South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 04 July 1942
Firbeck 188 for 8 Denaby & Cadeby 184 for 7
There were several good individual performances at Firbeck, where Denaby, after declaring at 184 for 7, lost by two wickets. Outstanding scorers for Denaby were Holland (42 not out). Ellis (36), and Robinson 08).
Larke, a former Denaby player, contributed 84, including 12 fours, to Firbeck’s total of 188 (or 8, Rodgers had 35 .
Back To Winning Ways
Mexborough 194 Thorncliffe 98
Mexborough returned to winning ways, beating Thorncliffe by 96 runs.
S. White, whose 52 included one six and five 4’s ( 26) and A. S. Vollans put on 67 for Mexborough’s first wicket. White and E. Plummer (23) added 63 for the second wicket. The sixth wicket fell at 175. and the remaining four at 194, E. Earnshaw (6 for 45) taking them in one over. Other Mexborough scorers were G. Kitchen (25) and A. Vickers (21).
Thorncliffe had two wickets down for 28, and the sixth wicket fell at 73. The innings realised 98 (H. Kay, junr. 25. F. Hollingsworth 15, N. Steer 11). For Mexborough, Vickers took 8 for 54.
Exciting Finish at Swinton
Wath 187 for 5 Swinton 188 for 1
Scoring at the rate of nearly two runs a minute, Swinton beat their neighbours, Wath, by nine wickets, with two minutes to spare. After batting three hours. Wath declared at 187 for five wickets, and left Swinton 106 minutes to bat, but Leslie Bedford and C. Lee flogged the Wath bowling to such an extent that they put on 182 runs for the first wicket in 100 minutes. C. Heaton (45) and W. Rippon (55), Wath’s opening batsmen, scored 99 for the first wicket, but they played so cautiously that they scored only 20 runs in the first half hour. Other double figure scorers were J. C. Heaton (31 not out) and W. Moore (23 not out), who added 45 runs in an unbroken sixth wicket partnership.
In contrast to the game at Mexborough last week, Swinton’s bowling lacked sting. and F. Ellis (3 for 63) had the best return.
Left with less than two hours in which to bat it seemed that Swinton could only draw, but Bedford and Lee treated the crowd to the best hitting seen on ground for some time. Bedford had four 6’s and six 4’s in his 94, being bowled in an attempt to score the winning hit. Lee was undefeated for 79, including ten 4’s.
A Surprising Collapse
Bullcroft 73 Hickleton 74 for 5
A Bullcroft collapse gave Hickleton a five wickets’ win at Thurnscoe. Bullcroft scored 43 for the first two wickets, but good bowling by J. Riley (6 for 32) and W. Lockwood (4 for 26) resulted in a surprising collapse, only 30 more runs being added. Double flgure scorers were J. Eklns (23), H. Dawson (11) and E. Broome (11).
Veteran Alban Turner (28,including five 4’s and one 6) gave Hickleton a good start, but five wickets fell before they overhauled Bullcroft’s score. Ekin took 4 for 33 for the visitors.