Mexborough & Swinton Times, August 18, 1939
Out for 37 in an Hour
Joe Riley on Top Form
Hickleton 41 for 2 Denaby & Cadeby 37
Two hours provided sufficient time for the game between Hickleton and Denaby at Thurnscoe on Saturday, when the home team won rather easily by seven wickets.
Joe Riley, Hickleton´s fast bowler, reached the peak of his form and apart from E. Wainwright and K. Bateson, the opening pair, Denaby wilted before his attack. Young J. Wardle also had a good day with the ball. Riley had 6 for 15 his first five wickets costing only nine runs, and Wardle took 3 for 6
Hickleton opened the attack with Riley and W. Lockwood, but after Lockwood´s first two overs which yielded 14 runs, he was wisely replaced by Wardle. Denaby had four wickets down for 20 runs and after this it was a procession the last six falling to Riley and Wardle for only seven more runs. Denaby were out in just 60 minutes for 37.
Alban Turner and J Routledge faced the bowling of G. Porter and C. Pegg and runs came only slowly. Pegg keeping an extraordinary good length. Routledge left with 15 on the board and Riley followed with the addition of four runs. G.W. Gibbs was run out shortly after and Hickleton were three down for 22. Anything could happen but Turner was still there batting cautiously. Joined by Cyril Probert, the pair reached 41 to win by seven wickets. Pegg had 2 for 15 for Denaby
The game had been set aside for the benefit of the Hickleton groundsman, J. Ainscough, in place of the Hemsworth game cancelled the Saturday before the rain.