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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - August 23rd 1935


Rowland Hill, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Hill, of Mill Lane, has been successful in the higher certificate examination, and Miss Ada L. Oxley, of Lime Avenue, has passed the subsidiary examination under the auspices of the Northern Universities. Both students have attended the Brunts School, Mansfield.

On Saturday New Hucknall cricketers contributed to the prevailing spirit by indulging in a little carnival cricket while the official carnival was in progress at the other end of the town. The home team compiled their best aggregate of the season against Mansfield Colliery, and the occasion also saw their most meritorious individual feat. New Hucknall scored 211 for the loss of five wickets, and of these Bostock hit up a lively century, and was then undefeated. His best strokes were 17 fours and one three. Thorpe exceeded his half-century by one, and of course these two displays did not leave the rest of the batsmen many opportunities to shine. All compliments to Bostock for his achievement! Any team with a player who can score a hundred can always hold its head up. Mansfield were dismissed for 100 - chiefly because the Dobb Brothers were good in form with the ball. One of the visitors, however, scored 40, including seven fours and a five.



Sir, - Allow me, through the medium of the Press, to acknowledge the heartfelt appreciation of all those who visited Huthwaite during the period of festivity as evinced in that locality last week-end. To the community of Huthwaite must go the most profuse thanks for the most successful of all their charitable efforts, which will be a financial aid to the hospitals to which we owe so much for the alleviation of our physical and mental ills.

All those who took part in the arrangements, from the amateur festoon-handers to Her Grace the Duchess of Portland, can congratulate themselves on being a part of that "Merri England" spirit which animates the local people and visitors during such a time of peace and goodwill. To one who had visited Kirkby during their Carnival Week, thence to Sutton, and recently to Huthwaite, I cannot help but compare the arrangements between the three districts, much to the detriment of Sutton.

Enlarged Area.

The enlarged area of Sutton-in-Ashfield, embracing an alliance of Skegby, Huthwaite, Stanton Hill and Teversal, should after the elapse of one year, see the amalgamation an accepted fact and in the interim and exchange of ideas for the betterment of that one united authority. A carnival of huge dimensions to cover the whole area in 1936 would expedite matters to such an end, and would create a trade revival hitherto unknown in the history of this part of Sherwood Forest.

Anyone can readily see the advantage of a parade of pageantry to a trade-revival week, with all business interests taking part in the celebrations. Here we might ask one question of the tradesmen of the town - are they willing to co-operate in such an enterprise that will inevitably enrich their interests and sponsor that spirit of goodwill we all so much desire?

Not the least to benefit by such an effort of course, would be the Licensed Victuallers' Association. Let us hope, too, to have something of material advantage to the ratepayers, to be covered by bunting and festoons of decorations. A fleecy cloud may hide a broken lining beneath, and for anyone to visit some of the dwellings that were festoon, they certainly hid the housing conditions from the inquiring eye.

An Anomalous Position.

In an age of progress, what an anomalous position when even houses of at least 30 years' standing have not been obliterated and are crumbling by senile decay, and such amenities as a bathroom and water lavatories, advocated half a century ago, have not been put into operation for the majority of the masses. You must excuse this gently raillery, dear reader, but, if housing conditions under a local authority justify their existence by virtue of preservation and adequate hygienic conditions, then such housing schemes are worth the hanging out of a flag.

May the next Sutton Carnival see the inauguration of a well-advised town plan, so that the ratepayers may jubilate about something substantial. To examine the reasons why these charitable efforts should be organised to help the hospitals would raise a debatable point against such institutions being maintained by State taxation, and open up a wide controversial field.

With regard to the fairness of a heavy taxation for public purposes we could lay down, with regard to the right "division of the product," that each agent of production should be paid as much as but no more than is necessary to evoke its best powers, not only in the present time, and at the present standard of efficiency, which we call "maintenance," but to provide for development and progressive efficiency, which may be described as the "costs of growth."

This is a generalism of the industrial system and the remaining surplus is the bone of contention, and its division has not as yet been settled. Therefore, a claim for a larger share for the State would strengthen an argument that a strong progressive State is essential to the stability and progress of industry - taxation from this point of view, regarded as the share of the product justly due to the State for its services in helping the creation of wealth.

Need for Goodwill.

To revert to individuals, we must be ready to pull our weight in the boat, and to welcome a much greater equality of wealth - a better sharing of all the goods and services, which all alike must co-operate to produce. It is surely common-sense as well as justice to achieve this better sharing, if we still may, by consent and social reform, rather than by violence. In war, whoever wins, both sides destroy values which represent incalculable human effort and sacrifice in the past, and hope for the future. The aftermath of war is but economic crippledom. Goodwill, knowledge of facts, and common-sense are needed at home and abroad, and to come back to the area of Sutton, let us unite in this spirit of goodwill.

Let the Carnival of Huthwaite be the swan song of that area as far as the name is concerned, and co-operate for the good of all. May we have a continuance of the spirit of goodwill: may all the days be Carnival days. May the hospitality of humanity triumph over the crippledom of any system, and emerge triumphant over any "system that may become a prison."

Hoping that other readers may contribute to this correspondence column and give publicity to such a need, as is warranted for the extension of Hospital to keep the pace of modern methods of surgical research for the benefit of those whose need is greater than our own for ease and consolation.

38, Bowne Street,

The Umpires.

Two well-known of Sutton cricketers - Messes. Tom Wass and Charles Taylor, both of whom in their cricketing days gained splendid reputations for their prowess - acted as umpires, and both performed their duties to the satisfaction of all, whilst their presence added interest to the occasion.
  With regard to the game, it was the unanimous opinion that Newstead were worthy winners, although Messrs. Simpson, Wright and Lowe are to be congratulated on the fine fighting spirit they displayed. The odds were against them throughout, but they stuck to their guns manfully and never gave up trying until the winning hit was made.
  Simpson's batted first, A. Shore and J. Watkinsons opening the innings, and they found runs very difficult to obtain off the bowling of T. Hogg and J. Cleverley, the first four overs yielding only four runs. Watkinson left in the third over before he had opened his account. Hogg clean bowling him. When W. Buckland joined "Acker" Shore, runs came a little faster, and at the end of the 11th over there were 31 on the board. It was Buckland who was doing most of the scoring, and when he left in the 13th over to a catch by Beet off Hogg's bowling, he had made 23 out of 34.

A Valuable Contribution.

"Acker" Shore then began to score more freely - although he had punished any loose balls of which there were very few, from the start - and the third wicket added a useful 15 runs. D. Smith being run out in the 16th over after having scored four. In the next over but on both Shore and H. Weston left at the same total, 55 "Acker" having made a valuable 23.
  The crowd were then treated to a bright display of battling by D. Draycott, who was responsible for 22 of the 29 scored in the last four overs, including four fours, and he was undefeated when the innings closed with the score at 84 for seven wickets, the fifth and seventh wickets falling in the last over.
  Hogg and Cleverley, who bowled unchanged, had the following analyses.:- Cleverley, 11 overs, 0 maidens, 46 runs, 3 wickets: Hogg, 11 overs, 1 maiden, 35 runs, 2 wickets.
  C.W. Jackson and A. Wheat opened Newstead's innings, and, although runs came none too freely at the start, the Colliery team were always well ahead of their opponents with regard to the rate of scoring. Wheat was caught by Bowler of Weston in the eighth over when the score stood at 29, Wheat having contributed 12.

Winning Stroke.

There were 70 runs on the board when the next wicket fell in the 13th over. L. Beet having helped himself to 32 of the 41 added by the second wicket partnership before he was caught by Draycott off Smith. ...
  In scoring 35 not out, Jackson hit five fours in a faultless innings, the other undefeated batsman, R. Hucknall, having 15 to his credit. The figures of the losers' bowling were:- F. Watkinson, 3 overs, 18 runs, 1 wicket; H. Weston, 6-1-27, and D. Smith, 9-1-51. Scores:-

Messrs. Simpson, Wright and Lowe.
A. Shore & Hogg b. Cleverley ..... 23
F. Watkinson b. Hogg .............. 0
W. Buckland & Beet b. Hogg ....... 23
D. Smith run out .................. 4
H. Weston & Scrimshaw b. Cleverley 4
D. Draycott not out ............... 2
W. Shore, J. Dunn & A. Bowler no bats
Presentation of Cup.

At the conclusion of the match, the players and a large majority of the spectators assembled in front of the pavilion for the presentation of the cup, and after Mrs. C.A. Wilders had drawn the winning numbers in a competition in aid of Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital, Mr. G.G. Hancock (Chairman of the Hosiery Workers' Organisation) called upon Mrs. H.C. Wright to present the Portland Cup to Mr. L. Marson, captain of the Newstead team.
  Mrs. Wright said it was a very pleasant duty and a priviledge to present the handsome trophy to Newstead for their splendid and worthy victory, which they had very thoroughly deserved. She also congratulated Messrs. Simpson, Wright and Lowe for getting to the final, which was no mean feat when such good teams were playing in the Competition.
  "As a member of the cricket loving public of this district," observed Mrs. Wright, "I feel we ought to congratulate the Hosiery Workers" Organisation, for giving us the opportunity of seeing all these thrilling matches, and it is nice to think that while we are watching the matches and getting pleasure we are also helping local charities."

cricket teamA Great Fight

.... An adjournment was subsequently made to the "Crown and Woolpack" Inn, Forest Street, Sutton, where Mr. Hancock presided over a large gathering. He observed that they had reached the third final since the inception of the Competition, and during the summer months they had witnessed finer cricket and greater sportsmanship than in the other two seasons. They had large crowds who be been appreciative, and the Competition had been run much easier than before.....

Written 30 Jan 12 Revised 01 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott