Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 305 for 5 Thorncliffe 160 for 3 – Brilliant Century (picture)

July 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times July 25, 1925

Brilliant Century by Wainwright

Denaby and Cadeby 305 for 5                     Thorncliffe 160 for 3

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In this match, played at Denaby, there were two vastly different displays of cricket.

The home team taking first not run up a score of 305 in two hours and 23 minutes for the loss of five wickets. The visitors were slightly more than this period meekly replied with about half the score for the loss of three wickets.

Denaby’s was a bright display of merry hitting, but Thorncliffe apparently set out with the determination to save the game.

Wainwright’s batting was a real pleasure to watch. Going in first he defied the Thorncliffe attack for two hours and four minutes, during which period he never gave a chance until he was out, caught right on the square leg boundary off the googly bowler, Belk. He it out all round the wicket, and his effort was most meritorious. He lost Greenwood just after one hour’s play, and immediately after this he completed his first 50 of the season. Despite the fact that 10 times were there changes wrung with eight bowlers, he played all with equal facility, and went on to complete his hundred in as many minutes out of a total of 196. He signalised the completion of his century by hitting the ball out of the ground. In his sterling display he hit one 6 and 22 fours, and places side on a sound footing before he was dismissed for the fine score of 143, a record for himself, the club, and the ground.

Vollans completed his 50 after a stylish display. Then the googly bowler got Wainwright, Rowbotham making an easy catch at square leg on the boundary, the ball going straight into his waiting hands. The score was now 250, Vollans went at 276, Tibbles at 289 and when Higgins was bowled at 305 the innings was declared closed.

At 5.22 Thorncliffe commenced to bat, and those who thought that they might attempt to knock the runs off were soon disillusioned. With slow cricket the score continued to mount slowly. C Kirkham gave a sound defensive display. It took him two hours to get his 50, and when stumps were drawn he was unbeaten for 65.