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A selection of news clips and less formal shots of senior cricket at Clifton CC

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The earliest press report of a cricket match featuring Clifton, was from August 28th 1875. Much of it is difficult to read, but if you fancy a go, click on the small image of the report for a much larger version.

It contains lovely period expressions such as:

�...twenty appeared on the telegraph board....�

�....before he was disposed of he had quite half a dozen lives....�

�... a bowler is well supported by his ten confr�res. ��..�

�.....if Clifton wish to earn for themselves a more creditable position in cricketing circles, they will certainly have to....be more dashing in returning the ball....�

....NO CHANGE THERE THEN ?!

 

 

 

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1994....and the 1st XIs second championship season under the captaincy of Philip Royle.

The championship squad was:

Phil Royle

Jeff Griffiths

Eric Brabin

Tony Potter (who won the league�s bowling prize)

Gary Garner (who won the league�s batting, catching and six hits prizes)

Ian Morris

Dave Wild

Dave Jennings

Jim Ainscough

Paul Edwards

Ron Fairhurst

And professional Mark Price

 

The team also finished runners-up in the 40 overs per side Vimto Trophy and went on to be runners-up in the league in 1995 and 1996.

The pictures show Phil Royle getting the trophy from John Stanworth at the league dinner and from Bolton Association President, Ken Holt after the final match of the season against British Aerospace.