Aldwarke 170 for 9 Conisborough 174 for 7 – Conisboro’ Player’s Century (picture)

July 1935

Mexborough & Swinton Times, July 26 1935

Conisboro’ Player’s Century.

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No score appears too big for Conisboro’ this season. On Saturday they beat Aldwarke Park by three wickets in a match which contained several interesting features. Of the 354 runs scored 212 were made from boundaries.

One batsman reached the century mark and two others got half-centuries. Jack Curtis, the 20-years-old Conisboro’ player, who went in at the fall of the first wicket, carried his bat out for 100, being the first player of the club to achieve this feat for several seasons. He is the fourth Conisboro’ player to reach the century. This is his third season and for this season he has scored 322 runs with and average of 40.2 per match. In his century he hit 13 boundaries.

Aldwarke, the home team, looked like making only a moderate total, losing the wickets of Fricker, Sykes, Gale, Wright, Skidmore and D. Hughes for 59. A timely stand of 82 by Williams and Wrighley brought the total to 141 for 7 wickets, while the eighth wicket fell at the same score. Williams in his 55 had 11 fours while Wrighley in his 52 had 4 fours and as many sixes. Then followed a stand of 32 by B. Hughes and Embley to bring the total to 173 for 9 wickets.

Facing a total of 174, Conisboro’ made a sorry start, losing Soar at 2. Curtis joined Hancock to add 35, the latter’s contribution being four. With a further 20 on the board Conisboro’ had lost two more wickets. However, Curtis carried on with the good work along with Stokoe to add 47. Curtis figured in a partnership of 55 with Hirst. In the next over Curtis completed his century to bring the innings to a close for 182 for 7 wickets. For Conisboro’, Jeffcote took 3 for 54 and Stokoe 2 for 22, while for Aldwarke, Wright had 4 for 40.