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Those were the days

Whaddon Old Boys Skittles Team after collecting their cups as Hospital Cup runners-up and Division 10 runners-up in  1967. It's worth noting the suits, shirts and ties, the late  Dave Evans the Cheltenham Skittles League Chairman for ten years is seated in  front row third from left.

The Whaddon Old Boys were founded in 1963 by members of the Whaddon and College Boys Club and progressed over the  years to the Premier 'A' where they spent 10 years, now playing in the Premier 'B'.

1966 / 67

  The team from back left were Mike Watts, Roy Harris, Phil' Thatcher' Judge, Ray 'Snowy' White, John 'Minnie' Minett, Ray 'Milky Bar ' Blake Ray 'Spud' Taylor, Dave 'Sam' Thomas, Vic 'Cass' Cole. The front row from the left is the late Ron Radford, Kenny ' Digger 'Fitts, the late Dave ' Donkey' Evans, Clive 'Chinky' Chandler, the late Phil Watts, the late John 'Jex' Cross, Mike 'Ted ' Hall.

Many of you would have played skittles at the old Saracens Club will have played  in' The John Cross Room' . John was a  very popular  active football member of that club from its earliest days as was Phil Watts. Dave Evans became the Chairman of the Cheltenham Skittles League and President of the Gloucestershire Bowls Association



1968 / 69 Whaddon Old Boy's on tour in Jersey

Back left John Haslum, Ray White, Dave Evans, Kenny Fitts, Mike Ballinger,

middle row. Roy Harris, Phil Watts, Ray Blake, Mike Hall, Ray Taylor, Mike Watts.

Front row. Phil Judge, John Cross, John Minett, Clive Chandler


Whaddon Old Boys with  Wrong Numbers and Saracens Ladies teams at Bowden Hall 1977


1997 /  1998


Whaddon Old Boys  tribute to Roger 'Skinny' Thorndale at their match against the Baro Boys



Phil Judge 50 years a Whaddon Old Boy 1963 -


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Whaddon Old Boys 50th. Anniversary 2013






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