South Yorkshire Times May 3, 1958
A Slow Start at Denaby
Rockingham 90 for 3 Denaby & Cadeby dnb
Denaby and Cadeby’s Council match against Rockingham at Denabv on Saturday was rained off after two hours when Rockingham had scored 90 for the loss of three wickets.
The opening Rockingham batsmen were pinned down early on by Denaby’s opening fast bowlers, T. Crumpton and R. Lawley, and five of the first nine overs of the match were maidens. Crumpton pulled a muscle after two overs, however and was replaced by H. Newton. Newton continued to help pin down the opening batsmen and only 15 runs were scored in the first half hour. In trying to force the pace, G. Backhouse was caught by A. Ellis at point off a ball from Newton for five runs when the score was 20.
Only eight runs later W. Dalton became Newton’s second victim when he was out 1.b.w. for four runs and Newton claimed a third victim five runs later when he clean bowled opening batsman J. Wood for 20 runs.
A Wootton and L. Adams then took the score from 33 to 90 before rain stopped play. Early in his innings Adams scored fast and freely all-round the wicket and his first 13 runs came in 13 minutes. After a steady start Wootton also began to hit the bowling all over the field and the two put on 57 runs in 45 minutes.
Newton, the only successful Denaby bowler, took three wickets for 18 runs.