Leaders Dinting stroll to easy victory against Chapel-en-le-Frith

Dinting CC v Chapel, a Chapel batsman survives a run out chance
Dinting CC v Chapel, a Chapel batsman survives a run out chance

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH were dismissed for just 57 as Division One leaders Dinting strengthened their challenge for the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League championship.

John Coleman, Greg Harwick and Ped Seville all claimed three-wicket hauls for Dinting, with the hosts strolling to victory for the loss of one wicket.

Dinting CC v Chapel, Chapels Andrew Hibbert put up stout resistance as the team subsided to 57 all out.

Dinting CC v Chapel, Chapels Andrew Hibbert put up stout resistance as the team subsided to 57 all out.

Buxton picked up a much-needed victory at home to Newton (see back page report).

Birch Vale’s improvement continues after a routine victory at home to neighbours Hayfield. Tom McIlveney (81) and Ash Sharp (54 not out) helped Birch score 215-4 in their allotted overs.

Dave Aldridge hit a defiant 62 in reply, but John Bradshaw (5-53) stole the show as Hayfield were all out for 157.

Hawk Green edged out second placed Broadbottom in a thriller at Rhode Field. The visitors batted first on a lively wicket and amassed a respectable 194 all out.

Dinting CC v Chapel,

Dinting CC v Chapel,

The Green were reduced to 31-3 at one stage, but knocks from Sam Messih (51), Craig Young (46) and skipper Mike Hudson (16 not out) saw them across the finish line with one wicket in hand.

Compstall moved back into the relegation zone after defeat at home to Hazel Grove. Paul Needham (70) top-scored as Compstall were dismissed for 149, with Ian Hayward taking 6-70. Hayward and Andy Oldfield both hit half centuries as the Grove eased to victory, reaching 151-5.

Tintwistle came out top in a close game at home to Old Glossop. Rick Harris’ 97 proved key, as a fluent 70 from Matt Woodcock was not enough for Old Glossop in their reply of 204 all out.

New Mills strengthened their position at the top of Division Two with maximum points at home to Buxworth. The visitors were bowled out for just 120, with the Millers knocking the runs off for the loss of three wickets.

Birch Vale CC v Hayfield, Tom McIlvenny

Birch Vale CC v Hayfield, Tom McIlvenny

Dove Holes’ efforts to gain promotion have improved after winning a low-scoring game at Hadfield. R Jones (35) top-scored in a total of 157 all out for the visitors, with the wickets coming from Rick Tranter (3-39), M Hockey (3-41) and Rick Ball (4-17).

Rick Ball (45) continued his good form in the Hadfield reply, but 5-56 from D Gregory and 4-45 from M Baldwin saw the home side bowled out for just 133.

Dale Jones (4-47) and Ed Ford (4-38) helped Whaley Bridge dismiss visitors High Lane for 120. In reply, Lee Jones top-scored with 58 as Whaley stormed to victory with a total of 122-2.

Basement side Hollingworth fell five runs short of victory at home to Mottram. Adam Clayton hit 58 as the visitors scored 225-8. D Morris (3-53) was the pick of the Hollingworth bowlers.

Birch Vale CC v Hayfield,

Birch Vale CC v Hayfield,

A Halliday (50) and R Crutchley (41) replied for Hollingworth, but Liam Wright (6-47) took the honours as the hosts were all out for 221.

Woodley posted a challenging 181-8 at home to Charlesworth, thanks to J Duggan (61) and Shane Hallas (74). Gareth Evans finished with figures of 5-78. In reply, Pete Coffey (4-12), and Andy Pannett and Danny Kaye, each with three wickets, dismissed Charlesworth for 70 all out.

Woodley maintained their 100 per cent record in Division Three of the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League with victory at Dove Holes.

The home side scored a below par 131-7, thanks mainly to a patient 50 from P Scowan. Woodley made light work of the run chase, thanks to P Harris (58 not out) and S Jones (62 not out), in a total of 133-0.

Buxton remain favourites for relegation after slumping to 102 all out at Newton, Sam Batho (5-34) doing most of the damage. M Eyre responded with 4-27, but Newton closed the game out scoring 104-6.

Broadbottom recorded their second victory of the season at home to Hawk Green. The visitors were bowled out for only 101, after Steve Croft took 4-31. Elliot Young returned figures of 1-22 off 20 overs, including ten maidens, but J Walsh hit 30 not out to see Broadbottom finish on 102-4.

Birch Vale CC v Hayfield,

Birch Vale CC v Hayfield,

Dinting stayed in touch with the leaders after a comprehensive victory at Mottram. Zak Goddard (3-16) and Chris Wyche (2-12) helped dismiss the home side for just 124. Martin Parker then hit 50, and Zak Goddard 63, as Dinting strolled to victory finishing on 125-1.

Old Glossop were put in to bat by visitors Tintwistle and went from 96-3 to 115 all out. Ivan Twist (8-33) then rolled back the years as Tintwistle were all out for 64.

New Mills stay on course for promotion in Division Four after a win at Buxworth. The home side scored 214-8, thanks to C Pike (55), but T Mills took 4-64. A magnificent 104 not out from B Jackson saw New Mills canter to victory, ending the day on 215-4.

Chapel-en-le-Frith are also looking like promotion candidates after victory at home to Hollingworth. J Kerry hit 55 and all-rounder John Theyer 63, but S Mohammed took 7-66 for Hollingworth as Chapel were dismissed for 182. In reply, Tom Candlin took 5-53 and L Greenwood 4-52 as the visitors were bowled out for 159.

Compstall recorded a rare victory at Charlesworth. Taylor top-scored with 61 in a total of 123 for the visitors, with S Marron taking 5-21. Tom Partridge (44) and Steve Marks (42) set Charlesworth on course for victory, but a fine bowling performance from C Jake (4-7) saw the hosts finish on 111 all out.

Jason Leech took 4-12 as Hadfield were bowled out for only 82 at Hazel Grove. In reply, Darren Morrison took 5-11 and Liam Doyle 3-12 as Hazel Grove collapsed to 48 all out.