Defending PS Derbyshire & Cheshire Cricket League champions Dinting moved back to the top of Division One with a home victory over Birch Vale on Saturday.
Batting first, Birch Vale struggled to 109 all out as Jon Coleman took 3-28. In reply, Greg Harwick made 58 not out and Glen Draper 37 as Dinting reached 112-3.
It was one of many of the day’s tight games. At Mottram, the home side batted first and made 158-9, R Fitton making 51. In reply, Hawk Green fell one run short as they were bowled out for 157, Jordan Henderson top-scoring with 93, assisted by Ben Cartledge (34), while M Scott took 5-48 and Ayrton Fielding 3-10.
Dove Holes batted first at New Mills and posted 217 all out with Joe Gregory making 76, D Jones 44 and Jack Gregory 32, while M Birchenall took 5-39 and J Stevens 3-46. New Mills could only reach 190 all out in reply, S Mills scoring 46 and P Jackson 37 as Dave Cartledge took 6-63 and D Walker 3-65.
Broadbottom made the trip to Hayfield and posted 203 all out, A Walsh hitting 69 and P Rowston 37 while J Adamson took 3-61 and B Higginbottom 4-33. Hayfield reached their target with ease, S Furness with an unbeaten 79, supported by J Duckworth (51) and R Evans (33 not out) in their score of 201-1.
Old Glossop batted first at Compstall and made 209 all out, M Wood finishing on 100 not out as R Chew took 4-89 and Jarrod Ince 3-55. In reply Compstall came agonisingly close with S Jackson making 55, S Bass 37 and D Millen 31, but 6-54 from R Adderley helped ensure victory for Old Glossop as the home side finished on 205-8.
Tintwistle made 241-9 batting first at home to Hazel Grove, K Davies making 64 and M Harris 42 while Ryan Hayward took 4-81 and Andy Rodgers collected 4-74. In reply, Hazel Grove struggled to keep up with the required rate, finishing on 214-6 with A Thurston making 77 and M Potter 31.
In Division Two, Woodley batted first at Chapel-en-le-Frith and made 216-8 thanks to D Kay (60) and D Hotson (41) as L Greenwood took 5-81. Chapel then struggled in reply despite 53 from B Harding as D Hotson took 4-32 in the total of 103 all out.
Buxworth made 197 all out batting first at Hollingworth as D Gilbride hit 53, J Hall 46 and D Inglefield 42 as D Morris took 4-65 and H Zafar 4-64. Mark Drabble then took 5-42 as Hollingworth were dismissed for 109.
Buxton hosted Hadfield and made 109 all out with Rick Tranter taking 4-14. P Slater then took 6-22 to give Buxton hope, but it wasn’t quite enough as Hadfield finished on 112-7.
High Lane batted first at home to Charlesworth and made 155-5, Fred Barlow finishing unbeaten on 79 while P Littlewood took 3-53. George Whitney then made 53 for the visitors, who needed three runs from the final ball to win but could only claim a single to finish on 154-8.
Dove Holes claimed a comfortable home win in Division Three to complete the double over New Mills. The visitors made 133 all out as Kevin Waterhouse took 4-11, before M Turner made 68 not out in reply as Dove reached 137-3.
Old Glossop batted first at home to Newton and finished on 148 all out, D Donnelly making 75 while M Pottage took 7-47. I Twist then took 3-24 but it wasn’t enough as Newton finished on 150-6 to secure victory.
Woodley posted 138 all out at home to Hayfield, P Harris making 44 as A Ney took 5-33 and J Spencer 3-54. Despite losing regular wickets, Hayfield managed to make 138-8, P Harris finishing with 3-25.
Dinting travelled to Hadfield and made 177-8 as A Worral hit 75 and M Parker 42, while A Ball took 3-57 and Rick Ball took 3-65. In reply Hadfield easily reached 180-4, Rick Ball and R Maniak both making 54, and J Nicolson scoring 33, as D Morrison took 3-56.
Hawk Green batted first at home to Mottram and made 258-6 thanks to 72 from Craig Young, 78 from B Ringrow and 34 not out from Jack Needham. L Tongue then hit a fabulous 94 for Mottram, with S Fazackerley making 73, but ultimately it wasn’t enough as Mottram finished on 250-8, R Stringer taking 3-35.
Hazel Grove hosted Tintwistle, who chose to bat first and made 182-4 thanks to 73 not out from R Barrow and 54 not out from T Elliott, Ian Halford taking 3-12. In reply Mark Clayton made 39 and Ian Halford 34, but both fell in quick succession as Hazel Grove finished on 140 all out, S Dodd taking 4-22 to mop up the tail.
Charlesworth were asked to bat first at home to High Lane in Division Four and amassed 290-6 with M Elliott making 56, Oliver Edge 64 and S Marren a quick-fire 55 not out, while K Tysall took 3-121. High Lane then struggled in reply as Tim Pearson top-scored with 40, but 3-50 from S Marren and 4-19 from A Radcliffe saw the visitors bowled out for 127.
Broadbottom batted first at home to Chapel-en-le-Frith and made 229 all out, Gaz Whitney making 55, Seb Croft 35 and father Steve Croft 32, while O Cook took 3-55 and Charlie Edwards 4-93. Mike Edwards then made 51 in his side’s total of 60 all out as O Roberts took 3-7 and C Hurfurt 3-21.
Hollingworth travelled to Buxworth and made 193-9, T Bowie making 44 while J Lamb took 4-43. I Walker then made 53 in reply, assisted by T Dodds (33), but 6-31 from R Khan saw the home side dismissed for 138.
Compstall travelled to Whaley Bridge and made 232-8 thanks to J Atkin (62), R Waterhouse (54) and T Harrop (32), as J Fidler took 3-52. Whaley Bridge then saw Mike Madden make 47, but 5-21 from J Abbott saw Whaley bowled out for 154.
Birch Vale batted first at home to Buxton and made 271-5 as E Noblett made 87, M Orpen 66 and A Given 45. Buxton then crumbled in reply as they were blown away for just 36 as Luke Anthony took four wickets in four deliveries.