Barnsley Chronicle, etc. – Saturday 05 August 1911
Mexborough League Championship.
Denaby and Cadeby 116 Wath Athletic 162
The fight for honours in the Mexboro’ and District League grows more and more interesting, and it appears tiat there will be fine finish between the champions (Denaby and Cadeby) and Wath Athletic. week-end Denaby were the head of affairs, but with only the same number points as Wath, but they had match in hand.
It was appropriate that these clubs should come together this particular period, and the meeting, which took place at Denaby on Saturday this, was fraught many possibilities.
The match attracted considerable attention in local cricket circles, and the home team met with set-back that came a great surprise to a large number. Wath had the advantage first innings, and their position could not be regarded any too safe when the last wicket fell for 162 runs. Eight their players got amongst the doubles, the best scores being made F. Woodger (33) and C. W. Phillips (32 not ont). Other useful contributions were made J. Morris (20), T Hakin (17), H, C. Stanley, W. Wright and J. Sleight (13 each), and E. Elliott (12).
Denaby have been scoring so prolificly of late, that without calling upon their full batting strength, it was thought by those who witnessed the content that they would do the trick. The home crowd, however, were doomed to disappointment, however. for the Wath representatives were in deadly earnest, and left nothing to chance. Wickets fell steadily, and at the close the Denaby total only reached 116.
- Narroway was highest scorer with 25, and other players reach the doubles were H. Taylor (18), A. Robinson (15), C. Bury (I2 not out), and E. Glennon (11).
For the winners T. Hakin took four wickets for 38 runs.
Swinton 139 for 4 Denaby 119
Denaby met with still further disaster Monday, when they visited Swinton.
On this occasion the champions could only muster 119 runs, their innings being saved from the mediocre by a fine display by E. Glennon. He made 54, and the only player to give other assistance was C. Bury (15 not out).
Swinton responded with for 139 for four wickets, Adams (53 not out), Ashley (53), and Turner (20) made sure of the runs.
Wombwell 64 Darfield 115
There was a “local Derby” at Wombwell, where the Main club were opposed to Darfield. and the match was also set apart for the benefit of W. Thompson and W. Lees. There was good attendance.
The visitors had first knock, and though F. Sokell howled with destructive effect, capturing eight wickets for 23, they managed to put on 115 runs. The feature of the inning was splendid batting display by H. Lawton, who compiled 56, the only other batsmen of note were A Carr(14), D Pargeter (13) and A Stansfield (10).
Wombwell Main found it a hard task to make runs against the deliveries of Needham and Hanwell and only two of their players made any prolonged stay at the wicket, viz: E Thomas (16) and LF Collins (15).
The venture closed for 64 or 51 runs in arear. J Needham took six wickets for 23 runs.