You all may have noticed that O.M.B. is very much conspicuous by his absence, so I had to take it on myself to look for an apprentice.

I was very fortunate that the first person I asked the ex Hunslet Parkside flying winger from the late 60s and early 70s JACK RICHARDSON said yes when he was offered the post.

We managed to give him the start under a new government apprenticeship scheme were he does not receive any salary and as to wait until he is 99 before he gets his pension.

Jack played for Hunslet in the last ever game at Parkside in 1973 and I recall that he was the main player in a move that Hunslet used during that season.

It was a great move and worked every time.

The moved worked like this. When ever there was a scrum in oppositions 25yard area and it was Hunslet’s head and feed.

Hunslet would win the ball from the scrum, Phil Horrocks would collect it and pass it on to Peter Rycroft by now Jack would have come in off his wing to take the ball from Rycroft.

The Hunslet pack would break up from the scrum to a great cheer from the crowd and looked to see were Jack had scored.

But it was not to be.

Jack had dropped a perfectly good pass from Rycroft.

The other sides centre picked up the dropped pass run the length of the field and scored under the post.

LIKE I SAID IT WAS A GOOD MOVE AND WORKED EVERY TIME JACK WAS INVOLVED.

Jack that his one of the reason you got the start because O.M.B. and myself are always dropping balls.

Welcome on board Jack, best wishes and good luck (YOU WILL NEED IT)

Jarvo