Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 109 Horsforth 166 – Yorkshire Council Test Game (Semi Final)

September 1926

Mexborough and Swinton Times September 17, 1926

Yorkshire Council
The Test Games

Denaby Fail
Batting Collapse at Osset

Denaby suffered their first defeat of the season at Ossett on Monday. Horsforth completed Their innings for 166 on Saturday and Denaby left off 134 behind with all their wickets in hand. Tibbles and Greenwood made the total 50 before the first wicket fell but then occurred a collapse, Carlin and Shoosmith alone making a show of resistance. It was an unworthy effort of a side such as Denaby’s and emphasis still further the unsatisfactoriness of the council system of reckoning positions.

Horse fourth took more than four hours to get the 166 on a slow wicket. West stayed for 2 hours and 22 minutes for 18. Larke was the most successful bowler with five wickets for 40 runs, though for some time he was off the field with an injury. Higgins took three for 53 and Shoosmith two for 41.

After Tibbles and Greenwood had taken the Denaby score to 50, on Monday nine wickets fell for 59 more runs. Jefferson took six wickets for 62 runs