STARTING THINGS OFF.
(tmc090312kirk) * BIG PLANS: A pounds 70,000 appeal was launched by the tiny congregation of Wiggan Lane Methodist Church to provide a new church at Sheepridge. The scheme got the backing of Lord (Harold) Wilson, MP Barry Sheerman, Summer Wine star Bill Owen, and TV presenters Judith Stamper and Geoff Druett. Barry Sheerman is pictured (left) studying plans with minister the Rev Chris Wood and members of the congregation. (tmc090312chapel) * CUP CONTEST: The Huddersfield Cricket Association president Peter Bottomley (left) shows the John Moran Trophy to captains Martin Wise (police), Dominic Hancock (Barker Sports), Stephen Sykes (Lockwood FMA) and Bohdan Swystun (Paddock) before the semi-finals of the indoor six-a-side competition. Winners were the team from Huddersfield police. (tmc090312moran) * LOYAL SERVICE: The Fred Stallard Trophy was presented for the first time at the annual dinner of the Central Huddersfield Cricket League at Penistone Grammar School. Evening League president Mr Stallard (third from left) handed over the trophy to his Central League counterpart Gordon Hinchliffe. Also pictured are (from left) Huddersfield League president Jim Dawson, Yorkshire committee member Philip Akroyd, Central League secretary Brian Carter, Yorkshire and England bowler Arnie Sidebottom and Peter Bottomley, president of the Huddersfield Cricket Association. The trophy went to Lawrence White of Thurstonland for loyal service to his club. (tmc090312stall)