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Cricket team - c1954

I think that the year is 1954, and these very smart chaps were about 15-16 years old.

As you can see here, I need a lot of help with identifying faces:-

Standing: ?, ?,? Gold,?,David Cottingham,?

Seated - ?,?,?,David Taylor, ?

If you can help out and put some names to faces, please leave a comment below. Look forward to hearing from you.

Cricket team c1954
From the private collection of John Wallace

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  • Bottom row only, left to right: unknown, John Smith, unknown, David Ridehalge and Gary Forgham. Not positive idents on the first two unfortunately.

    By Barry Flahey (05/09/2010)
  • Back row addition, L-R: unknown, Pete Rennie, Geoff Gold.

    By Peter (Tug) Wilson (28/09/2010)
  • Centre front is Ralph Colbran (of Burgess Hill).

    By Frederic M. Avery (01/11/2010)
  • Front row from left: Brian Simmonds and Alan Godsmark, they were originally the class of 1949-1952 and also on the school football teams, Simmonds from Moulsecombe and Godsmark Hassocks area.

    By Gordon Barnard (05/04/2012)
  • I knew Geoff Gold, he was a cousin of Brian Griffin who lived near me in Mayfield Crescent, Patcham.

    By John Snelling (11/11/2012)
  • Re the above photo. In the back row 2nd from left is David Cottingham ex Patcham School.

    By John Snelling (12/04/2013)
  • Sorry John, but back row, second left is Pete Rennie, also front row, fouth from left is not Dave Ridehalge. Dave can be seen in the Rugby team photo.

    By Peter (Tug) Wilson (14/07/2013)
  • Back row. 3rd left is David Gold, 5th David Cottigham 6th Roy Brown.

    Front row. 4th left David Taylor (woodwork master’s son) 5th Gary Forgham. It looks like East Brighton Park.


    Front row

    By David Pierce 1951 to 54 (18/04/2014)
  • So good to see all these faces again. Gary Forgham was also School soccer captain and a remarkable all-rounder at sport. I remember receiving my cricket colours not for any bat and ball heroics – but for my infield catching capabilities – I just loved being close to the bat challenges.

    By John Hancock (01/07/2017)

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