Gareth: Blaydon Races

Gareth: Blaydon Races

Gareth Blaydon Races copyGareth: Blaydon Races

“I’ve just retired playing cricket for Durham. I was an off spinner and now I coach under 13’s.
My most memorable song is my team’s song ‘The Blaydon Races’. After every match we won we would sing this in the changing rooms. I played for them for eleven years and we had some good singing.
I’m from Jamaica so it was a challenge to learn the words but I know the beat. We had a song master who would lead and I would bang down the bat in time.”

Photo: Whitburn, South Tyneside


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