Club looks back on an action-packed season

Joe Greenhalgh, Denby CC''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Joe Greenhalgh, Denby CC''Photo by Terry Fletcher
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Denby Cricket Club has been reflecting on the recently completed season for its four senior teams.

The firsts secured a fifth placed finish in the Derbyshire Premier League by picking up 45 points over the final weekend.

Denby seconds went into the final weekend in the unusual position of knowing they could either secure promotion or be relegated.

After the final weekend, the final league position of fourth was a commendable effort, considering that, for two thirds of the season, they were firmly entrenched in the relegation zone.

The third team secured their spot in Division 5N with a losing draw at Ashover 1st XI on Saturday followed by their first home win of the season on Sunday against Darley Abbey 1st XI.

By taking the maximum 27 points on the Sunday, they ended up in eighth place.

Denby fourths ended completed their season with a winning draw and a loss in their final two games. The winning draw came on Saturday against Quarndon.

On Sunday they lost to Awsworth and slipped a place in the league, although they can be well satisfied with fourth in Division 8N of the Derbyshire County Cricket League.

Meanwhile, on Saturday there was a cricket day featuring a Denby CC Old Boys team who were be up against a Denby CC select XI.

The old boys side featured a number of players from the 1989 treble winning team, reunited for the occasion. Then on Sunday the club hosted a T10 competition and to complete the weekend the ground was the venue for the Friends of Denby Free School Treasure Hunt.