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June 1903 (with extract from July) - Badsey Cricket Club

Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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A long-felt want in the parish has been filled by the formation of a cricket club. The great draw-back in the past has been the difficulty of obtaining a suitable practice ground. This, through the kindness of Mr. Mustoe, has been overcome for this year. Should the club be a success it is hoped to make it a permanent institution like the Football Club and that a good, central ground may be had and laid out in a proper manner.


The Cricket Club is, we are glad to say in a fair way to become a successful institution. It has met with a fair amount of support from lovers of the game in this district, but we should like to see its ranks strengthened by the addition of more young men as players. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and our young men would find in a game of cricket a good form of relaxation from their arduous labours. Since the institution the Club has played four matches, and although no win has followed their efforts, yet the games have afforded good practice and have been lost with the good temper shewn by sportsmen of the best type. With such bowlers as Rainbow, Addis, Evans, Murray, and Herbert, and such batsmen as Bird, Bowley, Emms, and Warner, success ought to crown their efforts in the near future.