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Colton Cricket Club, School Lane


Colton Cricket Club, School Lane
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2000. A view of Colton Cricket Club ground and pavilion, off School Lane. The club has four senior sides. The first, second and third teams have played in the Aire and Wharfe League since 2000 (time of writing, 2003). The club also supports a thriving junior section and holds many social events.

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Name:
Hazelram

Comment:
I remember playing on this cricket field when I was at Colton School between 1939 and 1945. We used to have our Sports Days there. I am delighted to find it is still there.

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Name:
David Cockerham

Comment:
I too have many happy memories of keeping wicket on this ground for the Templenewsam Colton County Primary School team when I went there from 1949 to 1955, coached by one of our wonderful teachers, Mr Broster. The Headmistress then was Miss Crofts, and there were two Miss Wrights, the younger and the older. We lived in those days at The Cottages, Meynell Road, Colton, and my parents used to take me to this ground to watch the Colton club team play. Happy memories of munching Smiths potato crisps with their little blue salt packets and drinking lemonade on the verandah of the lovely old wooden pavilion, which the one in this photo presumably replaced, and of seeing the legendary Derek Torrs (?spelling) once hit a huge six that cracked the chimney of one of the old houses on School Lane on the opposite side of the ground from the pavilion.

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