Denaby & Cadeby – Tankersley 54 Denaby 151 for 4 – Good ‘Gate’ on Cold Day

September 1925

September 5, 1925

Tankersley 54 Denaby & Cadeby 151 for 4

The visit of Denaby attracted a good “gate” to Tankersley’s ground on Saturday, and had the weather been a little warmer there is no doubt there would have been a much larger attendance. As it was a cold wind was blowing straight across the ground, and the majority of the spectators took shelter on the far side of the ground.

Denaby won the toss and sent Tankersley into bat on a fairly good wicket. Everybody expected Tankersley to put up a good showing against their formidable rivals, but they were doomed to disappoint. True, the bowling was good, especially that of Worthington, which was of the best, but taking all into consideration there was no excuse for Tankersley’s batting display, which was poor in the extreme. That Tankersley have batsmen who can score runs was evidenced at Sheffield on Thursday last when Tankersley scored 235 for the loss of eight wickets. Perhaps it would have suited the crowd at Tankersley the performance had been repeated. But it was not to be. It was one of Tankersley’s off days, and all the arguing in the world will not alter the result.

Ivill and fault opened the innings for Tankersley, the attack being shared by Higgins and Worthington. Higgins open with a maiden. From the other end Ivill pulled Worthington’s first ball to the boundary and scored two of the second ball, and the third ball was sent to the for four. This was rapid scoring 10 runs off three balls, but unfortunately it was a flash in the pan, as after Ivill had added a single to his total, he was caught in the slips of a weak stroke. Gregory filled the vacancy and three runs had been added, all by Gregory, when Higgins beat his defence. Two good wickets were down for 17, when Wadsworth came in and signalised his coming by hitting Higgins for 4. His stay was very short, three minutes to be exact, as a good delivery from Worthington beat him and upset his wicket. Read came in with the score at 22 for three. Nine runs had been added when Faulkner was clean bowled by Worthington after scoring 7. Hardy came next and after he had survived an appeal at the wicket, Worthington bowled him. Half the wickets were down for 34, when Hardy and Barnes became associated, and the latter hit Worthington for four.

The visitors were smart in the field, and it was exceedingly difficult for Tankersley to get runs. After Hardy had driven Higgins for four, Barnes fell a victim to Higgins, and at the same total (43), Hardy was bowled by Worthington. W. Stone’s and Jones took the total to 47, at which total Stones was bowled by Higgins. J. Stones was disposed of at 54 by Worthington, and Ward, the last man, fell to the same bowler with the total unaltered. The innings closed for 54 runs, A. Jones carrying out his bat for five. Worthington and Higgins bowled unchanged, and only 19 overs and three balls were bowled, Worthington sent down 9.3 overs, of which two were maidens and took seven wickets for 26. Higgins had three for 21. The time occupied by Tankersley was exactly 62 minutes.

Greenwood and Tibles opened Denaby’s innings, and in Jones’s first over the former head three fours. From the other end Gregory’s first delivery was sent to the rails by Tibbles. With the score at 20 Jones bowled Greenwood who had scored 14. Wainwright filled the vacancy and the pair succeeded in passing Tankersley’s total. At 58 Wainwright was out l.b.w stones. H Foster was run out at 64. And that 73 Barnes held tables who had contributed three. Including 5 4’s. Kennedy and narrow way batted on until the total had reached 151 for four wickets, when stumps were drawn. Kennedy was not out 51 including 10 4’s and anyway not out 22 (including 4 4’s).