Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 189 for 5 Stairfoot 47 – Sorry Stairfoot

August 1905

Mexborough and Swinton Times August 12, 1905

Sorry Stairfoot

Denaby & Cadeby 189 for 5  Stairfoot & Ardsley  47

Stairfoot and Ardsley made their first bow to a Denaby crowd on Saturday, when they were privileged to enjoy a long leather hunt at the instance of the home team, and subsequently played the role of the nine pins in an interesting game of skittles between Luther Robinson and “Crick” Smith.

Denaby were the first time at the wicket and enjoyed themselves greatly, registering 189 runs for five wickets, when the closure was applied. Every man who battled made double figures, Percy Bury scoring 54 not out, while “Crick” knocked up 47, and Arthur Robinson got 32. Then came Edwards 18. W. Scott 17, and Luther Robinson 13.

When Stairfoot’s turn came Luther Robinson and Smith shared the bowling, and the game of skittles referred to was won easily by Robinson, who took five wickets for 21, against Smith’s four for 25. G. Waite, alone of the visiting team, got into double figures, and he had 21 to his credit when he got his foot in front of a straight one from Robinson.

Stairfoot’s sorry exhibition is merely another proof that Mexborough and District league cricket is a bit too much for them.