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Guess the year! Cricket Club Photo!

MALC RIPLEY sets a cricket team photo quiz – the players are the clues to the year…


Guess the Year, please!??SHCC - Guess the year


Back row:-
ST (Sid, “Gaffer”) Johnson. Hedon County Primary Headmaster.
He was Secretary, Umpire, a good worker behind the scenes. Also Club Treasurer, never actually played.

Tom Ribee, an accurate fast bowler, to go on to Umpire after Les Rosindale. Back trouble caused his eight year Umpiring career to end, which resulted in me taking over in 1962. Tom was a valued Life Member.

Arthur Charlton, a useful all-rounder, his son David played also.

Gerry Ellerton, a “Pocket Dynamo” for the Club, always busy, a great organiser, stylish batsman, useful wicket keeper, Secretary for some years. Also elected as a Life Member. Worked in Accounts at Shell & BP.

Charlie Smith, another who worked for Shell, part of his time at Manchester. Was more of a medium paced bowler rather than batter. Lived in Hedon, died aged 101. Another good Club supporter and worker.

“Gus” Arthur Walker. Reliable bat, steady bowler, moved away from the area.

Walter (‘Copper’ or ‘Ginger’) Norrison, Club Captain, known as a stylish opening left-hander, bowled occasional right arm spin. Also played for Hull Zingari CC. Had the distinction of scoring only the second Century for the Hedon side, after Arthur Blakeley’s 107.

J J (Johnnie) Warn. No one did more for the Club with the move from the old ground behind New Hall To Middle Lane. Was known to dip into his pocket to help finance the Club when funds were low. He held every position within SHCC apart from the President. A tidy wicket-keeper, could score valuable runs late in an innings. Worked for Wm Jackson, became an Alderman of the Borough, and a Mayor. Very well liked in all that he did!

Front row:-
David Taylor. A local lad, a very promising, attractive left-handed bat, was selected in the 1st Xl at age 16, going onto make his mark quickly. Unfortunately, he had differences with the Club President, resulting in David being dropped, which played a big part in his shortened playing career.

Arthur Marshall. A valued accurate ’round arm’ right arm bowler, being difficult to score off. Took more wickets than he scored runs, another good Club man, and Secretary for a few years.

Louie Grassam, was transferred to Hedon on business, going on to become a regular first choice – wicket Keeper. Reliable middle order batsman.

George Bartlett. A very hard-hitting bat, preferred to hit boundaries rather than run quick singles, as a forceful, attractive batsman.

George lived in Preston, another to work at Shell at Saltend, this keen worker was the Secretary for a record 33 years. All of his immaculate Minutes of GP Meetings were hand written and always accurate, in his thick ledgers. Very quick to tell anyone if he felt they were’ out of order’ in Committee matters. Two of his books have been presented to the Hedon Museum for their archives. Also found the time to be 1st Xl skipper.

George Ibbetson. A steady opening batsman, usually with Ginger Norrison. When he got his eye in he did score freely, but a slow starter. Also captained the team, as well as being part-time Groundsman.

by Malc Ripley

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