CAPEL BRIDE WEDS KENT CRICKETER

December 1945

Mr. Alan Watt, the well-known Kent cricketer, was married at St. Thomas a Becket, Capel, on Wednesday to Miss Norah Tapsfleld, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Tapsfleld, formerly of Whetsted Farm, Five Oak Green. 

During the war Mr. Watt assisted the London Counties Cricket Club, for which his bride is scorer. 

Given away by her father, Miss Tapsfield wore a full skirted gown of chalk-white crepe with a veil and a head-dress of orange blossom. She carried mixed carnations. 

 The best man was Mr. Leslie Ames. the famed England and Kent wicket-keeper. A reception was held at the Angel Hotel, Tonbridge, where the guests included Mr. Jack Simpson, the well known dance-band leader, and Mr. Sam King, the noted golfer.  

(From the Kent and Sussex Courier)

** Alan Watt was a fast-medium bowler and aggressive lower-order batsman who made 230 appearances in first-class cricket, mainly for Kent. Later in life he kept the Star Inn in Matfield. He died in Pembury Hospital in 1974. aged 66.

** Sam King lived near Knole golf club for most of his life. He had nine top-10 finishes in the Open between 1939 and 1959 and famously scored the only point for Great Britain in the 11-1 rout by the U.S. in the Ryder Cup of 1947 in Oregon. He died in 2003, aged 91.