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The match programme for Newport v Penarth on 7th September 1946 included the following article as the first in the 'A Peep in my Diary' series:-
"1 - HARRY UZZELL"
"(The Old Newport and Welsh International Forward)."
"Were space suffice it would be my intention to review the Newport team, of 1919-20, because I consider this was the finest team I ever played for, and without a doubt the best side in the Kingdom at that time. Of outstanding memory during that year my mind travels back to the first Newport and Cardiff game - played at Cardiff Arms Park - and our third match of the season. We had already beaten Blaenavon by 6 goals 6 tries to nil, and Penarth by 6 goals 3 tries to nil, a total of 85 points without response, and during the week preceding the Cardiff match our captain, Fred Birt - and "what a great player he was - decided that whatever happened we should play open and attractive Rugby. How right he was, for if my memory is correct this is how a leading newspaper summed up the outcome of that match: 'Sensation at Cardiff. Newport put up an amazing performance, and by defeating Cardiff by 4 goals 3 tries to 1 try scored the greatest success ever obtained at Cardiff Arms Park.' Newport, from the outset, played the open game. They started with a passing run from the kick-off, and with a shade of luck would have scored, Jerry Shea being thrown into touch near the corner flag. Thereafter backs and forwards took part in a series of brilliantly executed passing movements which earned them a great victory. Newport's play that day was all that could be hoped for in clean, open and brilliant football, and some of the passing runs were the perfection of grace and rhythm."
"This match was the perfect example of the advantages of open play, and with the commencement of another football season I would appeal to the Newport team to set an example to all clubs by playing bright, open and attractive football. Rugby played in this spirit will give players and spectators alike a keener enjoyment and entertainment through the eight months ahead."