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A cricket team
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A cricket team

Cricket Team - Back row: ? , Murdo MacKenzie, James Corbett, Raymond Miller,Louis Pagliari, Douglas Miller. Front row: corrie Bathie, Craigie Smith, "MO" Ross, William Jack, Alastair MacLeod "Grandpa". Mo Ross is holding the trophy.

Can anyone please provide a more accurate date or identify the first man in the back row ?

Picture added on 24 May 2013 at 00:04
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I remember most of these guys. Between R.Miller & L.Pagliari is Colin Mackay. The chap on extreme left back row I don't know. Date I should think late 50's early 60's. William Jack [Jackson] & I were both bakers with Alexanders Bakery & I didn't play Cricket.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 24 May 2013
My grannie was born in 1914 in the poorhouse at rosemarkie.two years later she went to live with her father. In 1893 at Inverness grannie great-aunt married John Sutherland who came from Rosemarkie.
Added by Mrs I Fisher on 24 May 2013
The unknown is Ian Campbell (known as Jock) from Newton Farm, Cromarty and brother of the well-known entertainer/comedian Colin. The year is 1955 as Jock, Corrie, Mo and Douglas were in 6th year at the Academy at the time. The cup would be the Peterkin Cup, competed for by the four Easter Ross academies - Fortrose, Dingwall, Tain and Invergordon. Winning it was quite an achievement for Fortrose as, at that time, the school was much smaller than today (as were Tain and Invergordon) and Dingwall had a distinct advantage because of numbers. They could easily field a team from 4th, 5th and 6th. Some of their team played for Ross County and showed up to school matches in full white kit. As the above photo shows, we had to go much further down the school to form a team. All the boys in 6th are there, as are all of 5th (Murdo, Craigie and Grandpa). Jackson is the only one from 4th and, of the others, James Corbett would have been only in 2nd year. Of course James, as well as being gifted academically, was a formidable sportsman and became a frightening swing bowler. He went on to play American football in North America and is now still in Canada. Jock studied Agriculture in Aberdeen; Corrie had a career in Customs and Excise (and married his schooldays' sweetheart Pat Jack, also from Cromarty); Douglas became a civil engineer and retired in Chelmsford; Murdo studied law at St. Andrew's; Craigie also did law - at Aberdeen; Jackson, after Alexander's, joined the Merchant Navy, now lives in Rosyth and still works in his profession part-time. It would be interesting to know what the others in the photo did, or are still doing. I do know that Corrie and Douglas are sadly no longer with us.
As a footnote, I was with Jackson in 4th year and not at all sporty. However, even I played in the cricket team in my 5th and 6th years, so short were we of talent!!
Added by Ian Basham on 01 June 2013
Slight correction to your above comments.Jackson did not join the merchant service. he joined the Royal Navy after Alexanders Bakery.I was there when he left Alexanders employ.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 09 June 2013
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