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Loftus Cricket Club 1890

This image of Loftus Cricket team from 1890 came to the Archive from two sources and they are proudly shown possibly at Loftus Cricket Club. However there may be some confusion about names, so welcome any comments.

Back row: Arthur G. Andrew (Scorer), George Skillbeck (Umpire), Frederick H. Nutt, Robert Dyson–Nutt (Wicket keeper), Kirby Toase (Gas works Engineer lived in Duncan Place), R. W. Andrew, R. W. Dixon (Captain for 21 years).

Front row: J. Nicholls (Stonemason), Edward (Ted) J. Rowland (Vice Captain), James M. Slater (Chemist of Zetland Terrace), J. Wake, W. Wilkinson (Grocer of North Road), John Colley (Landlord of the Station Hotel).

Chris Colbeck tells us: “My father Edgar Colbeck played for Loftus Cricket Club before World War II and his mother married Archie Toase; Archie also played for Loftus and is referred to in the newspaper cutting you have in the Archive. I have recently found among photographs and family tree stuff, a photograph which I want to share with you and any other people doing family tree searches for Loftus people. Archie Toase’s father, Kirby Toase who lived in Duncan Place also played for the Loftus team.”

Images and names courtesy of Chris Colbeck and Terry Shaw.

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