Cricketers bowled over

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These gentile young fellows look handsome in their Cricket whites.

The boys made up the Ernest Bailey Grammer School Cricket Team in 1951.

At the rear of the picture are Bill Allen, John Elliott, John Humphreys, Barry Kay, Tony Band, David Ollerenshaw and Neil Ollerenshaw.

In the middle row is Barry Mackay, John Billingham, Mick Jolley, Norman Stone and David Bramble.

Crouched in the front of the photograph is Les Bradbury and Ian Shaw.

Cricket is open seen as a ‘gentleman’s sport’.

The very mention of it conjures up romantic images of village greens and the English summertime.