Our cricket correspondent has submitted the following report.
Denton cricketers braved the elements on Saturday and staged a match amongst themselves at Wortwell playing field where over 200 runs were scored as the rain and sunshine had their own battle for supremacy.
Whilst Robin Godsmark (33) and Matt Birkinshaw (20) chipped away at some rather friendly bowling, Ian Cooper filled his boots to score a breezy 70. Even after filling up on an interesting mix of cider, flapjacks and cheese sandwiches at the interval, chasing a total of 175 was too hard a task, and only Mike Goater made it into double figures as the side batting second mustered a meagre 41.
Throughout the game there were some terrific catches taken, none better than the two taken by Adrian (“I’ll only play if you’re short”) Hipwell.
It’s hoped that we can find some opposition to play against in the coming weeks to put this Denton side to the test. If you know of a team that would like a game please contact Steve Whiteman – (07751 900127).