July 28 – Denaby 132 for 3 v Thorncliffe 129 – Comfortable Win for the Home Team

Mexborough & Swinton Times, July 28

Yorkshire Council

Denaby v Thorncliffe

Comfortable Win for the Home Team

The rain delayed the start of the Denaby v Thorncliffe match at Denaby yesterday (Thursday). The visitors did not put up a very imposing score, and runs came very slowly at first. Shoosmith started well with the ball for Denaby, and he secured a wicket in the fourth over for one run. Three of his first four overs were maidens.

The first Thorncliffe wicket went at 13, and three were down for 47. Parkin contributed 17. and Woolley 14, but no other batsman made a stand until Faulkner scored 15 before Narraway stumped him. Narraway stumped the next man , too, and then Hollingsworth defied the bowlers for a spell. He clouted Greenwood for six, but Ted Tibbles got him with a smart catch when he had made 25. Gradwell added 14 not out, and the last wicket, which had put on 33 runs, fell with the score at 129.

Shoosmith came out with very good figures, taking 3 for 20. Luther Robinson had 4 for 35, and Greenwood 2 for 33.

Denaby set about their task in very promising fashion. Tibbles and Greenwood opened the innings to the bowling of Rookes and Bradbury. Tibbles soon settled down, and quickly compiled 36, and then was caught by Parkin. His 36 included six 4´s. Denaby´s first wicket was down with 50 on, and Narraway came out to join Greenwood. The two continued to bat very brightly, and runs came quickly.

The century was hoisted by Greenwood, as Hollingsworth came on in place of Bradbury. Narraway was quite happy, and knocking the bowling all over the place. Greenwood was caught by Cook at mid-on, with the score at 103. Greenwood had batted very brightly for his 39. Luther Robinson came in to join Narraway, who hit another couple of four´s, and then after hitting three four´s off consecutive balls, he gave an easy catch to Newbold, with the score at 117. Narraway his 35, including six 4´s. Shoosmith came in, and soon registered the winning hit, a four off Buckley. The score was carried to 132 for three wickets.

For Thorncliffe Buckley had 1 for 17, Hollingsworth 1 for 23, and Bradbury 1 for 30.

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