Cricket is rich in stories and memories of the 'good, old days' and its characters.
So the Club always loves to hear from all ex-players, including those who have lost contact or moved away.
Q. Does anyone know 'when and where' was the first Dalton tour ?
Also if any players have memories, press cuttings, photos, scorebooks etc. of Dalton's tours (pre 1990) please contact Dave Halsey who would be delighted to hear from you.
Archive request for any unwanted Fixture Cards / Handbooks for the following years (inclusive) ;
Dalton CC Fixture Cards
Southport & District ACL
Also required (to look at only);
West Lancs CL
Wigan & District CL
Contact Dave Halsey if you can help.
REUNIONS are held from time to time which will usually be an informal get-together during a match at the club, probably on a Sunday. All ex-players are welcome to attend, reminisce and look at the club photographs in the pavilion of 'yesteryear'. Old press-cuttings and photographs are welcome.
Next Reunion :
Sunday pm 22nd May (or 29th May if 'weather postponed'), in conjunction with a Sponsor's match (MRH v Dalton XI)
Ex-players can (re-) join the Club for only £1 (or 5 x 2nd class stamps).
FROM THE ARCHIVES -
Dalton 1sts (105) beat Parr Amateurs (65) at ? on 15th July 1967
Dalton team (in batting order): D. Ashcroft 36, K. Derbyshire 0, J.Macauley 2, P. Edwards 21, T. Sudworth 1, P. Graham 4, D. Dawson 11, C. Ainscough 2, A. Beresford 0, B. Sixsmith 10 no. A. Pennington 0, (extras 18)
Dalton bowling : J. Macauley 7-43, A. Pennington 1-7, T. Sudworth 1-11
Notes: Macauley claimed 4 wickets in his first 3 overs without a run being scored. Score was 4-5 before Macauley hit for 6. Sudworth's 1-11 off 11 overs.
Dalton 2nd XI v. Tarleton 2nd XI at Dalton on 28th July 1973.
Dalton batted first (at 2.30 p.m.) and in nearly 30 eight-ball overs scored 126 ao thanks to Peter Edwards (55 no), D. Rowland 17, Ray Belshaw 14, George Waterworth 12, J. Rowland 10.
W. McBurney, M. Kelly, Ken Liptrot, Bill Waterworth, Ray Norris and Johnny Johnson also batted.
Tarleton's team of D. Madler, G. Baron, K. Harrison, D. Sutton, J. Higham, A. Marshall, T. Melling, I. Singleton, P. Lawrence, D. Taylor and W. Starr made a poor start, but recovered to 30-2 (Liptrot 1-4, Johnson 1-17) before 8-19 in 6 overs from McBurney, demolished the visitors who were all out for 55 in 21 overs.
Dalton 3rd XI (170-6) drew with Tarleton 3rd XI (95-8) at Blaguegate (?) Skelmersdale on 29th June 1985.
Dalton team (in batting order): M. Hart, G. Jones, P. Sudworth, J. Williamson, G. Stock, J. Ord, J. Johnson, N. Lord, J. Spencer, I. Swift, D. Martland.- did not bat
Notes: Paul Sudworth scored 103no - a presentation was made by Peter Edwards on 5 Oct 1999.
30 Years ago
MEMORY TIME 1
Dalton 2nd XI
(a) How many can you identify ?
(inc. the scorer)
(b) Can you date the photo ?
MEMORY TIME 2
Dalton ? XI
(a) Is this the winning Farnworth Cup team in 1957 ?
(b) How many can you identify ?
(inc. the scorer)
Back, L to r. ?,?,Ken Derbyshire, Mike Woods, ?,?,?.
Front L to r. ?,?, Norman Halton? , ?,?,?.
Perhaps you could e-mail your answers at daltoncc(at)merseymail(dot)com
Dalton C.C. History is currently being researched by Dave Halsey, but as all scorebooks, minutes and other records are missing prior to the mid 1970's, he would appreciate any information(including photographs, press-cuttings, fixture cards, handbooks, scorebooks etc.) from persons who have been connected with the club.
Contact Dave Halsey by E-mailing at david.halsey(at)tesco(dot)net.