Lookback to 1983

by | Tuesday April 28th 2020 | Cricket, The Vault

Delving back to this time 37 years ago, we have unearthed this photograph of Prestwich 3rd XI.

Taken on the opening day of the 1983 season, our side was playing local rivals Stand, and lost by 2 wickets in a low-scoring thriller.

Pictured from left to right are: (back row) K Dale (vice captain), J Holding, A J Taylor, R Austin, A O’Brien, G O’Brien; (front row) S R Orrell, B Hargreaves, J Garstang, M T Orrell (captain), A Bramah.

The scorecard reads:

Prestwich 3rd XI:

S Orrell c Clarke b Wignall 25
J Garstang b Wignall 3
A O’Brien run out 13
B Hargreaves c Nolan b Hargreaves 23
M Orrell b McVicker 0
A J Taylor c Armstrong b Hargreaves 4
G O’Brien not out 4
J Holding c Wignall b Hargreaves 1
K Dale l.b.w. b McVicker 0
A Bramah b McVicker 0
Extras 9
TOTAL (all out) 85

Stand 3rd XI:

G Clarke c Austin b G O’Brien 11
J Thomas c G O’Brien b Bramah 9
T Nolan c M Orrell b Bramah 18
W McVicker b Bramah 12
S Armstrong c Holding b Taylor 0
D Jones c S Orrell b Bramah 2
G Meehan c Austin b Bramah 5
S Anderton not out 15
A Hargreaves b Taylor 6
H Ward not out 0
Extras 9
TOTAL (for 8) 87