South Yorkshire Times, June 11th, 1955.
Denaby Beaten in Tight Finish by Rockingham
In an exciting finish Rockingham (124 for 8) pulled off a two wickets’ victory over Denaby and Cadeby (122) at Hoyland Common on Saturday. Time was running short when Rockingham needed half a dozen runs to claim the points.
Ralph Goring and Alf Broadhead, neither of them doughty batsmen, were facing the bowling and it was touch and go all the time.
Denaby took first knock and quickly lost Ellis, caught Hudson off Beechey. Alittle rain can do a lot of damage at Rockingham but Saturday’s soddened square seemed to help Beechey, who finished the day with seven wickets to his credit for 37 runs. Most outstanding performance in the Denaby batting came from P. Taylor, who scored 45 in 55 minutes. He was caught by Hudson off Goring. P. Downing scored 26 not out and R. Cory 24, caught by Ivill off Broadhead. In the early stages Denaby lost two wickets with the score at nine, but the tail end batsmen made the score respectable.
Rockingham had Jack Hudson to thank for a useful 30 and Derrick Pawley added 23 before he was dismissed by Downing.
Harry Beechey and E. Allsopp, a second teamer, scored 13 and 12 respectively.
Newton took three wickets for 26 runs Downing had three for sixteen for Denaby. Rockingham knocked off the score in one hour 47 minutes.