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Jan 18 2019

Added Ryder to Me, Cricket and Sconny Purcell

A Couple of weeks later we faced St Bedes again in the Baseball final. Me and Sconny Purcell were once again captains. On this occasion we absolutely slaughtered them.There was only one outstanding captain on that day and it wasn’t Sconny Purcell. In fact, If I had scored a couple more runs I would have […]

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Jan 14 2019

Me, Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Parf Eleven)

I was fielding in my usual suicide position of silly mid on, when one of our bowlers (who shall be nameless at this time) let go a loose full toss. The Bedes batsman( whose name I never knew) smashed it with all his strength at me standing five yards away. I could neither jump, duck, […]

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Jan 11 2019

Me,Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part Ten)

    I hurtled my first ball down the pitch quicker than any ball I had hurtled before straight at the off stump. The next thing the ball was flying high in the air towards the long on boundary and Sconny came charging up the pitch as fast as his little legs would carry him […]

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Jan 08 2019

Me,Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part eight)

We had one more game to play after that against the National School and If we won we would go to the championship play-off against St. Bedes at the Widnes Cricket club ground. Win it we did and the stage was set Us and The Bedes, death or glory at Beaconsfield road. On the great […]

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Jan 05 2019

Me Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part Six)

I couldn’t believe it the mighty Bedes ,Sconny Purcell and all, had been beaten by a bunch of Paddy kids from West Bank,we had another chance. What made it more exciting was that in six days time, we had to play that same bunch of Paddy Kids and we had to win! When we arrived […]

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Jan 02 2019

Me,Cricket,and Sconny Purcell (Part Five)

I just stood there, and for about ten seconds or so I must have died, then I wanted to be sick..” Sammy immediately said ” Alright Shone, get your self ready “, but for the first time in my life, I really didn’t feel like playing cricket. Not that it mattered much on the day […]

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Jan 01 2019

Me,Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part Four)

  Half an hour later ,as the team got up to leave, I automatically got up with them. “Sit down Shone ” said Sammy “You are not going anywhere ” and off they went without me ” I had taught Sammy Butterworth all he knew about cricket and He had left me behind. I sat […]

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Dec 31 2018

Me,Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part three )

I lived in Edwin Street at the time and was great friends with Pat Davenport who lived around the corner from me in Albert Road and who also played for St. Bedes.Every day he rammed home to me just how they they were going to murder us because playing for them would be one Sconny […]

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Dec 28 2018

Me,Cricket And Sconny Purcell (Part Two)

This team of mine was brilliant and most of the names I can still remember like it was yesterday. “Woof Bower”, Johnny Leach,” “Clanny ” McFarlane, Alan Fallis, Colin Fairhurst, George Cain, “Mucker” Murray, “Micko ” Mckenna, Stan Waterhouse, and I think the last one was Billy Faulkner. ( If I have made a mistake […]

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Dec 27 2018

Me,Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part one)

When I was a kid at Simms Cross School, many years ago I was fortunate enough to enjoy what I now realize was one of the most wonderful times of my life and all because I was bloody good at cricket. Not only was I captain of the school team I was also opening batsman, […]

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