To celebrate Sports Heritage Day we thought we give you a sneak preview of a new collection that as arrived at the University of Worcester Research Collections.

The collection has been deposited by John Atkinson, a leading basketball national and international statistician. The material includes score sheets, player statistics, match programmes, yearbooks, magazines as well as medals, trophies, pennants, official ties and other personal memorabilia.SAM_2353

This photograph comes was taken at an E.C.L. Playoff game in 1971-72, between Sheffield Scorpions & Liverpool Police – the players are 7 Dai Potter (Liverpool), 11 Steve Latham (Liverpool), Keith Rae (Sheffield) & 14 Vaughan Thomas (Liverpool)

Photo credit – Morris Wordsworth

Below is a very small selection of the material included in the collection and we’ll post more here as we discover more treasures.


There is still a great deal of work to be done before this collection is fully listed and SAM_2350organised, but please get in touch if you want to know more and we will try our best to assist you.