Denaby & Cadeby – Firbeck 118 for 3 Denaby 114 – Strong Firbeck Stand

12 May 1939

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 12th.

Denaby Overcome by Strong Firbeck Stand.

Firbeck Main 118 for 3  Denaby & Cadeby 114

R Giles 55* I Greenwood 34; Parkin 3-22, Woodhead 6-39

When Denaby and Cadeby visited Firbeck Main, they had to make the journey without their captain E.Wainwright, who had the misfortune to injure his right hand while in practice. His absence made a difference to the batting and bowling strength. C Pegg made a welcome return to the club after a period of two seasons with Edlington welfare.

Greenwood and Pitt-Pladdy opened for Denaby, and with 27 on the board Pitt-Pladdy was bowled by Woodhead for 16. Greenwood was joined by Robinson, brother of Ellis Robinson, the County player, and the pair added 49 before Robinson playback into the arms of Woodhead for 23, including 14 and a six.

With a start of76 for 2. Denaby appeared to be in a good position, but they lost their next two wickets, Boot and Hobson without any further addition. Greenwood and Bateson, however, got together, but there partnership did not last long, for 81. Greenwood was bowled by parking for 34, including four fours.

Pegg was caught by Rogers of Woodhead for two with the score at 99. Another failure came Denaby’s way when Holiday was bowled by Parkin at the same total basing kept pegging away steadily, while Mee did his best tohold out, but in the end Mee was caught by Giles of Woodhead for three.

Bateson’s good innings came to a close. When, after scoring a useful 20, he was caught by Gent off Larke, a former Denaby player.

The end came when Denaby had scored 114

The Firbeck Innings.

Firbeck made a slightly better beginning and enemy by putting on 32 runs before a wicket fell. This was followed by another stand of 63 and eventually whenthree wickets had fallen down Denaby’s total was passed.

For Denaby Bateson had two for 17 and Robinson one for 24.

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