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20th Century Methley Cricket Club Reminiscences Social

Pontefract and Castleford Express Extracts – 1926

Friday Aug. 13th – Five Whitwood youths fined for stealing beetroots from Huddlestones farm, despite the presence of a watchman.

Ladies at Cricket – The Low End Ladies entertained the Brighouse Ladies on Tuesday. The latter team scoring 46. The home team replied with 35 for 5 when rain stopped play. A collection for the Distress Fund realised 30/- the attendance being marred by inclement weather.

West Riding Cup – Methley v Ackworth at Knottingley – Team – GW Wilson (capt), I Parker, W Price, S Webster, JH Parker, A Pollard, A Wright, A Parker, G Spencer, G Walker, H Batty Res: H Parker.

Passing of Publican – The Death of Mr Joseph Horne of the Mexborough Arms, Scholey Hill took place last Saturday, he had been licensee of the United Kingdom for a number of years. A malignant disease which had lain dormant for many years suddenly became active 3 weeks ago resulting in the death of a much respected citizen. Landlords, farmers and members of the Buffalo Lodges from Methley, Oulton and Normanton paid their respects.

Friday Aug 20th – Tuesday, Methley v Oulton Ladies Cricket – Methley :-
Miss Wilkinson, Miss Backhouse, Miss Wilson, Miss Charlesworth, Miss Bedford, Miss Green, Mrs Firth, Miss Partridge, Mrs Mantle, Mrs Wright, Miss Lindley. Oulton 127 all out, Methley 106 for 6 proceeds for the Distress Fund.

Friday August 27th– Oliver Stanger fined 4/- for riding bicycle on footpath.

Royal and Ancient Order of Buffaloes held their annual meeting at the Bay Horse public house. Refreshments and harmony were provided for a convivial evening.

Low End Ladies entertained Allerton Bywater Ladies at cricket, proceeds to the Distress Fund.

Scholey Hill v Methley Ladies in aid of the Distress Fund. Miss Cade a school teacher for the Scholey Hill team retired at 104 not out!

Friday September 17th – Low End Ladies v Scholey Hill (with guests). The crowd were highly entertained and proceeds to the Distress Fund.

Football – Scholey Hill 8 Harrogate New Park 1

Friday September 24th – Allotment Novelty – It was strange to notice in Woodrow allotments, six stalks of Indian corn approaching 5 ft in height and heads bursting with corn. The seed was evidently brought by imported manure from poultry food.

Methley change venue – Methley changed from their Cutler Lane pitch but were well defeated by a strong Mexborough side 7 goals to 2. Bell and Pybus scoring for Methley.