DINTING maintained their lead at the top of Division One of the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League with a comprehensive victory at home to Hayfield.
Matt Coleman (52), Gaz Gerrard (54) and Sam Elliott (61) helped Dinting rattle up 252-8, with Hayfield skipper Tom Jarvis (5-99) bowling a marathon spell of 22 overs.
Ben Higginbottom hit a defiant 34, but Hayfield were always on the back foot during the run chase and John Coleman (3-34) and Jarrod Massey (3-29) helped dismiss them for just 154.
Broadbottom remain in second place after a hard-fought win at Newton. The home side scored 159 all out, with Andy Grant top-scoring with 39 and Jay Riley (4-30) the pick of the bowlers.
Grant then took 5-28, but a match-winning knock from Jay Riley (58) saw Broadbottom finish on 161-8.
Chapel-en-le-Frith leapfrogged Buxton at the bottom of the table following victory in their clash (see back page report).
Tintwistle had a day to forget at home to Hazel Grove. Ian Hayward (4-43) and nephew Ryan (3-29) saw Tintwistle collapse to 88 all out.
Nick Hayward (42) and Geoff Noden (35 not out) saw the visitors cruise to victory, reaching 89-1.
Old Glossop came out on top in a high-scoring game at Birch Vale.
Martin McGrail was dropped three times in one over as he went on to score an unbeaten 121 in an impressive Old Glossop total of 246-5. Matt Woodcock also chipped in with 46.
Birch started well, with Tom Isherwood (92) leading the way. But following his departure, the Birch tail refused to wag, and they collapsed to 227 all out.
Dec Hall returned figures of 4-110, while Andy King cleaned up at the end finishing with 3-9.
Hawk Green came out on top at rivals Compstall. Despite losing early wickets, Craig Young (41) and Justin Blackhurst (54) helped the visitors post a workmanlike 188 all out. Danny Millen (6-37) was the pick of the bowlers, while Mark Richards finished with 3-81.
The home side’s reply started well through Graham Hall (41), but from a winning position Compstall capitulated to 161 all out after Simon O’Connor and Sam Messih took four wickets apiece.
New Mills maintained their unbeaten run in Division Two after a crushing victory away at High Lane.
The home side could not cope with the bowling of M Birchenall (5-48) and Malcy Strong (4-17) and slumped to 105 all out.
Strong then plundered a quick-fire 60 not out as New Mills coasted to victory, scoring 106-3.
Charlesworth are in joint second position after annihilating bottom club Hollingworth. Paul Littlewood (7-22) and Gareth Evans (3-14) saw Hollingworth dismissed for just 36. Charlesworth duly knocked the runs off for the loss of no wickets inside ten overs.
Dove Holes stayed in contention for the second promotion place after travelling to Woodley and returning home with a full compliment of points.
The home side batted first but had no answer to the bowling of M Baldwin (5-34) as Woodley struggled to 142 all out. Jack Gregory (75 not out) made light work of the target in a total of 143-2.
Hadfield stumbled to a shock defeat at home to Mottram.
Things were going to plan after J Squires took 7-36 and the home side bowled Mottram out for just 127, but the visitors’ skipper L Wright responded with 4-21 as Hadfield collapsed to 116 all out.
Whaley Bridge hit 228-7 when they travelled to Buxworth. M Platt hit 47 but was upstaged by Darren Crompton (73).
Fifteen-year-old Nathan Critchlow was the pick of the Buxworth bowlers as he finished with 5-27.
The home side made light work of the daunting target as Joe Hall blasted a superb 146 not out in a match-winning total of 229-2.
Woodley are in pole position at the top of Division Three of the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League after beating Hawk Green.
The visitors batted first and scored 235-7, thanks to Dave Hotson (65), while 12-year-old Elliott Young picked up another five-wicket haul. In reply, Hawk Green were bowled out for 175, with Young (50 not out) again showing maturity above his years.
Stuart Nugent put in a fine all-round performance for Newton when they travelled to bottom of the table Broadbottom. Nugent hit 57, and S Marco 59, in a total of 230 all out. R Blythe took 5-42 for the home side. Broadbottom had no answer to the bowling of Nugent (6-54) as they were bowled out for just 128.
Dinting maintained their title challenge after dishing out a comprehensive drubbing to Hayfield. Zak Goddard (111) and P Bridge (59) piled on the runs as Dinting finished on 281-4. S Worral then took 5-23 in a Hayfield total of 89 all out.
Mottram climbed clear of the relegation zone after entertaining fellow strugglers Buxton. S Turnbull hit 52 and S Fazackerley 74 not out as Mottram racked up 207-7 in their allotted overs. Despite 31 from T Griffin, Buxton could only manage 119 all out after Andy Isaac took 5-32.
Steve Burns had a day to remember when Birch Vale travelled to Old Glossop. He smashed 92, then took 8-54 as Birch went home with maximum points.
Tintwistle posted a respectable 192-5 at Dove Holes, thanks to M Ingham (43) and Jimmy Blackwell (67 not out). Dove Holes were grateful to P Johnson (80) in a total of 193-4.
High Lane had a day to forget in Division Four as they visited New Mills. Craig Mills (6-25) and James Stevens (3-20) saw High Lane slump to 74 all out. The Millers knocked the runs off for the loss of just one wicket.
Chapel-en-le-Frith stay in second position after victory at home to Hadfield. Chapel scored 201-6 after Jacob Pickering top-scored with 50. R Maniak was the only batsman to offer resistance with 40 as the Hadfield reply stuttered to 135 all out, after John Theyer and G Kenwin took four wickets each.
Whaley Bridge batted first at home to Buxworth and were grateful to David Cadwallader (42) in a total of 136 all out. Chris Hall took 4-37 for Buxworth and was ably backed up by D Bedworth (3-17). Buxworth were reduced to 18-5 at one stage and never recovered, although Chris Hall hit 40 as the visitors finished on 69 all out. John Fiddler took 5-24 and 14-year-old H Bold chipped-in with 2-8 at the end.
Compstall are now 20 points adrift at the bottom of the table after capitulating to 77 all out at Hazel Grove. Jake Bennett (6-21) did the damage for the Grove. The hosts were made to struggle for their runs after J Webb took 4-25, but they eventually edged home on 78-6.
Hollingworth batted first and scored 172-6 at home to Charlesworth. In reply, Steve Marron hit 66, which included a 22-ball half century, but could only manage 161-5 in their allocated overs.