Cricket club celebrates 50th anniversary

THIS photograph of Streethouse Cricket Club's tea ladies in 1968 will job a few memories ahead of the club's 50th anniversary reunion.
THIS photograph of Streethouse Cricket Club's tea ladies in 1968 will job a few memories ahead of the club's 50th anniversary reunion.
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Streethouse Cricket Club are staging a players’ reunion to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.

The reunion will be held in the clubhouse next Wednesday (7.30pm).

Former players wishing to attend should contact club secretary Stewart Simpson on 07733411092.

Hard work by numerous people in Streethouse have helped the club come a long way since its formation when it initially played all its games away from home.

The club moved to its current home on Whinney Lane in 1964 when an infertile plot of land was transformed into a cricket pitch.

Groundsmen Walt Johnson and Graham Rhodes now look after the playing surface, making it the one of the best wickets in the area.

Club secretary Stewart Simpson said: “All work at the club is done by volunteers and this helps make it a financially stable club.

“We would like to thank old and new players who have contributed at the club by helping out behind the bar and doing other jobs when required.

“We are also grateful to the hard-working tea ladies for all their efforts at Saturday and Sunday matches and also grateful to anyone else who has contributed to the club over the years.”

The 2013 season will mark the start of a new era for Streethouse’s first-team.

Mark Robinson is the new first-team skipper.

He succeeds Wrenthorpe’s new signing Richard Vigars who captained Streethouse for 13 years during which time they won Pontefract League Division One title 11 times and lifted other trophies.

They also reached the National Village Cup final at Lord’s in 2009, narrowly losing to Sussex club Glynde and Beddingham.