Denaby & Cadeby – Brodsworth 128 for 9 Denaby 100 – First win over Denaby since 1948

July 1965

South Yorkshire Times 24th July 1965

First win over Denaby since 1948

In a low scoring, but finely contested Yorkshire Council game at Woodlands, Brodsworth beat Denaby by 28 runs. This is the first time Brodsworth have beaten Denaby since the formation of the South Riding League in 1948.

Brodsworth had to thank mainly an innings of 50 by N. Burkinshaw, for their score of 128 for 9 in their 46 overs.

With his own score at one and his team’s score at 13 for 2, Burkinshaw was badly missed at leg slip by the usually dependable hands of Neil Pearson. Had this catch been taken, it is doubtful if the Brodsworth score would have reached 50.

Bowling for Denaby, R .Cory took 2 for 29 in 19 overs, R. Lawley 3 for 31 in 15 overs, and M. Walker 3 for 29 in 8 overs.

At 72 for 3 Denaby seemed to be in a very good position to win the match; however, at the fall of W. McDonald’s wicket for 27 they were made to struggle for runs against the accurate seam attack of Wait, Dunn and Robinson.

This put them behind the clock and they now began to lose wickets in a desperate attempt to get the runs. At the finish it became a case of whether they could hold out for a draw. This was not to be, for with the fourth ball of the next to the last over the last wicket fell, leaving Brodsworth winners by 28 runs.

Throughout all this skipper N. Oakley had remained firm and finished with an undefeated 40.

  1. Wait was Brodsworth’s most successful bowler with 4 for 39.