Conisborough Cricket Club – Review of the Season.

12 September 1930

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 12 September 1930

Conisborough Cricket Club

Review of the Season.

The season has been a poor one for Conisborough. They have finished half way down the table of Section “B.” of the Doncaster ‘League whereas last season they were winners of the Section and lost in the final.

Batting has been poor, and G. Soar who last season scored nearly 500 runs, has only scored 73 in 11 innings. W. P. Kelly heads the first team batting averages, having scored 173 runs with an average of 17.3. W. Biggs comes next with 202 runs with an average of 14.4.

J Hanby again heads the bowling averages, having taken 51 wickets for 413 runs, and D. Savage, a newcomer, took 44 wickets at a cost of 10.1 runs each.

The reserves competing in the newly formed section of the league did not find their feet till midway through the season, then they practically took all before them.

Not one in the team has qualified for league batting honours. The nearest is J. Pladdy with 121 to his credit, and an average of 15.1. E. Hancock beads the list with an average of 15.3.

On the bowling side, E. Moore had a wonderful season, taking 47 wickets at a cost of 4.06 per wicket, he is closely followed by H. Ellis with 48 wickets and an average of 5.9.

Catches taken are as follows:

First team— Jeffcote 14, Bennett and Bedson 9, Soar, P. Kelly and Riggs 7, Savage 3, Thornton and Lapidge 4, T. Kelly 3, Hanby 2;

Reserves— T. Ellis 10 H. Ellis 6, G, Ellis 5, Thompson 4, A. Moore, Keys and Huffingley 3, Hancock. Pladdy and J. Steel 2, E. Moore 1.

The first eleven played 22 matches, won 9, lost 10, drew 4, and got 20 points.

The reserves played 18, won 7, lost 7, drew 4, and got 18 points

The averages are:—

FIRST TEAM. Not Most
Inns. out. Runs. inns. Av.
W  P  Kelly 12 2 175 43 17.3
W  Biggs 16 2 202 67 14.4
J  Lapidge 14 4 112 59 14.2
T  Thornton 18 2 220 54 13.7
T  Kelly 20 1 205 64 10.8
R  Bennett 16 1 110 29 7.3
G  Sony 11 1 73 18 7.3
J  Jeffeote 16 0 83 21 5.0
D  Savage 14 1 57 15 4.3
J  Hanby 15 2 55 15 4.2
E  Hodson 12 3 31 8 3.4
BOWLING O M R W Av.
W  P  Kelly 56.1 6 156 21 7.4
J  Hanby 200.0 52 413 51 8.1
D Savage 196.5 44 445 44 10.1
J  Jeffcote 97.1 18 271 23 11.8
J  Lapidge 35.0 3 108 7 15.4
SECOND TEAM Not Most
BATTING. No Inns. out. Runs. inns. Av.
E  Hancock 7 1 92 43 15.3
J  Pladdy 9 1 121 43 15.1
C  Keys 12 2 104 32 10.4
J  Steel 9 1 67 21 8.3
A  Moore 9 1 54 33 6.7
G Ellis 13 0 84 15 6.5
W  Thompson 11 1 51 13 5.5
T  Ellis 9 0 43 10 4.7
H Ellis 12 0 47 11 3.9
A  Huffingley 8 0 23 11 2.8
E  Moore 9 2 19 11 2.7
BOWLING. O M R W Av.
E  Moore 122.5 41 191 47 4.1
A  Moore 8.0 1 25 5 5.0
H Ellis 152.5 43 27 48 6.0
C  Keys 99.0 30 198 28 7.1
W  Thompson 22.5 4 69 7 9.9