Mexborough and Swinton Times, August 30.
Fine Cricket by John Allott and “Crick” Smith.
Denaby Main 79 for 4 Rawmarsh 149 for 8
The match between Denaby and Rawmarsh on the ground of the former on Saturday, aroused considerable interest, inasmuch, as the two teams were in close running for the championship of the Mexborough and District League. It was an ideal day for cricket, and there would be over 500 spectators in attendance, the gate receipts realising over £6.
Denaby selected a strong team for the encounter. Batting first, the visitors declared with eight wickets down for 149 runs, and against this total the home team compiled 79 for the loss of four wickets, the game being drawn. Seeing that the game was drawn, there will still be much speculation as to who will be champions of the league be.
Dr Naylor was fortunate enough to win the toss and decided to send these men into bat first. John Allott gave a meritorious display for a score of 43, which included four fours and eight twos. Rawmarsh declared with their score at 149 for eight.
Denaby commenced the venture at 5.30 and a disastrous start was made, no runs having been scored when Moore was caught in the slips. Smith joined the centre, and a rapid pace of scoring was then witnessed, the batsmen hitting out vigorously. Smith played a very foreseeable game and punished the ball severely. The light became exceedingly bad, but Smith continued to bat with much freedom, and on many occasion was deservedly applauded by the admiring spectators. The score was carried to 79 when stumps were drawn. Smith having obtained 46 not out, his performance not being marred by a single chance