Cricket group ‘flourishing’ in 1967

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THE ‘flourishing state’ of the Mid-Ulster Cricket Group was praised by President, Mr Joe Loney, at the annual meeting in 1967.

Over the previous five years, he said, the group had gone from strength to strength and was organising four competitions.

Mr S. W. Ferris read the financial report and said the group was sound financially.

He said there had been a ‘fantastic response’ from sports bodies, clubs and youth organisations supporting the group in their protest against the Westminster Government’s plans to legalise homosexuality between consenting adults.

Mr David Johnston paid tribute to the work the group was doing for cricket throughout the whole of the province.

Mr Loney was re-elected as President while local vice-presidents were Miss R. E. Best, J. Carroll, F. Douglas, D. Johnston, R. M. Liddell, D. Nesbitt, J. A. Orbinson, A. Cunningham.

Chairman was J. S. Byrne while S. W. Ferris was secretary/treasurer.