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John Cannon


He played for Gloucestershire 19 times including 2 Championship Finals. He also played for the Western Counties against the All Blacks in 1974. He was a Deputy Head Teacher.

Back Row (L-R): Ian Beloe, Eric Lewis, Mario Polledri, Ross Aldridge, David Rogers (Vice Captain). Middle Row: Grant Watson, Bob Miller, Pat Donovan, Bob Wilde, Mel Weyeth, Peter Marton. Seated: Simon Luxmore-Ball , David Tope, John Cannon (Captain), Bob Bartlett, Keith Lowe.

Above Clifton XV of 1971-72

Back Row (L-R): D.J.Walter (Hon. Match Sec.), D.Ritchie-Williams, R.Jardine, G.E.Wright (Hon. Sec.), J.S.Marsh, E.J.Stephens (Gloucester), G.Cullimore (Stroud), R.J.Cowling (Gloucester), T.Day (Gloucester), A.J.Rogers (Bristol), B.Edwards, R.C.Hannaford (Bristol), N.A.Jackson (Gloucester), J.V.Pullin (Bristol), D.Power, D.M.Rollitt (Bristol), N.Jones, E.Roberts, K.J.Cottle (Hon. Tres.), J.Watkins (Reserve). Seated: R.L.Redwood (Cheltenham), J.R.Gabitass (Bristol), R.Smith (Gloucester), D.E.J.Watts (Captain) (Bristol), W.B.Ryland (President), C.J.Williams, A.Morley (Bristol), P.M.Knight (Bristol), J.Cannon (Clifton).

Above the Gloucestershire XV that played Somerset on 8th January 1972 at Kingsholm, Gloucester with Clifton's John Cannon.

Above programme cover and teamsheet of the 1972 County Chamionship final, Warwickshire v Gloucestershire. Cliftons John Cannon in the Gloucestershire side.

Standing (L-R): John Poole (Touch Judge), Andy Pesynski, Gary Rogers, Chris Jenkins, Pat Donovan, David Rogers, Steve Gregory, Alex Hay. Sitting: Keith Lowe, Mario Polledri, Grant Watson, Graham Mansfield, Simon Luxmore. On Ground: Phil Hepburn, John Cannon, Martin Hinchliffe (Ballboy), Mike Wagstaff, Ken Nelson.

Above Clifton RFC XV 1972/73 with John Cannon. This photo was taken before the Centenary match against Blackheath.