So it was left to the fourths to come up with the only positive result of the day a winning draw against Swanwick seconds.
here were half-centuries for Mick Bott and Ross Cherry as they totalled an impressive 217 for 6 after being put into bat.
After losing two early wickets Swanwick made a good effort to get the runs before settling on a losing draw at 178 for 7 wickets.
The wickets were shared around with the key spell of the day coming from 12 year old Joe Wilson who although he only picked up a single wicket bowled his 14 overs of off spin for only 34 runs.
He will surely benefit from the experience of bowling such a long stint in the future.
This Saturday Denby fourths are at home again to high flying Morton Colliery seconds starting at 1pm.