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Foreword by John Doxey
Thrybergh like most Villages had its cricket team, and from these small Village teams rose quite a few legends and great players. Often when people think about country life in England they would picture Sunday cricket matches, afternoon tea on the Pavilion, and a beer or two drunk somewhere between innings. In short the game was a social gathering.
So if you have any memories, or know of people who played for Thrybergh cricket club then send the names along and the years they played.

Thrybergh Cricket Club year unknown. Photo contributed by Molly Uttley

The photo above was kindly sent in by Mollie Uttley (formerly Drabble). Mollie writes: My father lived at Thrybergh 84 years and worked at Silverwood pit as an engine driver on the pit top, his name was William Drabble. He is on the photo but we do not know which one he is.




Photo from Ted BaileyEric Willert (front) with Edmund Willert behind. Edmund Willert was a member of the club for 70 years. William Willert was groundsman for the club in his later years


















By David Culley


I visited one of the Willert grandsons today and rummaged his tin of photos.
The cricket club includes on the left, bearded, Frederic Willert Umpire. Second right from Fred is Eric Willert his youngest son who Ted Bailey assures me was captain. Ted says his mother, Maud nee Willert (daughter of Fred) used to do the refreshments for the cricket club and his father Stan Bailey was a groundsman. Stan Bailey was also a member of  Thrybergh Three Hills Camera Club. Eric’s daughter Shirley, now living in Rotherham, used to attend matches with her father as a tot. Her catch phrase was “WES’LLWIN” and this later appeared in block letters as one word, as I’ve written it, inside the clubhouse. Frederic died in 1933 aged 79 so I should think the photo is around 1920.
David Culley




Around 1940-45


Thrybergh cricket team photo courtesy of Bill Mountford


Thrybergh cricket team that won the Doncaster league and the team is as follows
Left to right  top row  Arthur Blackett  Geoff Bancroft Danny Williams
Middle row left to right Jim Dabbs  Cedrick Guy  Bill Mountford  Bob Brocklesby  Harry Sayers
Bottom row left to right Keith Robinson Ken Nightingale (wicket keeper) I think Bill called him kell ?? and finally Lol Morgan.

The above photo was kindly sent along by Bill Mountford of Ravenfield, it is certainly a collectors item, as there are three Rotherham United players of the period in the shot. Danny Williams, Ken Nightingale and Lol Morgan, the latter playing left back if my memory serves me right.
Many thanks to Bill Mountford for his kindness in sharing the photo on this site


We know that Henry Green was a vice president of the club prior to 1914, and that William Drabble was  a member of the team.
Ken Nightingale the Rotherham United football player was wicket keeper for a number of years in the 1940's and 50's.
I remember the late Cyril Cawdron was a player during the 1950's.


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