Mexborough and Swinton Times August 19, 1905
The impending visit of the Derbyshire 11 to meet 13, of the District has aroused tremendous enthusiasm in cricket circles, and all lovers of the game will be gratified that a rearrangement has been made, consequent upon the match, which should have taken place on the third inst, having to be abandoned owing to the wet.
It would have been very disappointing if the match had had to be abandoned altogether, for a large number of tickets had been disposed of. These will still be available for the match, and with the local men in such capital form as at present, some exceedingly interesting cricket should be witness. Only fine weather is now needed to ensure the financial success of the venture.
Primitive Methodist Chapel Anniversary
The Primitive Methodist Chapel anniversary sermons on Sunday were preached by Mr. J. Sanders, of Crowle. On Monday, a public tea was followed by a public meeting, addressed by the Revs. J. Wilson, R. Laidler, and Councillor J. E. Cliff.
The Fullerton hospital received its first patient on Monday in the person of Richard Conway, a open “screener” employed at the Cadeby colliery. The injured man had been engaged in some shunting operations, when he was accidentally caught between some wagons causing injury to his ribs and left side. He was at once placed, in the ambulance and conveyed to the new hospital.
Denaby has been visited with its usual attack of diarrhoea recently, and the infant mortality continues to be abnormal. Although we are glad to notice it is not so high as it was during the summer months of last year, it is to be hoped that the improvement will continue.
For some time past one of the district of the Cadeby colliery has been badly served with empty tubs, owing to the haulage arrangements not been able to deal with the output. In consequence of this advantage was taken of the recent weeks “play” at the colliery, to install a new method of haulage into the district; this message ultimately proved worse than the old one, and for two or three weeks the men kept going to the pit and earning nothing, owing to their inability to get tubs, consequently for two or three Saturdays these men have had little or no wages.
We are glad to hear that they state of affairs has been remedied, by taking out the new haulage arrangements and putting back the old ones, with the result that the men are once again earning a reasonable day’s wage.
Rotherham Easily Beaten
A cricket match at Denaby on Saturday was one calculated to suit the supporters of the home club “down to the ground” during the first three quarters of an hour things were only looking badly for Denaby, the visitors having. Narroway, A. Robinson, and P. Bury for only 15 runs; but a stand was made by L. Robinson and Esland, the latter of whom make his half-century. Finally the whole team was disposed of for 137 runs, and I think most of this spectators expected the Rotherham man would at least make a “draw” of it, but from the first the visiting 11 showed no disposition to score. The wickets went down at a lively speed to the bowling of Scott and Luther Robinson, the whole of the team being disposed of for the noble sum of 16 runs.
In accordance with the usual custom, a collection of 6p per man and 3p per boy was made at the Cadeby Main colliery on Saturday, in aid of the relatives of the late G. Webster (miner), whose accident and death, due to a fall of coal at the above colliery, was reported in last week’s issue, the collection realised £57.