Alekhine was World Champion at the time that this game was played. Batley did play for Woodseats (see previous posts on this site). There’s more about him here, though I think some of it needs revision.
This isn’t the only time that Batley played against World Champions or World Champion class players.More to come:
This is what the Abbey Hotel (our present residence) might have looked like at the time that the game was played.
The featured image on the Home page shows the Hotel and Abbey Lane at the time that the club was flourishing in the !900’s.