Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 06 August 1910
Denaby’s Biggest Win.
Mitchell Main Beaten.
Mitchell Main 134 Denaby United 135 for 4
Denby and Cadeby on Saturday achieved the greatest of all their victories, beating their closest and most dangerous rivals, Mitchel, Main.
The win thus practically meant a gain of four points to the conquering heroes , and set Denaby firmly on the high road to the Championship. Moreover it through what has been growing pretty certain for weeks past that they are the team of the year.
Another effect it had was to pull the balance victory in the series of encounters between Denaby and Mitchell Main on the Denaby side.
Before Saturday’s game the position was: Mitchell Main won 7 Denaby won 7; 10 drawn.
On Saturday Denaby came fresh from their exciting appear experience at South Kirkby, where on Thursday they tied with the champions, though South Kirkby and the advantage of a wicket in hand. On the same day Mitchell Main revenged themselves and Swinton, where their solitary, in comfortable style.
Mitchell Main had the advantage of first knock on the good fast wicket, in glorious whether; and with the Denaby attack weakened through the loss of Hoften, they look like putting up a good score. By the way, Hoften and gone to play professional at Kiveton Park and Denaby were rather sore about
Anyhow, Roy Kilner, the County Colts and Saunders played the bowling of the brothers Robinson confidently enough in the story gone to respectable proportions for Arthur Robinson gave way to Brumfield. The change was by no means effective. Indeed discarding was, if anything, accelerated, and Kilner batted very attractively, doing his best to justify the high opinion which is uncle – captain David. It was not until Luther Robinson gave way to Peat that the change was brought about. Saunders lashed out at the “googly man” was finally caught in the long field by Jack Hasland. He had played dashing cricket is 32, and with 70 up, left Mitchell Main on the high road to a big score.
Ted Russell did not stay long, though he did not die ingloriously. When he had scored eight, he got fairly hold of one from Bromfield, and drove it, rather than cut to 2 poin; Taylor, though the ball was as hot as a furnace, eldest alright, and sent the chubby veteran back. Luther holds are not score before Pete got behind his back and then Kilner run out as a result of the splendid song by Arthur Robinson from in front of the pavilion. He had just reached his 50 and a played grand cricket for it. 1/15 no less than eight fours. Irving Washington was now sorted with child was a lot like settling down to begins when he was smartly snapped at the wicket of Pete. With the departure of the redoubtable captain, Mitchell Main seem to crumple up somehow.
Five were gone for 118, and three more went for the addition of a run. Charlesworth was taken low down at point by Taylor; Musgrave jumped out to a “wrong ‘un” from Peat; Whitehead was beaten to the world by a ‘trickler’ from the same end and Jim Senior lashing out at the slow bowler was beautifully taken by “Billy” Smith, who running forward in the long field, swept the ball up from off his toes. Smith and Brook collected a run or two from Peat, but an unexpected fastball, rising up well, saw Brook glance it to Luther Robinson at third man, and the innings closed at 134; whereas at one time it looked as though the double hundred would be reached.
Eleven extras represented something below Narroway’s usual form, but when it is recollected that he appeared with a bandaged jaw as a result of a rising fastball South Kirkby, much can be excused Denaby’s smart stumper. Peaks was quite a bully success. He took seven for 44 in his last five wickets came for 10 runs. He “googled” Mitchell Main out, where the more dangerous bowlers failed.
Denaby set off with a sporting chance of victory, and Smith and Esland opened against Whitehead and Senior. At first, cricket was slow, and the bowling was too good to be hit. Esland played a free game and twice thumped Whitehead for fours, Smith playing possum at the other end. Nevertheless, Smith was the first to go. Irving Washington, not too slow to use their variety of bowlers he had at his disposal called up Kilner and Musgrave in place of the original pair, and a rank bad bowl in the uses second over got Smith’s wicket. The batsmen turned round to thump the ball to the leg boundary, instead of which he merely flicked it into the waiting hands of Brook who was close on him. The first wicket thus fell at 44.
Esland continued to bat brightly but Peate never seem comfortable and both men went with the score at 60. Esland was the first to go. Peate hit the ball to cover and called. Esland responded but was accidentally obstructed in midwicket by Kilner, while Musgrave who and fielded the ball smartly, through eight in and ran Esland out. It was a very unfortunate and unsatisfactory mode of dismissal for Esland, whose improved batting is now just attracting general attention.
In the next over a kicking ball from Luther Holmes saw Peate taken at third man, and with three down for 60, there was still the possibility of a fine sporting finish. But Narroway and Luther Robinson settled the issue without delay. Narroway hit well all round the wicket, and though Smith and Musgrave were called up and Whitehead eventually recalled, the variety of the bowling made no difference.
A leg boundary to Narroway sent up the 100, and then Luther enlivened things up with some good hitting. With the score at 116 Narroway landed out at Whitehead for Musgrave to bring about a most difficult running catch; quite the catch of the match; a splendid bit of work, which was well appreciated.
GL Robinson continued to levy toll upon the bowling, and signalled the appearance of Taylor by pulling Whitehead clear of the leg boundary for the winning hit, the match being over at 6.45