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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - August 19th 1932


L. Smith, left half (Huthwaite Villa), and Robinson, right half (Huthwaite United), both had a trial with Denaby United on Saturday. They gave a good display and were invited to another trial this week-end.

August is observed as a real holiday as far as public business is concerned. During the month no meetings are held by the Urban District Council, the members of which return refreshed to their labours in September. Public work imposes a good many duties and responsibilities on those who are willing to devote themselves to it, and it takes up a large amount of time into the bargain, on that one month's leisure out of the twelve is a welcome break for those affected.

Ill-luck still pursues New Hucknall in their cricket matches. At Hardwick on Thursday evening they expected to be up against a stiff proposition, and, to make matters worse, the visitors had some difficulty in gathering a team. It was hardly a matter for surprise, therefore, that the home batsmen hit freely, and were able to declare at 166 for six wickets. F. Ellis gave a capital display, his 74 runs including 12 fours. Vardy did remarkably well as a New Hucknall trundler, taking three wickets for 15 runs. The visitors never had a look in and were all dismissed for 86, the last six wickets putting on only 12 runs. Vardy was the most prominent figure with the bat also, and compiled 22.

At Welbeck, on Saturday, the New Hucknall eleven gave an improved display with the bat, after a very poor start. Two wickets were down for seven runs, but the tail wagged a little more vigorously than usual, and the innings closed for 104. With Welbeck at the wickets, the visitors' bowling badly lacked "sting," and the home team won with eight wickets in hand, 58 not out by Deakin and 29 not out by Hickinbottom being the chief factors. G. Dobb took two wickets for 27 runs, the second wicket falling at 56. Welbeck had an easy victory at Huthwaite, but not quite so easy as the previous Saturday's win..


  Huthwaite C.W.C. are again competing in Sutton and Skegby League, Division II., and have also a reserve team in Division III. of the League. With last season's players to choose from great things are expected from the club. It is hoped to repeat the fine performance of last season, when over 100 goals were scored in the first season in League football with only 25 players to choose from.
  All the officials, viz: President, Mr. France; vice-president, Mr. Tomlinson; Mr. Tuckwood, treasurer; Mr. Bond, chairman; and Mr. Hancock, vice chairman. The captains are first team, Mr. Hassall, second team, Mr. Rowbotham. Last season's playing piece on Huthwaite Road, Sutton, is again available. The factory and club are looking forward to the draw of the C.W.S. Inter Depot Cup and hope at the third attempt they will have the pleasure of gaining it. Practise matches are to be held during the next few days, and the final one will take place next Wednesday.
  The club will have the help of Else, England, Bent, Troth, Morley, goalkeepers; Dallison, Saxton, Rowbotham, Fullwood and Kenyon, backs; Hassall, Oliver, Marshall (L.,) Marshall (G.), Gadsby, Keeton, White, Walters, Merriman, Thornhill, Deakin and Whetton, half-backs; Briggs, Harrison, Booth, Brunt, Fox, Grafe, Boot, Hallam, Lee, Hopkinson, Jones and Rawson, forwards.


Watts -On the 9th inst., Gertrude Watts, Silk Street, Sutton, 29 years.
Parkin -On the 12th inst., Peggy Parkin, Hopkin's Yard, 20 days.


  The latest figures for wireless licences issued by the G.P.O. show a further record. Up the the end of July the of licences had reached 4,800,000, an increase of 30,000 over the previous month, and a million more than a year ago.


Cricketers of Sutton and Kirkby in particular were delighted to learn of the honour which has been bestowed upon Harold Larwood and W. Voce, of the Notts. County Cricket Club, by being selected for the Test Team to visit Australia. Products of local cricket, both belong to Kirkby, the residents of which are proud of the distinction these two famous bowlers have gained, and their performances "down under" will be followed with interest.

Lyric Greyhound Shepperson

Written 29 Feb 12 Revised 29 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott