Frank Terry & Megan Mullholland

Monday, 17th November 2008

Over eighty years since her great-grandfather represented Kent, Megan Mulholland has become the second member of her family to play for the county. Frank Terry was capped for Kent in 1927, whilst playing for Cray Wanderers. The Wands at that time were one of the top clubs in Kent, appearing in four Kent Amateur Cup Finals - Frank Terry played in all of them.

The finals were traditionally played at Dover - on the lower ground at Crabble rather than the upper ground which is where Dover Athletic currently play. The lower ground was more famously used for many years as a County Cricket Ground. As such, it was the scene for one of the great Gary Sobers most memorable innings when in 1968 he hit the fastest century of the season, scoring 105 not out to take Nottinghamshire to a 7-wicket win over Kent.

As a football ground, it hosted a schools’ international between England Schools and Wales Schools in 1935. Leslie Lines, a pupil at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover, was selected for England and almost 10,000 spectators turned up - a figure that remains the highest for any football match in the town.

More information can be found on Chris Colling’s excellent website -
http://www.talesftre.tripod.com/doverfootballclub/id7.html