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Highfield C.C. 1987 Watts final
Photo: Brian Acton
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Highfield Cricket team that played Spring View at Poolstock 1987 in the Watts Cup Final

Comment by: Brian Acton on 20th April 2008 at 19:40

Jimmy Muldoon.
Seen the photo's etc that you have put on the site recently, thought I'd put this one on of the Highfield 1987 team that you captained.incase you hadn't seen it before.Looking at the Highfield team put out that day,I still don't know how we managed to win. will add names shortly

Comment by: Brian Acton on 20th April 2008 at 19:57

Sorry about the quality of the photo, It's faded over the years.L to R back row.
Ian Gaskell Ronnie Farrell,Tony Clarke,David Welsby,Craig Heaton, Jimmy Muldoon(capt)Martin Gaskell.
front row L to R
Brian lancaster, Andy Coleman,Paul Kernig,Keith Ashcroft, and scorer D.Muldoon.

Comment by: jimmy muldoon on 20th April 2008 at 21:26

Thanks Brian,It certainly was astrong team,its the first time ive seen the photo,remind me of the scores.jim.

Comment by: jimmy muldoon on 20th April 2008 at 21:32

Thanks Brian,It certainly was astrong team,its the first time ive seen the photo,remind me of the scores.jim.

Comment by: Brian Acton on 21st April 2008 at 18:40

Highfield batted first and got around 160-170 from their 40 overs, we were indebted to a junior player Ian Green, who got 68 or so to give us a chance.Ironically he had played in a junior match that morning a got a quick duck, but came good in the afternoon. We also had another junior playing, Ian Horrocks who was a left arm medium pacer who took 5 for not so many in your innings.We got down to the last over with 9 wickets down and me padded up still needing about 4 or 5 to win. Charlie James the umpire controversally called a wide against I think Andy Coleman in the last iver and then we scrambled home with leg byes.The Sring View team is posted under sport(in this album section) Spring View CC on this site.Keep up the good stuff you have been posting of late. Brian

Comment by: lanc on 22nd April 2008 at 17:29

Sorry Jim I do not recall the scores. I probably got some wickets!!! Concerning the second photo which I should have been on. but I came late!!! for some reason Eavsey took my place on the photo, he was scoring that day. I think it was 1982

Comment by: ttd on 23rd April 2008 at 11:10

Not like you to be late Brian.

Comment by: Gary Speakman on 14th February 2012 at 19:24

Can You Help Unravel The Early History of Highfield Cricket Club?
A written history of Highfield Cricket Club, covering the period from its re-formation in 1924 on the current ground, to 1999, was produced by myself on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. I would be pleased to provide free copies of the fifty page brochure, including photographs of individual teams decade by decade, to anyone who is interested in reading more about the club and the people associated with it. If you would like a free copy, please contact me by email on or call me on 07721 639970.
I also remain very interested in the cricket club that preceded the one re-established in 1924 and wondered if anyone might be able to help fill in the gaps in my knowledge. From records and maps, we know that there was a Highfield Cricket Club playing behind the Railway Inn on Enfield Street, as far back as 1880, indeed there was a fixture between Highfield CC and a team known as “Nil Desperandum” (!) back in the summer of 1880. That particular cricket ground alongside the old Highfield Club had disappeared from local maps by 1908 and I cannot locate any fixtures played beyond 1904, so it is highly likely that there was a “cricketless” period of circa 20 years before the club was re-established on the current ground.
I would be delighted to hear from anyone who has information and even documents and photographs, perhaps passed down from family members, about the Highfield Cricket Club that played in Enfield Street. I would also be pleased to fill in some gaps in the information we have about the early days of the club founded on the current ground, in particular any information relating to its re-formation in 1924 and also the names of the first eleven captains from 1926 through to the early 1930’s. Finally, please do make me aware of any photographs or documents you have concerning the cricket club in general as I am determined to chronicle our rich history, as best we can, for those that follow.
It may be a little early to be looking forward to 2024 and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the cricket club as we now know it, but it may be that around the same time, it coincides with a 150 years anniversary of the original club. It would be good to know.
Gary Speakman, Chairman, Highfield Cricket Club

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