Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 08 August 1921
Denaby Fall to Sheffield United
Hoften’s Lively Hits.
Sheffield United 84 for 2 Denaby & Cadeby 83
Denaby and Cadeby proved no match for the strong Sheffield United side at Bramall Lane, on Saturday, the home team gaining an easy victory by eight wickets.
Denaby batted first, and were given a good start by G. L. Robinson and Narroway, 24 runs being on the board when the latter was bowled by Elms for 11. The second wicket fell ten runs later, and the third at 36. With the score at 46 for three wickets, Austin was put on for Buckley, and the slow bowler completed a brought about disaster. He played havoc with the Denaby batsmen, at one time having taken four wickets for four runs. Leslie Hoften, however, spoiled what might have been a fine anaysis for Austin, for in the slow bowler’s first over, Hoften hit him for 18 runs, three consecutive 4’s and a 6. With the score at 81 Hoften attempted a ridiculous run and was run out. He scored 24 runs in six hits, one 6 four 4’s, and a 2. the Denaby innings closed for 82.
Austin bowled remarkably well and had five wickets for 22 runs, Elms taking four for 36, whilst Buckley did not take a wicket and had 22 runs scored off his bowling.
At the completion of the Denaby innings rain fell, but play was he resumed after a stoppage of 40 minutes. Thanks mainly to the batting of Elms, who scored 50 and was undefeated at the finish, United in an hour were able to knock up the necessary runs for the loss of only two wickets.