Early days of the Paraguayan Elbows CC       

There's alot on this page and it's in year date order, so scroll down for the more recent stuff...

 

1986 - You don't get much earlier than this....

Deacs was rooting through some old stuff (like you do) and came across some prints taken on a Kodak instamatic by the looks of them. Anyway, he scanned them in and a selection are posted here below. They are NOT of the first ever game (v Chatham Hospital at Parkfields, Eden Park, Beckenham, where it apparently rained a lot and everyone went to the pub first) but of the second match v British Council at nearby Harvington, where we were to play many times over the first ten years or so (before going to the pub).


Back      M Deacon, M West, W Smethurst, M Robinson, A Philbrook, M Gent 

Front      P Hatton, B Wilbourn, K Franklyn (1st Elbows Capt), D. Grubb, J Pullen

Apparently, we couldn't afford to hire the changing rooms

Deacs spend much time wondering why someone had brought a surfboard along

Dr. Barry Wilbourn at least looked like he knew what he was doing (must've learned that at Bath Uni) ...

...even if he didn't have a proper kit bag

Can anyone remember seeing Philbrook looking this slim?

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1990 England v India at the Oval (day 4)

Elbows on Show: Mark Deacon, Wayne Smethurst, Abrar Ahmed, Peter Gatling, John Deacon and sitting quietly at the back, of course, it's the Great Ron Kalifa

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1991 Sussex Tour [SEE SEPARATE PAGE....!]

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1992 Watchett Tour - Game at Wembdon, 24th May 1992 [scorecard]

The opening bowler seems tired after bowling 3 overs for 41 runs...

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1994 game v Shooters Hill (with the great Alf Kearns!) at YMCA Mottingham   [scorecard]

as unearthed by Ron the Man Kalifa...

Back      Chandra, M Deacon, R.Kalifa (captn),  A Philbrook, T Kirby,  R Jasavala 

Front      I Harris, R John, J Philbrook (sweet!), A Ahmed, P. the Legend Gatling

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1997 game v Leigh, on the Green   [scorecard]

Back      F Agha,, M Deacon, R.John, S. Batstone, A Philbrook, F. Kapadia, D. Boyle (ump for the day) 

Front      Chandra, I Harris (captn), P. the Legend Gatling, M Featherstone, L McCarey

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