The Handlebar ( moustache ) Club
Cricket 1953

From the "Birmingham Mail"  26 August 1953
club 'crest'

Handlebar Club

   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.

From the "Worthing Gazette"

cricket captains
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.

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The cricket team who played against Fletching
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cricket team at Fletching

And Ted Hooker suffering!

Ted Hooker