Memory Lane: Village cricket side boasted Tottenham Hotspur’s inside left

Back, from left - P. Huthwaite, Charlie Stead, Dennis Glenn, Pete Kiely, Bill Glenn and Cliff Plenn. Front, from left - Les Neal, George 'Nobby' Greenfield, George Turney (capt), Colin Grayson, Tony Fenn.
Back, from left - P. Huthwaite, Charlie Stead, Dennis Glenn, Pete Kiely, Bill Glenn and Cliff Plenn. Front, from left - Les Neal, George 'Nobby' Greenfield, George Turney (capt), Colin Grayson, Tony Fenn.
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Castle Bytham triumphed in the Norman Blankley Coronation Cup at Colsterworth with a special sportsman in their ranks.

We’re grateful to Peter Kiely for sending the photographs from 1953 in.

Back, from left - George Turney receiving the Norman Blankley Coronation Cup.

Back, from left - George Turney receiving the Norman Blankley Coronation Cup.

He recalls: “We had a good team. George Greenfield was a Londoner who came to live in Castle Bytham. He was a former professional footballer for Tottenham Hotspur.

“In 1938 he was on the brink of getting into the full international team but he broke his ankle. Then, in his first game back, he broke his ankle again so they said he was finished.

“But he was a hell of a cricketer. I’m bragging a bit but we did have a good team. We used to play Sleaford 2nds and hold our own.”

Group: Back, from left - P. Huthwaite, Charlie Stead, Dennis Glenn, Pete Kiely, Bill Glenn and Cliff Plenn. Front, from left - Les Neal, George “Nobby” Greenfield, George Turney (capt), Colin Grayson, Tony Fenn.

Cup: George Turney receiving the Norman Blankley Coronation Cup.