This year the Old Bournemouthians cricket team are playing on Saturdays in the Hampshire League, rather than on Sundays in the Dorset League. If anyone is interested in playing for the club please leave a reply here, contact Malick Kudmany, the OBA’s Cricket Secretary.
The picture above was sent in by Len James, who was at Bournemouth School between 1942 and 1947. Len moved to Australia in 1952. He emailed us, saying that he had recently discovered the Old Boys website and was fascinated with the memories of past teachers and fellow scholars.
Len played cricket in the Under 14’s in 1944 and has kept this photo ever since. While he says “the old memory is not so bright these days, and at 81 I am struggling to name all those in the photo” he has still made a sterling effort, below:
Front row (L-R)
- Len James
- Peter Close (?)
- Dougie Sherwood
- David Tomlinson
- Gordon Bartlett
Back row (L-R)
- Alan Melly
- Jim Rideout
- Stuart Chalk
Can anyone fill in the gaps?
Sean Boyle (1994-2001) sends the following update:
Upon leaving school in 2001 I decided to have a year out. I worked for 6 months at Sky Sports in London before spending 5 months travelling around the world. This definitely gave me a broader perspective on things and held me adjust to the change of going to university. I then attended Somerville College, Oxford, graduating in 2005 with a 2:1. During my time at university I continued working at Sky Sports in my holidays and this turned into a full time job in 2005, a couple of weeks after leaving Oxford. At Sky I began initially as a runner working on a broad range of shows before finding a job in the Cricket department as an assistant producer. I have recently taken on the role of a producer on a show called Cricket AM which runs during the summer months on Sky.
Martin Crossley (1978-85) has sent this recent update:
I am married and living in Ealing with 3 children and am a Retail Partner at King Sturge Property Consultants in London. Still playing football for Old Lyonians in the Southern Amateur League (although currently out with a broken leg) as well as some cricket and golf. In regular contact with Rob May (1978-85).
Mick Fionda (1947-52) has sent this picture of a Bournemouth School cricket team taken in 1952. “I thought this photograph of 1952 may raise a few laughs with someone, somewhere,” he says.