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Sports Nostalgia

Logan family’s secret of a good ‘un – a drop of sherry, eggs and toast!

BACK THEN: Wils Logan with Leadership in 1962 WILS Logan never owned a champion hound, unlike his father. But without any shadow of doubt the younger Logan, now around the 70 mark, has established himself as a true champion of an enduring, traditional and unique sport.

Last updated 24 May 2007
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Don’s starring moment at Wembley

ACTION HERO:  Don Wilson in typical blockbusting style scores a try in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Leigh in 1957 FIFTY years ago tomorrow — May 11, 1957 — a young Egremont man marched proudly out at Wembley Stadium. Before a crowd of 73,000, Don Wilson was in a line of rugby legends such as Willie Horne, Phil Jackson, Jack Grundy and Jimmy Lewthwaite, from Cleator Moor. They were the pride of Barrow, the greatest team in the club’s history, matched against the equally classy Leeds, controversial victors of Whitehaven in the semi final at Odsal.

Last updated 10 May 2007
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Bygone Egremont sporting memories

champions: Egremont FC, winners of the Cumberland Rugby Union Cup 1921-1922 Bygone sporting memories have been revived by the recent death of Ian Brown, a former rugby union schoolboy starlet with Whitehaven Grammar and England under-15s.

Last updated 26 April 2007
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Classy Taylor beat Olympic star Ovett

CHAMPAGNE PARTY:  Fitness conditioner Paul Taylor is given a champagne shower as Wath Brow celebrated their win over Workington PAUL Taylor was disappointed not to emulate another local lad, John Kirkbride, by running for Britain in the Olympics, but he was good enough to breast the tape ahead of Olympic and world champion Steve Ovett.

Last updated 29 March 2007
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Hope springs eternal for Jimmy

80s haven star: Clayton Friend HOPE springs eternal with Whitehaven rugby league fans. Like most supporters, Jimmy Clements has two ambitions — to follow his side to Wembley and to see them in Super League.

Last updated 15 March 2007
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Ralph handles rugby league’s hot seats

WEIGHING IN:  Ralph Calvin weighs some Skate in from one of the trawlersPicture: Mike McKenzie TRAWLER owner, publican but essentially a rugby man: Ralph Calvin always stood his ground on the field of play and in the second half of an eventful career the lad from Lowca proved to be a worthy champion of rugby league at the highest level.

Last updated 1 March 2007
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Tank inspires his club and county

delight: A jubilant Mark Richardson celebrates the county championship triumph in 1997 with his two children, Neil and Nicola CUMBRIA’S most capped rugby union player, with 78 county championship appearances played with and against the greats, and the legends, of the game.

Last updated 15 February 2007
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Tommy is To The Manor Born

ON TRACK:  Tommy Thompson takes a break from his non stop work at the Cumbria Sports AcademyPicture: Mike McKenzie WHEN a teenage Tommy Thompson signed for Workington Town in 1968 it was like being to The Manor Born.

Last updated 1 February 2007
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Paul’s talented proteges shine at Haven

protege Whitehaven’s Graeme  Mattinson PAUL Eilbeck along with former Wath Brow sidekick Ian Rudd coached one of the finest crops of junior rugby league talent to emerge in West Cumbria in a very long time — the Wath Brow whiz kids.

Last updated 18 January 2007
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Honouring the 1958 Cumbrian heroes

1958 hero: Ike Southward in full flight during his heyday FACT is sometime stranger than fiction. So it was with the 1958 Great Britain rugby league tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Last updated 14 December 2006
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Brocklebank’s star shines bright at Egremont

classy player: John Brocklebank in action for Egremont  back in 1994 FEW clubs in the world of amateur rugby league have been more successful over the course of time than Egremont Rangers.

Last updated 30 November 2006
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Dave recalls playing against star-studded Saints

looking back: Retired ex-Sellafield electrician Dave relaxes at his Hensingham home with some of his old scrap booksPicture: Mike McKenzie DAVID Hazeldon, livewire Whitehaven scrum half, never bothered much who he was up against in rugby league’s Swinging 60’s but he has never forgotten two of Haven’s big matches with star-studded St Helens.

Last updated 16 November 2006
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Bill remembered as the colossus of Haven RL

Just look at that crowd on The Recre popular side! Mighty Mac (on the left) supports co-prop Bobby Vincent as the front-rower prepares to take the ball from the kick off in this mid-50s local derby against Town. Ernie Gilmour, second row, is the Colliers’ No.11. Bill McAlone is as revered as much in Whitehaven today as a legend as Billy Boston is in Wigan. That’s the measure of a man who strode the 1950s game of rugby league like a Colossus, and the Recreation Ground, packed with big crowds, was his arena.

Last updated 2 November 2006
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Veteran Albert taught sons tricks of hooking trade in lounge scrum down

top team: Albert (front row, second from right) with the Egremont team that won the double in 1954/55 WHEN Albert Banks, a veteran of the D-Day Normandy beach landings, came home to Egremont from the war there wasn’t much going to frighten him, certainly not the dark arts practised in the front row of a rugby scrum, league or union.

Last updated 19 October 2006
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Clark family has a passion for cricket

action: Ian Clark A COMBINATION of passion, swasbuckling natural skill and sheer will to win, plus the benefit of playing for a club with a rare pedigree for the game, has made Ian Clark one of the county’s finest all-round cricketers over the last two decades.

Last updated 5 October 2006
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Jackie gives his heart to rugby league

dedicated: Jackie Davidson, chairman of Hensingham RL, wearing his county tiePictures: Mike McKenzie THE air in many a rugby league dressing room turned blue when Jackie Davidson was holding court.

Last updated 20 September 2006
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Big hearted Boxer had the X factor

FOOTIE STAR: Arnold (Boxer) Walker is pictured front left, in the St Begh’s soccer team of 1966 AS a nipper, his parents bought him a pair of boxing gloves for Christmas, but it was on the rugby field, not the ring, that Arnold “Boxer” Walker found sporting fame.

Last updated 10 August 2006
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Haven’s salvation David signed top boyo Rob

hot seat: David Wigham, a former Rugby Football League chairman, signed Whitehaven’s two priciest players, Ackerman and WalkerPicture: Mike McKenzie DAVID Wigham signed Rob Ackerman and Arnold “Boxer” Walker — the two priciest players in Whitehaven rugby league history.

Last updated 27 July 2006
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Billy – the man with the midas touch

Carlisle United: With the ball on his lap, Billy is seated next to England ace Ivor Broadis, second from left front row. Second right at the back is Geoff Twentyman who went on to play for Liverpool. THEY were called the brylcream boys in the good old days of Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Tommy Lawton and our own Jackie Sewell, from Kells. David Beckham may have changed the face of the hair-cut but in the pre-and post-war years star the Soccer idols used to have thick, shiny mops with an obligatory parting right down the middle. Older generations can check up by ratching out an old Charlie Buchan annual or the picture swaps given away in those sweet cigarette packets!

Last updated 13 July 2006
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Gentleman Jeff was a born champion

looking back: Jeff Bawden  and  the Whitehaven RL team in the summer of 1973 NOT only did Whitehaven marra Jeff Bawden win League Championship and Challenge Cup winners medals, but on two occasions he was the Rugby League’s top points scorer in its post-war boom years.

Last updated 29 June 2006
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