Finally revealed and in great number is this marvellous collection shared by Dave Stones, of the Huthwaite factory teams representing CWS Football Club, including one dated reserve team noted in 1935 playing friendly football. We would appreciate if you could add further names or recognise these seasonal years.
A simple black and white kit distinguished the CWS Football Club. After playing six seasons in the Sutton and Skegby League, they decided to start the 1935 season competing in the Erewash Valley League, to be firstly drawn away to Alfreton United before entertaining South Normanton Vics in the Tuesday night fixtures.
The full squad named for 1935 were:- Goalkeepers, V T Crompton and R Illsley: full-backs, S Marshall, R Booth, A R Dallison and R Saxton; half-backs, R Jones, E Dyment (captain), C Hassall, A Pegg, B Herrod and E Walters; forwards, G Bunning, H Brunt, J W Boot, A Betts, C Marshall, F Wain, L Bowler, A Copley (vice captain), A Barsby, E Halham, A Bailey and H Heath. Linked press report also names all officials.
Alec Owen recalls playing through the late 50's with likes of Bill (Nobby) Clarke, after following star players through the 40's like Hedley Williams, Tommy Simms, Elliot Dyment, Les Marshall and Albert (Killer) Fox.
Philip Ward teamed up between 1963 and 1967 and also recalls Les Marshall among their cricket team.
Written 21 Nov 13 Revised 25 Nov 13 © by Gary Elliott