Denaby & Cadeby – The Denaby Tour – Fine Weather and Good Cricket

June 1926

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 4, 1926

The Denaby Tour
Fine Weather and Good Cricket.
An Unhappy Conclusion.

The Denaby and Cadeby cricket club’s annual tour last week was blessed with much better weather than last year’s trip, but unfortunately an enjoyable cricket ended in a sad blow for the club. After the concluding game at Chiswick on Friday George Worthington the club’s leading all-rounder, suddenly collapsed, apparently from the effects of overstrain, and he is not likely to play any more cricket this season. The Yorkshire Council team will badly miss him in the heavy programme still in front of them, but the more important thought to cricketers and followers of the game over a wide area is the hope that Worthington will make a complete recovery and as speedily as possible.

The six games of the tour brought two victories to the tourists and only one defeat. The game at Stratford on Avon on Wednesday was the only one interfered with by rain. The single defeat was an unexpected one at Leamington – the first Denaby haye suffered in their years of regular visits. The brunt of the bowling working there tour fell to Higgins and Worthington, but the young slow man Larke, gave some useful help in keeping up to his promises of development. In other matches Higgins took 20 wickets for 14 runs apiece, and Worthington 12 wickets for 19 runs apiece. There are creditable performances against strong batting sides in a series of matches in which Denaby scored 1088 runs for the loss of 45 wickets against 872 for 46 wickets. With the bat there were some excellent feats. The highest scorers of the tour were Worthington 225 (once not out), Tibbles 180, Greenwood 153 (once not out), and Carlin 175; each for six innings.