Mexborough & Swinton Times, August 11, 1939
All Over in Three Hours
Exciting Cricket at Denaby
The Bank Holiday “Derby” at Tickhill Square provided spectators with the most interesting and exciting game ever played between Denaby and Mexborough, for, most unusually, the game was over in just under three hours.
It was not a high-scoring game but there might have been a different tale to tell had Baleson taken a catch from Denham. Instead, the ball went to the boundary for four, and the batsman lifted the next ball out of the field. Denham scored 20, but he survived an l.b.w. appeal at two and an appeal behind the wicket at five.
Mexborough won the toss and put Denaby in, Greenwood and Robinson opening the innings. Bayes opened the bowling with his first delivery was lashed to the boundary by Greenwood who had another four in the same over. Robinson facing Hydes, was soon back in the pavilion, having been caught by Salkeld behind the wicket, but Bateson made his presence felt by “having a go” at Bayes to rattle up double figures and pass Greenwood´s total. The two batsmen had put on 28 when Greenwood, facing Hargreaves played into the hands of Vickers for 15. Hargreave´s next ball sent back Davison. Holland was out for four and Wainwright joined Bateson, but at 46 Bateson who had scored 24. snicked one into Salkeld´s hands off Hydes , who had another victim in Halliday. Hargreaves had Lawrance stumped by Salkeld for a single. Mee got a “duck” and Porter and Allen added only five runs before Hargreaves bowled Allen for three. Hydes finished with 8 for 31 and Hargreaves 4 for 12.