Denaby Cricket Club – the War and the Coming Season – Captains resignation

February 1915

Mexborough and Swinton Times February 20, 1915

Denaby Cricket Club
The War and the Coming Season
Captains Resignation

The annual meeting of the Denaby Cricket Club was held in the Large Hall, Denaby, on Monday evening, Mr W.H.Chambers (president) presiding.

Sound Finances
the hon. secretary (Mr C.P.Chambers) read the balance sheet, which showed that, after meeting all liabilities, the club had a balance in hand of £94 18s 6d. He also stated that at a meeting of the committee, the bowling section asked the committee if they could see their way to make a grant so as to allow them to purchase medals. It was resolved that the proposal be not entertained.

Cricket and the War
The election of official was then proceeded with. Mr W.H.Chambers was re-elected president and Mr C.P.Chambers secretary.

Mr C.W.Phillips, on being proposed for re-election to the position of captain of the first team, said that he wished withdraw from that position. He believed in playing the game for the enjoyment that he got out of it, and he did not think that this state of affairs existed in the country left much enjoyment in cricket. He knew that a good many of them had to stay at home because they could not enlist in any branch of the Army, but still there would be a large number of young, eligible men who ought to be fighting instead of playing cricket.
Although there would be a lot of people would find some recreation out of it, there would be a large number of young men who would pay for admission to watch the matches, besides a lot of eligible persons against whom they will have to play during the coming season.

The Chairman moves that they defer the election of further officials of the team until after the next meeting of the committee. Mr Hewitt seconded, and this course was adopted.

Mr C.W.Phillips moved a vote of congratulations to Mr Arthur Robinson in having gained the “double event” (the batting and the bowling honours)
the Chairman said he wished to add is congratulations to Mr Robinson on his success. Mr Robertson and been a staunch supporter of the club for many years, I was glad to see that he was getting better instead of worse. He would also like to congratulate the club on the sterling cricket that played, the position they held in the competition, and, above all, the spirit that had pervaded the whole season. The conduct and general behaviour of the players had been very notable, and it was indeed an honour for him to be again elected to be their president.
Lots of thanks removed to the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company, and to the on secretary; and a vote of congratulation was recorded to the bowling team on their success in winning the Challenge Cup in the Doncaster and District League.

Medals in the bowling section were won by Messrs. Martin Towey, Jack Towey, Walter Parkes, William Evans, John White, Peter Phillips, Robert Clarke and James Higgins