Cricket in New Mexico, 1980

cricket-Socorro-8nov1980.jpg

Description

The winning cricket team, Socorro, November 1980. Front row: Peter Napier, Chris Salter, Dave Gibson, Gareth Hunt [captain]. Back row: Carl Bignell (holding Celeste and John Bignell), Bill Randolph, Rosalie Ewald, Tim Cornwell, Eva Jean Rigby, Brook Ekers, Eric Russell, Clair Rigby. The VLA team (pictured) beat the Socorro team. Players represented the USA, Jamaica, India, England, Holland, New Zealand, and Canada. Writing in the January 1981 Observer (v.22#1), Chris Salter said, "Passers by could be forgiven for imagining that mystical rites were being performed on the playing fields of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology on Saturday November 8th [1980]. The fact of the matter is that the slow perambulations and weird cavortings of fourteen white clad figures did not mark a frightening outbreak of alien worship but the progress of the first Socorro/VLA cricket match."

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Type

Still Image

Identifier

cricket-Socorro-8nov1980.jpg

Location

Start Date

1980-11

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

NRAO Employees Unit

Subunit

NRAO Social Events Subunit

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Citation

Records of the NRAO, “Cricket in New Mexico, 1980,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed April 16, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/35216.