Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 115 for 4 Swinton 114 – Denaby Strengthen Hold

29 July 1950

South Yorkshire Times July 29, 1950

Denaby Strengthen Hold

Denaby and Cadeby 115 for 4          Swinton 114

Denaby’s six wickets Yorkshire Council defeat of Swinton in the Yorkshire Council on Saturday was as near orthodox as you could wish; the opening bowlers took seven of the nine Swinton wickets which fell, and the opening batsmen collected just under half of the 115 runs needed to win.

It was not an inspiring game, though there was interest at one stage when Harry Newton and Swinton dithering with three wickets down for only 30 runs.

Newton had clean bowled Cummins and Auty. However Walker and Cutts came together to add 36 for the fourth wicket and a captain’s innings of 33 by “Roley” Butler carried Swinton into saner regions.

Butler could seek personal satisfaction in this game, for he later bowled Munden when Munden needed only one for his half-century, and then brought Cory’s innings to a close, caught and bowled for nine. Swinton were all out for 110, Jim Richards taking four for 27 and Newton three for 27 in 16 overs.

The Denaby opening pair Ellis and Munden, batting on a rain soaked wicket, were somewhat behind a regular schedule. Munden being asked the 17 mark before it in his first boundary. Ellis went to a ball from Ward which came through very fast and not back his leg stump; Munden and his wicket spreadeagled by Butler, and Jim Richards was run out when he enthusiastically set off for an impossible run. The Wilson brothers, Joel and Brian stay together to complete the innings.