July 07 – South Kirkby 175 Denaby 177 for 2 – Denaby´s Third Win

Mexborough & Swinton Times, July 07

Denaby´s Third Win

South Kirkby Beaten By Eight Wickets

South Kirkby entertaining Denaby, on Saturday, provided the latter with their third win of the season. The Kirkby men batted rather unsteadily at times, Crossley, and, later, Worthington bothering them considerably. In getting rid of Hobson so early, Denaby gave themselves a good start on the road to victory. Russell (21), Whitehouse (21), and A. L. Bairstow (19), tried to turn the game but failed.

The Kirkby total of 175 was very easily passed. Tibbles and Narraway treating the bowling to scant respect. They were concerned in a big second wicket partnership after Greenwood had gone cheaply. Both scored at a great pace. Tibbles credited himself with 87, and Narraway carried out his bat for 79.

The bowling honours went to Crossley, the old Frickley man, who had 3 for 35, and Worthington with 3 for 29. Scores:-

South Kirkby Denaby G C Hobson c Robinson B Crossley 6 E Tibbles b Nuttall 87 W Cantrill c Shoosmith b Greenwood 15 T Greenwood b Eatock 3 J Bidmead b Crossley 15 W E Narraway not out 79 J Eatcock c Tibbles b Crossley 5 H Foster not out 2 J Porter b Shoosmith 25 C Russell b Worthington 21 A L Bairstow c Tibbles b Worthington 19 L Bairstow c Worthington b Greenwood 17 C Nuttall c Foster b Worthington 0 A Whitehouse c Worthington b Ford 21 L Cupitt not out 6 Extras 25 Extras 6 Total 175 Total (for 2 wkts) 177

Denaby found South Kirkby scarcely so formidable on their own ground on Saturday, as they were at Denaby three weeks earlier. Still, by dint of steady, level batting, Kirkby put up a very respectable score, 175, which ordinarily might have worried Denaby. But Tibbles and Narraway were in glorious mood, hitting with confidence and accuracy at a great rate, and putting on 139 for the second wicket, the biggest Denaby partnership, I believe since the club entered the Yorkshire Council.

Both batsmen have been dead in form from the beginning of the season, but this was their best and brightest display. Tibbles stands very high in the Yorkshire Council averages, and his century cannot be far off. Perhaps the return game with Bentley will supply it to-day.

This was Denaby´s third victory of the season, and easily their most meritorious.

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