LOOKING BACK - April 24 edition

BTH 1st XI 1953
BTH 1st XI 1953

BTH 1st XI Cricket team 1953

I’m very grateful to Peter Smith for sharing another of his pictures with us. This time it’s of the BTH 1st XI cricket team.

He says it was taken at the back of BTH Rec Club in 1953 probably at their game against Bablake Old Boys on Saturday, July 4.

On the back row, from left, were: Horace Fields, Mike Hutchinson, Ray Willis, Dave Hall, Chip Hammond, Jack Birch, Peter Ampler and John Clark. Front Row: Dennis Pitstow, Roy Hindle, Peter Barton, Charlie Ford, Jimmy Tremelling, Cess Russell and Norman Kerruish.

Peter says he did not arrive in Rugby until 1962 as an AEI apprentice but remembers playing with some of these players even ten years after this picture was taken.