stve Slater, Brian Moore, Bill Earl, Mike Reynolds.


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