Councillors battle it out

Clarence Pier pre-1936. ''Another view of Clarence Pier, this time from where the trams terminated at the end of Pier Road, Southsea. 'Picture: Robert James Collection

NOSTALGIA: Portsmouth pier through the ages

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On June 29, 1921 Portsmouth councillors took on their Southampton counterparts, not in the council chamber but on the cricket pitch.

The game was played at the asylum ground, Milton, and the mayor, Councillor John Timpson, opened the batting. Southampton won by 44 runs.