South Yorkshire Times August 24, 1957
Powerful Denaby Outplayed Maltby
Maltby 52 Denaby & Cadeby 54 for 0
It was just not Maltby’s day on Saturday. They were out bowled, out fielded and out batted by a powerful Denaby side playing their penultimate game of the Yorkshire Council season.
In two hours, Maltby only managed to score 52 all out, while Denaby executed this total by two runs in less than half the time – and at the end of the match, their opening batsmen A.Ellis (32 not out) and a Jones (22 not out) were still at the wicket.
Only two of the Maltby players reached double figures.
Maltby’s low scoring rate of 52 in two hours, was partly excuse however on the grounds that the long grass and the outfield caused by a mechanical breakdown in the cutter some time ago which still not been rectified, slowed down the ball given little chance of boundaries. But the main reason for their heavy defeat was a highly superior stand of Bonjour by Newton, Lawley, Crompton and Downing, and excellent fielding of the remainder of the side.
Newton took three for 15 and Lawley three for 15