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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - July 19th 1935


On Saturday Mr. T. Bradley was the M.C. at the whist drive in the Social Service Centre...

In aid of the funds of the Villa Football Club, a carnival dance was held in the Drill Hall on Saturday night. The M.C. was Mr. W. Severns, and Mr. F. Bostock carried out the secretarial duties. The attendance was not as large as usual.

On Saturday New Hucknall first eleven made their highest score of the season, when they totalled 205 for nine wickets. They were justified in declaring, but Welbeck made a good response, thought their last man was in when time was called at 179. For New Hucknall Bostock made a stylish 70, which included 11 fours and one six. Thorpe contributed 49 (nine fours) and A. Bird, who has batted very consistently this season, hit up 30. Bostock also captured a couple of wickets for 34 runs, which were satisfactory figures on Saturday. As a matter of fact, Bostock's 70 was also the highest individual score of the season so far, though Slack runs him close with a 68 not out, and a 69. The second team lost at home by one run, the bowling on both sides being the best feature. Of late new players have had to be drafted in to fill gaps, so that the reserves are not a settled side. Up to the present 50 is their highest individual score in the League by L. Oliver, and 63 in the Workshop Competition by A. Bird. The second team have, however, an excellent wicket-keeper in Keeling and on Saturday the visitors did not win with the help of "Mr. Extras" for there was only one bye.

The annual floral services were held at the Sherwood Street Church on Sunday, when there was a striking display of blooms of many varieties, brought both by children and adults in honour of the occasion. These included a gift of lilies from Mrs. F. Bettison, her customary offering, which is also in the nature of a memorial to her daughter who passed away several years ago. The preacher in the evening was Mr. J.H. Rodgers (Tibshelf), who also gave a talk with an impressive moral to the children on the subject, "Be sure your sin will find you out." The following children gave items, having been prepared by Mr. Norman Evans:- Joan Wilmot, Janet Hargreaves, Lawrence Needham, Reg. Cooper and Jim Wilson (solos); Mavis Stopps and Joe Hardwick (duet); Margaret Wilson, Joan Allen, Avis Herrod, Betty Lincoln and Mary Thompson (recitations). A selected group of children sang, conducted by Mr. Evans. There was a repetition at the evening service, the organist throughout being Miss Hawley. The offertories were on behalf of Church funds, and the flowers were distributed among the sick and the needy.

New Records in Sutton and District Finals

TENNIS enthusiasts of Sutton and District assembled in large numbers on the C.W.S. Sports Ground, Huthwaite, on Thursday evening, when the finals of the Sutton and District Tennis Championships provided them with an excellent night's entertainment. Throughout the play was of a most interesting character and was evidence that the standard of local play is definitely improving.
  New records were created which will take a good deal of beating. The outstanding performance was undoubtedly that of Mrs. M.E. Ward (New Hucknall Welfare), who for the third consecutive year appeared in all the finals in which she could qualify - Ladies' Singles, Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles - and, what is more remarkable, was on the winning side in each of these for the third time in succession. No more convincing evidence of endurance and skill could be forthcoming, and to her must go the honour of being the best lady player in the district.

Consistency and Ability.

...Holland's match with J.C. Webster (Private, Sutton) was probably the most interesting of the evening, and certainly attracted the most attention. It was keenly contested throughout, and it was only after a hard struggle that Holland emerged victorious. Webster's foot troubled him a good deal and he was unable to get about quite as fast as Holland, who gained many points by reason of his agility.

Presentation of Trophies.

Two sets proved sufficient to decide the winners of the Ladies' Doubles, Mrs. M.E. Ward and Miss F.E. Naylor (New Hucknall Welfare) retaining the Ashfield Cup for the third year by beating Miss E.M Wright (Sutton Colliery) and Miss E.P. Allsop (Huthwaite C.W.S.).
  Failing light somewhat marred the contest between R. Dickens and Mrs. M.E. Ward (New Hucknall Welfare) and J. Holland and Miss M. Waplington (Annesley Welfare) and after a hard fought first set the New Hucknall couple ran out easy winners.

In calling upon Mrs. Tinsley to present the awards, Mr. Briggs said it was very fitting that Mrs. Tinsley should perform this duty as she was the wife of the President of the Championships and also a member of St. Mary's Club, who this year had done very well...


The annual sports for the Common Road School children, Huthwaite, were held on Tuesday and attracted many entries. The events should have taken place on Councillor Lowe's field, but owing to the grass being wet, the school playground was utilised for a number of the races, and some were left over until the following day. The starter was Miss Kitchen (headmistress) and other officials were the staff, Mrs. Dickens, Mrs. Hart, Miss Goodall and Miss Spibey. Assistance was also rendered by Miss C.M. Ensor.
The results on Tuesday were as follow:-
Class 2.- Skipping: 1, B. Brooks; 2, A. Betts. Flat race (girls); 1, Jean Billings; 2, K. Turner. Boys; 1, I. Reddington; 2, M. Moorhouse. Bean bag; 1, A. Goodison; 2, H. Pride. Class 3.- Boys, flat race; 1, K. Barnes. Girls.- 1, J. Dyment.

further results are as follows:- Std. II., Bean bag, 1, Leslie Reeves, 2, Albert Marshall. Class I.- Bean bag; 1, Albert Brown; 2, Dennis Walters. Egg and spoon.- 1, Derrick Smith; 2, Eric Ward. Bean bag.- 1, Joan Morton; 2, Sylvia Quinn.


A meeting of the Executive Committee was held at the Old Blue Bell Inn, Sutton, on Tuesday evening, the Rev. L.J. Stamper presiding. Four resignations from the League were announced, these being from South Normanton Victoria, B. Winning Amateurs, Sutton Town 'A,' and Huthwaite C.W.S. As the clubs had not resigned according to rule, or had made application for membership for next season, the resignations were not accepted. The secretary stated that they would have a strong League for next season, and that evening Sutton Colliery had applied for membership. A lot of routine business was transacted.

Written 14 Feb 12 Revised 14 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott