I found some newspaper clippings my dad had kept, he hadn’t kept the dates with most of them so I just have to guess at the order of them. This first one mentions that he was playing for The Alliance A team in Division 1. It writes that ‘Gordon Dinnis … won everything in sight for his club to enable them to depart as 6-4 winners over Brighton B L B.’
In the above cutting it says ‘Gordon Dinnis, one of the few local players with a pen-holder style, called up on all his experience to win three games against Greys B.’ I have included a picture of the ‘penhold grip’ for those not familiar with it.
The two cuttings above tell how ‘Gordon Dinnis again saved Alliance A by recording yet another treble.’ and ‘a treble from Gordon Dinnis’.