Ronald Leedham: Cricket at Sevenoaks

Ronald Leedham was born in 1929 in India. His family moved back to England in 1931after Ronald contracted Polio. Ronald spent some years in Hospital as a young child after contracting Diptheria. When he was six he returned home to Catford for a short while to live with his father, eventually ending up living in ‘homes for crippled children’ run by the Shaftesbury Society, until he was sixteen.

Here Ronald talks about playing cricket.

  • Ronald Leedham
  • Ronald Leedham


When we played cricket on the lawn at Sevenoaks, it was a great big lawn and we used to play cricket and all that sort of thing. If you couldn’t run you had a runner, if you fell over you got up and got on with life as per normal, like any other child.

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