1946 – Southend Mayor in plea to help Essex County Cricket Club

The following request appeared in the letters page of the Southend Standard of Thursday 6th June 1946:


I have been asked by the local committee, which has supported County Cricket in Southend for many years, to invite all lovers of the game to become members of the Essex County Cricket Club.  The annual subscriptions are a guinea and a half and a guinea and 15s for ladies.  The higher subscriptions carry free admission to all home matches and members’ enclosures during the season, and to Lord’s when the club is playing there, for the member and one friend.  The lower subscriptions carry the same privileges for the member alone.  For clubs, subscription is a guinea, while for boys and girls it is half a guinea.

The war has depleted the finances of the club and the management would welcome additional contributions wherever possible.  Two of the best matches of the season have been allotted to Southend, to be played in Chalkwell Park on July 17th-19th against Middlesex, and in Southchurch Park on August 24th-27th against India.

Applications for membership may be made to B.K. Castor, Esq., Secretary of the club, at 3 Crane Court, Chelmsford, or to me, with any additional donation it is desired to give.

Yours faithfully
S. F. Johnson, Mayor


Southend Standard (edition dated 6th June 1946)