New Mills and Hayfield to meet in Bissenden Cup final

HOLDERS New Mills will face near-neighbours Hayfield in this year’s Bissenden Cup final, which will take place at Newton CC on Sunday August 12.

New Mills will make their second successive appearance in the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire Cricket League’s 1st XI knockout competition after Sunday’s thrilling victory at Dinting.

Chasing 143-8 against last season’s Division One champions and current pacesetters, New Mills tied on 143-4 but progressed having lost the least number of wickets.

In the other semi-final, Hawk Green’s 148 all out proved not to be enough as Hayfield made 153-2.

In the 2nd XI Hawke Trophy, last season’s cup winners Dinting were knocked out by Woodley, who will face Mottram in the final following their triumph over last season’s runners-up Birch Vale.

The Hawke Trophy Final will be played at Dove Holes CC on Sunday August 19.