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Loftus Ladies Cricket Club

Let me see – I guess the 1920’s, women had the vote and the whole roller-coaster of emancipation begins it’s journey.  Loftus Ladies Cricket Club enjoys the limelight – one of the first male-only bastions to fall! The Archive is also now aware that the image is from a photograph produced by H. W. Archer of Loftus produced in 1920.

Back row: Ron Slater (Loftus Market Place Chemist), Hilda Sowerby (School teacher later became Mrs Lines), Miss Bothroyd, ??, Miss Cooper, D. Copeman (Loftus Post Office).

Front row: ??, ??, ??, Zena Rowland, ??, ??.

Can anyone identify these ground-breaking women or their male coaches?

Thanks to Eric Johnson, Loftus Town Crier and Peter Maddison  for updates on names.

1 comment to Loftus Ladies Cricket Club

  • Peter Maddison

    Center front row of the Loftus Ladies cricket team with bat and pads is my late Aunt Zena Rowland, daughter of Edward (Teddy) Rowland, earlier men’s Loftus captain.

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