Half-century milestone for Caistor stalwart Allison
CAISTOR Town Cricket Club is well respected in local sporting circles for producing talented young players.
However, some of the old'uns keep going too, meaning that there can be quite an age gap in their Saturday teams.
Ernie Allison, captaining the Brigg Road third team at the age of 64, is also marking 50 years spent with the one club.
Oliver Barrick (14), meanwhile, is just starting out in the game and there is half-a-century between the pair when they take to the field.
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Allison recalls that his first match was a friendly in 1962 – but cannot remember who the opposition were that day.
One highlight, though, has not been forgotten in passing years.
He said: "In 1997 the first team won the Lincolnshire Premier League, and that was the big one looking back over the years.
"I still enjoy playing. I used to keep wicket, but now I bowl a few overs."
Barrick had some positive words for his captain – fifty years his senior. The left-arm spinner said: "I started with Caistor when I was ten years old.
"I learn a lot from Ernie as captain about how he sets the field."
CTCC chairman, David Gowshall, added: "Ernie has made an enormous contribution to Caistor Town Cricket Club.
"It's not been just on the field of play. He has done so much as our groundsman and on the committee as well."