Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 148 for 6 Sheffield City Pol 147 – Denaby always safe

June 1957

Mexborough & Swinton Times, June 1st 1957

Despite shock Ellis dismissal
Denaby always safe

Denaby & Cadeby 148 for 6                           Sheffield City Police 147

When Arthur Ellis was dismissed for a “duck” in the first over on Saturday, it seemed that Denaby and Cadeby would be hard set to reach the Sheffield City Police total of 147, but P. Downing (42) and T. Walker (43), made the difficult look simple, and Denaby won their Yorkshire Council match by four wickets.

City police batsmen J. Bellamy and G. Turner seemed comfortable as they opened against Stones and Shepherd, but it was difficult to force the ball over an outfield soaked by morning drizzle, and overnight rain. Bellamy solved the riddle by hooking Stones high to the square leg boundary, but then fell lbw to the same bowler. He had scored eight in 20 minutes, the bowling was tight but Turner and Brown were using their feet and the oddball beat the well-placed field. Before finishing his first spell, left-hander Stones made one bite and Turner was bowled for 21.

Walker and Oakley came on, changes which brought swift results. Seaton must have considered himself unlucky, he was out for a duck to the finest catch of the day, when Oakley took a low, hard drive off his own bowling. Brown was playing smoothly and was timing his shots well. His partners did not bat with quite the same confidence. Brown was lbw to Downing for 40. Hepworth, at number seven played a useful, and, at times spectacular innings of 44. There were eight extras in the polices all out total of 147.

Stone’s took the first three Denaby wickets dangerously quickly. Ellis tried to hook once the in his first over succeeded but mistimed, and Todd, at short leg, took a quick catch chest high. Taylor scored a useful 14 was bowled by Turner when the ball came off the wicket. King was clean bowled by the next ball – 26 for three.

Downing and Davies took the score to 52 before Davies was lbw to Posner for 10. Downing hooked a short ball from Brown for four, and the next beat bat and keeper for four byes. Although a total of 18 extras were conceded, the Police were fielding well, particularly in the outfield. Most of the extras were caused by over exuberant throwing in.

Walker carried on the good work for Denaby, hitting out at every bowling change the police could muster. Denaby passed the city please total in two hours, with four wickets to spare. For the visitors, Turner took to for 43