Standing (from left): Derek Wootton, Barry Stares, Terry Lewis, Arthur Shaw, Paul Flynn. Seated: Keith Maslen, Ian Preston-Jones, Nigel Pollinger.
There’s nothing like a sporting reunion to stir the memories, so when seven long retired South Hants Touring Club players from the Sixties and Seventies met up at St Helen’s, Southsea, this week there were plenty of wonderful “do you remember ?” cricket stories to catch up on.
Left-hand opening batsman Ian Preston-Jones, now based in the New Forest and whose grandchildren play for Sway, captained South Hants TC for many years.
Keith Maslen, Barry Stares and Derek Wootton were all top order second team batsmen, while Nigel Pollinger opened the bowling. Terry Lewis was one of the best wicketkeepers in the area, while all-rounder Arthur Shaw is now Portsmouth CC’s president.