Denaby & Cadeby – May 12 – Denaby 137 for 4 v Collegiate – Abandoned for Rain

May 1923

Mexborough & Swinton Times, May 12

Denaby v Sheffield Collegiate

Denaby Main had ill-luck with their opening fixture on Saturday, their match with Sheffield Collegiate, at Denaby, being abandoned owing to rain when the game had reached an interesting stage.

This fixture last year produced perhaps the most interesting match of the Denaby season, the home team winning from a hopeless position, thanks to a valorous stand between the captain, Mr. H. C. Harrison, and Harry Shoosmith. On that occasion Harold Willey lobbed half the Denaby team out before they could adapt themselves to his insidious slows.

They were ready for him on Saturday, and Greenwood and Worthington were particularly severe on him. In the two hours available for play, Denaby put on 137 for four and were in a sound position when the game was abandoned, Irving Greenwood was well on the way to a big innings, and George Worthington reached his half-century before falling to a brilliant catch by Willey. Foster, Luther Robinson and Tibbles went cheaply, but Greenwood, batting with grand confidence and beautiful style, was not out at the close, his score of 69 including a six and none fours – a very dashing innings. Of the Collegiate bowlers, Varley and Hoult were the most effective with two for 28 and two for 29 respectively. Scores:-

Denaby I.Greenwood not out 69 H Foster b Varley 2 L Robinson c Gow B Varley 4 G Worthington c Willey b Hoult 50 E Tibbles c Leslie b Hoult 9 W Narraway not out 0 Extras 3 Total (for 4 wickets) 137