Today, we reprint the words of a short article from the Manchester Guardian 104 years ago – during the First World War.
Prestwich played against Glossop in the Lancashire & Cheshire Federation, and here is the match report as it appeared on June 5th, 1916.
Prestwich 110, Glossop 89.
The match between Prestwich and Glossop was part of a scheme of the Prestwich district to obtain £500 for the Blind Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Fund. As a result of Saturday’s effort, considerably over £50 was added to the fund.
Included in the Glossop team were three Derbyshire County players, but they failed to save Glossop from defeat. Lance Corporal L. Schofield who has won the D.C.M and French Military Cross, was the chief scorer for Prestwich with 26. L. Oliver, the Derbyshire County left hander, made 41, which included eight fours. F. Fearnley, of Prestwich, after having 27 runs hit off his first two overs, then took 6 wickets for 12 runs.