Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 166 for 5 Doncaster Town 165

June 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 20, 1925

Yorkshire Council

Denaby and Cadeby 166 for 5                     Doncaster Town 165
I Greenwood 74, E Tibbles 46                      Kennedy 4-27

Denaby entertained Doncaster Town on Thursday. Winning the toss, Doncaster batted first, and open with Pewtriss and Shellbourn, against the bowling of Higgins and Worthington.

A feature of the game was a fine bowling of Capt Higgins, who bowled 17 overs for 26 runs, but he did not take a wicket. He maintained  a perfect length, and none of  the batsmen were comfortable with him. Denaby fielded very well. Worthington took a good one-handed catch, a drive from Walker. Watson, who obtained top score for Doncaster took two hours for his 34. For Denaby, Kennedy was the most successful bowler, taking four wickets for 27, the last three wickets in his last over.

Denaby opened with Tibbles and Greenwood. Both batsmen scored freely, and they  put on 82 runs in 40 minutes when Tibbles, after scoring 46, played on. Wainwright joined Greenwood, and the hundred was reached in 50 minutes. Five minutes later Greenwood reached his 50. Wainwright fell to a catch in the slips after scoring 17. Greenwood was in fine form, and hit three consecutive fours off Watson, who took his revenge by bowling him in the same over. He played finely for his 74, which included 11 fours.

Higgins was sent back at once, but Narroway, who came into hit, took 16 from Watson in one over. The Doncaster score was passed with six wickets in hand.