Tuesday, July 16, 2019
BRIGG CRICKETERS IN THE EARLY 1980s
Much interest having been generated by our recently posted picture of a Brigg Town Cricket Club line-up in 1987, here's another from that decade.
We don't have an exact year for this offering but it would have been taken between 1980 and 1983.
Brigg were playing an away match at the Co-op Ground in Scunthorpe.
Back row, left to right: Graham Day, Mark Robinson, Nigel Fisher, ?? Singleton (?), Gary M. Smith, Simon Fisher.
Front row, left to right: Brian Markham, Mick Wescott, Paul Church, Simon Pottage, Phil Kent.
Brigg only had one Saturday side for a few seasons in the early 1980s, and this was taken during that period.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Graham Day later moved up many levels to play many seasons with top Scunthorpe club Appleby-Frodingham in the Yorkshire League.
Simon Church eventually emigrated to Australia and still keeps in touch, following Brigg Blog from his home in the Perth area.
This was a very young Brigg first team, some of the players having started out in the junior ranks.
Sorry we are a bit vague about the identity of the player third from right on the back row. Can someone please confirm his name for us?