A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1952-53 Eastern Counties League

Manager: ?

STOWMARKET : Eastern Counties League

Cricket Meadow

3 - 1 (Gregory 2, Dixon)

23 August 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Armstrong

Malcolm

Brown

Noakes

Bing

Gregory J.

Dixon

Foan

Gunning

CRITTALL ATHLETIC : Eastern Counties League Cup (Second Round)

Cressing Road

2 - 3 (Chapman, Gunning)

6 September 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Armstrong

Belcher

Brown

Noakes

Bing

Chapman

Cantwell

Burdon

Gunning

ARSENAL 'A' : Eastern Counties League

Claremont Road

0 - 3

10 September 1952

Chiswick

Devlin

Cooper

McGowan

Armstrong

Noakes

Southren

Chapman

Dixon

Foan

Gunning

HARWICH & PARKESTON : Eastern Counties League

Royal Oak Ground

0 - 2

13 September 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Marks R.

Belcher

Armstrong

Noakes

Bing

Matthews T.

Dixon

Burdon

Gunning

CHELMSFORD CITY RESERVES : Eastern Counties League

New Writtle Street

2 - 1 (Gazzard, Stanley)

17 September 1952

Turner A.

Cooper

Nelson B.

Armstrong

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Gazzard

Cantwell

Matthews B.

Stanley W.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED : Eastern Counties League

Abbey Stadium

0 - 3

20 September 1952

Chiswick

Armstrong

Nelson

Belcher

Brown

Noakes

Bing

Gazzard

Cantwell

Matthews B.

Stanley

GILLINGHAM RESERVES : Eastern Counties League

Priestfield Stadium

0 - 4

4 October 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Nelson

Belcher

Brown

Noakes

Bing

Gregory J.

Cantwell

Dixon

Gunning

HARWICH & PARKESTON : Eastern Counties League

Royal Oak Ground

5 - 1 (Dixon 3, Chapman, Hooper)

11 October 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cantwell

Armstrong

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Chapman

Dixon

Belcher

Gunning

CLACTON TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Old Road

3 - 1 (Dixon 3)

18 October 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cantwell

Armstrong

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Chapman

Dixon

Belcher

Gunning

LOWERSTOFT TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Crown Meadow

3 - 2 (Belcher, Dixon, Matthews)

25 October 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Cantwell

Armstrong

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Matthews T.

Dixon

Belcher

Gunning

KING'S LYNN : Eastern Counties League

The Walks

0 - 7

1 November 1952

Chiswick

Cantwell

Nelson

Cooper

Armstrong

Belcher

Hooper

Bing

Dixon

Matthews T.

Gunning

CLACTON TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Old Road Ground

0 - 3

8 November 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cantwell

Bing

Robinson

Belcher

Hooper

Chapman

Dixon

Petchey

Gunning

EYNESBURY ROVERS : Eastern Counties League

Alfred Hall Memorial Ground

0 - 3

15 November 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Cantwell

Armstrong

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Bing

Dixon

Belcher

Gunning

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 'A' : Eastern Counties League

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Stanley)

17 November 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Nelson

Bing

Brown

Armstrong

Hooper

Matthews T.

Coles A.

Petchey

Stanley W.

COLCHESTER UNITED RESERVES : Eastern Counties League

Layer Road

2 - 1 (Bing, Dixon)

22 November 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Cantwell

Armstrong

Brown

Belcher

Bing

Petchey

Dixon

Matthews T.

Hooper

CAMBRIDGE UNITED : Eastern Counties League

Abbey Stadium

0 - 1

29 November 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cantwell

Bing

Brown

Petchey

Hooper

Chapman

Dixon

Belcher

Gunning

CHELMSFORD CITY RESERVES : Eastern Counties League

New Writtle Street

1 - 1 (Chapman)

6 December 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cooper

Bing

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Gazzard

Chapman

Matthews T.

Gunning

KING'S LYNN : Eastern Counties League

The Walks

2 - 1 (Dixon, Hooper [pen])

13 December 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cooper

Malcolm

Brown

Noakes

Bing

Moroney

Dixon

Petchey

Hooper

CHELSEA 'A' : Eastern Counties League

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Dixon, Matthews)

15 December 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cooper

Malcolm

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Gazzard

Dixon

Matthews T.

Gunning

CRITTALL ATHLETIC : Eastern Counties League

Cressing Road

2 - 1 (Dixon 2)

20 December 1952

Chiswick

Nelson

Cooper

Petchey

Cantwell

Noakes

Bing

Matthews T.

Dixon

Belcher

Hooper

LOWERSTOFT TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Crown Meadow

5 - 2 (Hooper 3 [1 pen], Hawkins 2)

27 December 1952

Chiswick

Cooper

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Noakes

Bing

Chapman

Hawkins

Petchey

Hooper

BURY TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Kings Road Ground

0 - 1

3 January 1953

Chiswick

Nelson

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Noakes

Burdon

Bing

Dixon

Matthews T.

Gunning

CHELSEA 'A' : Eastern Counties League

Stamford Bridge

2 - 1 (Dixon, Petchey)

10 January 1953

Chiswick

Chapman

Cooper

Bing

Nelson A.

Noakes

Hooper

Petchey

Dixon

Matthews T.

Gunning

EYNESBURY ROVERS : Eastern Counties League

Alfred Hall Memorial Ground

4 - 3 (Dixon, Gunning, Hooper, Matthews)

17 January 1953

Chiswick

Cooper

Cantwell

Bing

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Matthews T.

Dixon

Belcher

Gunning

GORLESTON : Eastern Counties League

Recreation Ground

1 - 3 (Hooper)

24 January 1953

Chiswick

Nelson

Cooper

Petchey

Brown

Noakes

Hooper

Matthews T.

Hawkins

Matthews B.

Gunning

STOWMARKET : Eastern Counties League

Cricket Meadows

0 - 0

7 February 1953

Chiswick

Nelson

Cooper

Malcolm

Brown

Cantwell

Chapman

Bing

Hawkins

Belcher

Noakes

CRITTALL ATHLETIC : Eastern Counties League

Cressing Road

8 - 1 (Dixon 3, Tucker 2, Southren, Petchey, Matthews)

14 February 1953

Chiswick

Cooper

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Bing

Southren

Petchey

Dixon

Matthews T.

Tucker

GILLINGHAM RESERVES : Eastern Counties League

Priestfield Stadium

2 - 0 (Noakes 2)

7 March 1953

Evans S.

Nelson

Cantwell

Bing

Walker R.

Belcher

Chapman

Petchey

Noakes

Matthews T.

Gunning

COLCHESTER UNITED RESERVES : Eastern Counties League

Layer Road

2 - 2 (Petchey 2)

12  March 1953

Chiswick

Nelson

Cantwell

Bing

Walker R.

Belcher

Woodgate

Matthews T.

Moroney

Petchey

Gunning

GREAT YARMOUTH TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Wellesley Recreation Ground

1 - 1 (Gunning)

14 March 1953

Taylor

Robinson

Nelson

Cooper

Walker R.

Belcher

Burdon

Hawkins

Noakes

Petchey

Gunning

NORWICH CITY 'A' : Eastern Counties League

Carrow Road

1 - 4 (Gunning [pen])

18 March 1953

Chiswick

Nelson

Cantwell

Stanley T.

Walker R.

Belcher

Burdon

Gregory J.

Hawkins

Petchey

Gunning

GORLESTON : Eastern Counties League

Recreation Ground

4 - 3 (Gregory 2, Robinson 2 [1 pen])

26 March 1953

Hodges P.

Chapman

Nelson

Stanley T.

Walker R.

Belcher

Southren

Gregory J.

Robinson

Petchey

Dixon

GREAT YARMOUTH TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Wellesley Recreation Ground

2 - 1 (Hawkins, Noakes)

4 April 1953

Taylor

Nelson

Cooper

Malcolm

Walker R.

Belcher

Matthews T.

Petchey

Noakes

Hawkins

Woodgate

ARSENAL 'A' : Eastern Counties League

Upton Park

2 - 3 (Gunning, Walker)

6 April 1953

Taylor

Chapman

Cooper

Petchey

Walker R.

Belcher

Woodward J.

Johnson

Robinson

Matthews T.

Gunning

NORWICH CITY 'A' : Eastern Counties League

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Petchey, Hawkins, Moroney)

9 April 1953

Chiswick

Chapman

Nelson

Moroney

Walker R.

Belcher

Malcolm

Matthews T.

Hawkins

Petchey

Gunning

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Eastern Counties League

White Hart Lane

1 - 1 (Switzer)

16 April 1953

Bell J.

Nelson

Bond

Moroney

Walker R.

Petchey

Switzer T.

Woodward J.

Kearns

Urquhart D.

Foan

BURY TOWN : Eastern Counties League

Kings Road Ground

0 - 2

25 April 1953

Chiswick

Chapman

Nelson

Petchey

Hawkins

Belcher

Woodgate

Johnstone

Noakes

Matthews T.

Gunning

1951-52 ECL 1953-54 ECL Season 1952-53

The Easten Counties League has expanded. Although Newmarket Town have left to join the United Counties League and Wisbech Town have been accepted into the Midland League, the election of Crittall Athletic, Eynesbury Rovers and Stowmarket will bring the number up to 19.

The "A" Team will find the Eastern Counties League soccer of a higher standard than ever during the coming seasonas these up-and-coming clubs al view their entry into the League as an honour.

52_08_23 Stowmarket v. WHU ECL 52_09_06 Crittall Athletic v. WHU ECLC2 52_09_17 Chelmsford City v. WHU ECL 52_10_04 Gillingham v. WHU ECL 52_10_18 Clacton Town v. WHU ECL 52_11_17 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur ECL 52_11_22 Colchester United v. WHU ECL 52_12_06 Chelmsford City v. WHU ECL 52_12_15 WHU v. Chelsea ECL 52_12_20 Crittall Athletic v. WHU ECL 53_01_03 Bury Town v. WHU ECL 53_02_14 Crittall Athletic v. WHU ECL 53_03_14 Yarmouth Town v. WHU ECL 53_04_06 WHU v. Arsenal ECL 53_04_09 WHU v. Norwich City ECL 53_04_25 Bury Town v. WHU ECL

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Image courtesy of Nick Manning

53_04_16 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU ECL