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Denis Maddams - Sportsman
Youth team

Rushden Youth Team c1937 at Kettering

L-R: Jim Brown (W'boro), George Sail,
Denis Maddams, Derek Green, Don George

Denis played football and cricket at Newton Road school, and then at the Intermediate School, where he played for the school teams in the mid 1930s. He was 'Chocolate Boy' at Rushden Town Football Club in 1933/4 and he got 1d in the 1/- commission!

The boys were all very keen, and on leaving school they decided to form an 'Old Boys' team. This team was later renamed Rushden Amateurs.

After service in the war, he returned to cricket and in a few years he was made vice-captain, and took over as captain when Bob Whiteman retired.

In later years he has turned to bowling.

Dennis Maddams
Denis Maddams

Dennis batting in 1963
Denis in action - batting in 1963 for the GPO
GPO team 1963
GPO Midland Region v S W Region at Worcester on 24th July 1963

Back row: Umpire SW, Denis Armitage, Phil Needham, - Mayne, Tony Earl, David Leach,
Ernie Reddings, Umpire MR

Front row: Granville Padgett, Tony Head, Ray Briggs (Capt), George Clayton, Denis Maddams

Baptist Bowlers
Park Road Baptist Church Bowling Club
Probably at the John White Sports Ground in Bedford Road, in the 1970s

Denis is back row 7th from the left.
In the front row, 2nd from left is Arthur Desborough

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