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Shenfield Cricket Club

Established 1921

Members of the Hamro Foundation Essex League

(The ECB accredited Premier League of Essex)

Affiliated to the Club Cricket Conference


We are fortunate that in August 2015, some 53 years after this photo was taken, a former player, John Warren, now living in Canada came across this on the website and was able to provide not only names, but interesting snippets!

From the left: Alf West (What a wonderful man he was!) Next to Alf is Monty Fuller's wife (I forget her name, unfortunately), then Monty (the skipper of the 2ndXI), Barbara Shipp (the 2nd XI's beautiful scorer from 1958 to 1963 and the girl I married on 16th March 1963 and who, luckily is still my wife after 52 years), Vince Callender (a wonderful person and good with the bat), John Ellis (who used to live in the houses at the foot of the cricket field bordering the Chelmsford Road), Harry Fieldstone and then Humphrey Beech (another great guy who was the vice-captain of the 2nd XI).

In the second row, starting from the left, is me (John Warren), Bill Price (a wickedly fast and accurate bowler), John Backhouse, Bill Ward (the tallest man in the group and lifelong friend of yours truly and an usher at my wedding), Frank Paige, Bob Thomas (another lifelong friend and best man at my wedding!), Bert Ward (father of Bill and longtime player for Shenfield from the 1930s to the 1950s), Tony Hargreaves, who used to live in the Tudor cafe across the road, Robbie (supporter), John Burrows (the club's President for many years) and Frank Brazier.

I was born in 1939 at 44 Chelmsford Road and lived there until 1963. I played, mainly for the 2nd XI, from 1957 to 1963, when Barbara and I were married and emigrated to Canada, where we live in Lethbridge, Alberta. We had some wonderful times with the club in those six years and often laugh about the Saturday afternoons and evenings we spent with our good friends there.

My father, Monty Warren, also played for the club in the 1930s and 1940s.
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