Dinting celebrate title double as Whaley Bridge drop short

Charlesworth batting at Whaley Bridge
Charlesworth batting at Whaley Bridge

DINTING eased to victory at Old Glossop to be crowned Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League champions for the second year running.

The reigning Division One champions dismissed the hosts for 142, before chasing down their target with relative ease to finish on 148-5 and spark celebrations in the away dressing room.

Charlesworth batting at Whaley Bridge

Charlesworth batting at Whaley Bridge

Hayfield finished second after defeating already relegated Buxton.

Third-placed Tintwistle crushed Dove Holes, bowling the visitors out for 114 with G Jones taking 3-14 and M Robinson 3-26, as S Cartledge made 42 not out. Tintwistle lost just one wicket in reaching 117 as R Harris finished on 58 not out and M Knight made 35.

Newton will join Buxton in Division Two next season, despite beating visitors New Mills on Saturday. New Mills made 184-9, with C Firth making 56, J Duckworth 42 and A Holmes 53, while J Koria took 3-47. Newton reached their target for the loss of four wickets thanks to A Grant (41), G Wilde (38 not out) and A Alcock (54 not out).

Hazel Grove secured their league status at Birch Vale. Retiring I Hayward took his season tally to 60 wickets with 5-52 as Birch were dismissed for 122. He then top-scored with 36 to see his side to victory for the loss of four wickets.

Whaley's Henry Holden

Whaley's Henry Holden

Hawk Green batted first at home to Broadbottom and set 233 all out, J Blackhurst scoring 65 and L Hallas 44. In reply, C Cheetham-Roberts and A Demidh both made 32 as Broadbottom were bowled out for 152.

Having already secured the Division Two title, Mottram travelled to Hollingworth and set 144-9 as A Brown made 40, while D Morris took 3-16 and R Gibson 6-5. They then bowled the home side out for 111, M Knight making 41 as R Nixon took 6-28.

Compstall recorded a four-wicket win at Hadfield to secure promotion. The hosts were dismissed for 125, J Squires top-scoring with 31 as S Markovich took 4-46 and D Millen 3-32. Despite 4-26 from R Hirst, Compstall finished on 129-6.

Woodley batted first at Buxworth and were dismissed for 143, J Kay making 46 and N Bradford 37 while M Drabble took 4-44 and D Inglefield 4-12. D Gilbride then smashed 73 not out and S Leatherbarrow 32 not out as Buxworth secured an eight-wicket win.

Basement side High Lane travelled to Chapel-en-le-Frith and were all out for 127, T Whitney making 41 as J Jackson took 3-45 and J Hawtin 3-24. Chapel raced to 131-5, M Wagstaffe making 44.

Whaley Bridge hosted Charlesworth and restricted the visitors to 118-8, E Morley making a fine 67 as E Kitchen took 4-16. Despite 4-42 by G Evans, Whaley finished on 120-7.

New Mills celebrated securing the Division Three title with victory over Newton. Batting first, New Mills were dismissed for 124, S Whitchurch making 30 while A Turner took 4-48 and D Bennett 4-21. Newton had no answer to the Stevens brothers, Josh taking 4-18 and James 5-20 as Newton were skittled for 72.

Woodley made an impressive 233-4 at home to Hayfield, D Hotson finishing on 56 not out and J Duggan 62 not out. In reply, Dave Nelson took 6-43 as Hayfield struggled to 95 all out.

Dove Holes hosted Tintwistle and set the visitors 130-9, P Scowan making 40 as K Nield took 5-39. Tintwistle were then bowled out for 102, C Flint taking 4-32 and K Waterhouse 3-14.

Old Glossop travelled to Dinting and were bowled out for 142, S James making 42 as A Worral took 5-48 and J Brotherton 3-11. Dinting finished on 145-8, A Woolasson making 58 and J Thomson 39 not out.

Mottram batted first at home to Hawk Green, who secured their Division Three status when they bowled the home side out for 130, B Littler taking 3-46 and E Young 3-45 as L Tongue made 60 not out. N Kromilocki then took 3-15, but Hawk Green won by six wickets.

That result confirmed Birch Vale’s relegation, despite their victory at bottom side High Lane. The home side were 171 all out as R Hussain made 32, J McCarthy 34 and K Eiselt 30, while W Freeman took 5-55 and S Calderwell 3-42. A fine opening partnership between Freeman (73) and J Emmerson (57) secured victory by seven wickets.

Hazel Grove won the Division Four title with victory over Chapel. They bowled the visitors out for 76 as J Theyer made a quick-fire 34 while J Leach took 3-6. M Clayton then made 35 not out as Hazel Grove finished on 81-3.

They were joined in Division Three by Hadfield as they won at Compstall. Setting an impressive 212 thanks to G Winter (55), L Doyle (35) and N McGraw (38), they then bowled the home side out thanks to Doyle’s 5-12.

Hollingworth travelled to Broadbottom and made 205-9, A Tindall making 56 as D France took 4-16. Broadbottom were dismissed for 143 in reply, P Morris taking 7-14.

Buxworth travelled to Buxton and made 140 all out, C Hammond hitting 54 as E Cash-Davies took 5-20. Buxton then fell agonisingly short on 137-9, G Holder making 49 as R Hammond took 3-29.

Charlesworth were bowled out for just 59 at home to Whaley Bridge as C Wild took 3-18 and A Gibson 5-22. Whaley were cruising at 42-2, but four wickets in his first four balls from T Bhojani (4-8) made for some nervous moments before they finally reached 60-6.