There is little documentation on the first half of the 50s. In 1950 Leslie King became first team skipper and in 1951 John Cutts became captain of the seconds. There were then no club records of any second team matches until 1957.
In 1954 crisis hit the Club when marriages, retirements and removals led to a dearth of players.
John ‘Clarky’ Clark was Ian Phillips’ first ‘signing’ as match secretary, and became the second team’s most consistent scorer.
John Newton, previously the ‘tin’ boy – scorer’s help – made the transition to batting in 1954.
Jim Shields came from Luton in 1954 and played one season and then became an umpire.