South Yorkshire August 10 1957
Denaby Just Fail To Make It.
Denaby & Cadeby 170 for 9 Mexborough 173
In an exciting game at Denaby on Monday, Denaby and Cadeby drew with Mexborough, but failed to win by only four runs, with one wicket standing.
Mexborough soon set about getting quick runs. Although J. Hempstead and DTomkins were dismissed cheaply and to wickets were down for 33. D. Cobbett and D. Beldon were hitting out strongly and the runs came quickly. In less then an hour. 60 runs were scored, but shortly afterwards D. Cobbett was bowled by T. Crompton for 27. Beldon was next out but before he went he had taken the major part in a stand of 54 runs with J. Holmes. Beldon was caught by A. Ellis of the bowling of P. Downing for 67 – the highest score of the match. R. Hydes, Mexborough’s number nine, scored 28 not out to help Mexborough put on 173 in 174 minutes. Most successful Denaby bowler was Lawley (5 for 53).
Denaby had an early shot when E. Waddington was dismissed before a run had been scored. They recovered, however, and after Ellis and Peter Downing added 48 before Ellis was bowled by T. Walker for 24, Downing and P. Taylor took the score to 63 before Downing was dismissed for 35.
Stand of 70.
After this wicket Taylor and Cory put on 70 runs together in a fine fourth wicket stand, the runs being scored well above the rate of one a minute.
With the score at 133, however, Taylor was dismissed for 34 and after only another 18 runs had been scored, another four wickets had fallen, and Denaby looked like losing with the score at 151 for seven.
The extra five overs were taken. When the last over came, seven runs were needed with three wickets left. With the score at 169 two wickets fell, the last two men P. Hurst and H. Newton, stayed and the game was drawn with Denaby at 170 for nine. Mexborough’s Terry Walker took seven Denaby wickets for 77 runs.