Denaby Notes – Serious Accident Avoided, Church Anniversary, Denaby Cricket

June 1905

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 10, 1905

Denaby Notes

Serious Accident Avoided

What might have been a serious accident occurred on Sunday to a pleasure party returning to Mexborough from Doncaster, by the high Melton route. Mr. H. Dunhill had some eight or nine people in his wagonette, and when they descended the rather steep hill, coming down to the old mill, the horse grew restive, and began to kick and plunge, throwing the driver from his position and finally bolting down the hill. The occupants scrambled out as best they could and it is pleasing to record that they escaped with only a severe shaking, except the driver, who was badly kicked.

The animal, when near to the new railway crossing, was diverted from the middle of the road by a pedestrian, who, in attempting to check the runway horse, caused it to swerve, and the wagonette collided with the brickwork, and was smashed up like matchwood.

The horse was little worse for its escapade.

Miss J Soar

The death occurred at her home in Maltby Street, on Tuesday. Of Miss S. J. Soar, after a long and painful illness of 11 month duration. Mrs. Soar was a daughter of Mr full stop E. Lyons, of Tickhill Street, and very highly respected. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss.

The Denaby football ground has been lent to the members of the primitives and Salvation Army respectively for the children to play in on Whit Monday.

Denaby Cricket

The match between Denaby and Mexborough proved to be a very interesting encounter.

Mexborough batted well, and declared at 201 for nine wickets. Denaby responded with 169 for eight wickets, and the game looked like having an exciting finish had there been sufficient time left for the purpose.

Bury was again not out for 45, and this very able batsmen must now have a fine average (Crik) Smith gave a rather better display, making his highest score this season (33), before being caught. Narraway also did well, scoring 36, although he came very near being run out, which would have been unfortunate, as there was ample time for the run if his partner had attempted it when he called him. Luther Robinson, for once, got a duck, which he well earned, as he tamely returned the ball well into the hands of the bowler, Thirkell

The return match will be played at Mexborough on feast Tuesday and should attract a good gate

Anniversary Services

The anniversary services in connection with the primitive Methodist Chapel, Denaby Main, will be repeated on Sunday next, when two sermons will be preached by Mr. A. J. Smith, of Swinton, morning 10-30 evening 6 o’clock; in the afternoon of children’s service will be held at 2-30, when the children will sing their special hymns and anthems, also gave recitations, under the chairmanship of Mr. W. Stonehouse.