Sepia Saturday 115 – Games

This is a photograph of Wanborough Surrey Cricket Team. 
Taking part in Sepia Saturday
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16 Responses to Sepia Saturday 115 – Games

  1. While this must be a common British photo, it is a real contrast with similar American antique photos of town baseball teams. Our sports team photos are always scholastic youths and never cheery old blokes like these.

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  2. I too noticed they are all wearing their own clothes not any type of uniform, but I'm sure they had fun!

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  3. Little Nell says:

    They look motley crew! I expect they made do with what they had.

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  4. imagespast says:

    A lot of big flat caps 🙂

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  5. I have heard of cricket but have no idea how it is played. I will look it up though. As I said that is one of the reasons SS is one of my favorite memes. Great photo.
    QMM

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  6. Anglers Rest says:

    I think it goes back to Colonial days.

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  7. Postcardy says:

    I don't know anything about how cricket is played. I wonder why they don't play cricket here.

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  8. Anglers Rest says:

    It looks like it doesn't it? I wonder whether they had home made lemonade and cake in the break?

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  9. Anglers Rest says:

    Me nether Barbara & Nancy. The earliest cricket game played in Surrey was in the early 1720s at Shackleford, about 2 miles across the fields from Wanborough.

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  10. Anglers Rest says:

    It is indeed. I think this is around 1930 or so. From about 1930 my family had moved from Wanborough into Guildford. I can not identify if any of my relatives are on the photograph.

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  11. Karen S. says:

    I just love the assortment of uniforms for the game….they had great fun I'm sure!

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  12. I've never been able to understand the rules of cricket. But it must be fun because it's so popular all over the world.
    Nancy

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  13. Bob Scotney says:

    Brilliant! Flat caps and braces! Village cricket as it used to be.

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  14. Kristin says:

    I should look up how to play cricket. I have no idea.

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