Thursday, 18 January 2018

When Yorkshire cricketer was Golf Club captain

This photograph shows a Silsden Golf Club prize night in the 1960s. In the centre is club captain Alan Mason, who was a Yorkshire County Cricket Club spin bowler. He played 18 times for the first team between 1947 and 1950 (when the star spinner was Johnny Wardle) and for the second XI between 1939 and 1950. Away from the county limelight, Alan captained Silsden Cricket Club in the late 1950s/early 1960s. He was a newspaper wholesaler and for many years ran the Sunday morning newspaper sales outlet in Briggate (see my blog of October 9th, 2014). The photograph was loaned by well-known Silsden golfer John Lamb, a former club president.