This is a 44 page booklet celebrating Kettering Cricket Club in its Centenary Year. Carr contributed a 2-page article consisting of his recollections of playing cricket for the club and the people he knew and played with. There is also a team photograph taken in 1954 which includes JLC, which is reproduced below.
My copy of this book contains a Menu card for a Centenary Dinner, held on Friday October 25th 1985, which is signed by 87 people, presumably who attended the dinner, including J.L. Carr. The guest of honour was Jim Laker, who died six months later, aged only 64 y. The booklet doesn't seem to be signed by Laker. It is also signed on the Contents page by the Editor, Peter Larcombe (who is the Scorer in the photograph), and the Researcher, J.R. Larcombe (a player in the photograph). The signatures may have been collected by someone named Peggy, whom I thank for this wonderful item. It came with a black and white photograph taken for a newspaper of Jim Laker cutting a cake with members of the Club which was printed in the Kettering Evening Telegraph on the following Saturday.
In: A Century of Cricket at Kettering 1885-1985
Editor: Peter Larcombe
Publisher: [Kettering Cricket Club]
Size: 210 x 150 mm
Pages: 40 pp
Binding: white printed card with a photograph of the cricket pavilion over newspaper cuttings, and the title in green
Graphics: Terry Gibbins
History research and written by: John Larcombe
Type set by: Glebe Graphic, Wilby
P 3-4. The Calender
P 5. How it Began
P 7. The Early Years
P 9-12. The Club Comes of Age
P 13-14. John Lamb Looks Back
P 17-19. County Cricket at Kettering
P 20-21. After the War
P 22. Centenary Cricket Week
P 23-25. From the President, G.C. Bennett
P 27-30. Modern Times.
P 32-33.'Since Your Day...' by J.L. Carr, author and broadcaster
P 35. Cricket Week Highlights
P 36-39. Digging in the Past by John Larcombe
P 42-43. Laughed Out by Peter Larcombe
Cover of booklet
A photograph of Kettering Wanderers Cricket team in 1954, with J.L. Carr (age 42 y) second from left on the back row. Click to enlarge it.
The signatures on the Centenary Dinner Menu. Carr's signature is on the back panel, on the left column. Click to enlarge.