Bray Club’s Reports 1907/1909

Some snippets from my files 
Wicklow Newsletter – 4th May 1907
“At Sir Stanley Cochrane’s new cricket ground at Bray – matches arranged as follows-
On 2nd May – All Ireland X1 v. Yorkshire
On 8th August – Mr. Cochrane’s X1 v.
 South Africa, on tour in 1907 to England.
The Bray ground is now nearing completion in the manner of general equipment and should prove an improved venue in future seasons.”

“The band of the 11th Hussars played a programme of music yesterday on Woodwork Bray, during the All Ireland v. Yorkshire cricket match.”

“Rain greatly interfered with the All Ireland v. Yorkshire cricket match, which was begun at Woodwork on Thursday. Yorkshire batted first and when play ceased for the day had made 153 for the loss of four wickets.”

Wicklow Newsletter – 9th Nov 1907 
The Annual Dinner of the Bray Mens’ Institute Cricket Club was held in the Royal Hotel, Bray on Friday evening last week. After dinner, a capital musical programme was gone through in which the following took part –
Messrs. Miller, Conrad, Smith, Pemberton, Collier, Davies.
Mr. Pemberton presided at the piano.

Wicklow People – 30 May 1908 
Bray v Bray Mens’ Institute
The above match was played on the ground of the Bray C.C. at Woodwork on Saturday last in fine weather. The only item of note was the very self disciplined 57 by Bradell for the Institute. Details –
Bray Mens’ Institiute

A.S. John c Raynor b Mills                 1
J.H. Johnston b Raynor                     5
J.W. Bradell b Collier                    56
A.L. Doran b J. O'Reilly                   3
S. John b Elvery                           3
J. Purdon b Mills                          5
F. McNulty b Mills                         0
J. Russell  stumped Cochrane               0
L. Childs b Raynor                        13
W.S. Davidson not out                      2
H.S. Killingly b Mills                     6
Extras                                     3
Total                                     97


E.T. Cochrane        not out              15
J. Elvery b John                           0
A. Mills b John                           18
N. W. Raynor run out                       5
J. W. Reilly b McNulty                     0
F. O'Reilly b McNulty                      6
H.J. Johnson not out                       3
Extras                                     2
Total for 5 wickets                       47

Did not bat -E.J. McDonnell, T.M. Collier, G. Van Manem. The match ended in a draw owing to the time being up.

Wicklow Newsletter – Sat. Nov. 13th 1909
Bray Notes
Mr. Cochrane’s fixture list for next season is not yet complete, but matches with the following English teams and counties have been practically arranged, the definite dates for which will be announced later on: –
Yorkshire, Hampshire, Notts, Northamptonshire, Somersetshire, Sussex, Warwickshire, Cambridge University and Free Foresters.