Conisborough Cricket Week.

6 July 1900

Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 6.

Conisborough Cricket Week.

During the present week, which had been Feast time, the members of the Conisborough Cricket Club had played a friendly match every day on their own ground.

On Monday and Tuesday, rainy weather was experience, which interfered considerably with the play, but on Wednesday and yesterday the matches were got through under pleasant conditions and without interruption.

Today (Friday), a sides match is to be played Ladies versus Gentlemen, the latter to bat left-handed with broomsticks, and also to bowl and take catches with the left hand.

Conisborough 149 for 6 Wadworth 48 for 8

W. Moore 52, G Hardy 35 G.Hardy 3-10, A Bilbrough 5-22

On Monday, the visiting team was from Wadworth. The home men batted first and nearly every batsman found the Wadworth bowling very much to his liking, as the score had given below indicates. After putting on 146 for 6 wickets, Mr Ward, who is the captain of the Conisborough team for the week, declared. The visitors fared badly at the wicket, but managed to make a draw. G.Hardy and A.Bilbrough, the Conisborough pro did good work with the ball, the former taking three wickets at 10 runs and the latter 5 for 22

Mr MilnerĀ“s XI 60 Conisborough 73

M Harrison 6-18 M Harrison 35

On Wednesday, Mr Milner, of Clifton, brought an 11. The Conisborough bowlers were again very successful, M.Harrison, taking 6 for 18 runs and J.Day 2 for 11. The feature of the Conisborough innings was the capital batting of M Harrison, who going in early on, soon placed the issue of the contest beyond doubt.

Conisborough 148 for 5 Denaby 19

D Burton 73, G Hardy 36 G Hardy 3-5, A Bilbrough 5-14

Yesterday saw the meeting of the old rivals and neighbours, Conisborough and Denaby. The home team batted first, and thanks to the splendid form shown by D Burton, who scored 73, Conisborough, were able to declare with 148 for 5 wickets. It will be observed that there is a very close similarity between Monday score and that put together yesterday. The top scorer is a Leeds man, will play with Mr MilnerĀ“s 11 on Wednesday, and it was mainly owing to his help that Conisborough were able to administer such a severe beating to their neighbours.

George Hardy did a useful afternoon’s work, scoring 36 and taking three wickets at the very small cost of five runs. Bilbrough’s bowling record was five wickets for 14. Against such bowling as this the Denaby men, who must be admitted, had a weak side, could do next to nothing. Some smart fielding was shown by the home 11, and this contributed greatly to the downfall of the Denaby main, who were all dismissed for the very small total of 19 runs.

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