REPORT/PICS: DCCL week 17

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Glorious sunshine was the backdrop for most games in the DCCL over the weekend.

In Division One, Broadbottom hosted Whaley Bridge and having batted first posted 183 all out with Rick Baron making 94 as H Holden took 6-32.

In reply Sam Slack hit 70 as Whaley won with 184-7.

Compstall batted first at home to Mottram and scored 198 all out, P Jackson with 63 as Ryan Fitton took 4-52 and Stefan Fielding 5-56.

The Mottram batsmen made no mistake in the chase as Fitton smashed 88 and Liam Tongue 41 in a total of 199-3.

Hayfield travelled to Hadfield and batting first were all out for 144 despite J Burgess’ 57 as R Hirst took 5-45.

Hawk Green batted first at home to league leaders Dinting and went on to score 199-9, Sam Messih with 40 while Danny Brightmore took 5-65.

Dinting wickets fell regularly with only Martyn Knight (56) and the lower order hitting of Peter Hills (39) making dents in the Hawk Green bowling attack as the innings closed on 144 all out.

Woodley batted first at New Mills and finished 158-9 after their 45 overs, Mark Birchenall taking 5-41. Julian Duckworth then hit 66 in the New Mills chase as they eased to 160-4.

There was a low-scoring game at Tintwistle where visitors Old Glossop were bowled out for 139 despite D Eyre hitting 52, as AJ Harris took 5-49. Harris then proceeded to hit 49 but Rob Adderley (3-29) and Matt Woodcock (7-22) dismissed the home side for just 113.

In Division Two, Birch Vale travelled to Dove Holes and posted 146 all out with L Kennedy making 41 and Will Freeman 53 while D Cartledge took 5-38 as S Cartledge took three impressive catches in the outfield.

D Jones then smashed an unbeaten 75 as Dove Holes raced to 149-2 to seal an eight-wicket win.

Offerton travelled to Chapel and saw Matt Downs hit 40 in a total of 124 all out, J Jackson taking 5-33. In reply, S Sadakat took 5-48 and A Thomas 4-14 as Chapel were bowled out for just 97.

Charlesworth hit 233-8 at home to Hollingworth thanks to 73 from Elliott Morley and 63 from Mudassa Muddy as R Hopkins took 4-16. Hollingworth then had no answer to the bowling of Jonny Wardle who took 6-12 in the visitors’ total of 112 all out.

High Lane batted first at home to Buxton and amassed a huge 257-4 thank to Josh Noel (102), Ryan Nixon (74) and Adam Jarod (34 not out). In reply H Slater hit 62 but Buxton were bowled out for 163.

Buxworth were bowled out for 159 at Newton, Joe Hall making 71 as J Koria took 5-57. Despite K Handforth hitting 31 and Sam Stephens 30, Dan Gilbride took 5-23 and D Marchington 3-31 to see Newton bowled out for 150.