Tag: cricket

Ace Oggie’s rescue hell

Saturday, May 12 – 2001 Former Coventry City goalie Steve Ogrizovic battled to save a cricketer who’d had a suspected heart attack. Ogrizovic, 43, gave Mark Lavine mouth-to-mouth when he passed out after scoring 127 runs in a Birmingham League match on Saturday. Lavine, 28, who was tipped […]

Oggy skates it to the big league

Saturday, November 3 – 1984 * Steve Ogrizovic is hardly a household name, but he arrived in London today as one of the country’s most promising goalkeeper. After only four months in the First Division with Coventry he is already being rated in the top four. Today the […]

Gordon Hodgson @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Gordon Hodgson on PlayUpLIverpool.com; About Gordon Hodgson: “Another of the South African ex-amateurs, who has turned out exceptionally well for the Anfielders. Now in his fifth season, and for two seasons has been the club’s top scorer. Played centre forward last season (1928-29), where his […]

Christie at cricket

Saturday, October 30 – 1948 Strathearn C.C. have bright prospects for next season as far as “young blood” is concerned. They hope to swell their ranks with five additional young lads some of whom are at present in the Forces. One of the newcomers will be big Frank […]

Our Visitors – Liverpool F.C.

Saturday, November 29 – 1947 Liverpool have eight of their unsuccessful Cup semi-final team on view to-day. These are a strong go-ahead side, and we should see a good game. Cyril Sidlow (goalkeeper): Native of Colwyn Bay, and one of the best at his job. Outstanding at positional […]

The death of Jimmy Welford

January 17, 1945 The death took place yesterday at his home in Glasgow of Mr. James W. Welford, a native of Barnard Castle and former Warwickshire and Durham County cricketer and Aston Villa full-back. He played football for Barnard Cross and Stockton. Later he played for Celtic and […]

The death of Harry Daft

January 12, 1945 Famous Notts cricketer and footballer The death has occurred at High Cross, Herts., of Harry Butler Daft, the old Notts cricketer and Notts County and England footballer, at the age of 77. The second son of Richard Daft, he was born at Radcliffe-on-Trent on April […]

New ground for Berry Nieuwenhuys

Tuesday, September 22 – 1942 Berry Nieuwenhuys, Liverpool’s South African outside right, is covering new ground this season. He sends word to say that he is playing for Lovell’s Athletic in the Football League (West) as a “guest” player. He hopes to get to Liverpool for a match […]

Liverpool FC players promotions

Tuesday, June 11 – 1940 Good news from the Liverpool players who are at present with the Services. Berry Nieuwenhuys, the South African outside right, now in the Royal Air Force, writes to say he is extremely happy in his new sphere. He adds that he has been […]

Liverpool’s first war-time signing

October 5, 1939 The first wartime professional signing has been made by Liverpool Football Club. They have signed a professional Eddie Spicer, former English international schoolboy, who did so well in the Liverpool city team. Spicer was 17 last month. He went to Liverpool two years ago and […]

Consider it Cyril Done

Saturday, September 2 – 1939 Three games at centre-forward … then right into First Division football. This is the strange experience of Cyril Done, eighteen-year-old Liverpool player who to-day leads their forwards against Chelsea. Not until the opening practice game this season had Done had any experience of […]

Footballers’ win at cricket

Wednesday, August 16 – 1939 Everton and Liverpool players score freely. The combined team of Everton and Liverpool footballers replying with 207 for 6 wickets to an overnight score of 197, scored a popular win over Bootle last night, even though the home side did not unduly tax […]

Football cricketers

Thursday, August 10 – 1939 The annual charity cricket match between a joint team of Everton and Liverpool footballers and the Bootle Cricket Club will take place at Hawthorne Road, Bootle, on Monday and Tuesday evenings. This will be a 12-a-side match and the footballers will select their […]

George Milligan Everton’s bowling champion

Wednesday, August 9 – 1939 George Milligan, Everton’s wing half-back, won the club bowling tournament at Ellesmere Port, yesterday, when the players went for their annual visit to Bowaters. In the final of the tournament Milligan defeated Billy Edwards. Rain ruled out the cricket, bowling and tennis matches […]