Denaby & Cadeby – Denaby 90 for 1 Swinton 87 – Another Victory for Denaby.

13 September 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, September 13.

Another Victory for Denaby.

Denaby 90 for 1   Swinton 87

Denaby Innings : A Moore, 37, L Robinson 41*

Very considerable interest was manifested in the encounter between the above clubs on Saturday, on the ground of the former, for the result had an important bearing on the championship of the Mexborough and District League.

It was gloriously fine, and there was a capital attendance. About an hour and 20 min was sufficient to get the Swinton batsmen dismissed for the total of 87. Denaby for the loss of only one wicket secured 90 runs and thus achieved a brilliant victory.

Still the championship of the league is undecided, and now Denaby have to meet Rawmarsh on neutral ground. Denaby have vivid recollections of the stiff struggle with Rawmarsh a fortnight ago. The deciding contest will create widespread interest throughout the whole district between Denaby and Rawmarsh. Swinton were determined to make a gallant fight of it, and it was extremely unfortunate for them that three of their best players, including L. Beckett, were unable to play at the last moment.

Denaby had their best available 11.

The visitors won the toss and batted first on a good wicket. Disaster befell the visitors were only four runs had been recorded, Gomersall being given out leg before wicket for the fifth time this season. Radcliffe and Poppleton became associated, and runs came pretty freely, the bowling apparently be to their liking. An admirable stand was made by those two batsmen and then display was worthy of commendation. Had it not been for these two Swinton would have been much more severely defeated than they were. The remainder of the batsmen were easily dismissed, and the total score for the last wicket was 87.

The own team were regarded as having an easy task on to vanquish the visitors commenced their innings about 4.30 with Luther Robinson and A Moore. Scoring opened out very rapidly and a remarkable pace was maintained to the end. The bowling was severely punished and several changes were tried without effect. Over 60 runs were scored before Moore succumbed to an accurate delivery of Taylor, when he had scored 37. Smith (the pro) then joined Luther Robinson, who was batting with great care and resolution.

The score carried 90 for the loss of one wicket, when the innings was declared close. The runs were obtained in the little over an hour, so from that fact the rapidity with which the runs were scored. Can be gathered. Too much cannot be said of Luther Robinson’s performance. It was superb and the ovation, with which he met in reaching the Pavilion was thoroughly well deserved