Denaby & Cadeby – Mexborough 122 for 1 Denaby 107 – Garner’s Fine Bowling

July 1925

Mexborough and Swinton Times July 11, 1925

Garner’s Fine Bowling

Mexborough 122 for 1                   Denaby and Cadeby 107

This friendly match was played on Saturday in delightful weather before a fairly good attendance, and resulted in an overwhelming victory for Mexborough. Denaby, unfortunately, without Worthington, will be called away to play for Staffordshire, Wainwright (sic), Narraway (injured) and the captiain Mr H.C.Harrison, who was in London. Nevertheless they sent a strong side, and defeated them so signally Mexborough accomplished a very meritorious performance.

Denaby took first knock on an easy wicket and the whole side was out for 107, Garner was the principal agent in their undoing. The left-hander bowled beautifully and took five wickets for 21 runs. Ludlam took four for 46 and Peace 1 for 32.

Mexborough immediately lost Ralph Burkinshaw, smartly taken on the square by Pattison, but Colin Kilner and David Brown at one settle down in spite of keen fielding and a steady attack, made rapid headway and soon mastered the bowling. The necessary runs were knocked off shortly after 6 o’clock a few minutes later stumps were drawn. Kilner (77 not out) and Brown (35 not out) batted grandly. Though both were dropped in the slips in the early stages, they were rarely in the least troubled.