Evans shines with ton for Hayfield

Washout: The cricket programme in the High Peak took a Saturday off after torrential rain kept the covers firmly in place.

Washout: The cricket programme in the High Peak took a Saturday off after torrential rain kept the covers firmly in place.

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BISSENDEN Cup holders New Mills are safely through to the third round - but there was defeat for last season’s runners-up Tintwistle who were knocked out by Division One pacesetters Hayfield.

Following Saturday’s washout due to the wet weather, the second round of the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League 1st XI knockout competition was held on Sunday.

Against Broadbottom, New Mills made 186-5 thanks to 75 not out from Julian Burgess and 58 from J Duckworth, despite incredible bowling figures of eight overs, six maidens, three wickets for two runs from Gareth Whitney. Not to be outdone, Dave Ward then returned seven maidens in his eight overs, taking 2-2 as Broadbottom were dismissed for 119.

Tintwistle batted first away at Hayfield and made 171-9, Martin Harris top-scoring with 42 as J Ward took 3-37 and G Davies 2-23.

Hayfield, however, were victorious thanks to a superb 100 not out from R Evans, supported by 29 not out from B Higginbottom in a total of 172-3.

Newton were bowled out for 116 at home to reigning Division One champions Dinting. Adam Wilson’s 49 not out was the backbone of the Dinting reply, as they lost three wickets in reaching victory.

Birch Vale batted first at Dove Holes and set an imposing 246-7 thanks to D Isherwood (75) and R Johnson (73), while D Walker took 3-44. Despite 79 from A Critchlow and 41 from P Johnson, Dove were bowled out for 222 as J Bradshaw took 3-39 and P Trueman 2-26.

Charlesworth made 161 all out against Hadfield, A Ratcliffe making 34 and Nick Bennett 35, while Rob Hirst took 3-33 for the visitors. Hadfield slumped to 106 all out in reply as John Wardle took 3-24 and D Wood 4-24, with all of Woods’ wickets coming in the same over.

Hawk Green batted first at home to Whaley Bridge and posted 284-6 with Sam Messih hitting 79, M Blackhurst 69 and Craig Young 70 not out, while D Marchington took 4-69 for the visitors. Knocks by Sam Slack (60 not out) and Neil Woolley (52) were not enough as Whaley finished on 186-6.

Woodley struggled to 106 all out against Hazel Grove, A Hayward impressing with 4-21 as Paul Cocks hit 47. Hazel Grove reached their target for the loss of two wickets, thanks to Nick Hayward (46) and Geoff Noden (41).