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    Default RAF Cricket Team 1922-1932

    Good evening everyone,

    One for our cricket buffs!! A slightly unusual question for this board I know, but I am hoping that someone may be able to furnish me with an answer where Google cannot.

    Between 1922 and 1932, the RAF cricket team played nine first class cricket matches. In particular, they played the Army in 1928, and again in 1930. Would anyone know, or be able to point me in the right direction, to find the results of these two matches? I'm particularly interested in a P/O Victor Croome, who played in both the 1928 and 1930 matches, and who had previously served on 100 Squadron when they were based in Ireland in 1921.

    As always, many thanks for any help anyone can give me.

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    Greg
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    Greg,

    If you're willing to spend a Fiver, you 'might' find the answer here:

    http://cricketarchive.com/subscribe

    The Times religiously reported all this guff, right down to hops, steps and jumps. They generally included the station of the sportsman concerned.

    Now! Don't get testy!

    Col
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    A visit to a library which has a collection of Wisdens is my suggestion. Or you could fork out 4.99 for a month's sub to this site: https://cricketarchive.com/subscribe

    Col Bruggy suggested the same -- see above!
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    Col / Chas,

    Many thanks for the suggestions!! As a Welshman, I know somewhat less than nothing about cricket - we have way too much rain here to even contemplate an over, let alone an actual full game!! I'll try The Times, and if nothing is forthcoming from their hallowed cricket coverage, I'll issue forth a curse or two and stump up a fiver :-)

    Thanks again chaps, all the best as always, SIX!!

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    Greg,

    As I said, The Times slavishly put all that stuff in print. Can't provide you with the full details but you will find the results, thus:

    1928 - RAF vs Army - The Times, Friday/Saturday, June 15-16, 1928. Army Beaten.
    1930 - RAF vs Army - The Times, Tuesday/Wednesday, July 8-9, 1930. Army Won.

    Croome also played against the Royal Navy and the Civil Service during the period under review (1922-1932).

    Over and out!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 10th September 2019 at 06:07.

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    Col,

    That's more details than I could have wished for, many thanks indeed!! As an aside, Croome's father, Arthur Croome, played county cricket for Gloucestershire. Clearly cricket was in their blood :-0
    Thanks again Col, you're a legend, diolch yn fawr.

    L/O

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    "As a Welshman, I know somewhat less than nothing about cricket - we have way too much rain here to even contemplate an over, let alone an actual full game!! "

    Come, come, Col! I see that you live in Caerdydd -- you have a Test match ground in your city, and the last Test match was played there in 2015. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia...ricket_ground)
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    It's me that lives in Caerdydd Chas, not Col!! We do indeed have a cricket ground, at Sophia Gardens, the home of (I believe) Glamorgan Cricket Club. They play in the English league as I recall, due to a complete lack of interest in cricket in any other part of Wales!! I believe it was an England v Australia test that was played there in 2015?

    We do however have an international rugby stadium, a regional rugby stadium, and, I am reliably informed, in excess of 100 rugby fields just within the Cardiff city boundaries. It al helps to make Wales the Rugby World Cup 2019 winners ;-)

    L/O

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

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    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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