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Cricket Club - League Champions 1974
The Cricket Club won the Corporation's Inter-Department Cricket League for the third time in 1974 - the previous wins occuring in 1955 and 1970. Further championships were to follow in 1975 and 1976. Details of the eleven 1974 fixtures are reproduced below - one game was abandoned, the remaining ten were won

Left to Right:


   Back row
: Ray Lovell; Malcolm Smith (wicket-keeper); L Smith (scorer); Ray Lewis; John Mace; Neville Alsop; Clive Mace
Front row: Keith Boden; Rob Wilden; Phil Willetts (captain); Mike Reed (vice-captain)

 

 

(Photograph originally published in CONTACT Magazine - Christmas 1974)
 
Batting & Fielding
 
 1974
 
 Milne
Reed
Wilden
Lovell
Willetts
J Mace
Lewis
Smith
Allen
Standing
Curtis
Boden
Young
Extras
Score
For
Score
Against 
Result 
 May 14 
Personnel 
 53
 79*
19* 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 8
159 - 1 
61 - 8 
Won
May 21
 Water
 
37 
 11*
 0
9*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1
 58 - 2
57 
Won
June 5
 Estates
 14
 9
 30*
 
66
 1*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 0
120 - 3
118 - 2 
 Won
 June 12
 Teachers
 35
 20
 34
 
52*
 4
 2*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 5
152 - 4
 58 - 8
Won
 June 19
 Social Services
 
 70*
 
 
3*
 
 
 20
 
 
 
 
 
 2
 95 - 1
 90 - 5
Won
June 25
Executives 
 
29
24
 
4
0
1
19
15
0
4
0*
 
6
102 - 9
79 - 5
Won
July 3
 Rates
 
34*
 
 
 
 
 
18*
 
 
 
 
 
2
54 - 0
51 - 9
Won
July 10
 MEB Engineers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 17
 Building
7*
51*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
59 - 0
58 - 4
Won
July 24
 Housing
37
0
0
 
37
 
 
4
17
8*
4
4*
 
1
108 - 6
106 - 8
Won
July 30
 Engineers
36*
41
0*
 
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
90 - 2
89 - 7
Won
 
 Runs
182
370
118
0
180
5
3
63
32
8
4
4
 
30
969
767
 
 
 Average
45.5
61.7
39.3
0.0
45.0
2.5
3.0
21.0
16.0
8.0
4.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catches 
 
3
1
3
2
4
3
5
 
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
The match against MEB Engineers was abandoned - the opposition failing to turn up at the ground
Bowling
 
 1974
 
 Allen
 Young
 Willetts
 Wilden
 May 14 
 Personnel
 4 - 18
 3 - 8
 1 - 16
 0 - 15
May 21
 Water
 5 - 20
4 - 22
 0 - 7
 
 June 5
 Estates
 1 - 41
 0 - 13
 1 - 37
 0 - 14
 June 12
 Teachers
 4 - 25
 1 - 12
 2 - 15
 
 June 19
 Social Services
 1 - 40
 2 - 24
 0 - 24
 
 June 25
 Executives
 0 - 29
 
 4 - 41
 
July 3 
 Rates
 1 - 26
3 - 3
 4 - 14
1 - 4
 July 10 
 MEB Engineers
 
 
 
 
July 17
 Building
2 - 11
 1 - 11
 1 - 27
 0 - 6
July 24 
Housing 
1 - 43
 0 - 13
 5 - 25
 0 - 15
July 30 
 Engineers
 3 - 43
 
 3 - 40
 
 
 
22 - 296
14 - 106
21 - 246
1 - 54
 
 Average
 13.5
 7.6
 11.7
 54.0
088
 
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