1962 Carlton Away 2nd XI Lost        
  Carlton 145-10 L Todd 37 B Clarkson 22* A Bowden 4-23      
  East Leeds 107-9 R Varley 26 A Bowden 23 G Taylor 4-29 L Todd 4-32    
1973 Swillington 1st XI Away Won        
  Swillington 62-10 M Marshall 21 D Lacey 3-19 D Steel 5-17      
  East Leeds 63-2 R Gatecliffe 29*          
1973 Swillington 2nd XI Home Lost        
  Swillington 125-10 E Pickup 29 J Smales 36 F Howells 3-39 W Punton 5-31    
  East Leeds 97-10 E Smith 21 W Bedford 5-31        
1979 Colton Away 1st XI Lost        
  Colton 186-2 G Kirby 83* M Galloway 36 R Horner 42      
  East Leeds 78-10 P Newton 20 D McManus 3-24 R Horner 5-32      
1979 Colton Home 2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds 155-6 A Raw 23 T Caine 33 D Steel 25* C Whittaker 3-26    
  Colton 126-10 C Whittaker 35* S Rich 5-30        
1984 Carlton Away 1st XI Lost        
  East Leeds 165-10 S McGuire 23 N Mellor 33 K Mellor 51 D Cooper 5-56 M Baddeley 3-29  
  Carlton 166-5 K Taylor 35 K Sampson 30 R Sampson 41 D Fairburn 38    
1990 Otley Town Away 1st XI Won        
  East Leeds  219-4 G Broughill 99 D Stocks 50 S Linton 29      
  Otley Town 170-10 E Sealey 70 J Rawlings 38 V Patrick 4-51      
2001 Heckmondwike Home 1st XI Lost        
  Heckmondwike 221-7 T Helliwell 69 B Hauenstein 65 M Roberts 3-43 A Coyne 3-46    
  East Leeds 191-10 G Collins 43 J Steel 27 D Thewlis 37 P Clarke 26* B Hauenstein 3-56 M Fell 6-43
2001 Birstall Away 2nd XI Lost        
  East Leeds 170-10 Gary Edwards 40 C Long 24 R Fisher 27 T Wood 7-42    
  Birstall 171-8 S Denton 38 T Wood 31 R Hosley 22 J Coates 26* R Fisher 3-47 J Goodall 3-20
2007 Hopton Mills Home 1st XI Won        
  East Leeds  298-9 R Grimley 72 Z Tarvaz 58 D Thewlis 38 D Atkinson 36 N Roberts 31 S Brown 4-122
  Hopton Mills 111-10 S Brown 45 A Grey 34 A Olbison 3-31 A Ahmed 3-25 M Olbison 3-24  
2007 Adwalton Away 2nd XI Won        
  Adwalton 223-10 I Lindley 97 P Davies 28 A Pearce 3-63 Z Rashid 3-18    
  East Leeds  224-2 S Lines 79* R Olbison 40 T Tarvaz 55 John Gahan 24*    
2012 Oulton Home 1st XI Rain Affected Draw        
  East Leeds  146-10 J Watling 36 B Quirk 35 D Atkinson 34* L Dalgreen 7-38    
  Oulton 45-2 R Healey 22*          
                 
  Thanks to John Steel            
1962 Leeds Police Home 2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds 158-10 R Varley 27 S Rich 22 A Butterfield 20 A Bowden 21    
  Leeds Police 41-10 S Rich 4-16 A Bowden 4-16        
1973 Colton Away 1st XI Lost        
  Colton 176-6 M Walker 44 R Horner 81        
  East Leeds 79-10 J Render 24 D Raw 27 G Kirby 5-20 G Colenutt 5-35    
1973 Colton Home 2nd XI Lost        
  Colton 166-9 C Whittaker 46 E Precious 41 A Bowden 4-48      
  East Leeds 132-10 P Garner 47 W Punton 24 R Northall 20 P Knee 30 A Clough 4-26 F Fletcher 3-20
1979 Gildersome Home 1st XI Lost        
  Gildersome 149-10 K Gott 48  D Charlesworth 42 G Lancaster 20 K Mellor 4-25 Graham Curtis 3-36  
  East Leeds 125-10 D Mathers 20  D Wharton 31 S Rich 22 K Beever 5-29 M Dransfield 3-29  
1979 Gildersome Away  2nd XI Won        
  East Leeds 121-10 N Mellor 34 D Greaves 23 A Crossley 3-25 R Boyes 3-20    
  Gildersome 107-10 J Mitchell 27 A Crossley 23 A Coulthard 3-18 J Mellor 3-29    
1984 Rothwell Home 1st XI Won        
  East Leeds 199-10 S McGuire 32 R Brady 37 S Walton 37 K Mellor 38 C Urquhart 3-60 N Danby 3-54
  Rothwell 193-10 K Haigh 36 R Scott 24 N Dickinson 55 K Mellor 4-41 C Taylor 3-49  
1990 Highbury Home 1st XI Won        
  East Leeds 185-10 G Broughill 71 Gary Edwards 37 S Linton 27 J Horton 6-76 L Bramham 4-48  
  Highbury 85-10 W Willocks 27 K Mellor 6-19        
2001 Wakefield Thornes Away 1st XI Lost        
  East Leeds 89-10 J Watling 43 C May 3-22 J Nicholson 3-12      
  Wakefield Thornes 93-6 C May 27 S Binns 50*        
2001 New Farnley Home 2nd XI Lost        
  East Leeds 47-8 (AO) J Long 27* M Samler 3-10 N Johnson 5-33      
  New Farnley 50-4            
2007 Stanley Away 1st XI Rain Affected Draw        
  Stanley 147-8 P Page 32 N Bhatti 31 A Olbison 4-46 A Coyne 3-85    
2007 Stanley Home 2nd XI Lost        
  Stanley 214-6 I Mayat 103 Z Badat 32        
  East Leeds 99-7 (AO) T Tarvaz 41          
2012 Ossett Away 1st XI Lost        
  East Leeds 62-10 R Mahajan 28 R Pyrah 5-13 C Orme 5-27      
  Ossett 63-5 R Wade 27 N Sayeed 26 Z Tarvaz 4-41      
2012 Adwalton Home 2nd XI Won        
  Adwalton 99-10 M Shelton 3-32 A Lines 6-50        
  East Leeds 100-7 M Baulk 26 D Bradley 47        
                 
  Thanks to John Steel            
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