RASTRICK man David J Garner just loves his cricket.
And David’s successful amateur career saw him play with several Huddersfield District League sides and earned him many trophies and medals.
In a letter to the Nostalgia desk he outlined the highlights of his lengthy involvement in the summer game:
“I read with interest your article about ‘All Our Yesterdays’ on cricket.
“I played in nearly all the Huddersfield leagues and the memories came flooding back to me. I was a right hand bat and left arm bowler – ambidextrous they call it.
“I played with the following clubs: Oakes CYC in 1949, David Browns in the evening and central leagues in 1950, Stainland in 1955, Britannia Works (Hopkinsons) from 1956-59 when we were the section B Association League winners, Lascelles Hall – who were 2nd XI champions in 1959 and Paddock Shield winners in 1963 – after four nights of very wet Marsden rain!
“From 1964-66 I was with Rastrick Round Hill and moved to Dalton in the Huddersfield District League in 1967, YMCA in 1968 and played for Rastrick New Road from 1968-74 during which time the team won the Association Lumb Cup and the Crosland Trophy. From 1975-78 I was with Birchencliffe in the Association League and we won the Lumb Cup and finally I moved to play with Birkby FMA from 1978 until 1981 when I retired to play golf at Huddersfield GC, Fixby, Elland and Bradley Park.
I’m now 75 with a handicap of 14 but I was down to seven!”