Test Match Victories
Item #: 560
Source: Picture Post. August 7, 1954
I lived off the Caledonian Road ( Lesly Street) in the 1940s.
3 stumps were painted on either side of the street for Summer. For Winter goal-posts were painted.
What luxury to have a set of stumps. We had to make do with a lamp post.
Playing out was the big thing. I'm not sure how many people would use that phrase now. I remember playing out from lunchtime to dusk. You just turned up at home before it got dark. We went for miles. Amazing, it would not happen now.