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Charity football match JLP01_09_803459
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Chris Martin, Laings team captain, shaking hands with Dennis Waterman while holding a Laing Sports Club pennant before a charity football match at the Elstree Sports Club.
An estimated 300 people attended the December 1980 charity football match between a team of Laing players and English actor Dennis Watermans All Stars. The match was held to raise money for the Jerry Doherty Heart Fund. The game finished 2-2 and £ 452 in total was raised. Stars on Dennis Watermans team included Jan Webster, ex-England rugby scrum half; Danny Rioch, ex-Aston Villa; Jonathan Kyd, from childrens TV programme Pipkins; John Inchmore, Worcester County cricketer; and Bob McNab, ex-Arsenal full back. Playing on the Laing side were Dave Hall, Tim Smith, Kevin Blande, Geoff Seager, Richard Sawyer, Chris Martin, Dave Offord, Graham Hollis, Will Kellett, Mike Reed, Bob Louden, Dave Butcher and Phil Brown. This image was published in January-February 1981 in Laings monthly newsletter Team Spirit
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