Lancing’s mystery cricketer identified

Lancing Manor Cricket Club team in the 1950s
Lancing Manor Cricket Club team in the 1950s

Graham Forshaw sent in this photo of the Lancing Manor Cricket Club team from the 1950s, which was featured in Looking Back on February 27.

Graham named everyone in the photo, but could only recall the first name of the cricketer who is obscured behind Jimmy Green, at the centre of the photo.

Gloria Hayward emailed in to say his full name is Harold Matthews.

Gloria also revealed that Harold still lives in Lancing.

The full line-up of those in the photo is, from left to right: Umpire Len Hewitt; Albert “Biggy” Fry; Adrian Bonnetti; Nobby Clark; Phil Akeham; Graham Forshaw; Jimmy Green; Harold Matthews; Peter Steele; Bob Steele; John Steele; Cecil Mitchell.

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