South Yorkshire Times August 24 1946
Denaby’s Home Windup
Denaby 173 Elsecar 43
In their final home match of the season Denaby and Cadeby gained a fine win by 130 runs over Elsecar. K Bacon and J Bullard were jointly responsible for Elsie’s downfall. In his 10 overs, six of them maidens, Bacon took 5 wickets for six runs and J Bullard dismissed four batsmen for 16. Denaby, who lost eight wickets for 112, made a fine recovery and put on 173. Elsecar could only reply was 43.
Denaby opened well and had 63 on the board when the second wicket fell. The opening batsmen, R Howson and A Ellis were dismissed for 32 and 21 respectively. K Bacon was bowled for 26 and the next four wickets went cheaply for a combined score of 21. A partnership by F Turner and H Newton in the ninth wicket stand put on 52 before Turner was caught by Evans of white 31. Evans caught G Allen (two) again off White to close Denaby’s innings, leaving H Newton with 25 not out. Hudson had four Denaby wickets for 51 and R White three for 51.
From the start of Elsecar innings their position was not to secure. First wicket fell for one and only 26 runs been scoring when Capt. Ike Baxter was caught for 13 by Bacon. J Knighton was caught by Allen for 14, the highest Elsecar score. After these first three wickets had fallen Denaby bowlers were now well in their stride, and played havoc with the Elsecar batsmen. Only 13 runs were hit for the last seven wickets.