Batty’s Valuable Effort For Denaby.
Although Denaby gained a three wickets victory over Brodsworth it was left to the later batsmen to score most of the runs. The opening batsmen were too careful and allowed the bowlers to get on top. The bowling of Broadsworth was not great but none of the first five Denaby batsmen hit out. With only eight on the board Wainwright was back for four. Wright, who ten partnered Greenwood had only scored three when he was missed by Davis. However, he did not remain long, for he was bowled at 32. Mountney was lbw to Butler without scoring, the score reading 32 for 3. With the addition of another 26 runs Criddle also fell a victim to Butler, though so far he had given the best display with the bat. Batty, who had been dropped two places in the batting list, was next to join Greenwood, but this partnership did not last long, for Greenwood was bowled by Butler. He was at the wicket 61 minutes for his 33. Denaby had five of their best batsmen out for 63, but the partnership between Batty and Probert aroused the spectators. The two were together only 29 minutes but they had put on 50 when Probert was bowled by Davis after scoring 27. Allen played with confidence, scoring all round the wicket, while Batty batted steadily to complete his 50. The two added 72 runs in 40 minutes when Allen, who had made 39, including 8 fours, was caught. Batty added another nine before the end, During the past few weeks Batty has not been doing too well, but he saved the side on Saturday. He broke the bowling by playing a straight bat and was at the wicket 90 minutes for his 59 not out. He gave only one chance.
Butler and Morris had opened for Brodsworth and after 55 minutes two wickets had fallen. A smart return by Joe Wright ran out Butler, who had made a lucky 50 in as many minutes the total being 88 for 2. Probert bowled Baker and seven runs later dismissed Frost. Howard did not reign long, but Bailey and Bodle took the score to 138. Masterton brightened up the proceedings with a bright 16 and the innings closed when Pattison caught Bailey, who had made 32. For Denaby, Mountney took 3 for 49, Reville 4 for 65 and Probert 2 for 17. For Brodsworth, Butler had 4 for 64 and Davis 3 for 72.