50 YEARS AGO: POSH: Over 3,000 fans turned up at London Road to watch a trial game between the Blues and Reds. New goalkeeper Tom Daley and inside-right Tommy Asher were the most impressive players on display as the Blues won 3-1 thanks to a Jim Rayner hat-trick.
50 YEARS AGO:
POSH: Over 3,000 fans turned up at London Road to watch a trial game between the Blues and Reds. New goalkeeper Tom Daley and inside-right Tommy Asher were the most impressive players on display as the Blues won 3-1 thanks to a Jim Rayner hat-trick.Reds: Walls, Haynes, Walker, Banham, Rigby, Chadwick, Meadows (Oldham), Asher, Reilly, Cooper, West.
Blues: Daley, Chamberlain, Jacobs, Bushby, Miles, Last, Hails, Rayner, Emery, Smith, McNamee.
CRICKET: Mitchells retained the Jubilee Shield beating Castor by one wicket. Castor were all out for 104 with Roy Wedley (3-38) and Roy Rippon (3-14) the best Mitchells bowlers and then George Hair (25) and Basil Bridgestock (24) top-scored as Mitchells reached 105-9. Alec Jakes took 5-47 for Castor.
CRICKET: Johnny Craythorne's excellent 58 proved in vain for Westwood as they lost by seven wickets to Harpur Sports from Bedford. Westwood were all out for 124.
CRICKET: Geoff Dale hit 51 out of Nenedale's 165-6 as they sucecssfully chased NALGO's 164-7 declared in the Peterborough League.
POSH: Goals by Jim Rayner (2), John West (2), Denis Emery, Billy Hails and Ray Smith saw Posh to a 7-0 win over Midland League rivals Stockton in their opening match of the season at London Road. The crowd was 6,131.
POSH: Willie Ford hit a hat-trick for Posh Youths in 7-2 beating of Wellingborough in the Northants Youth League. Mick Cross was outstanding in the Posh goal.
CRICKET: Brian Holdich made 85 out of Peterborough Town's 199-8 declared in a Northants League draw with British Timken, who were 186-8 in reply.
CRICKET: Tony Howorth with 48 steered the Peterborough Town midweek XI to victory over King's Lynn. Town declared on 165-8 and Lynn were dismissed for 110 as Alan Whitworth took 4-7 and Arthur Strickland 3-30.
40 YEARS AGO
POSH: Two goals by Jim Hall, the second two minutes from time, earned Posh a 2-1 win over Bradford City at London Road. The crowd was 6,304.
FOOTBALL: John Rudd, Ken Price (2) and Neil Foxon were the Wisbech scorers in a 4-4 home draw with Tonbridge in the Southern League.
ROWING: Peterborough City had two wins at the Kettering Regatta - Mick Bates in the senior sculls and the junior four of Vic Spencer, Paul Billing, Julian Crawley, Dave Hart and cox Dave Hilton.
CRICKET: Bert Charles with a knock of 44 was the Casuals hero as they beat British Sugar in the Peterborough League by six wickets after Sugar had been dismissed for 116 with Tony Mileham taking 5-47.
CRICKET: Highest score of the week came from Milton and Longthorpe's Dave Grunsell, who made 101 not out out of 190-6 in a friendly win over Wansford. He hit nine fours and a six. Dave Roache took 7-18 as Wansford were all out for 35. Wisbech cruised to a seven-wicket win.
FOOTBALL: Reigning Peterborough League Division One champions Glinton United were held to a 1-1 draw by Downham Town Reserves as they began their defence of the title. Dick Noble was the Glinton marksman.
POSH: Posh suffered a 5-2 defeat at Luton in a League Cup replay. Jim Iley and Tommy Robson were the scorers.
CRICKET: Huntingdon were shot out for 61 by Wisbech in the face of some fine fast bowling by Derek Wing, who took 7-17 in 12 overs.30 YEARS AGO
POSH: Posh drew 1-1 at Charlton in the second leg of the first round of the League Cup to complete a 4-2 aggregate win. Phil Chard was the Posh scorer.
WATER-SKIING: Kim Gooding from Awalton won the British title for the third time.
CRICKET: Mick Goodwin of Casuals hammered an undefeated 161 in a Westcombe Trophy win over Brotherhood's seconds. He slammed 26 fours and two sixes as Casuals reached a massive 266-3. Brotherhood's were 114-5 in reply.
POSH: Manager Peter Morris sold striker Joe Cooke to Oxford for 45,000.
SPEEDWAY: Panthers lost 44-33 at Glasgow with Richard Greer (10pts) the only rider to reach double figures.
SPEEDWAY: Greer again top-scored with 12 points as Panthers bounced back to beat Edinburgh 55-23 at Alwalton 48 hours later.
CRICKET: Gary Rice took an outstanding 8-32 for Peterborough Town as they thrashed Old Northamptonians by eight wickets in a Northants League match. Old Northamptonians were all out for 65.
CRICKET: 24 hours later and it was Jim Wyllie who stole the headlines for Peterborough Town, making 104 not out in a drawn match against Burghley Park in the South Lincs League. Town made 190-2 and Burghley were 126-5 in reply.
20 YEARS AGO
CRICKET: Sawtry's Richard Spencer took a magnificent 7-23 as Cavaliers were shot out for 43 in a Peterborough League match. Sawtry won by five wickets.
SPEEDWAY: Panthers pair Mick Poole and Kevin Jolly flopped in the National League Pairs Championship after Jolly withdrew after just one ride with a seized engine.
ICE HOCKEY: Pirates were beaten 6-5 by Slough Jets in a challenge match with Todd Bidner (3) and Wayne Crawford (2) their scorers.
FOOTBALL: Stamford started their season with a bang, beating Long Buckby 4-1 with goals by Dave Torrance (2), Tim Gale and Chris Crotwell.
POSH: Skipper Mick Hallsall scored the goal in a 1-0 win over Maidstone at London Road. Tony Godden pulled off several fine saves for Posh.
KARTING: City driver Tim Parrott won the second round of the world championship in Germany to take the overall lead with one race remaining.
CRICKET: Peter Dale was in fine form for Peterborough Town seconds, scoring 70 out of their 182-2 as they successfully overhauled Stony Stratford's 181-5.
FOOTBALL: Dave Scotney hit a hat-trick for Bourne Town as they started their season with a 4-0 win over Wootton.