Biddle - Ronnie Fairbrother - looking relaxed
The background looks very similar to that of IB026, and maybe IB030, so perhaps they were all taken at the same time.
Ronnie was a star of Eydon Cricket Club from the late 1940s onwards. He was assistant groundsman from 1946 till 1968, and was thought to have scored 8,000 to 9,000 runs for Eydon over his career. Late in his career, in 1975, at the 'advanced' age of 46, he still topped the batting averages at 38, a record for the club.
Ronnie had a reputation for being a bit of a lad, up for anything. The story is told of him hitting the minute hand of the church clock with a catapult. He bent the end of the hand so that it stuck, and the clock kept repeated ringing the chimes until stopped. Cricket seemed to run in the family as Biddle's mother Sarah did the cricket teas for many years, receiving a presentation from the club for 20 years service in 1967, then carrying on for another 5 or 6 years.
Image lent by : Mr Sid Gooden
Connected Photos: IB024 | IB026 | KL120