Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 53 for 0 Rossington 52

July 1957

South Yorkshire Times, July 13, 1957

Denaby sent Rossington packing for 52.

Denaby and Cadeby 53 for 0       Rossington 52

Denaby and Cadeby beat Rossington on Saturday by 10 wickets, thanks to fine bowling by Dick Morley and George stones.

Rossington were sent in on a wicket which looked good for a few hundred runs. Only one man reached double figures however, and the visitors were dismissed for 52 in 73 minutes Jim Harkin and N. Stanley soon got off the mark and eight runs were scored in the first over, but in the second over Stanley was beaten by a fastball from Lawley which sent the bail’s flying with the score at 11. Only four runs later Harkin was caught behind the wicket and in the next over Rossington were three down for 20 when Walmsley was out lbw to Lawley.

Robert Walker stayed for a time with A. Temprell, and then with his father, Herbert Walker. The son began to hit out and scored speedily off Lawley. But he also became a Lawley victim when he had scored 24 (including three fours). With the score at 40 for 5 wickets. The rest of the side could offer no resistance to Stones and Lawley and Rossington were all out for 52. Lawley took six for 25 and Stones 4 for 19.

Denaby and Cadeby opened cautiously, the first three overs being maidens. Then Arthur Ellis and Peter Downing began to score speedily, particularly Ellis, who hit out at every ball short of a length from E. Dixon. In the first half hour of the innings Ellis had scored 30 and Downing eight, and the Denaby victory looked certain, the two batsmen scored 55 in just over 50 minutes. Alice’s share was 35 and Downing’s 19.