Mexborough and Swinton Times July 5, 1929
Wath Beat The Clock.
Keen Game With Bolton.
Wath 187 for 8 Bolton 186
Wath had yet again to race the clock in their match with their neighbours, Bolton at Wath and again they pulled it off.
This time they had only two minutes to spaare. Against keen fielding the batsmen had always to fight for their runs, and the pace of the scoring was moderate. Bolton lost five wickets for 85 runs but were pulled round by-Groves and Revill, whose 63 for the sixth wicket made the game interesting. Walker drove powerfully and did nearly all the scoring at the start of the innings: 50 of the first 70 were his. Swinburne, acting captain in the continued absence of Hargreaves, played a sound innings, too, but with 6 wickets down for 106 runs Wath were not in a winning position. The Bolton bowling did not leave scope for any limited and it was a desperate fight to the end.
A partnership of 61 by Jewsbury and Wilson turned the game again in Wath’s favour. Bolton made frequent bowling changes and fielded alertly and the fight towards the end was exciting. Shaw went for the bowling and, profiting from a Miss catch, knocked off the runs just in time, with Jewsbury.
A curious feature of the game was that the stumps were hit 13 times; but a number of the batsmen either played on all were bold of their pads. The outstanding bowling performance was Wild’s five for 61 for Bolton. The Bolton wickets were shared by Pearce, Walker (three for 30), Deighton and Alan – who success as a slow bowler has come in very useful at a time when Hargreaves is not available.