Item BCA - 2018.1464 - Cricket in Bampton through the twentieth century

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BCA - 2018.1464


Cricket in Bampton through the twentieth century


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pdf of 17 photographs, 3 newspaper cuttings, centenary calendar, program & notes to photographs

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Bampton Cricket Club 1890 to 1990.
Cricket team all named - Bampton Cricket team, date not known but probably between the two world wars. All the players are named on the photograph.
A967. Bampton Cricket Club 1881 includes J. Baker, G. Smith, F.W. Taunt, Rev. J.W.B. Bell, G. Taylor,
W. Clare, C. Williams, E. Townsend, C. Faulkes, S. W. Hunt, J. P. Oates.
A968. Bampton Cricket team. 1896. Playing Lincoln College Servants includes R.H. Bullin, W.H. Clarke, F. Lane, Jackson Ryden, O. Williams, Hubert T. Fox, J.G. Oates, H. Stone, W. Lawe, J.C. Oates,
W. Clare
A499. Children probably on Sunday School outing to play cricket.
A966. Bampton Cricket Club. Os Williams back row L. in white hat. Cambria Williams seated 2nd from Right.
Img173. Marjorie Anne Pollard born August 3rd 1899-died March 21st 1982 attending a Glebelands Street Party. She played hockey for England 1921-1933, became broadcaster on radio for all hockey matches, became a JP and lived in Bampton Deanery with friend Miss Morton who pre-deceased Marjorie. Editor of Women's Cricket 1930-1950. Founder member of the Women's Cricket Association. Editor of Hockey Field magazine 1946-1970.
Img79. Witney Gazette article on 8.5.1963 recording the death of Thomas Portlock aged 91. Lived in Bampton all his life, had the same allotment for 68 years. He was a Morris dancer & was a keen supporter of the cricket and football clubs.
Img504. Bampton Cricket Team 1930s back row L-R Captain Easton, Whitehead, H W Lock, Matthias, Jim Pratt , Roy Stroud, Fred Green, Dick Lane. Front row L-R Barrett, Morris, Charlie Whiting, Arthur Plaster, C Robinson, Fred Cannons, J Haines
Img508. Bampton Cricket team 1952. Back row L-R Bob Hurst, Brian Barnett, Fred Fox the umpire, Fred Rouse, Ted Timms, Derek Cannons. Front row L-R: Phil Horne, Graham Taylor, Roy Stroud captain (and organist at St Mary's), Air Commodore Ellerton the president, Fred Cannons (father of Derek), Jim Barton the vice captain. This picture first appeared in the Witney Gazette on August 30th 1997 with a three column spread. It was an article about the Bampton Cricket Club because it was their centenary year.
Img851 & 852. 2 pictures of the program of entertainment. This evening of entertainment was on December 29th 1899 with profits in aid fo the Cricket Club and a collection to go to the Daily Mail fund for wives and children of men fighting in the Transvaal war. Entertainers were Fred Staples- Browne, Mr Bullen (surgeon) Mr Taunt (organist at St Mary's), Dr Oates& Mr Ridgen.
Img499. Bampton Cricket Club Centenary 1890-1990. This shows the fixture list for 1990. Local businesses are advertised and it lists the president and vice presidents and all the other officers at 1990.
Img505. A picture of the Bampton Cricket Clubimg506 Bampton Cricket Club 1926. Witney Gazette article 4 columns wide, centre spread
Img506. A picture of the Bampton Cricket Club taken in 1926. This was taken from an article in the Witney Gazette that was 4 columns wide and a centre page spread. Sadly we don't have the written article
Img507. left to right:- David Niven, Cecil Robinson, Charlie Whiting and Michael Trubshaw (test pilot). David Niven was a frequent visitor to Little Place where a friend of his lived

Img508. Bampton Cricket Club 1952
Img510. Three members of Bampton cricket club c1950s possibly George Bishop on the right. Img513. The cricket team with all the cups they have won
Img606. A newspaper cutting from August 30th 1997 showed this photograph, taken in 1952. The article was about the cricket club celebrating its centenary. See item 2014.1370
Img607. Newspaper article to go with the picture in 2014.1368.68. Bampton Cricket Club celebrates its centenary this year (1997). David Horne talks to club chairman John Lawrence about the past fortunes and future hopes of the village side.
Oxford Mail Friday November 26th. Newspaper article on Bampton from the Oxford Mail, Friday November 26th 1954. It covers Bampton Morris, Mr J L Hughes Owens the head of the village school, the 'night soil' (human excrement) put out in buckets for collection because there was still no mains drainage scheme; Marjorie Pollard's small publishing business in her home The Deanery; our cricket and football teams; the town hall which is home to the debating society founded in 1936; the railway station important for coal, coke, sugar beet, grain, the Americans at the Brize Norton air base use it a lot for bring in their stores and finally for Bampton people; we still have a stone mason, thatcher, carpenters, one saddler and a shepherd.
Img084. 2 pictures, one with and one without the names written on. Bampton cricket team, possibly just post WWII. Harold Reason was a bookie's runner.

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