Denaby & Cadeby – Frickley 83 for 1 Denaby 82 – Denaby beaten by nine wickets

May 1925

Frickley begin well
Denaby beaten by nine wickets

Frickley 83 for 1 Denaby & Cadeby 82

Frickley Colliery commence their season well by defeating the old sporting rivals, Denaby, on the Westfield Lane ground on Saturday by nine wickets.

The very careful attention of Mr Thompson Smith to the Frickley ground, though on the soft side at the result of recent rains, was in magnificent condition and that to Mr Smith’s credit.

Denaby batted first and were represented by I. Greenwood and E. Tibbles. Thanks to some good bowling then by E. Smith, who took four wickets for an average of five and half runs, and of T. Smith who dismissed another four members for average of seven runs, Denaby’s total did not reach the century. After an innings lasting an hour and 35 minutes, Denaby came out for 82 runs.

Frickley then went in and in an hour and 25 minutes they had passed the Denaby total for the loss of only one wicket. It looked as though Cookson and Fricker would have knocked their runs by themselves but when near the required number Fricker attempted a run and Patterson returned the ball before the Frickley batsmen could recover. Shields then went in, but Cookson finished off the game with a total of 46 runs to his credit. Both he and Fricker batted exceedingly well, and even made many faultess strokes.