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Forest of Dean & Glos Cricket Team c.1934 in a Walter Hammond Benefit game.

FOD cricket tea, c 1934

Players included:
Rear L-R: (start at first player i.e No 4 from left)) S Adams, A Dunsford, Frank Powell, H O'Connell, R Sinfield, H Benfield, John James, E Hiram, J Saunders, C Dowle, A Robbins, William Hudson next to post.
Front L-R: D Acre, D Page, T Goddard, D Stephens (in jacket), Walter Hammond (stood behind D Stephens), C Barnett, M Cranfield, G Parker, B Neale, C Parker.

FOD XI 1934

FOD XI 1934 - 2

Article courtesy of Ian Powell

Walter Hammond played for Gloucestershire and England. In the match he scored a century of 104 with 10 sixes. (

Roger Dennis added (Feb 2009): "Wally Hammond was an Old Boy of my school and every school day for 7 years, our 'bus went past Charlie Barnett's fish and game shop in Cirencester!! One pavilion looks much like another, but it'd be a coincidence if it the match was played at Ciren G.S. field. Does anybody know where the match was played?".

Anne Dobbs added (Feb 2009); "Tom Goddard also played for England".

Thanks to Ian Powell, Brian James and Mrs Joyce James who confirmed that was taken at Coleford on the Buchanan recreation ground.

Roger Matthews added (October 2010): "... Bill Hudson rear row extreme right was an absolute legend frightenly fast. Nowadays he would undoubtedly be playing First Class or even Test cricket. In 1959 as a precocious 14yearold aspiring fast bowler I played for Berry Hill. Bill or as called him Mr Hudson was still opening the bowling I recall playing a match against either Ruardean or Ruardean Hill. It was a very hard fast wicket. I was fielding at first slip about 15 yards back. Unfortunately I took a catch off his bowling and dislocated my thumb He was also incidentally a very charming man a complete genteman".

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