A once popular Yorkshire sport

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Tuesday 5 December 1911

KNUR AND SPELL

There was fairly large attendance at the City Grounds, Wakefield, yesterday, when a knur and spell (long knock) match between J Sidebottom, of Hoyland and A Andrews, of Potovens, 20 rises each, with ½oz pot knur, for £50, was decided. Betting was in favour of Sidebottom, who proved the better man, his longest knock measuring 9 scores 6 yards, made in his sixth knock. Andrews scoring in his highest knock 8 scores. A Cropper, of Dodworth, acted as referee.