Mexborough and Swinton Times May 24, 1935
Forced Pace too Late
Another over would probably had given Scarborough the victory over Denaby at Tickhill square. The home team had scored 219 for six wickets in just under 2 ½ hours, and Scarborough replied with 214 for 8. On the other hand Denaby might have won for Scarborough’s last 4 wickets fell in the last two overs.
The Scarborough captain, after the first 100 had been scored, should have instructed the batsmen to force the game sooner, for the Denaby bowling was none too good, and the fielding was not up to standard. Johnson in showed how easy it was when he scored his 24 in about 10 minutes.
On a batsman’s wicket Wainwright and Greenwood put on 51 for the first wicket, the former being at the wicket 50 minutes for his 16. Wight joined Greenwood, who continued to score slowly, while Wright forced the game. At 142 Greenwood was caught in the country by Smith, who ran 30 yards to bring off the catch. Greenwood, who was at the wicket 99 minutes for his 66, hit eight boundaries. 10 runs later Wright tried to pull a delivery from Man and was bowled. Batting only 52 minutes, he scored 62, including 12 boundaries. Batty and Mcuntney continued the good work, while the Scarborough fielders who had done well, returned the ball wildly. Batty left at 190 and before the second Hundred went up Mountney was caught by Maynard. Criddle and Allen batted steadily, the former leaving at 203. Allen was then partnered by Reville, a young recruit from Armthorpe who was making his debut in this class of cricket. Reville open cautiously, his main scoring stroke being upon the leg side. He scored three boundaries in the 13 not out, and with the total at 219 for the Denaby captain declared.
Temple and Maynard, facing Mountney and Hollins, soon took advantage of weak bowling and had 26 on the board in three overs. With the total at 35 Maynard should have been stumped off Holland, but he attempted a short run from the next delivery. Temple sent him back but Joe Wright’s smart return broke his wicket. Pearson helped Temple to take the score to 113, when Temple played on to Dickinson. Temple was at the wicket 68 minutes for his 60. The game became livelier when Johnson joined Pearson, the former leaving at 160 after scoring 24, which include three fours and a six. Meades was lbw to Holland. At 192 Pearce in was caught by Criddle after a bright innings of 87, including 13 fours. Adamson playing back to McNulty, his wicket, and Stevenson was well caught by Wainwright. The last four wickets fell in the last two overs. Bowker ran onto the field before Stevenson could get half but before he could get to the wicket stumps were drawn. For Denaby, Mountney took three for 66, Holland two for 35 and Dickinson two for 59, for Scarborough, Bowker had two for 64 and mann 2 for 49. Scores:
Denaby: E Wainwright C temple b Mann 16, I Greenwood C smith b Meades 66, J Wright b Mann 62, J Batty b Bowker 17, C Mountney c Maynard b holdren 27, W Criddle b Bowker 17, C. Mountney C Maynard b Holdren 27, W criddle b Bowker 7, G Allen not out 3, R Reville not out 13, extras 8; total (for 6 wkts dec.) 219.
Scarborough: F Temple b Dickinson 60, A H Maynard run out 15, J H Pearson c Criddle b Mountney 87, J Johnson c Allen b Holland 24, J Means lbw b Holland 1, A Adamson b Dickinson 15, J Holdron not out 7, W R Mann hit wkt b Mountney 4, E R Bowker not out 0, extras 1; total (for 8 wkts) 214.