Mexborough and Swinton Times July 4, 1925
Denaby’s Second Defeat
Hickleton Main 90 for 8 Denaby and Cadeby 88
Hickleton Main entity Denaby and Cadeby on Tuesday and won in a splendid match, in which the bowlers were always predominant, by two wickets. It was Denaby’s second Council defeat.
The Denaby stumper, Narraway, met with an unfortunate accident while keeping wicket. He was struck on the nose by a rising ball from Capt Higgins and had to leave the field, Tibbles deputising for him. Hickleton at Scott 60 when this incident occurred. It was afterwards found that Narraways nose was broken.
Denaby batted first and shipped indifferently from the start against the bowling of Turner and Ludlam, who dismissed them for 88. Turner taking six wickets for 50 and Ludlam three for 34. Narraway brought a ray of brightness into a display that was hardly worthy of Denaby’s reputation, and he had four boundaries in the score of 17 before falling to a catch in the country. Pattison fought a plucky rearguard action, but impatiently and stubbornly for 26 not out, the highest score of the innings.
Turner and Senior gave Hickleton a useful start, and the match was more than half won when they were separated Kennedy’s bowling caused a collapse and in the end Hickleton had to struggle for the runs. Kennedy took six wickets for 26 runs.