Mexborough & Swinton Times, July 5, 1941
Denaby Beaten by the Clock
There was a thrilling conclusion to Denaby’s match with Firbeck on Saturday.
Denaby’s last two batsmen were in an they had ten minutes left in which to get the 15 runs necessary for victory, but they did not succeed, being eight runs short when time was called.
Firbeck scored steadily, their first wicket falling at 71. A declaration was made at 209 for six, most of the runs being obtained by Gent (not out 52, including seven fours), Rodgers 37, Sherwin 28, Larke 21 (including five fours), and Smith 42 (seven fours). For Denaby, Robinson had 3 for 40.
Denaby’s opening batsmen, lieut. Sale and Greenwood, went all out for the runs and scored 74 before being parted. Lieut. Sale made 31 before being dismissed. After his departure wickets fell fast, and the last three men made a vain attempt to save the game, but Denaby’s final score was 202 for nine (Lieut. Sale 31, Greenwood 61, Rossington 19, Bateson 26, Porter 15). For Firbeck Sherwin had 5 for 54 and Dale 3 for 40.