Sepia Saturday 136: 28th July 2012
This week I have a selection of cricket photos from the family albums but there isn't a single baseball photo in the albums.
My Grandmother wrote about her father, James (or Jim) Pilgrim, whose father's was also named James;
Dad said cricket was often played behind the stables and someone keeping nit" and also "Dad couldn't stand the lime light except at cricket."
All the Pilgrim brothers played cricket. I am not sure if it was official or unofficial but the team was called the "Pilgrim Seven" and in addition to the seven brothers, also included a brother in law, Ern Muller.
My Great Grandfather, Jim Pilgrim is holding the cricket ball in the centre of the photo below. I just love the moustaches, braces and ties.
Can you pick the twins?
|1926 - 1927 Winiam Cricket Club - Premiers|
Back: L Clark, A Wohlers, P Warner, Bob Handyside, Clarrie and Roy Pilgrim.
Middle: Ned Pilgrim, Jim Pilgrim, Bert Pilgrim, H Warner.
Front: L Gilchrist, H Warner
|Cricket medals won by Bob and Jim Pilgrim|
Jim had his made into a brooch for his wife.
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My Grand Aunt wrote:
"When I was a child, Uncle Bert was the only one that had a wireless so the Pilgrim men-folk would go over and play cards while they listened to the test cricket from England. One night the commentator said 'There's a storm coming in'. Uncle Bob said ' Be jinks Perce, we better get home before that road gets wet'. When the others laughed, Uncle Bob tried to make out he was only joking"
Winiam 128 defeated Diapur 56
And finally a picture of my Grandfather, Allan Scott.
|Back: Mr Obrien (Sec), Frank McCrae, Bill Thompson, Wally Huf, Gordon Huf, Allan Scott, Len Furfy (Pres) |
Front: Norm Baker, Stan Maddan, Ossie Smith, Alf Baker, Bill McCrae, Allan Baker
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