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28 July 2015

28th July 1945: oil, accumulators & Merton v. Mitcham cricket

28 Sat. Between very mild and rather warm, much pleasant sunshine. To local greengrocers in morning, To Wimbledon in afternoon to buy fish etc. Also to local oil-shop and got three accumulators from Whitbourn’s. To the cricket match. It was the first match of a cricket week and I had to pay 6d to enter to see Merton v Mitcham. Merton made 140 all out; Mitcham had made 57 for 4 when I left for tea. It took Mitcham an hour and a quarter to score that number of runs and an hour to score the first 34. A Middlesex man played for Mitcham but made only four in a half-hour! Laurie got knocked down by a bicycle last night and was hurt somewhat but he will be all right in a few days.

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