South Yorkshire Times August 2 1958
Bad Light Handicap
Cortonwood Unlucky in Victory Cup Final
Cortonwood is the last club one could accuse of taking a “sour grapes” attitude, and therefore there is no complaint from them, but it is possible that if they had not been batting in bad light they might have brought back from York the championship trophy of the Yorkshire Council Victory tournament.
Many of the spectators who watched the final against York on Friday night are asking why the game was not stopped. And why indeed, did not Cortonwood appeal against the light? Because a second journey to York, possibly on Monday, would have presented difficulties for the players. When they travelled last Friday, some members of the team had to lose work.
In the stipulated 18 overs, York put up 124 for seven, of which J. R. Bond had 39 and D. Hutchinson 51. The wickets fell to E. Peploe (2 for 77) and Philip Wrightson (3 for 43).
Cortonwood were dismissed for 103. Brian Walls scored 20, Henry Walters 23 not out, Philip Wrightson 19, Jack Grice 14, and Brian Thorpe 12. York bowlers were A. Baines (2 for 32), J. R. F. Temple (3 for 43) and R. Carter (4 for 20).