Cyril Oxley, of Chesterfield: A promising youngster

March 22, 1924
Cyril Oxley, one of Chesterfield’s outside lefts shows every indication of developing into a good player. Born at Beighton, he was secured by Chesterfield from Whitwell, and he had the unique experience of playing with the reserves at Grimsby on January 10th in a Midland League match and playing with the first team on the same ground against Grimsby’s first team on January 26th under Northern Section auspices.

It was a tremendous jump from Derbyshire League to English League football, but he acquitted himself well and had to make way for the return of Horace Henshall, the former Notts star.

For so a young player, he is only 19, he had the rare experience of playing with Chesterfield against Sheffield United, a team containing five internationals. In football sense he has two splendid feet, being able to trap a ball with either foot, and does not part with it as though it was hot coal.

He is a youngster who shows intelligence above the average, and if only he will develop his powers and profit by instruction and experience he should soon be fit to take his place in Chesterfield’s first team regularly.

He should practice getting off the mark quickly, speeding up and getting more ideas. Many players fail to-day because they are turned out according to pattern and lack individualism.

He stands 5ft. 7½in., and scales just over 11st.
(Source: Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald:March 22, 1924)

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Cyril Oxley March 1924

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