Denaby & Cadeby – Swinton 94 Denaby 95 for 5 – Day Of Batting Failures

August 1926

Mexborough & Swinton Times, August 6, 1926

Two Young Men.
Day Of Batting Failures.

Swinton 94   Denaby 95 for 5

The batsmen had an uncomfortable time at Swinton on Monday and Denaby won by five wickets. The exceptions in generally poor batting were the efforts of two of the youngest players engaged – Donald Parkin, who scored 38 of Swinton’s 94, and Arthur Vollans, who scored 37 of Denaby’s 96. Swinton never touched their usual standard of batting except when Parkin was at the wickets and he, too, made streaky strokes.

Several failures were due as much to bad batting as to good bowling. Yet Higgins and Larke exploited the conditions very effectively; and the ball with which Larke bowled Burkinshaw, and that with which Higgins bowled Harker, were especially good ones. Higgins gained most of his success by variation of pace and finished with 7 for 52. Larke took 3 for 31 and the two were unchanged, Parkin, in at the fall, of the fourth wicket, was last out.

For a time an exciting finish was in prospect in spite of Swinton’s small total. When a smart catch behind the wicket sent back Greenwood at 25 a temporary collapse occurred. Tibbles got himself into Burkinshaw’s leg trap, Wainwright was smartly taken behind the wicket, and Carlin, after an uneasy innings, poked himself out. With four wickets down for 40 runs it was still anybody’s game. Stancey had bowled eight overs for nine runs while Burkinshaw was bowling at his best at the other end.

The Swinton hopes were dashed by a stand by Vollans and Narraway and more particularly by the bold, clean driving of Vollans, whose work made the many batting failures before him more inexplicable. Burkinshaw finished with four wickets for 32 runs. The catch with which Greenwood dismissed Rigby was one of the good things of the match. Masterson kept wicket splendidly.