Hampshire Cricket History

Winters way back
February 27, 2017, 4:34 pm
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Modern cricketers have 12-month contracts, and many, including younger uncapped players, spend their winters abroad, playing and coaching in the sun. But it wasn’t always like that. Here are three great Hampshire County cricketers, all of whom played in the first game I ever saw, working at their winter employment in 1957


“Switchboard, can I help you?” – Jimmy Gray

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Checking the statistics – Peter Sainsbury

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Baking the pastries – Derek Shackleton

And even Shack’s wearing a tie for the great British Bake Off

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Fascinating photos of three dear departed friends at work during the winter of 1957/8. However, I’m sure that Jimmy was not a full-time telephonist but was teaching. And Shack wearing a tie? We always wore ties, especially the immaculate Shack.
‘Thanks for the memories…….’ Dave. Punchy.

Comment by Alan Rayment

And was ‘Punchy’ dancing through the winter? (I wondered about Jimmy since he ended up teaching full-time)

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