Mold Ancestry

The Cricketer from Middleton Cheney


ARTHUR MOLD - CRICKETER At the age of 16 Arthur became famous locally. About that age he played with his village team, and his first match was against Chacombe. The season following Chacombe and Middleton Cheney joined forces and played one team. They were the strongest team in the countryside and won 16 matches, largely due to Mr. Mold's bowling. He improved in form and was included in the Banbury & District eleven which in those days brought some first class teams to Banbury.

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Cricket has been enjoyed and successfully played in the village for over 100 years. Before the turn of the century the cricket team used Mr. Blacklock's private ground for matches and Mr. Law's Home Close for practise. In 1881 according to a report in the Banbury Guardian, Middleton won against Chacombe by an innings and 40 runs. Arthur Mold was born in Middleton and worked as an agricultural labourer. Arthur's cricketing talent led to him being selected to play for Lancashire and eventually to play for England, much to the delight and enthusiasm of his keen Middleton followers.

Middleton Cheney Cricket Club

Cricket match poster 1860  (3 years before Arthur was born)

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New site additions

28 September 2010

Parish Fugitive to the Lord of the Manor

William Horton & Frame Work Knitters

Heritage/Hancock/Burgess/Lock/Pearcey

20 September 2010

Playing Fields or Battle Fields added to Molds & MC

17 August 2010

New picture added to Graveyard Project see Ralph Churton Rector of MC

3 June 2010

New photo album in the gallery, Graveyard Project

June

Mold entries New Burial Ground 1925-1967

20 May 09

Middleton Cheney School page

Photo additions in the gallery

Militia list on Molds & Middleton Cheney page

Old & new maps on Molds & Middleton Cheney page

 

21 May 09

Photo of MC Cricket Club on Arthur Mold page

Poster of MC Cricket match in 1860 on Arthur Mold page

New photo album, Village life

New photos added to John Mold & Emma Moore album

23 May 09

War Memorial page link on Molds & Middleton Cheney page
26 May 09

New entry on War Memorial page -Harry Walter Mold

27 May 09

1851 census Mold families in MC on Molds & Middleton Cheney page

MC parish record baptisms 1706-1800 on Molds & Middleton Cheney page

28 May 09 original parish record of James Mold marriage to Mary Clarke on Molds & MC page

3Jun09

Jeremiah Mold page link on Molds & MC page

4 Jun 09

New photos added to TG Mold album on photo gallery courtesy of Grahame Mold

15 Jun 09

Road names of MC & memories of MC added to Molds & Middleton Cheney page

Mold families in 1871 census

22 Jul 09

PDF file of MC Baptist church records added to Molds & MC page

25 Aug 09

Photograph of Fanny Mold added to photo gallery page

 3 Sep 09

Early  Wills page link added via Molds & Middleton Cheney page & link to the lost village of Stuchbury on the Wills page

4 Oct 09

New photo album added to Gallery of Mary Ann Mold's (1840) descendants, and 2 new pictures added to Village life album

24 Feb 10

'Things that go bump in the night' pdf file added to Molds & MC page

9 May 10

Flower Festival 1863 newspaper clipping & image of The Holt home of the Horton family added to Molds & MC page.

27 May 10

Newspaper clippings link dated c.1880 concerning TG Mold added to Molds & MC page

22 Jun 10

New Mold Burial Ground records 1925 -1967 (pdf file) on Molds & MC page

20 Sep 10

Newspaper pdf file of Middleton Cheney playing fields added to Molds & MC page

28 Sep 10 PDF file on William Horton added to Molds & MC page

23 Oct 10

In Search of Sarah Louisa after 1912, can anyone help ? added to forum