South Yorkshire Times July 19, 1969
Cortonwood Had Narrow Victory at Brodsworth
Brodsworth 79 Cortonwood 80 for 9
A game in which prospects of winning switched from side to side several times saw Cortonwood scrape to a narrow Yorkshire Council victory against Brodsworth.
With Brodsworth dismissed for 79 Cortonwood had a bad start to see four men back in the pavilion with only 12 runs on the board, then after they seem to have victory in the bag but an inspired spell of four wickets for no runs by Brodsworth bowler Alan Waitt again clouded their victory chances. Points were snatched however mainly by the outstanding work of batsmen Barry Heaney and Stan Johnson, whose partnership totalled 44. With 25 to his credit, Stan Johnson was still at the crease in court would pass the time target with a score of 80 for nine.
Cortonwood bowlers Geoff Biram took four for 36, Philip Wrightson three for 10 and Malcolm Wood two for 33
This was an exciting and well-played game on what was not a particularly good wicket, both teams putting up extremely good bowling and fielding performances. Because there was so little to choose between the two sides, it was perhaps unfortunate that one side took full honours, but all credjt goes to Cortonwood for doing so.
British Ropes 148 Hickleton Main 169
Hickleton Main beat British Ropes by 21 runs at Carr Hill, Doncaster on Saturday in the Yorkshire Council. Scores were Hickleton Main 169, British ropes 148
Principal individual scores for Hickleton Main were; Garner 88, T. Riley 17, W.H Dolan 15, and for British Ropes were K. Hall 42, M. Argylle 24 and J. Green 15. Best bowling performance for Hickleton Main were by K. Wilson 5 for 71 and T. Riley 4 for 32. and for British Ropes was by B. Robinson 2 for 21.
Quickest score was D. Garner’s 88 in 106 minutes, which included 13 boundaries for Hickleton.
After being sent in to bat, Hickleton lost their first three batsmen for 41 runs, then D. Garner and A. Foster put on 45 for the fourth wicket. Another useful stand was by Garner and P. Holmes who added 43 for the sixth wicket.
- Garner, who hit boundaries to all parts of the field and looked set for a century, was eventually out for 88. bowled by Robinson.
Dearne 189 for 9 Rotherham Town 125 for 9
Dearne M.W. drew with Rotherham Town at Dearne on Sunday in the South Riding League.
Scores were Dearne 189-9, Rotherham 125-9. Principal individual scorers for Dearne were Woodcock 52 (six fours). G. Ward 43 (three fours), O. Smith 22, and for Rotherham Town were S Heddison 48 not out, R. Harrison 46 (four fours and two sixes).
Best bowling performances for Rotherham Town were by R. Harrison 4-47 (11 overs), P Newsham 2-38 (12 overs) and for Dearne M.W. A. Beresford 5-33 (18 overs). D. Mosley 2-36, and H. Dungworth 2-25.
Dearne scored 189 runs for the loss of nine wickets on an excellent batting wicket. Runs came easily and Dearne were batting comfortably. Colin Woodcock scored a very good 52 in 90 minutes and Graham Ward 43 in 65 minutes.
The game had a thrilling finish and to wickets fell in the last over.