Alas, war intervened and with it the Club’s hopes of repeating their 1913 successes, although poor St Stephen’s were thrashed once again in the penultimate game before war broke out.
The records read: “The grass grew on the out-field of the cricket ground and the wicket was no longer cut and tended and so for those dark years Newberries Ground continued to slumber. . . .”
1914-1918 – the First World War.