John Steel very kindly submits This Day in History records for several years. These get many "hits" on the website.

Forgive me for having a brag for a special day for myself which fell on this Saturday, May 30th, long before our present team members were born (well, except perhaps JS) 

The following is from the match report as printed in a Wakefield newspaper:-

Lofthouse v Whitkirk

Hoping to continue their winning sequence and so ensure participation in the end of season play-off for the championship, Lofthouse had Whitkirk, unbeaten this season, as visitors on Saturday. But the Leeds Road side failed in their endeavour.

Put in to bat on a good wicket, Lofthouse failed to get a good start. For, with only 8 runs scored, Bretherick (4) was very well caught at slip from the bowling of Gahan, who opened the attack with Jessop as his partner.

Audsley was the new batsman and with Abbey, set about restoring the fortunes of the home team. 

Runs were very hard to come by against an accurate attack, and though the score was carried to 53 before Abbey (19), was caught at slip by Gahan.The next wicket fell with only one more run added. The fourth wicket fell at 71 when Audsley (34) was unluckily bowled off his pads.

When Hartley (38) was bowled as he hit out at Gahan in an effort to increase the tempo of the run getting which had been altogether too slow in the early part of the innings, unfortunately none of the remaining batsmen were able to make any progress.

When the 47 overs were completed the final score was 149 for 8, with Handley unbeaten for 44.

Jack Gahan was the most successful bowler with 5 for 43.

Lofthouse made an encouraging start against a team which always has had a good batting line-up.

Cullen, who opened with Metcalfe, a century maker in the holiday matches, was bowled by Cooper without a run on the board.

With the score at 15, Cooper got a ball to lift to the handle of Metcalfes bat and he was caught at slip.

Bannister and Beer then put on 21 before Beer (5) was caught at silly mid-on, and at 41 Bannister (21) was bowled.

Gahan and D. Ashworth then put on 39 before Ashworth (14) was beaten by Audsley and stumped.

So, the game was wide open with half the side out for 80.

Gahan went merrily on his way and literally won the match on his own, finishing with 97 not out, including 4 sixes and 10 fours.

The Lofthouse bowling figures were Cooper 2 for 63(he was the chief sufferer from fielding errors), Thorp 2 for 39 and Audsley 2 for 22.    

Coming in at 41 for 4, J. Gahan scored 97 of the 111 runs added, including every one of the last 72 runs.

 

This Day in History – 30th May by John Steel

1st XI

2015

 

EL:

258-8

R Olbison 20, D Thewlis 50, D Lawrence 116,

A Olbison 28, M King 3-53

W

Gt Preston:

254-9

M King 70, D Illingworth 27, J Bickerdike 80,

A Clark 28*, A Olbison 3-51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

Wrenthorpe:

187-10

A Sharp 34, A Mills 34, N Horner 38,

C Lowe 22, A Olbison 4-53, M Olbison 4-41

L

EL:

102-10

Z Tarvaz 26, A Mills 4-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

EL:

154-10

D Thewlis 20, J Dyson 75, K Roberts 5-22,

K Thurlow 4-31

L

Gt Preston:

158-6

J Milner 63, G Richardson 33, M Roberts 4-51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992

 

EL:

148-10

S Brewster 45, P Clarke 34, M Binns 3-29

L

Colton:

149-4

D Smith 48, M Horner 38, J Johnson 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

 

Sherburn:

144-8

D Beal 37, K Jones 4-51

W

EL:

148-2

K Jones 76*, S McGuire 34*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

Leeds Pol:

62-10

B Eager 27, K Mellor 6-16

W

EL:

65-4

K Rich 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

 

ROF:

204-10

A Watson 50, D Jepson 48, K Danby 33,

J Wilson 3-49, W Stocks 5-54

L

EL:

136-8

G Raw 69*, A Weir 24, D Avison 3-46,

K Allison 3-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964

 

EL:

118-10

J Render 44, A Stirk 27, K Lindley 6-38

L

Gildersome:

122-4

J Ledgard 46*, H Crossley 24, J Sykes 24,

T Hartley 21*

 

2nd XI

2015

 

Gt Preston:

119-10

C Griffiths 57*, A Farnell 3-22, F Asghar 4-50 (incl hat-trick)

W

EL:

122-4

J Steel 79*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

EL:

313-9

R Olbison 63, J Steel 50, M Kent 20,

John Gahan 20, A Pearce 57*, D Young 45

W

Adwalton:

200-8

I Lindley 51, D Jackson 27, J Colbourn 24*,

James Gahan 3-52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

EL:

111-10

D Atkinson 21, J Goodall 20, L Russell 6-47,

B Hardacre 3-18

 

Gt Preston:

119-7

D Brown 25, I Elham 22

 
       
 

 

1987

 

Sherburn:

170-10

G Knaggs 39, Harrison 20, D Buck 22,

R Gowlet 36, D Surtees 3-29

L

EL:

120-10

J Dundas 55*, R Wills 4-30, D Clarke 3-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

EL:

141-10

J Mellor 38, H Parris 22, A Coulthard 20*

W

Leeds Pol:

89-10

S Kavanagh 27, A Coulthard 3-27,

John Gahan 3-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

 

ROF:

174-10

C Birks 24, M Heron 49, B Crowther 33,

B Watkinson 22, S Rich 3-43, A Bowden 4-64

W

EL:

178-6

R Northall 30, J Bowden 78, P Clarke 36,

B Gamble 3-70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964

 

Gildersome:

192-9

H Mitchell 57, M Jagger 21, B Sykes 21,

G Lancaster 26, T Kirwin 3-45

 

EL:

131-10

K Rich 33, S Rich 31, A Bowden 21*,

M Jagger 4-30, J Thompson 3-34

 

This Day in History – 23rd May   by John Steel

1st XI

2015

 

   

No Match

 
       

 

 

2009

 

Woodkirk:

230-9

M Bhoola 95, M Mulla 27, J Watling 5-73

L

EL:

183-10

Z Tarvaz 74, A Lines 23, N Roberts 45,

P Hinchcliffe 5-29, G Dawber 3-30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

EL:

180-10

J Steel 35, J Dyson 27, P Clarke 41,

D Surtees 25*, M Wasim 5-56

W

Esholt:

158-9

A Jubbar 70, M Maroof 21, M Roberts 4-39,

J Gahan 4-34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992

 

EL:

200-8

S Brewster 100, D Stocks 42, S Bowman 3-40,

D Fairweather 3-41

T

Whitkirk:

200-7

J Bowman 56, M Galloway 38,

D Fairweather 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

 

EL:

81-10

G Edwards 20, T Mahoney 5-23,

K Dickinson 3-20

L

Pool:

84-5

J Wood 22*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

EL:

164-9

R Brady 45, G Raw 78*, F Quinn 3-39,

R Brogan 3-35

W

Otley Town:

123-8

J Maston 25, R Brogan 21, A Wray 27,

K Mellor 3-36, J Moyles 3-36

 

 

 

1970

 

EL:

167-8

D Wharton 39, G Raw 37, K Watts 26,

T Caine 36, J Mellor 6-71

W

LICS:

88-10

L Taylor 23, J Webster 28, J Wilson 6-36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964

 

EL:

102-9

A Weir 34*, G Moffatt 6-29

L

Carlton:

104-8

A Weir 3-29, J Flynn 3-37

 

2nd XI

2015

 

EL:

170-10

M Kent 46, A Lines 43, M Kasim 3-44,

A Ali 5-40

L

Caribbean:

173-9

M Kasim 20, M Hassan 43, V Ali 29,

S Shaik 3-52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

Woodkirk:

193-10

D Pickard 54, A Navsarka 20, T Marshall 31,

S Parkinson 28, John Gahan 4-28

L

EL:

172-10

St Lines 20, R Olbison 90, D Pickard 6-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

EL:

192-9

S Lines 92, A Gardner 26, R Towse 30,

M Javed 5-43

W

Esholt:

166-10

M Burnham 83, A Perring 25, J Goodall 5-29

 
       
 

 

1987

 

Woodhouse:

63-10

D Siddall 5-29, D Render 3-12

W

EL:

65-5

B Swift 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

EL:

89-10

M Pullan 4-37, D Hawley 4-23

L

Otley Town:

90-6

W Mason 20, K Connolly 44, A Coulthard 3-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

 

EL:

82-10

P Clarke 20, L Smith 5-17

L

LICS:

83-8

D Jinks 34*, L Smith 24*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964

 

EL:

160-8

A Stirk 48, J Thexton 33, E Holdsworth 27,

K Rich 21, A Daniels 5-51

L

Carlton:

161-6

K Oldroyd 80*, F Taylor 31*

 

This Day in History   16th May  by John Steel

1st XI

2015

 

EL:

187-10

J Watling 21, J Dyson 78, O Ahmed 20,

S Laycock 3-41, C Hitchen 3-37

W

Adwalton:

78-10

C Curtis 21, C Priestley 23, J Watling 5-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

EL:

77-9 (AO)

J Watling 25, G Thompson 3-33,S Raz 4-22

L

Hunslet N:

79-2

T Roy 32, D Calverley 41*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

EL:

228-10

J Steel 41, D Thewlis 101, N Aslam 25,

M Roberts 30, J Blackburn 3-30

L

Roundhay:

234-5

R Marshall 40, S Paul 100, M Abassi 38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992

 

EL:

180-9

G Edwards 40, D Clapham 4-47

L

Old Mods:

182-8

D Tee 60, J Gahan 4-54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

 

EL:

153-9

G Lynch 47, J Bowden 36, K Jones 25,

S Booth 4-27, K Danby 3-30

L

Rothwell:

154-6

K Haigh 26, I Danby 34, R Scott 21,

S Booth 35*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

   

Rain

 
       

 

 

1970

 

   

Rain

 
       

 

 

1964

 

EL:

168-9

K Wardman 37, J Render 45, R Renville 36,

T Caine 20, K Lawn 4-42, S Walker 3-28

L

Garforth:

169-7

K Sellars 37, P Schofield 68*, C Coggin 3-50

 

2nd XI

2015

 

EL:

235-10

J Steel 45, J Gomersall 65, M Kent 42,

A Lines 31, M Shelton 22, S Lindsay 4-26

W

Adwalton:

204-10

P Bennett 94, T Lindsay 22, M Shelton 3-44,

S Shaik 4-42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

EL:

165-9

St Lines 66, R Olbison 24, M Kent 21,

O Broome 23, O Newton 4-24

W

Hunslet N:

78-10

O Broome 5-11, J Steel 3-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

Highbury:

198-7

B Bollingbroke 29, R Harvey 21, A Roberts 29,

J Dalgleish 47, S Wolnisky 30, D Surtees 3-37,

J Goodall 3-60

W

EL:

199-5

D McGuire 53, S Lines 50, A Gardner 50

 
       
 

 

1987

 

Rothwell:

183-10

E Lech 35, S Brown 56, D Render 3-20,

G Raw 3-35

L

EL:

166-10

D Render 38, J Lindley 28, B Swift 25,

R Atkin 31 ,D Field 7-30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

   

Rain

 
       
 

 

1970

 

EL:

191-10

A Stirk 58, C Coggin 67, D Shuttleworth 3-18

W

Leeds Pol:

129-9 (AO)

D Shuttleworth 30, J Conboy 47,

C Coggin 3-33, J Flynn 4-35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964

 

Garforth:

147-9

M Wheatley 23, L Driver 73

W

EL:

150-9

A Stirk 26, W Ellison 26, E Holdsworth 35,

A Butterfield 26*, M Wheatley 4-25,

I Howson 4-34

 

This Day in History – 9th May     by John Steel

1st XI

2015

 

Gildersome:

149-10

G Sagar 45, J Barnett 27, O Ahmed 5-23

W

EL:

153-4

R Olbison 33, J Watling 34, D Atkinson 36,

J Dyson 20*, D Lawrence 22*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

EL:

93-10

Z Tarvaz 27, S Preshaw 4-31, T Bashir 6-55

L

Methley:

97-2

R Smart 34*, K Ward 46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

 

Lawnswood:

171-10

F Iqbal 44, J Bairstow 22, T Iqbal 24,

D Thewlis 3-27

L

EL:

61-10

F Iqbal 3-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992

 

   

Rain

 
       

 

 

1987

 

Pool Mills:

111-9

M Mellor 5-22

W

EL:

114-1

G Lynch 62*, G Edwards 36*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

   

Rain

 
       

 

 

1970

 

EL:

196-5

D Wharton 63, J Render 31, G Raw 27,

K Watts 36*, J Gahan 30

W

Highbury:

116-5

W Scholey 45, D Harvey 65*, J Wilson 3-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964

 

EL:

135-10

K Wardman 51, K Beevers 4-30

W

Gildersome:

116-10

V Kitching 20, J Sykes 29, D Bean 22,

A Weir 7-31