There’s been some interest online lately about local cricket clubs in Brownhills and Walsall Wood which many men of a certain age locally played for, or enjoyed spectating. Sadly, both clubs dissolved years ago now, so the halcyon days of willow upon leather locally are but a memory.
We’ve covered Walsall Wood cricket a fair bit here over the years, but nothing much about Brownhills which I find surprising.
Well, former member Dave Slatcher is proposing a Brownhills Cricket Club Reunion, which seems like a cracking idea to me.
About time we had a reunion for anyone who played, or was a relative of a former player from Brownhills Cricket Club, please circulate and share, and anyone interested please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll then collate names to try and sort a date and venue…
You can also find Dave on Facebook here.
In the meantime,
Local teacher Eryl Powell is probably the person I’ve come across who knows most about the club in latter days, and recently he posted this team sheet from 1987, supplied to him by Neil Stringer, all the way from Canada:
If you have any recollections of either club, or have anything to add, please do comment here, tug my sleeve on social media or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
The local sports clubs were a vital part of our communal history and it would be great top build up more of a history of them. Let’s see if we can…