REPORT/PICS: DCCL Week 16

New Mills v Compstall, rain stops play
New Mills v Compstall, rain stops play

The wet weather affected a large chunk of matches in the DCCL over the weekend.

In Division One, some play was possible at league leaders Dinting.

New Mills v Compstall, a very close shave for short leg as this full bloodied shot passes inches from his head

New Mills v Compstall, a very close shave for short leg as this full bloodied shot passes inches from his head

Visitors Hadfield posted 193-3 in their 45 overs, with Ryan Murray hitting a tremendous 106 and Jonny Tranter 57.

Rain interruptions meant Dinting had just 11 overs to reach their target, but could only reach 98-5 as Martyn Knight made 33 while Rick Tranter took 3-34.

Tintwistle had scored 79-2 at Hayfield when that game was abandoned.

More play was possible at New Mills where Compstall batted first and were bowled out for 129, D Heginbotham with 35 and B Heginbotham 47 as A Burgess took 3-29, Malc Strong 3-39 and Jack Hadfield 3-31.

New Mills v Compstall, Ashley Burgess bowling for the Millers

New Mills v Compstall, Ashley Burgess bowling for the Millers

New Mills were then 19-1 in reply when the rain prevented further play.

Hawk Green were 99-2 at Whaley Bridge with Sam Messih 49 not out when the match was halted.

The only positive result of the day was at Woodley where visiting Old Glossop chose to bat first and posted 140 all out thanks to 50 from Martin McGrail as Jamie Kay took 5-40 and H Rippon 3-9.

In reply Matt Woodcock took 3-41 and Rob Adderley 3-29 as Woodley were all out for 117.

In Division Two, Charlesworth travelled to Birch Vale and had scored 71-2 when the rain prevented further play.

Newton had reached 125-4 at Buxton, Sam Stephens hitting 49 when play was called off.

Hazel Grove chose to bat and were 63-3 before the weather intervened, while there was no play possible between Hollingworth and Chapel or Offerton and High Lane.

Division Three also saw minimal play with Broadbottom 7-1 at home to Mottram before the rain took another victim.

More play was possible at Dove Holes as they were 180-4 against New Mills, with Tom Forder having hit 75 before the abandonment.

Hollingworth had the better of a rain-affected draw as they travelled to Hawk Green and posted 202-4, M Osborne with 86 and A Talbot 58.

Ben Littler then hit 60 but Dave Morris took 4-25 as the home side struggled to 127-7.

No play was possible between Hadfield and Dinting, Newton and Hayfield or Old Glossop and Woodley.

In Division Four, Hazel Grove elected to bat at Buxworth and were 125-2 when bad weather forced the teams to call it off, Andy Oldfield with 42 and Andy Tomlinson hitting an unbeaten 38.

High Lane also saw some play as they hosted Offerton, Pat Firth was 37 not out in the home sides 86-3 before the rains came.

Charlesworth and Birch Vale played just two balls before their match was called off.

No play was possible between Tintwistle and Buxton while Chapel conceded their match with Whaley Bridge on Friday.