Many Plaudits After Capturing 1955 ORSA Championship
Brock Road Ball Club Fans Honour ORSA
Champions at Banquet, Dance
Championship Won In 10 Straight Games
The first softball team in the Ontario Rural Softball Association to win the championship in 10 games in a row, the Brock Road Ball Club, was honored at a banquet at Brock Road School on Saturday evening. The team won the intermediate championship of the ORSA.
evening the team was presented with the ORSA Intermediate trophy by Elmer
Halls, secretary treasurer of the association; the Puslinch township trophy by Jack Tolton, president of
the township softball league; and the Puslinch township council and league
executive trophy by Reeve P. C. McLean.
secretary-treasurer of the Ontario association, Mr. Halls brought the congratulations of that group. The team had excellent competition in the Puslinch
league and this ensured that they would do well when they went into the
The past season has been very successful, he told the large gathering
of fans that attended the banquet. He
urged the team and fans to take an interest in bringing along younger teams so
the intermediate team would have experienced players to call up as others
In presenting the trophy, he said that this was the first time that he
had ever heard of a team in the association winning the championship in 10
League and township officials also offered their congratulations to the
team for their excellent showing during the season. Members of the team, introduced by chairman Frank Lynch, included
coach John Stickney, captain Charles Lowes, John Smith, bat boy Gordon Rayner,
official scorer Jean Lowes, Tom Hayden, 2nd row, Dick Krouse, John Lowes, Frank
Martin, Gordon Smith, Bob Graham, Clyde Campbell, Alex Zess, Garry Tawse and
Ron Bannister. Absent from the banquet
was Bill Inniss.
Catering for the sumptuous turkey supper were the women of the Brock
Road Women’s Institute. Following the
dinner and presentation of trophies, a dance and euchre was held.
Brock Road coach John Stickney and Puslinch
Reeve, P. C. McLean.
(This article was provided courtesy of the Guelph Mercury newspaper.)