Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 05 August 1932
One in The Eight
On Tuesday Denaby suffered their first defeat in eight games.
Seven Denaby batsmen had been at the wicket and were watching the remainder of the game in the short space of 40 minutes.
With only 25 on the board Denaby had lost Wainwright, Wright, Robinson, Foster, Criddle, Probert and Allen: all to catches. Of the 25 Greenwood scored 11. Norman Hammond, the former Sunderland and Swindon footballer, who got his first chance in the Denaby senior team, for 42 minutes exploited the dead bat, only scoring 11 (including a six and a four), while Greenwood took his score to 45. Jeffcote helped Greenwood to put on another 35, and Wild assisted in a partnership worth 20. The last three wickets put on just 100.
Blount was mainly responsible for Denaby’s downfall, taking 6 wickets for 49 runs.
Rossington had more than 2 ½ hours left in which to get the runs, but 90 minutes were enough.
E Wainwright c Cushworth b Blount 1, I Greenwood st Harkin b Blount 84, J Wright c Widdowson b Blount 5. H Foster c Jarvis b Blount 0, G Robinson c Cushworth b Widdowson 6, R Probert c Stanley b Widdowson 1, W Griddle c Cushworth b Blount 1, G Allen c Harkin b Blount 0, N Hammond c Faulkner b Cushworth 11, J Jeffcote lbw b Cashworth 4, S Wild not out 1, extras 6 total 121.
F Jepson c Allen b Probert 34, W Widdowson b Wild 12, Harkin c Wainwright b Probert 36, A Vollans c Allen b Wild 10, D Jarvis not out 25, A Blount not out 6, extras 5; total (for 4 wickets), 128.
Bentley Take Their Chances
Mexboro’ completed a somewhat disheartening Bank Holiday programme on Tuesday, sustaining their second defeat in two days.
The defeat was the less palatable in that it was at the hands of Bentley who had previously only won two matches and have lately been credited with a long string of failures. Bentley owed their success to good bowling by Scothern and Brookes and a splendid sixth wicket stand by Meakin and Brookes. The fortunes of the game swung in favour of both teams at various periods but whereas Mexboro’ failed to make the best use of their opportunities. Bentley took their chances and in the end deserved their five wickets win.
Scothern gave the match a great send off by clean bowling Brown with the first ball of the innings. He got rid of Broadhead in the same way with the first ball of his next over and when White end Eric Brook had also fallen victims to the same bowler for very moderate scores Mexboro’ were in a tight corner. Brook’s brief stay produced a six and two fours. 11. Williams and C. Machin each scored 20, but Mexboro’ were all out for 94 after a display of very indifferent batting. Brookes had the best bowling figures for Bentley with 5 for 24, but Scothern’s was actually the better performance for though his analysis was 5 for 40 his feat in getting rid of the first four Mexboro’ batsmen was largely responsible for Bentley’s strong position.
Mexboro’s chance to win in spite of their moderate total looked a good one when Bentley lost 3 wickets for 33, and it looked better still when two more wickets fell with the total unaltered. Meakin and Brookes, however, made a determined stand and remained together to take the Bentley total to 95 for 5 wickets. Brook and Chadwick each claimed two of the five wickets that fell, the former for 18 and the latter for 21 runs.
W B Broadhead b Scothern 7, D Brown b Scothern 0. R White c Masterton b Scothern 11. E Brook c Brookes b Scothern 14. R Williams c Longden b Brookes 20, C Machin b Brookes 20, J Bamforth c and b Scothern 0, D Bowman b Brookes 2, N Chadwick b Brookes 6, W Dawson not out 9. W Iggo lbw b Brookes 0, extras 5; total 94.
S Slater b White 5, C Maddison st Bamforth b Chadwick 12, Chambers lbw h Brook 5, J E Chambers b Brook 7, A Longden st Bamfortli b Chadwick 0, W Meakin not out 43, F Brookes not out 13, extras 10; total (for 5 wickets), 95.