Under-14 footballers from 1944

Following up on his photo of 1944’s under-14 cricketers, Len James, who was at Bournemouth School between 1942 and 1947, has sent in this photograph of the under-14 footballers from the same year. Says Len:

[I] Have just unearthed another old photo which I am sure is the Under 13’s soccer team from 1944. Recalling the names of these is a bit more difficult. The three in the centre of the front row are Doug Sherwood, Peter Close and Jim Ridout. I am second from the left in the back row (Goalkeeper). I do hope some of these fellows are still on the right side of the fairway.

Do get in touch if you can fill in any of the gaps, or know the location of any of these Old Boys.

News from an Old Boy

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).