PS Derbyshire & Cheshire: Week 16

Dove Holes v Birch Vale, Shaun Cartledge
Dove Holes v Birch Vale, Shaun Cartledge

Dove Holes slipped to the bottom of Division One after a ten-wicket loss at home to fellow strugglers Birch Vale.

Dove were pitched in first but went for 148, A Critchlow top-scoring with 34 as Birch bowlers J Marshall (3-55) and J Linskey (3-14) excelled.

Dove Holes v Birch Vale, Jack Marshall

Dove Holes v Birch Vale, Jack Marshall

In response the visitors were faultless as openers Tom McIlvenney (92) and Will Freeman (43) were both not out as they reached their target without loss.

Title-challengers Old Glossop were the visitors at Compstall but were soon all out for 93, with Richard Chew taking 4-26 and C Wood 3-11. D Heginbothom then struck an unbeaten 60 as Compstall raced to 94-2.

Whaley Bridge batted first at Hawk Green and posted 193-7, J Beveridge and Neil Woolley both hitting 34 while Elliott Young took 4-72. Hawk Green then only lost three wickets in the chase as they reached 194-3, with Jordan Henderson striking 50 not out.

Tintwistle travelled to Broadbottom and had M Harris (50) to thank for their total of 94 all out, R Dooley taking 4-14. In reply Rick Baron was unbeaten on 42 as Broadbottom reached 100-5, M Harris finishing with 3-28.

Hayfield batted first at Mottram and in a reduced overs game they posted 228-6, Russ Evans smashing 123. It was not enough though as Jordan Irons made 51 and Ryan Nixon 54 as Mottram made 229-6.

Dinting were bowled out for just 116 by visitors Woodley, J Trowsdale taking 4-23. P Goodhall then struck an unbeaten 41 as Woodley reached 118-5.

Promotion-chasing New Mills slipped to a rare defeat in Division Two, after posting 153-7 thanks to M Birchenall’s 56 not out. Chapel’s K Hallam took 4-79 and J Hawtin 4-40.

J Jackson was then 83 not out as Ben Harding hit 47 as Chapel marched to a winning total of 157-2.

Buxton hosted Hollingworth and were soon 116 all out, T Griffin hitting 38 as Dave Morris took 4-17. Hollingworth made no mistake in reply as Mike Knight was 59 not out as the visitors ended on 117-0.

Buxworth hit 112 at Hazel Grove with Mark Clayton (7-34) starring with ball in hand. Andy Thurston’s 41 then helped the hosts reach 115-3 to claim victory.

Hadfield made 136-9 at Newton, Jonny Tranter hitting 50 as D Weston took 5-55. Newton made no mistake in reply as C Handforth made 67 as the hosts reached 139-2.