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Pease Pottage cricketers in Italy
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Pease Pottage cricketers in Italy

Perhaps it would not be so common nowadays, but in earlier years during a world war a group of English serviceman would always find time to play a game of cricket.
My father, Roger Ray, played regularly for Pease Pottage before the war, and finding himself in an enemy-occupied country was not going to stop him playing!
He is pictured here on the left with Harry Parks, Sussex cricketer and brother of Jim Parks senior and uncle to Jim Parks junior, both of whom played for Sussex.
He also met up in Italy with Nelson Cook from Pease Pottage, who also played for the village team before it was disbanded.
Select Open Document to view the newspaper cutting. The above picture was taken from, what seems to be, the original photograph, but by the time the article appeared in the newspaper the image had been reversed!

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