Denaby & Cadeby – Prospects of a Sound Side

April 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 5, 1935

Denaby Loss
But Prospects of Sound Side

Though they have sustained a considerable loss through the departure of Ellis Robinson to Barnsley, Denaby and Cadeby face the new season with optimism for they still have the backbone of a strong side.

Mr. Friend Waring the secretary, hopes to recruit one or two new players yet, but in the meantime most of last year’s players will probably be available, and there is at least one new recruit.
H. Cudworth the new under manager at Cadeby colliery, captained Rossington for several years before coming to Denaby. He is an all-rounder and should prove a useful recruit.

The council side will again be captained by W Criddle, with Ernest Wainwright as vice-captain, while the Doncaster league side will be led by Archie Carlin with J. Robinson as vice-captain. W A Dickinson, the young fast bowler from Thorne, has been having private tuition during the winter under the direction of Herbert Sutcliffe and Charlie Monty and Dick Probert come also be counted on to do their share in the club’s attack, with George Allen who is generally acknowledged to be one of the best wicket-keepers in the council, helping them behind the stumps.

Irving Greenwood, Joe Wright and W. Holland will also be available together with most of the other players who helped the club last season. The club’s decision to compete again in the Mexborough evening league will provide some bright games to attract the crowds, and on the entertaining feature will be six aside not out competition.

Mr Waring has arranged 24 council fixtures, the games with Hemsworth being dropped in favour of the matches with Carlton, which should be an additional attraction. The list also includes games with Mexborough Scarborough and Doncaster Town and Sheffield Colligiate. The new dressing rooms which were put into use last season, and, though not quite finished, were much appreciated, will be completed, it is hoped, the season.