Round about Conisbrough – Whitsuntide Holiday – Cricket – The Remarkable J.Hamby

June 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 6, 1925

Round about Conisbrough

Whitsuntide Holiday

The Whitsuntide holiday has passed off successfully, unmarred by rain, but not entirely free from threat  of it.

Whitsun is essentially a children’s holiday and sees the culmination of their hopes for the new frocks and suits. It marks the end of a period of rehearsing for the Sunday school anniversary. This year it has witnessed the first public function on the new Miners’ Welfare Ground in Conisbrough, for the field was used on Monday evening for the whole day in of sports for the children attending all the Sunday schools in the place, and net organising was done by the Edlington Mineworkers committee in cooperation with the Sunday school teachers. The Conisbrough subscription band was in attendance and played selections during the sports, afterwards playing for dancing. Prior to the sports the children had paraded the streets singing their anniversary hymns.

Conisbrough Cricket – The Remarkable J.Hamby

The holiday cricket matches at Conisbrough have been a personal triumph for J Hamby, who has two remarkable bowling performances to his credit.

Playing against Sprotborough on Saturday, Hamby took eight wickets for six runs. And in every case he hit the stumps. On Monday, against Maltby he came out with six wickets for 11 runs his average being “spoiled” when five runs were knocked of his last over.

Hamby is a medium pace left arm bowler, who has done well for Conisbrough in previous seasons, and he is yet young. This season his crop of wickets is a very large one, he and F. Richardson having been in good measure responsible for Conisbrough six victories out of six matches played in the Doncaster league.