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:—
|W P Kelly||12||2||175||43||17.3|
|W P Kelly||56.1||6||156||21||7.4|