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Darfield FC. – Tommy Wilson

April 1927

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 15, 1927

Another fortnight or so will see the local clubs going over to cricket. Some players are interested in one pastime, some of the other, and not a few in both.

Under the last mentioned category comes Tommy Wilson, Darfield inside right. Wilson is one of the most promising footballers the district has produced in the past two seasons, and it is probably more a question of oversight than anything else that he has not been picked out for promotion.

As a matter of fact he has had trials with Wombwell and other clubs of a higher station, but as often happens in such cases, he has not done himself justice when under the eyes of the people who matter.

This season, Wilson has been putting some first-class stuff on for Darfield, and this has been clever in the field, he has shown that there are few players in the district who can touch as a marksman. I’m not sure what h is record is this season, but he must have gathered a rare hatful of goals.

He is still of the junior age, and should display better form than ever next turn.

As a cricketer, Wilson has been equally successful. For several seasons he topped the bowling averages in the Wombwell Sunday School League, and was no less destructive in ‘attack’ with Wombwell Main last year. A right arm fast bowler and a capable back, he well be seen again with Wombwell Main this turn