1887 – Back to Earth

Sadly, after the heady heights of scores in the 190s in 1886, Radlett came back to earth in their opening match of 1887 with a score of 13!

Such was, and is, the “grand old English game.” Enthusiasm waned after two successful opening seasons, and of 16 games played in 1887, three were cancelled due to lack of players, six lost and only three won.

Prospects looked grave when seven out of 26 playing members attended the AGM and even worse when it was resolved “not to carry on the Club during the next season but to give to the members of the Workmen’s Club use of such implements as the numbers of the present Club think desirable” – dire words indeed.