TitleRecords of Norman Martinelli
Extent2 files, 8 prints and 5 artefacts
Creator NameMartinelli; Norman; (-2005); compositor
DescriptionCollection includes a letter from Norman Martinelli describing his time working at the Guardian, in particular his involvement with the Guardian cricket club, 1961-1987. Also contains artefacts relating to the Guardian Cricket Club such as ties, scarves and handkerchief, photographs, and other related papers.
Admin HistoryNorman Martinelli joined the Guardian in 1961 and worked in the production department as a compositor. He retired in 1987. Martinelli, with his wife, June, were founding members of the Guardian staff Cricket Club.

The Guardian Cricket Club was founded in 1968 following the arrangement of a cricket match between the editorial and production personnel at the newspaper. The cricket club grounds were at Gunnersbury Park, London. The first presidents of the club were Neville Cardus and John Arlott.

The Guardian Cricket Club toured India in 1974 and later toured the west coast of America and Sri Lanka in 1981.
Custodial HistoryMemoir donated in 2001 as part of a project by the Guardian to gather material for the archive. Cricket club artefacts, photographs and other papers donated by his wife, June Martinelli, in 2006.
Access StatusOpen
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