Denaby & Cadeby – July 8 – Denaby 173 Frickley 92 for 4 – Rain spoils game

8 July 1922

Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 8.

Denaby Main 173

G. Worthington 55, R Coope 57;  Crossley 4 for 30, C Smith 4 for 45

Frickley Colliery 92 for 4

J Hallas 31

Rain spoils Game.

A downpour of rain, which had been threatening for some time, put an end to the game between Denaby and Frickley, on Saturday, when it had reached a most interesting stage.

The crowd was very interested lay watching Frickley’s progress towards top in the Denaby score, and it was just a query whether they had enough time to do it.

Denaby are not took 173, and in reply to this Frickley reached 92 for four when the rain Compal is finish about an hour before time. Frickley were not doing badly at all, and 82 runs was all they required to win, and they had six wickets to spare.

Time however, was against them and probably if the game being carried through to the close. The best would have been a draw.

Denaby won the toss and batted first. Foster did some good hitting and played a bright cricket before it was clean bowled by Clem Smith for 30.

Denaby add six wickets down with the score at half a century. Denaby’s chances did not look at all promising at this stage but Dick Coope proves the sting in the tail, and Worthington, who later came on to continue is interrupted innings, made a fine stand. The to commence a partnership which was the feature of the match, and which produced 98 runs for the seventh wicket. When Coope reached 57 he gave an easy chance to square leg and was caught. Dick came in for a good deal of applause, and his 57 included nine fours and a five. Worthington was bowled by Mellor after a fine innings of 55, which included six fours and a five.

When the last wicket fell the total had reached 173.

It was late in the afternoon when the Frickley openers went into account for the visitors. Mellor made a useful 21 and Hallas added 31.

Four wickets had fallen when the rain began to pour heavily, and the game had to be abandoned