In the absence of club cricket this summer, The Northern Echo has been dipping into the archives to bring you photos from seasons of the past.

Today we are looking at a few NYSD club sides Marske, Saltburn and Redcar.

One of the photos, from June 1981, features the Jarvis family: Malcolm, 43, with sons Paul, 15, and Andrew, 18.

Malcolm was a regular in the Markse side and played with his sons in the first XI – before Andrew broke his left arm at Norton while scoring a half century. Paul went on to enjoy a first-class career with Yorkshire.

The Northern Echo’s Tim Wellock wrote: “As Marske have found with so many promising youngsters in the past, there is a danger they will be lost to either university or county cricket.

“Andrew, who is 6ft 3in, and weighs 14st, is doing A levels at Williams Turner’s Sixth Form College in Redcar and hopes to go to university.

“Paul is leaving Marske’s Bydales Comprehensive School this year to take up an apprenticeship with British Steel, with the prospect of playing first-class cricket in the back of his mind.’’

He made his Yorkshire debut aged 16 years and 75 days, then the youngest player to represent his county and stayed with the county until 1993, playing in nine Tests and 16 ODIs for England. He now lives in Wiltshire.

Last weekend, we featured a number of images from The Northern Echo’s junior archives, featuring both the Schools’ Cricket Competition and our Centre of Excellence from the mid-1990s.

Stephen Raine wrote: “We saw some familiar names and faces who have played, and still play, for local club sides.

“Some who went on to better things, like Ian Jones of Sacriston who played first class cricket and now back at Sacriston where he plays and coaches.’’

And of the photo of the young hopefuls at the McEwan’s Centre, he added: “The photo of the Northern Echo school of excellence, in March 1995, has caused great discussion.

“Due to the numbers on the photo it is difficult to verify who is on it but we suspect the following

“Michael Gough, Chris Hewison, Ian Hunter, Graeme Bridge, Mark Symington, Phil Mustard and Ian Pattison. All went on to play professional cricket, some International cricket.

“It also contains Glen Robinson, a young talented pace bowler. Most people who saw him predicted he could go all the way, but sadly, he died at 16 of Meningitis.

“He is sitting at the front, near to camera, with a leg sticking out on the floor.’’

And the selection of Darlington RA photos were well received. One of them only featured ten players, of a second XI from 1972, but only nine of them were recalled by Gareth Percival.

The players were: Back row: Eddie Payne, Bernie Marr, Fred Turnbull, John Morgan, Richie Payne. Front: Tony Garrett, Mally Lamb, Tom Bamber (capt), Bob Forcett (Peter NYSD umpire) and unknown.