1956 Holbeck Away 1st XI Lost        
  Holbeck 116-9 (AO) R Parker 61 A Bryes 28 D Grant 5-15      
  East Leeds 71-10 J Taffender 6-17          
1973 Normanton Home 1st XI Won        
  Normanton 78-10 A Bryant 34 W Stocks 6-15        
  East Leeds 79-9 G Whittaker 5-27 D Watson 4-25        
1973 Normanton Away 2nd XI Won        
  Normanton 112-10 I Cusworth 26 N Jones 25 P Dale 4-16 H Bedford 5-33    
  East Leeds 114-3 P Garner 50* D Wharton 45*        
1979 Carlton Away 1st I Tied        
  East Leeds 142-10 D Wharton 36* S McGuire 25 S Burton 3-23 M Baddeley 3-49    
  Carlton 142-8 K Taylor 59 M Baddeley 25* S Wilson 4-43      
1979 Carlton Home 2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds 128-8 D Greaves 25 M Betts 3-46 G Taylor 4-58      
  Carlton 79-9            
1984 Colton Away 1st XI Lost        
  East Leeds 190-9 J Bowden 21 C Taylor 23 K Mellor 70* C Oldfield 3-62 R Horner 4-49  
  Colton 195-8 P Strnger 29 R Horner 97* K Mellor 3-71 R Brady 3-35    
1990 Whitkirk Away 1st XI Lost        
  Whitkirk 246-10 J Bowman 28 C Shipton 58 T Hegarty 25 S Pickles 52* M Sparling 30 S Linton 4-79
  East Leeds 163-10 D Stocks 60 Gary Edwards 29 D Fairweather 4-40      
2001 Wakefield City Home 1st XI Won        
  Wakefield City 144-10 G Northern 53 G Collins 3-32        
  East Leeds 147-2 S Booth 71* J Steel 49      
2001 Thornhill Away 2nd XI Lost        
  Thornhill 271-4 Mick Wood 114 R Fenwick 29 Matt Wood 94* P Curby 24    
  East Leeds 163-9 (AO) Gary Edwards 83 A Arif 22 J Douglas 3-74 R Empsall 3-5    
2007 East Ardsley Home 1st XI Won        
  East Leeds 203-10 J Watling 28 D Atkinson 29*        
  East Ardsley 195-10 A Olbison 5-77          
2007 Westwood Park Away 2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds 223-6 R Olbison 69 John Gahan 37 A Tarvaz 45 Q Zaman 3-40    
  Westwood Park 139-10 M Webster 38 Q Zaman 30 Z Rashid 5-16      
2012 Moorlands Home 1st XI Won        
  Moorlands 170-10 A Fortis 41 A Roberts 58 A Olbison 3-43 J Watling 4-23    
  East Leeds 171-5 J Watling 27 K Tandel 37* A Olbison 25      
2012 Adwalton Away 2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds 218-9 (AO) M Kent 56 R Ellis 63 A Lines 25 J Emmett 4-93 T Marshall 5-26  
  Adwalton 126-10 W Blackburn 54* J Barker 26 O Broome 7-67      
                 
  Thanks to John Steel            
1956 Woodhouse Home 1st XI Won        
  Woodhouse 101-10 H Wilkinson 66 C Coggin 6-28 J Singleton 4-42      
  East Leeds 104-6 G Raw 22 A Quin 22* E Harris 3-37      
1956 Woodhouse Away 2nd XI Won        
  Woodhouse 39-10 D Milner 6-14 D Grant 3-7        
  East Leeds 40-4            
1962 Colton Away 2nd XI Lost        
  Colton 102-10 Burgin 33 L Kellett 5-41 Williams 3-24      
  East Leeds 66-10 Harrison 4-30 Hatton 5-22        
1973 Highbury Away 1st XI Won        
  Highbury 127-10 N Hague 42 W Scoley 28 E Wollitor 4-35 W Stocks 3-7    
  East Leeds 131-7 T Caine 32 W Stocks 39 P Clarke 44* R Harvey 3-16    
1973 Highbury Home 2nd XI Won        
  Highbury 51-10 A Bowden 4-21 D Wharton 5-22        
  East Leeds  54-6 D Wharton 22*          
1979 Kirkstall Home 1st XI Won        
  Kirkstall 121-6 N Dickinson 20 B Thompson 34 D Armitage 20      
  East Leeds 125-8 R Brady 20 D Mathers 21 G Raw 27* B Thompson 4-42 D Jinks 4-38  
1979 Kirkstall Away 2nd XI Won        
  Kirkstall 156-5 K Dickson 94* J Holmes 27*        
  East Leeds 157-8 N Mellor 29 D Steel 27* J Craven 3-39 E Shaw 4-55    
1984 Mirfield PC Home 1st XI Rain Affected Draw        
  Mirfield PC 115-3 S Azhar 76* G Woollard 28        
1990 Gt Preston Home 1st XI Won        
  Gt Preston 157-10 N Hope 22 D Bradbrook 41 S Linton 5-32      
  East Leeds 158-4 Gary Edwards 62* S Linton 29 V Patrick 24*      
2001 Roundhay Away 1st XI Lost        
  Roundhay 240-9 R Marshall 36 A Mahmood 55 F Malik 62 A Coyne 4-49 D Thewlis 3-56  
  East Leeds 176-8 S Booth 31 J Watling 32 N Roberts 48 P Clarke 27* I Aziz 3-35 J Ahmed 3-43
2001 Mirfield PC Home 2nd XI Lost        
  East Leeds 100-10 J Long 20 N Aslam 32 J Wood 7-27      
  Mirfield PC 102-2 I Ashraf 39 D Garside 44*        
2007 Altofts Home 2nd XI Lost        
  Altofts 273-3 B Law 145* N Stanley 83*        
  East Leeds 133-10 S Lines 32 A Pearce 24 J Gill 4-23      
2012 East Ardsley Away 1st XI Won        
  East Ardsley 234-7 G Hunt 25 A Langley 77* R Hoban 26 A Pearson 27 A Olbison 3-42 M Olbison 3-53
  East Leeds 235-8 Z Tarvaz 27 C Page 25 A Olbison 87* T Chester 4-76 M Heald 3-43  
2012 Oulton Home 2nd XI Lost        
  Oulton 253-6 A Uridge 100 W Harrison 85        
  East Leeds 136-10 J Steel 24 O Broome 32 A Winn 3-34 G Dawber 4-46    
                 
  Thanks to John Steel            

               THIS WEEK IN HISTORY 22 – 27 JULY 1948

                                         By Jack Gahan

An epic Test Match took place at Headingly between England and Australia. This was a week after my 17th Birthday and I’d been looking forward to it all year, especially as my boyhood hero, Len Hutton, would be opening the batting for England, and the record breaking Australian, the great run machine Don Bradman would be playing on his final tour of England.

Big crowds were expected and the gates would be opening at 9am. I was there by 8 o’clock and it was unbelievable at that early time how long the queues were.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported this:-

“The gates at Headingly Cricket Ground had to be closed after a record turnout, with 40,000 inside and another 20,000 outside. The occasion was a test match against Australia. The gates had opened at 9am but already thousands of people were queuing all around the ground and surrounding streets. Hundreds had slept on the pavements overnight and even at 6am, some 15,000 people were waiting to get in. By 9am this had swollen to 20,000. Three quarters of an hour after that, it was said that 30,000 had been admitted to the ground, but still they came.”

Fortunately I was one of the lucky ones and managed to get in each day.

This was the first year that 5 day tests were introduced, but still no play on a Sunday

And what a match it was. England batted first and scored 496. My hero weighed in with 81, but I was slightly miffed as his opening partner, Lancastrian Washbrook got a century, as did Edrich. Alec Bedser went in as a night watchman at number 4 and scored 79.

Australia replied with 458 with the Don only scoring 33. Harvey helped the score along with 112

So England went in again and with the first four all scoring half centuries reached 365 for 8 before declaring, leaving Australia a target of 404. England had batted a few minutes on the last day so they could have use of the heavy roller, hoping that the wicket might break up.

After a slow start at 57 for 1 Bradman joined Morris. They put on a partnership of 301 when Morris departed for 182. Bradman went merrily on his way to 173 not out for Australia to win the match, scoring 404 for the loss of only 3 wickets with a few minutes left in the match. It must be said, both big scorers were helped by some sloppy fielding by England who dropped several catches.

In the modern era test teams often fall short of the 90 overs required per day. In this test an average of 110 overs were bowled each day, all within the same time slot. This even with pace bowlers bowling the majority of overs due to the fact that it had been agreed that a new ball would be available every 55 overs.

What a match !!  1723 runs scored, 550 overs bowled, a total record crowd of 158,000. Marvellous entertainment.

Bradman’s century was to be the last one he scored in a test match. It was his 4th test at Headingly and his batting average for those matches was 192.6.

A great privilege to be there.

Footnote: In old age the memory bank dims somewhat, so I have been grateful in indulging in modern technology to give accurate facts and figures.

                                  

                                 Part of the early morning queue in St Michael's Lane

                                                  

The queue around the local streets                 The crowd welcomes "The Don"

                                                                                                                      back to the pavilion

 

1956 Hunslet Home 1st XI Lost      
  Hunslet 205-5 H Flatters 64 H Hill 81 Z Sadiq 31*    
  East Leeds 143-4 K Wardman 27 G Raw 63* P Lambert 27    
1956 Hunslet Away 2nd XI Lost      
  Hunslet 179-5 H Wiggins 72* P Allen 29*      
  East Leeds 74-10 T Caine 38 S Pape 5-31      
1962 Rothwell Home 2nd XI Lost      
  East Leeds 63-10 W Ellison 25 L Taylor 4-17 K Harwick 4-18    
  Rothwell 64-1 J Todd 39*        
1973 LICS Away 1st XI Rain Affected Draw      
  LICS 122-10 K Nash 22 J Mellor 24 P Hird 45 S Rich 5-25  
  East Leeds 98-4 J Render 32 R Gatecliffe 22      
1973 LICS Home 2nd XI Won      
  East Leeds 157-8 A Stirk 34 D Raw 44 M Davies 3-34    
  LICS 137-9 E Barron 28 J Morgan 40 J McGowan 25 A Bowden 4-27  
1979 Leeds Police Home 1st XI Won      
  Leeds Police 131-8 D Shuttleworth 32 S Rich 3-13      
  East Leeds 132-4 P Newton 31 D Mathers 21 D Wharton 65* B Eager 4-45  
1979 Leeds Police Away 2nd XI Won      
  East Leeds 180-7 A Raw 44 S Walton 34 N Mellor 31 D Greaves 22 S Kavanagh 3-37
  Leeds Police 123-9 S Kavanagh 42*        
1984 Whitkirk Home 1st XI Lost      
  Whitkirk 172-7 P Garner 51 J Martin 67 J Bowman 25 J Gahan 3054 C Taylor 3-37
  East Leeds 114-10 S McGuire 54 R Whincup 3-37 D Fairweather 6-24    
1990 Pool Away 1st XI Won      
  Pool 197-6 J Wood 50 A Megson 74 R Bolton 26*    
  East Leeds 200-3 G Broughill 52* D Stocks 37 S Linton 104    
2001 Moorlands Away 1st XI Lost      
  Moorlands 226-8 B Naeem 36 D Greenwood 36 A Fortis 30 A Walker 35 J Gahan 3-84
  East Leeds 218-9 G Collins 47 S Booth 77 D Thewlis 29 B Naeem 5-78  
2001 Townville Home 2nd XI Won      
  East Leeds 148-10 M Kent 46 J Watling 38 C Hughes 4-42 N Norton 3-16  
  Townville 91-10 R Fisher 5-40 J Long 3-23      
2012 Buttershaw Away 1st XI Won      
  Buttershaw 138-10 P Carroll 63 M Olbison 3-29 J Watling 4-16    
  East Leeds 139-2 Z Tarvaz 40 J Watling 36 D Atkinson 48*    
2012 Oulton Home 2nd XI Lost      
  East Leeds 70-10 S Preshaw 3-27 G Dawber 3-7      
  Oulton 71-1 A Uridge 23 W Harrison 23*      
               
  Thanks to John Steel          
1956 Lofthouse  Home  2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds 169-5 T Caine 40 G Sheard 22 D Mosdale 51 W Wraith 3-35    
  Lofthouse  33-8 (AO) D Steel 4-22 K Rich 4-10        
1962 Gildersome Home 2nd XI Lost        
  Gildersome 222-10 D Worrell 22 J Binns 65 A Ellis 29 J Ramskill 26 S Rich 6-64 C Armitage 3-72
  East Leeds 32-10 J Binns 4-14          
1973 Kirkstall Home 1st XI Lost        
  Kirkstall 137-10 D Armitage 67 A Campbell 24 D Steel 6-41      
  East Leeds 87-10 P Clarke 32 C Handley 6-15        
1973 Kirkstall Away 2nd XI Lost        
  Kirkstall 143-7 P Weston 41 B Thompson 43 J Newell 3-35      
  East Leeds  135-10 M Swales 33 J Bedford 40 B Thompson 5-37      
1979 Garforth Away 1st XI Won        
  Garforth 89-10 Peter Stanton 26 K Mellor 3-22 S Rich 3-19      
  East Leeds  92-3 D Mathers 45*          
1979 Garforth Home 2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds  185-8 R Brady 43 A Raw 21 D Wharton 43 D Greaves 49 D Lambert 6-64  
  Garforth 119-9 M Jepson 34 H Hoy 24        
1984 Pudsey Congs Home 1st XI Lost        
  Pudsey Congs 155-6 P Malpass 28 J Holah 52        
  East Leeds 40-10 I Raistrick 7-29 J Wilkinson 3-8        
1990 Caribbean Home 1st XI Lost        
  East Leeds 215-6 D Stocks 35 Gary Edwards 122 S Linton 47 C Brissett 3-68    
  Caribbean 217-5 A Bowrey 62 R James 69 S Ali 36* S Linton 4-63    
2001 Scholes Home 1st XI Lost        
  Scholes 201-7 A Spencer 87 I Kola 45* M Roberts 3-46      
  East Leeds 158-10 J Steel 31 P Clarke 49* I Lunat 3-39 C McBride 4-29    
2001 Ossett Away 2nd XI Lost        
  Ossett 212-5 C Stones 35 J Wright 47 M Watson 33 J Mortimer 33 R Fisher 3-62  
  East Leeds 97-9 (AO) R Fisher 31 C Stones 6-39 J Souter 3-50      
2007 Gildersome Home 1st XI Won        
  East Leeds 253-8 R Grimley 93 A Ahmed 51 S Hampshaw 4-78      
  Gildersome 138-10 S Ibrahim 44 M Olbison 4-28 A Ahmed 3-13      
2007 Hopton Mills Away 2nd XI Lost        
  East Leeds 80-9 (AO) A Pearce 20 V Patel 5-29        
  Hopton Mills 83-3 P Hinchliffe 31*          
2012 Hopton Mills Away 1st XI Won        
  Hopton Mills 48-10 M Olbison 5-16 K Tandel 4-31        
  East Leeds 52-5 R Myers 4-24          
2012 Liversedge Home 2nd XI Lost        
  Liversedge 277-8 A Clarke 47 S Hashmi 47* C Burn 40 A Lines 4-49    
  East Leeds 125-10 A Pearce 39 R Ellis 26 Z Wood 4-19      
                 
  Thanks to John Steel