Mexborough & Swinton Times, August 4, 1939
Collegiate Impress at Tickhill Square
Rain Saves Denaby
A scintillating exhibition was given by P Bedford, of Sheffield Collegiate, at Tickhill Square on Saturday. He flogged the Denaby and Cadeby bowling to the extent of 87 runs in about 60 minutes. He had 13 fours and two sixes and one of the latter found its way into Tickhill Street. True, he had some luck, being missed at 24, 76 and 84 before Porter sent him on down inches wide of the crease. Bedford lashed out and the ball came to rest in the safe hands of Bateson. No matter where the ball pitched, Bedford, who is over six feet tall, played it. He scored his first 50 in 24 minutes. Bedford and Wilson who usually open the Collegiate innings were No. 7 and 5 respectively. This was due to Bedford´s recent loss of form and the late arrival of Wilson. However, they carried the total from 85 to 203, making a stand of 118, which is believed to be a sixth-wicket record at Denaby.
Denaby were handicapped by the absence of Pegg, who pulled a muscle the previous week and thus the brunt of the work fell upon Porter, who kept the runs down in his first long spell during which he took but one wicket. Porter had to bowl from the football end while Mee, Robinson and Wainwright were at the other. Mee took the first wicket (Jenkinson l.b.w. for seven) with the total at 11. Six runs later J C Barber was out, then Carr and Scorah got together and made their presence felt. A bowling change made no difference. Then Wainwright, the captain, came to the rescue and took over from Robinson, meeting with success after a couple of overs, bowling Carr for 29. The partnership had realised 43. Another good stand of 25 by Scorah and Wilson was ended by Wainwright, who removed Scorah and B H Barber in two Balls. Then followed the brightest partnership of the day which should have been ended long before it did. Wilson was missed after scoring seven and 23 but went on to make 31 not out. For Denaby, Porter took 2 for 24, Mee 1 for 21 and Wainwright 3 for43.
Denaby were driven off by rain after two overs when Wainwright had found the bowling to his liking and had made 13, and Greenwood a single.