DRAKES HUDDERSFIELD CRICKET LEAGUE CEDAR CRT CONF @ WAKEFIELD RD
24 JUNE 2017 --- 1PM
|DENBY DALE CC|
Following last weeks visit to Honley the plan was to visit Wakefield Rd all week that was until the weather on Friday and Saturday morning was showing rain coming over 'the tops'. So with base departure showing a ticket to Sheffield with the intention of diverting to Sheffield Colleigate it was of immense joy that a final check of the weather forecast for Denby Dale at Sheffield station showed an improvement in prospects. So I purchased an addition for the journey along the Penistone line, again, you know the story by now Barnsley, Penistone, Emley Moor TV mast etc.
|A PORTION OF THE VIADUCT|
|THE ENTRANCE TO DENBY DALE CC|
|PAUL GOODMAN TAKES ONE OF HIS 3 WICKETS FOR DENBY CC|
Denby Dale won the toss and batted with Hywel Senior hitting a quick fire 25 the home side were scoring at 10 an over after 3. They were though to see 3 wickets fall quickly and at 44 for 3 Denby bowler Paul Goodman was the man responsible.
|PAUL HALE CALMLY BUILDS DENBY DALE'S TOTAL WITH HIS 49|
|HAYDEN ROSE LIFTS ANOTHER ONE AWAY ON HIS WAY TO HIS CENTURY|
|HATS OFF TO HAYDEN|
The ground also features two original sight screens which are set of the floor within their own railed transportation system which was a really great way of getting them moving unlike some of the big cumbersome varieties at other grounds also interesting to note that 3/4 of the slats were taken out at the end of the game.
|UNIQUE SIGHT SCREENS|
|ITS ALL GOING WRONG EARLY ON FOR DENBY|
Having finished at around about train time I decided to sample a further bottle of the orange fizzy stuff sit at the ground overviewing our four legged friends chasing cricket balls around and take in the last drop of what had been an enjoyable visit to Denby Dale and its cricket club.
|FRED STOWER RETURN 5 FOR 29 AND HERE IS ONE OF THEM|
Our lovely pacer train rattled and jolted its way into Sheffield and with a quick change we were soon at base station just before 9pm from what had been another enjoyable journey into the delights of the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League.