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Dornoch Cricket Club photo brings back happy memories

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Dornoch Cricket Club.
Dornoch Cricket Club.

A PHOTOGRAPH of Dornoch Cricket Club in 1991 in a recent edition of the Northern Times brought back happy memories for Jonathan Brett-Young of West Shinness.

He says the club was formed in the early 1980s, and played friendly matches, firstly near the Dornoch airstrip, and then on an all-weather wicket at the Meadows.

In 1991 members decided to play more competitive cricket and entered the Macallan North of Scotland Reserve League. The club won the league in their first year and in subsequent years won the Knockout Cup and the Bower six-a-side competition in Caithness twice.

Cricket was played until 1996 when, with no young players coming through, it withdrew from the league. The last match was played in 1997.

The club was dissolved in 2005 and the assets went to the Dornoch Academy. The club also presented The Tim Jarvis cup for achievement in swimming in memory of Tim Jarvis, club secretary for many years, who died in October 2004. Most of the remaining kit was sent out to Sri Lanka to promote cricket amongst young people in that country.

This picture (above) was taken in the early 80s.

Back row: Alec Macdonald, Angus Bowie, Patrick Argyle, Ron Cameron (umpire), John Scott, Jerry Bishop, Ron Graham.

Front row: Phil Downie, Tim Jarvis, Guy Bowden, Peter Clucas and Stuart Gardiner.

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