PS Derbyshire & Cheshire League: week 22 report

Dove holes cc v Hayfield. Dove holes bowler Dan Walker congratulates hayfield batsman Russell Evans.
Dove holes cc v Hayfield. Dove holes bowler Dan Walker congratulates hayfield batsman Russell Evans.

Division One champions Hawk Green romped to a big win as the curtain came down on the 2014 season.

Hawk Green smashed 396-8 at home to Compstall, Pete Richards (91) and Craig Young (77n.o) starring for the hosts.

D Heginbotham made 50 in reply, but Mark Richards took 6-85 as Compstall were skittled for 185.

There was a one-sided game at Dove Holes where the hosts were bowled out for 61 by Hayfield, B Higginbottom taking 5-21 and M Proctor 4-26.

Openers S Furness (30n.o) and R Evans (32n.o) made no mistake in reaching their target as Dove exited the top tier with a whimper.

The other relegated side, Birch Vale, were also heavily beaten by Broadbottom, who posted 283-6 thanks to A Walsh’s 101.

In reply, Birch mustered 186 but the damage was done by Hayden Rotors (5-33).

Dinting were bowled out for just 81 at home against Mottram, Martyn Knight with 33 as A Burke took 4-40 and O Andrew 4-3. In reply the visitors lost just one wicket in reaching 82.

Whaley Bridge batted first at home to Tintwistle and finished 213 all out, H Holden with 45 as Si Barrow took 5-45. M Harris hit 82 in the Tintwistle reply as they reached 217-8.

Woodley elected to bat at home to Old Glossop but were bowled out for 125, D Kay making 40 while Rob Adderley took 4-27. In a tight finish it was A Nicholson’s 34 that saw Old Glossop home as they closed on 126-8, Connor Cramwell taking 3-24.

In Division Two, Hadfield may have finished as runners-up to New Mills but they recorded a good win at home to the champions.

The visitors went for 134, with Rick Tranter starring with 3-19. In reply, R Murray hit 44 as Hadfield scored 135-7 to seal the win.

Buxworth were bowled out for 134 by visiting Hollingworth, with their bowler Sean Morris taking a hat-trick on his way to figures of 6-50.

Hollingworth had 39 from Michael Knight and 47 from Jack Miller to thank for a flying start to their reply, as they cruised to 135-5.

Charlesworth smashed 222-7 at home to Buxton thanks to Elliott Morley’s 63. Buxton had little answer to the bowling of J Wardle (6-15) or P Elliott (3-24) as they were bowled out for 114.

Chapel made 175 batting first at Newton, but they eventually lost by four wickets.