Conisbrough Cricket Club – Annual Dinner

March 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 21, 1925

Conisbrough Cricket Club

Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner of the Conisbrough Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Club was held last night in the Fox Hotel, Conisbrough, and in the absence of the Pres (Mr H Thirlwall), Mr F Ogley, JP presided.

There were about 70 members at the dinner.

Mr Tom Williams, MP, was unable to attend, and sent an apology and best wishes.

Capt J.W Reynolds proposed the toast “Local Sportsmen.” Conisbrough, EZ, and probably one of the oldest cricket clubs in the district, and it was well worth keeping going. This district seems to be particularly sporting. The sporting instinct was valuable, but unless they all pulled together it was no good, it was combination and unity that was needed.

The welfare schemes are done a lot for most clubs, but not for Conisbrough. A club with only 200 members needed some help.

Mr S.C.Ward, of Swinton, responding, said that the toast had been proposed by a sportsman who had fought many battles in this district.

Mr I Webster proposed “The town and trade of Conisbrough.” He said the brickworks and the Colliery were working full-time, and he hoped the support of cricket would be increased considerably. He had been with the club for 34 years, and he did not want to see it finish.

Mr A.E.Berry responded.