What appeared to be a lost cause after the first innings, turned out to
be a real thriller in the annual international baseball game between
England ad Wales at Sefton
England won by 43 runs, and lead the reconstituted series 4-1.
During the weekend the feelers were put out over a possible healing of
the the breach with the “other" section in Cardiff, which was
Welsh baseball stronhold a few years ago.
It was the devastating work of Freddie Price (Breckside), both bowling
and fielding that shook Wales rigid, and got them out for 21 after
England had knocked 58. But there was plenty of fight in the Welshmen
in the second knock, when they were chasing 129 for a fourth innings
They failed, but only after a great fight- one of the best in
Kenny Robins (Kingston) was the Welsh strongman with 22 runs- 21 in the
second knock- and Neil Rice (Anfield OB) got a special award as player
of the match, hitting 32, as well as an excellent display at backstop.
Johny Halliday (Anfield OB) also did well for 19.
Scores: England 58, 91 (149); Wales 21, 83 (104).
In the American section, Trojans were beaten 5-4 by Stretford, the
Manchester side, in the Artco semi-final at Fazakerley.
St Margaret's Baseball 1930 and History
English Baseball photograph of
Edward Jones who played for England and St
Margaret’s Baseball teams from 1929-1949.
Edward (Teddy) Jones (b. Liverpool 1908 – d. 1979) was a
left-handed batter who played 10 times for the England between 1929 and
1949. He won four English Baseball Association Challenge Cup winners
medals in 1928, 1930, 1931 and 1933. His match total of 30 runs in the
1935 final beat the previous record held by Charlie Moore since 1914
and he held this record for 47 years until broken by Steve Henney in
1982. Also only the third English man to hit over 100 runs for England,
Edward Jones was, in the opinion of John Murray the greatest
left-hander to play for England.
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