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Higham Ferrers Cricket Club
1929 Champions of the Kettering & District league
Back row: J Sharp, G W Marriott, A Sanders
Middle row: T Perkins, H Robinson (president), L Smith (umpire), H Colton, E Newell, C Blackwell, T Partidge
Front row: E Herbert, D Bates, A Chambers, F Gilks (captain), P Smith (vice-captain), H Dunkley, H Perkins

Wellingborough & Kettering News 16/05/1890, transcribed by Peter Brown

CRICKET CLUB—A meeting was held at the "Green Dragon" on Wednesday evening to take steps to form a cricket club for the town. There were present: Mr. A. Blundell, in the chair, and Messrs. T. Draper, E. Parker, G. Martin, B. Bradshaw, C. Parker, A. Martin, J. Randall, A. Parker, J. Lilley, A. White, T. Randall, T. Parker, G. Horn, C. Groome, Maples, and W. Lamb. The chairman, in opening the meeting, spoke as to the desirability of having a good club in the town. They had a good ground, and he could see no reason why they should not have as good a team turned out in Higham as in years gone by.

It was resolved to form a club and the following were appointed officers:- captain, A. Blundell; vice-captain, G. Horn; treasurer, A. Parker; secretary, A. Martin. It was resolved to have a committee of three members to assist the captain in arranging for matches and picking teams, and Messrs. T. Parker, T. Randall, and W. Lamb were appointed. It was resolved that the subscription be 2s. per season.

Photographs from Moyra Simmons collection presented by Karon Watson

Cricket team c. 1937
Cricketers in the "Rec" c.1937
Back row: Mr Blackwell (2nd left).
Front row: Bernard Simmons (1st left), Cyril Smith (far right).

Walker Gunns Cricket Team 1940's
Walker and Gunn's Team c.1940
Back row: Bernard Simmons (1st left) Herbert 'Pat' Smith (5th left).
Front row: Arthur Smith (centre), ? Turnock (far right).

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