South Yorkshire Times August 17 1957
Lawley Put Denaby on Right Path
Cortonwood 81 Denaby & Cadeby 83 for 5
Some fine bowling on a rain soaked wicket by pace bowler.Lawley paved the way for Denaby and Cadeby’s five wicket defeat over Cortonwood on Saturday.
In 18 lively overs Lawley conceded 51 runs and took seven wickets. Bowling loosely and easily Lawley dug the ball in, and always had the batsmen on the back foot.
Cortonwood took just over two hours to reach 81 – slow runs – but the wicket was always suspect, and the bowling keen. When T Crumpton joined his partner in pace, Cortonwood put up little resistance. Sole exception was C Baxter, a youngster who is usually seen in the second team. He was the top scorer for his side (17), and his innings included a magnificent defiant hook off Lawley, the ball speeding over the sodden outfield, which hindered most of the other shots.
Arthur Ellis makes certain of his team’s victory by scoring an undefeated 36 out of a total of 83 for five.
He opened with E Waddington, who never seem to vary his footwork, and who consequently was on the wrong foot, caught hopping, when Wrightson bowled him for two.
Ellis, new however, knew when to go forward and went to lean backwards – invaluable knowledge on this wicket. Ellis greeted Lax by hitting him for two fours in his first over, one past square leg and the next through the covers. P.Taylor was bowled for a “duck,” but Cory (14) and Downing (17) put the home team on the certain path.
Wrightson (two for 31) seemed to be the best type of attacking bowler to use on this wicket. Like opponent Lawley, he made the ball lift sharply. E. Fletcher had some success with his slow left arm deliveries (two for 18) but another Wrightson, although possibly uneconomical, would have proved more lethal.
As it was Denaby were the were the worthy victors making it three runs in one hour and 50 minutes.