Denaby & Cadeby – Sep 2 – Denaby 133 Sheffield United 167

September 1922

Mexborough and Swinton Times, September 2nd

Denaby and Cadeby 133 Sheffield United 167

A Robinson, 50*; E Nornable 4-36 H. Austin 35, J Greenwood 37, E Nornable 35

Denaby and Cadeby played their last home match of the season on Saturday, when they entertained Sheffield United who beat them in an interesting game, the last Denaby wicket falling just on time.

Sheffield United had first knock on an easy wicket, and opened indifferently, losing their first two wickets for 16, but thereafter the batting stiffened. Walker and Austin put on 50 for the third wicket, and following another slump Greenwood and Nornable made 88 for seven into 150 for eight, the venture closing at 167.

Bowling: Greenwood three for 28, Coope two for 26, GL Robinson two for 28, Worthington two for 22, A Robinson one for 25 and Shoosmith 0 for 24

Denaby add two hours and a half, plenty of time to get the runs. They lost Foster at once, however, and brilliant fielding cost four more quick wickets, Greenwood, Soar and Worthington been dismissed with excellent slip catches and Tibbles being cleverly thrown out by Austin from mid-on.

Denaby lost their first eight wickets for 68 and their case seemed hopeless. When Arthur Robinson came in, in bad light, to play one of the best innings of his long career. After opening quietlyhe lashed out at Burnley. Wilkinson was brought on for Elms, and Robinson hit him for 16 in his first over, and 10 in his next. Shoosmith kept the other end fast, and the score move rapidly until it reached 122 when Shoosmith was beautifully bowled by Buckley,who hadreturned at the tennis end for Nornable. Captain Harrison came in with 10 min to bat, and he withstood a couple of overs while Robinson completed his 50, which included a six and seven fours. Then Austin, a slow left-hander, was brought on for Wilkinson, and with his second ball he bowled Harrison who was beaten by the prodigious break.

The innings thus closed almost in twilight for 133, and Denaby were beaten by a wonderful fielding side,who missed scarcely anything and turned good strokes to the ruin of good batsmen