South Yorkshire August 10 1957
Cowdry and Evans Play at Conisbrough on Sunday.
Conisbrough Cricket Club are keeping their fingers crossed. All they need to make the Wardle benefit match on Sunday enjoyable and successful is – sunshine.
As announced in earlier auditions, “Conisbrough” are to meet “Worksop” in this fixture on the Park Road ground.
Wickets will be pitched at 230 and the Conisbrough team will include Colin Cowdrey, Godfrey Evans and one so other Kent player, it will also include Arthur Ellis and G. Stones, of Denaby and Cadeby, Hepworth, Straw, Needham, Blackburn, Harvey and Cheetham of Conisbrough.
The “Worksop” side will include Notts and Derbyshire players. Conisbrough have gone to a good deal, of trouble in the arrangements for this fixture. And I learned this week (writes the sport editor), that they are hoping for upwards of 1000 spectators. They have hired a marquee in which to serve refreshments and have made arrangements to cater for a big crowd; a gamble on the weather they are hoping for the best it is planned to make the fixture approximately a five hour event, and among their “sidelines” will be an autographed bat, offered for competition. It bears the signatures of West Indies, Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire and Leicester players.
Johnny Wardle, a favourite at Park Road, attended Conisbrough Cricket Club’s annual dinner some three years ago.
Teams for Sundays game will be:
Conisbrough: W. Hepworth, E. Straw, J. Harvey, J. Cheetham, M. Cowdrey, G. Evans, A. N. Other, E. Ellis and G. Stones.
Worksop: F. Stinchcome (Notts), R. Carter, J. Warner. J. Rodway (Derbyshire). A. Underwood (Notts) E. Jones, J. Higham. K. Marshall (Steetley), E. Batty (Worksop), A. Blagg (Firbeck) and A. N. Other.