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Pease Pottage cricket team
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Pease Pottage cricket team

A couple of players are missing from this line up of Pease Pottage cricket team taken shortly before the start of WWII and, although the players did not realise it at the time, the end of the village cricket team.
This amateur photograph was just two inches square and the clarity is somewhat lacking.
Those I can identify are:- 1 Joe Ray, 2 Roger Ray, 4 Guy “Gerry” Ray, 8 Nelson Cook, and 10 Harry Ray, umpire.
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Click on Open Document to view three newspaper cuttings of matches played in 1938 and 1939.
I wish I had seen their match against a Dorking team when Nelson Cook (107 not out) and Guy “Gerry” Ray (72) produced a third wicket stand of 181. For Pease Pottage, Bert Hygate took 9 wickets for 35 runs. Needless to say Pease Pottage won!
In the final cutting Pease Pottage played Handcross whom they beat easily despite Alan Pattenden for Handcross “carrying his bat” and scoring 41 not out. He was not supported by the rest of the team, six of whom were out for a duck!

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Picture added on 30 January 2015 at 16:44
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