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 a a
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
1930s English Baseball photograph of
Edward Jones who played for England and St Margaret’s
Baseball teams from 1929-1949 winning four EBA Challenge Cup
Finals from 1928-1933
All Aliens RFC,
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