25 sporting pictures that will take you back to Pontefract and Castleford in the 1980s and 1990s

In this week’s retro photos, we take a look back at some sporting memories from across Pontefract, Castleford and the Five Towns.

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 12:30 pm
25 sporting pictures that will take you back to Pontefract and Castleford in the 1980s and 1990s
25 sporting pictures that will take you back to Pontefract and Castleford in the 1980s and 1990s

Were you part of any sports teams in the 1980s or 90s? If so, then there’s likely more than a few photos of you floating around in our archives. Whatever your sporting memories, we want to hear about them. Send your favourite stories to [email protected] for a chance to be featured in our future galleries.

Back from left; Jim Heathley, Ian Shackleton, Richard Kettleborough, Jonathan Parkin, Ian Keedy and Robert Croft. Front from left; Shane Thompson, Gary Keedy, David Young, John Randerson, and Gary O'Neil.
Back, from left; Martin Gilbert, Glen Johnson, Chris Higgins, Frank Wass, Paul Gilbert, Frank Butler, Ian Stone. Front; Frank Smith, Rob Seed, Steven Seed (Mascot), Tom Seed, Ray Seed, Phil Baker.

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Pontefract Welfare cruised to an eight wicket win over Streethouse in a crucial relegation battle in the Pontefract section. Back row, from left; Craig Boulton, 15, scorer, Howard Boulton, Neil Fletcher, Paul Tinnion, Paul Greenfield and Kevin Hoyle. Front; from left; Jamie Maltman, Ian Tennant, Mark Roberts, (captain), Dave Cutts and John Waterhouse.
Castleford's Australian pace bowler Paul Wilson shows the effects as he bowls for the Yorkshire League against Central Yorkshire in the John Smith's Yorkshire League Trophy semi final at Savile Park.
Back from left; Craig Tennant, Neil Roberts, John Gegg, Stephen Ryalls, Richard Agar and Stephen McCarton. Front; Mark Roberts, Stephen Palmer, Ian Tennant, Craig Robinson and John Sherwood.
Back, left to right, Mark Schofield, Steve White, Neil Westmorland, Andrew Parfitt, Douglas Saunders, Ian Savory and Lee Smith. Front; Shaun Webdale, Darren Abrams, Christopher Stead, Jason Brown, Ian Ferguson and Robert Heron.
Back from left; Danny Lees (manager), Neil Guest, Harry Greendale, Thomas McCormack, Mark Armstrong, Ian Hardy and Alan Scaife. Front; Alan Wilson, William Everett, Shaun Linbert, Steven Barton, Lee Hirst and Ian McHelliney.
Stanley Falcons, all smiles before their Central Yorkshire League Pontefract Section victory over Streethouse on Saturday. Back from left; Darren Tomlinson, Paul Sellers, Terry Sunderland, Malcolm Rayson, Frank Speight, Gary Sunderland, Steve Bamford. Front; Barry Tomlinson, Alan Haigh, Trevor Bamford, Graham Lindley, Alison Lindley, scorer.
Pontefract Collieries' Chris Sambrook on the break in the Northern Counties East League derby game with glass Houghton, who won 1-0.
Craig Sidda (Garforth) left and Dean Trott (Pontefract Collieries), November 11, 1989.
Back from left, Phil Sheard, John Lawrence, Mick Chappell. Dave Ellis, Andrew Tucker, Jim Wilkinson, Andrew Thomas, George Kemp, manager. Front, John Wilson, Tim Stocks, Russ Barraclough, John Storey, Paul Mullooly, Mark Guest
Team group, back row from left, Lou Scott scorer, Cameron Bailey, Andrew Bourke, Greg Lambert, Dan Lowery, Tim Robinson and Gary O'Neil. Front, Jonathan Kirk, Ian Shackleton, David Young captain, David O'Neil and Ian Keedy.
RETRO SOCCER Pontefract Labour AFC v Upper Armley Old Boys AFC (West Yorkshire League Div one). Armley midfielder Joe Sargison, left, and Pontefract's winger Carl Brown
Pontefract batsman John Waterhouse during his 57 not out against Darton to keep Ponefract at the top of the Pontefract Section
Featherstone v Wigan Warriors, 1989
Jim Leathley of Castleford drives for four runs against Halifax 1st aug 1990
Back row, from left: John Halloran, Howard Knapper, Barry Taylor, Philip O'Brien, Brian Knowles and Derek Fatchett. Front row: Naweed Aslam, Matthew Cappleman, Keith Miller, Andrew McTeirnan and John Atkinson.
Dons A Green is brought to his knees by Featherstone's G Southernwood.
Ossett Town 'keeper Simon Massey clears from Pontefract Collieries' Brendan Harrison in the North Counties East League game that ended 1-1.
Back from left, Michael Vaughan (Sheffield Collegiate), Richard Vigers (Castleford), Ian Gill (Harrogate), Paul Donovan (Hull), Michael Foster (Castleford) Chris Silverwood (Castleford). Front from left, Chris Watson (Scarborough), Gary Keedy (Castleford), Damon Gormely (Halifax), Richard Kettleborough (Sheffield Collegiate)
Knottingley, back from left, Dave Emmerson, scorer, Barry Matthewman, Duncan Watt, Derek Emmerson, Brian Dawson, Noman Green Roger Taylor. Front from left, Neil Matthewman, William King, Gordon Davis, Martin Goddard, Graham Preece
Back row from the left: Matthew Hayward, David Oldfield, Lee Poulter, Adrian Knight, Christian Newton and Fred Gunthorpe. Front row from the left: Craig Knight, Graham Preece, David Booth, (captain) Paul Wright and Paul Kelsey.
Andrew Sutton of Horsforth St Margaret's fires a free kick at the Featherstone Collier defence
Back from left, Roland Lanes, Julios Voros, Paul Brown, Dave Deakin, Darrell Bowman, Chris Shaw, Chris Sambrook, Karl Slater, . Front from left, Dave Beatty, Mark Butterfield, Steve Whitelam, Martin Brock, Brendan Harrington, Craig Sidda, Dean Limb.
Featherstone v Wigan Warriors Ellery Hanley goes in for a try