Champions – Denaby Cricketers Jubilant – Winners of the Mexborough League.

20 September 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, September 20.

Denaby Cricketers Jubilant.

Winners of the Mexborough League.

The supporters of the Denaby and Cadeby United Cricket Club were naturally very jubilant on Saturday, when the team beat Rawmarsh and won the championship of the Mexborough and District League.

The team drove from Mexborough to their headquarters, the Denaby Main Hotel where they were received with great enthusiasm.

Of course, there were some congratulatory speeches.

Mr G Butcher, a member of the committee, said they had had a season of great anxiety in the League, but their position that night was an enviable one. There had been a certain amount of prejudice against them by their neighbours, but after all, he was glad to say they had won the league.

Credit was due to the captain Mr Moore, and to the various members of the team, who had shown good all-round play. He proposed the toast of “The Denaby and Cadeby Main United C.C.” coupled with the name of Mr W.I.Gibbs.

Mr Gibbs in reply, said he was very proud to think that in a second year of association with the club they had won the honours of the League. He thought the team was second to none in the League, and he trusted they would work hand-in-hand and justify their proud position by harbouring no jealousies amongst themselves. (Hear, hear).

The team had some good supporters and followers, not the least of whom, he might be pardoned for mentioning was Mr Weston (loud cheers) who was ever ready to support any form of manly sport. (Hear, hear).

A word of praise was due to Albert Smith, their pro, who had worked so assiduously during the past season to produce wickets that had been the praise of all visiting teams.

A jovial evening was spent.

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