Broadbottom chase down total to maintain Division 1 title challenge

Dove Holes v Buxworth (batting), Dave Cartledge
Dove Holes v Buxworth (batting), Dave Cartledge

Broadbottom hosted Dove Holes looking to maintain their title challenge in Division 1 of the Derbyshire & Cheshire Cricket League.

The match saw the visitors elect to bat, posting 156-9 thanks to K Jones with 47 as R Dooley took 3-31 and Chris Cheetham-Roberts 3-26.

In reply Aaron Walsh hit 68 and Cheetham-Roberts 30 as Broadbottom chased their target for the loss of five wickets.

Compstall were put into bat by visiting Buxworth and made 116 all out, S Heginbotham hitting 31 as N Critchlow took 6-40.

Critchlow then hit an unbeaten 48 as Buxworth limped to 118-8, B Heginbotham taking 3-24. Whaley Bridge were asked to bat by hosts Hadfield, going on to score 152-6 from their 45 overs, H Holden not out on 89 and G Holden with 31. Eddie Ford then took 4-33 and Lee Jones 3-11 as Hadfield collapsed to 70 all out.

Hawk Green made 236-9 batting first at Old Glossop, Pete Richards with 88 and Mark Stringer 63 while E Walsh took 6-42 and P Littlewood 3-72.

In reply Old Glossop were 167 all out, J Wright hitting 39, M McGrail 44 and Matt Woodcock 42 with Jason Downey taking 3-39 and Jordan Henderson 3-32.

Tintwistle batted first at home to Dinting having lost the toss and were 147-6, K Handforth scoring 44, R Patel 34 and R Harris 48, Jon Coleman taking 3-31.

A Bleakley then hit 70 and Danny Brightmore 30 as Dinting reached 150-4.

High Lane travelled to Birch Vale and elected to bat in Division 2, the promotion hopefuls slumping to 89 all out despite Damien Paul hitting 37as J Kennedy took 5-53 and J linskey 5-33.

Despite Damien Paul taking 3-18 Birch Vale claimed victory on 90-4.

Hazel Grove maintained their promotion hopes as they travelled to Chapel and closed 177 all out, Andy Thurstan with 73 as J Jackson took 3-33 and T Emmett 3-21.

The Chapel batsmen had no answer to the batting of Dom Nunn (5-33) or Joe Hall (3-9) as they collapsed to 95 all out.

Charlesworth were bowled out for just 69 at home to Woodley, P Turner taking 3-22 and Danny Kay 5-32. DA Oldland was then unbeaten on 33 with Harrison Webb making 37 as Woodley cruised to 70-1.

Hollingworth were bowled out for 104 at home to Hayfield as H Wood took 4-40 and Dave Aldridge 4-14. K Sharpe hit 31 as Hayfield won by 7 wickets on 108-3. Stalybridge bowled hosts Offerton out for 123 as J Brownhill took 5-37.

In reply Richard Wright hit his second 50 in two games with 54 as Stalybridge closed 124-4.

Dinting set visiting Tintwistle 204-6 in Division 3, James Brotherton hitting 55, Joe Brotherton 52 and Matt Coleman 38 as D Robinson took 3-43.

S Barrow then hit 78 but E Tomlinson took 3-40 to limit the visitors to 177-7. Dove Holes hit 215-6 against Broadbottom thanks to R Hawkes (81), P Johnson 35 and D Walker with 50.

J Welsh hit a beautiful 106 not out but lacked support as Broadbottom closed 164-9.

Old Glossop were all out for 140 batting first at Hawk Green, Brad Holme taking 3-38, George Ridings 3-25 and Mark Richards 4-29. Andy Bickley then hit 75 and Luke Young 31 as Hawk Green reached 144-5.

Woodley posted 202-6 batting first against Charlesworth, the runs shared between S Richards (39) G Parry (49) M Sands (38) and M Walsh (42 not out) while D Sargeant took 3-33. In reply M Fitzgerald hit 34 while H Rippon took 4-26 to see Charlesworth all out for 126.

Hazel Grove opted to bat at home to Chapel and were all out for 182 in Division 4, Andy Oldfield with 96 and Charlie Higson 36 while T Phipps took 3-28 and Todd Candlin 3-57.

Mark Wagstaffe then smashed 56 but Jake Bennett decimated the Chapel batting line-up with 5-5, reducing Chapel to 71 all out.

High Lane continued their fine form as they amassed 221-9 at home to Birch Vale, N Sheikh hitting 88 and Darren Miller 58 not out while K Hyde took 3-53 and S Moore 3-20.

In reply Birch Vale slumped to 55 all out, M Akram taking 3-7 and Pat Firth 3-16.

Stalybridge made 183-6 batting first at home to Offerton, J Beswick unbeaten on 64. Offerton were then 107-9 from their overs, T Davies making 37 while P Coxon took 4-20.

Whaley Bridge bowled out for 57 by visiting Hollingworth, Khan taking 4-15. Hollingworth then knocked the total off three down.