05 May – Altofts, Doncaster White Rose, Barnsley White Lily, Doncaster white Star

May 1884

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 7

Altofts West Riding 42 Denaby Glittering Star 71

Fisher 14 ; F Hobson 5wks Mountford 26 not out, J. Hobson 14

the match was played at Altofts on Saturday, and resulted in an easy victory for the visitors.

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 14

Denaby Glittering Star 71 Doncaster White Rose 83.

Jones, 29

The match was played at Denaby, on Saturday last, and resulted in a victory for the visitors

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 21.

Denaby Glittering Star 49 Barnsley White Lily 34

Extra 16 Sellars 7 wkts

This match was played on Whit Monday, at Denaby, and resulted in a victory for the home team.

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 28.

Doncaster White Star 28 Denaby Glittering Star 92

T Sellars 4-17, F Hobson 4-8 F Hobson 25

The return match, between the above clubs, was played on Saturday, when the Denabyites quite reversed their former attempts, and gave their opponents a roland for their oliver.

The visitors having won the toss, they decided to take the field, thehome in. Run getting was exceedingly slow, the bowling being dead on the wicket, and the fielding up to the mark, which necessitated carefulness on the part of the batsmen. The innings closed for 28 runs. The stumping of Brant for the visitors was very good.

After the usual interval, the visitors commenced their essay. The bowling of Bailey would admit no liberties been taken and the batsmen had to be content with guarding their wickets. In the meantime Bailey secured three wickets, when F Hobson essayed fourth and spirited more life into the game

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