There were no "handlebar" moustaches among the
players at the Oval last week, but a former Birmingham cricketer, who boasts what is
technically described as "a sizeable moustache with graspable extremities" will
lead an eleven on to the field in Sussex on Sunday week.
He is Gordon Vaughan-Bendy, who has played for Moseley, the Warwickshire
Imps, and the Warwick Club and Ground. He has broadcast too, from the Birmingham
studios of the B.B.C. under the stage name of Warwick Vaughan.
He will lead an eleven of the Handlebar Club, whose president is Raymond
Glendenning, against a village team, which is the pride and joy of the club's
vice-president, Jimmy Edwards.
Mr. Vaughan-Bendy is an artist of parts. He designed the crest of the
club, reproduced here.
With a loving hand on the famous fungus, "Professor" Jimmy Edwards,
vice-president of the Handlebar Club, sets out to play cricket at Ferring on Sunday. With
him are the rival captains,
L. F. Beeson, of Ferring (left) and Gordon Vaughan-Bendy.