Liverpool beat Everton at cricket


August 6, 1934
Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C. met in cricket rivalry yesterday at the Upton Park cricket ground, where keen excitement was displayed, Liverpool running out winners after an exciting finish by the narrow margin of 5 runs.

Liverpool, who batted first on a wet wicket, cut a sorrowful picture early on, for, with only 4 runs telegraphed, had lost four wickets. Gordon Hodgson retrieved matters by knocking up 24, which included four boundary strokes. Ted Savage, however, proved the Anfielders’ top-scorer with a well-played 34, which included seven 4’s, the partnership with Archie Macpherson producing 26 runs, the side being eventually out for 87. Archie Clark and Charlie Gee bowled in splendid manner, taking four and five wickets respectively at a cost of 30 and 43 runs.

Everton showed better form, Albert Geldard, their opening batsman, scoring a valuable 21 before he was cleverly caught by Ben Dabbs. Hodgson and Savage then created havoc, the Evertonians being unable to stand up to their quick deliveries, with the result that the rest of the side were dismissed, only Cliff Britton. Stan Bentham and Dixie Dean returning double figures, giving the Anfielders a narrow but just victory.

Hodgson returned the fine analysis of five wickets for 19 runs out of fourteen overs. Savage, also bowling excellently, took three wickets for 9 runs.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: August 7, 1934)

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