Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 182 for 1 Wath 180 – 11 Ducks Waddling

April 1927

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 29, 1927

When I arrived at Tickill Square ground on Saturday, it was to observe 11 ducks waddling onto Denaby’s cricket field. As Wath had batted and knocked up the useful score of 180 I regarded this as a bad omen.

Just to prove that there is nothing in superstition, Denaby’s first wicket pair knocked up 150 and Tibbles treated the spectators to an exhilarating display, his score of 96 including 15 fours and two sixes. It was hard look that he should have played on when only for short of the century. Greenwood batted more sedately, that was always confident. It was pleasing to note GL Robinson success with the ball; he proves that veterans are worth their places for strategy.