A HALF century from Jack Gregory and 6-73 from Daniel Walker helped Dove Holes shock league leaders Dinting in Division One of the Peak Sports Derbyshire and Cheshire League on Saturday.
Batting first, Dove posted a formidable 191 all out, Gregory top-scoring with 59 and supported by 37 from A Critchlow, while B Thompson took 5-52. In reply, Dinting could only reach 133 all out, Dave Cartledge taking 4-55 and Walker 6-73 to secure victory.
Hawk Green travelled to Tintwistle and, batting first, could only make 91 all out, P Higginbottom taking 5-30 and Martyn Knight 3-2. Tintwistle reached 92-4 thanks to 47 not out from Rick Harris and 25 from Knight.
Josh Unsworth took 7-28 as Hayfield skittled visitors Newton for 65. G Yardley then hit 37 not out as Hayfield reached their target at 66-2.
Batting first at The Park, Buxton hosted Broadbottom and made 122 all out, S McKenzie scoring 51 as Hadyn Roters took 4-20. Having been cruising at 87-0, with Aaron Walsh making 42 and Adam Demidh 41, T Griffin took 7-39 to ensure a thrilling finish with Broadbottom finally clinching a one-wicket victory with a score of 124-9.
New Mills won the toss at Hazel Grove and, batting first, made 168 all out. D Coverley top-scored with 44 and Scott Mills made 35 as Tom Jarvis took 6-41. In reply, Hazel Grove could only make 123 all out, Nick Hayward making 55 as M Birchenall took 4-19 and Andy Holmes 3-60.
Birch Vale chose to bat first at Old Glossop and made 179 all out, Matt Woodcock taking 4-43 and Dec Hall 3-35. Matt Woodcock then hit an imperious 93 not out, supported by Andy Nicholson’s 34, as Old Glossop reached 180-3.
Chapel-en-le-Frith travelled to Whaley Bridge in Division Two and reduced their hosts to 134-9, Neil Woolley top-scoring with 39 while T Horton took 6-74. Chapel struggled in reply and were bowled out for 105, Matt Slack taking 6-32 and Dale Jones 3-39.
Hollingworth won the toss at home to Buxworth and made 140-7 thanks to Mike Knight (30) and Dave Morris (41), as Dan Gillbride took 3-26. Joe Hall smashed 84 for Buxworth as they ensured victory, reaching 142-5. A Burke (6-21) and Mike Scott (4-14) were in fine form as Mottram dismissed hosts Woodley for just 43, before reaching their target for the loss of three wickets.
Charlesworth batted first at home to Hadfield and made 163 all out, with George Whitney and Mike Hollin both making 31 and Rob Povey 35 as Rick Tranter took 4-32 and Jamie Squires 3-50.
After heavy rain, Hadfield’s chase had to be completed in 41 overs and they reached their target with just one wicket in hand as Ryan Murray made 36, Rick Tranter 33, Jamie Squires 44 and Jon Tranter 34, while Rob Povey took 5-45 and D Wood 3-21.
High Lane were bowled out for just 66 at home to Compstall, Sam Markvitch taking 3-18 and R Chew 3-37. Compstall were just 2-0 when torrential rain made further play impossible.
In Division Three, Dove Holes won the toss at Dinting and made 157-7, M Johnson finishing on 60 not out as S Garlick took 4-41. In reply, Dinting were bowled out for 145 as Dave Waterhouse took 5-67.
Mottram won the toss at home to Woodley and asked the visitors to bat first, N Cromp taking 5-15 as Woodley could make just 91. Mottram collapsed from 68-2 to 79-8 as Dave Nelson took 5-43 and H Rippon 4-14, however the tail held its nerve to see Mottram to 92-9 and a one-wicket win.
Tintwistle batted first at Hawk Green and had been reduced to 86-6 when rain brought an early finish to proceedings, R Barrow having hit 38 and Elliott Young taking 3-38.
Birch Vale batted first at home to Old Glossop and were bowled out for just 80, Mat Kennedy making 33 as J Wright took 5-34 and Ivan Twist 3-27. A Sharp took 3-29 but couldn’t prevent Old Glossop recording a six-wicket win as they finished on 81-4.
Hayfield travelled to Newton and made 128 all out, K Sharp hitting 85 as D Bennett took 7-50. However heavy rain ensured no play was possible after tea.
New Mills batted first at home to High Lane and posted a challenging 179 all out, James Stevens top-scoring with 65, supported by 36 from D Stansfield and 31 from J Radcliffe as Stuart Roscoe took 6-35. High Lane had no answer to S Coverley (6-36) or James Stevens (4-49) as they were bowled out for just 89.
Hadfield won the toss and elected to bat at home to Charlesworth in Division Four, reaching 165-9 thanks to 50 from Rick Ball, as S Marren took 4-55 and J Cryne 5-55. J Hollingworth took 3-16 for the home side as they bowled Charlesworth out for just 57.
Hollingworth travelled to Buxworth and made 216 all out with Tony Bowie smashing 102 supported by 42 from J Hussain while D Bedworth took 5-49. D Barton made 66 for the home side but 4-14 from M Osbourne helped Hollingworth bowl Buxworth out for 179.
Chapel-en-le-Frith batted first at home to Whaley Bridge and made 128 all out, N Pheasey making 53 as H Holden took 5-27. Jon Theyer took 3-35 and N Pheasey 3-29 as Whaley Bridge were all out for 100.
Asked to bat first against Hazel Grove, hosts Compstall looked well set at 140-6 when the rain came and the match was abandoned. Top-scoring were Ravi Patel (43) and Vinnie Clarke (56).
Broadbottom made 173-5 batting first at home to Buxton, Jackson Welsh hitting a majestic 96 not out as Phil Slater took 3-46. In reply, Buxton had no answer to the bowling of B McManus (5-38) as they were bowled out for 79.