VIDEO: PS Derbyshire & Cheshire League: week 14

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Torrential overnight and morning rain meant many games were abandoned, however good drainage and a lot of hard work at some venues led to some play being possible.

In Division One, Hawk Green took first knock at Dove Holes and were all out for 179, Jordan Henderson knocking 82 and Elliott Young 58, while Dave Cartledge ended with figures of 3-54.

Cricket Dove Holes v Hawk Green.

Cricket Dove Holes v Hawk Green.

Dove Holes could not keep up with the required rate in reply, M Turner hitting 36 as Henderson took 5-36 in a total of 130-8.

The win moved Hawk Green to the top of the table.

Old Glossop were asked to bat first by hosts Tintwistle and amassed 237-5 with Andy Nicolson hitting 49, D Eyre 51 and Matt Woodcock 68 as M Harris took 3-62.

Tintwistle kept wickets in hand but could not get near their target, despite S Barrow hitting 58, as the hosts finished well short on 159-4.

Woodley batted first at Compstall and racked up 155-8 in their allotted overs, Harrison Webb hitting 54 as Richard Chew took 4-20 for Compstall.

Following a rain delay, Compstall’s reply of 125-5 was enough to earn a draw as D Bailey finished 59 not out, including a last-over onslaught to secure an additional batting bonus point.

Birch Vale scored 136-9 batting first at Dinting, with Will Freeman scoring 43 as G Harwick took 6-44.

Martyn Knight then struck 69 and G Draper 43 not out as Dinting cruised to 141-2 to earn an eight-wicket win.

No play was possible at the games between Broadbottom and Hayfield and Mottram versus Whaley Bridge, with all four sides earning seven points.

In Division Two, New Mills remain top of the pile after a win at home to Charlesworth.

The visitors were pitched in first and were 116-9 at the end of their innings, Phil Elliott making 30 and A Radcliffe 33 as Malc Strong took 3-31.

S Mills then hit 35 as New Mills passed their target for the loss of seven wickets.

Buxton batted first at home to Buxworth in a game that was reduced to 37 overs per side.

The hosts finished 198-4 after some clean hitting from C Andrews (79), M Pool (36) and Joel Frohwein (51).

Joe Hall then smashed 86 and Steve Leatherbarrow 83 in a perfectly-timed chase as Buxworth reached 199-5.

No play was possible at Hazel Grove or Hollingworth.