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Wakefield’s Purple Patch 1967-1969  Ron Wallwork writes: When recently gathering information about LWC’s National Team successes I noticed that Wakefield H too had enjoyed a national championship purple patch at the back end of the sixties. The recent award of … Continue reading

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1967 Revisited – DQ’s, Raffles and Lancashire’s Ironic Good Fortune?

Further to my piece on Lancashire’s overthrow of Sheffield’s Northern 10 miles dominance at Matlock in 1967 memories have been awakened.  Within it I speculated that the disqualification of Wakefield’s Roy Thorpe had opened the way to Lancashire’s success.  Some … Continue reading

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