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John Chilton

01937 590606

jc1935@tiscali.co.uk

The Church of St Joseph and St James Follifoot: the service on Sunday, November 3 will be morning prayer at 9.30am.

Kerbside recycling: at Follifoot will be on Wednesday, November 6.

Broadband at Plompton: if you are resident at Plompton you can register your interest in superfast broadband and request that you be notified when it becomes available. Just log on to www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com.

Follifoot Cricket Club’s: nomination for the worst player ever to turn out for the club played from 1967 to 1975. He mainly played as a batsman, often opening the innings for the 2nd XI. However he did bowl two overs in his career and even took a wicket in his very first game. He made his debut on 20 May 1967 in a first round Birtwistle Cup tie at Hall Park – score Hall Park 213 – 4; Follifoot 50. One of many bowlers tried he took 1 – 4 off two overs and scored two runs before being bowled. It was all downhill from then on. In, fact having seen his two overs, the skipper only allowed him one more over in the next eight seasons – needless to say he didn’t take another wicket. He made his one and only appearance in the 1st XI later that season on 26 August at Steeton. He neither batted nor bowled in a three wicket defeat. He finished his first season with 113 runs in 13 innings for an average of 9.15. His best season was 1970 with an aggregate of 213 runs in 17 innings for an average of 12.53. In his final season, 1975, he scored 13 runs in 9 completed innings. That is a total of 13 runs, not a best score. With a season’s average of 1.44 retirement was long overdue – or was he pushed. Perhaps out of gratitude for having put up with him for so long he has remained a loyal supporter of this wonderful club and has now been elevated to the role of web master. They give you their nomination of the worst player ever to play for Follifoot: Peter Wood. If you think you know of a worse player please let them know – but they don’t expect many calls.