Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 9, 1926

# Another Denaby Century

Shocks from Burkinshaw

## Denaby 250 for 6 Swinton 166 for 6

I Greenwood 121, A S Vollans 76 L Burkinshaw 59

Once again batsmen proved too good for bowlers, in a match at Denaby yesterday.

The game opened in startling fashion for the fourth and fifth balls of Burkinshaw’s first over dismissed Denaby’s two “stars,” Tibbles (who scored 290 in his two preceding innings), and Carlin (whose Yorkshire Council average was 166 up to yesterday). Wainwright also fell a cheap victim to Burkinshaw. Denaby lost three wickets for 24 runs.

Then however, Greenwood and Vollans set to work to make a complete change in the situation, and succeeded so well that in about two hours they scored 189 for the fourth wicket. Vollans only bad stroke in a delightful innings was the skier to which he was out. Greenwood gave no real chance until he was into three figures, and got his runs in 124 minutes. This was his best innings of the season. Burkinshaw took three wickets for 34 runs.

Denaby declared at 5 o’clock, and Swinton were left with about 140 minutes batting. Burkinshaw gave them a characteristic start, scoring 59/79 in 62 minutes before the Robinson – Narraway combination got him. Narraway also helped to get the next victim, Prize, who said 87 minutes for his 28 runs, and was missed by Greenwood when 17. Greenwood had an unhappy time in the field, for later, when Denaby had an outside chance of forcing a win, he twice missed Rigby. Swinton were 84 behind with four wickets standing when time expired.