Denaby & Cadeby – Big Overdraft.

February 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 19 February 1932

Denaby’s Big Overdraft.

The inclement weather last season proved disastrous for the Denaby and Cadeby Cricket Club, for seven Yorkshire Council and six Doncaster League home matches had to be cancelled. The postponement of these important games, coupled with the necessity of paying off debt on the new bowls pavilion and motor toiler, caused the club to finish the year with an overdraft at the bank of £140. This was reported at the annual meeting on Tuesday night, Mr. E. Robinson presiding.

The balance sheet showed income £407 12s. 11d., chief items being sports allocation grant £300, gate receipts £17 13s. 9d., sundries £28 1s. 7d., subscriptions £56 1s; and expenditure, £547 9s. 1d., including £70 for the motor roller, £33 for the new pavilion, £87 10s. groundsman’s wages, £30 rates and taxes, £38 15s, travelling expenses, £13 ground renovation.

The Yorkshire Council XI. gained 21 points out of 51. The average, 41.7, was an improvement on the previous season, and 2,780 runs were scored for 115 wickets, while opponents scored 3,293 for 121 wickets.

  1. Wainwright, with an average of 34.8, won the batting average, while Sid Wild gained the bowling prize with 39 wickets for 755 runs.

In the Doncaster League 20 games were played, 7 won, 3 lost and 10 drawn, for 24 points: this being 2 points less than the champions. The team finished third.

  1. Foster again won the batting prize with an average of 36.93, and the veteran, E. Wathey, won the bowling prize with 35 wickets for 348 runs.

The club have decided not to compete in the South Yorkshire Section of the Yorkshire Council, but an attractive programme has been arranged with other Council clubs including East Ardsley, Rotherham and Frickley.

It was reported that the Bowls Section last year won the Rotherham and Wath Leagues while the ladies won the Mexboro’ Ladies’ League, Montagu Cup, Fullerton Cup and the Miners’ Welfare Rose Bowl.

The secretary, Mr. F. Waring stated that last season a large number of season cards were given out but about £34 for these was still owing.

In view of services rendered as treasurer by Mr. W. Wilkinson, now of Bridlington was decided to add his name to the list of life members.

Officials elected were: President: Captain L. C. Hodges: Treasurer: Mr. E. Robinson; Secretary: Mr. F. Waring; Committee: Messrs. H. Shoosmith. W. Criddle. H. Milnes, W. Dean, T. Ward, W. Wright, G. Holmes, T. Dabbs. H. Rose, G. Milner, E. Tibbles, T. Smith, E. Hadfield and I. Greenwood.