Thursday, 9 April 2009
This short post shows a couple of photos published in the BHA newsletter 'Handball News'. The newsletter isn't dated but seems to be from 1980. The photos are from a game which the team played on a trip to Yugoslavia and shows three of the stars of British handball at the time. The first photo shows Larry Beard (7) attempting a shot with Paul Dempsey looking on. Both players were stars of the Brentwood team of the late '70s and early '80s and were fixture in the British team. DEmpsey had originally played for Graphite (Ruislip) Eagles. The second photo shows Britain's best left-handed player of the time Billy Hayburn attempting a jump-shot. Hayburn, who was Scottish, also played for Brentwood but was in fact based in Nottingham.