Buxton brushed aside by holders

AN UNBEATEN 60 from A Bleakly helped Hawke Trophy holders Dinting to a comfortable victory over Buxton in the second round of the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League’s 2nd XI knockout competition on Sunday.

Batting first at Dinting, Buxton could only make 96 all out, S Green top-scoring with 29 as C Wyche took 4-10 and E Walsh 3-20.

Dinting didn’t lose a wicket in their reply as Bleakly hit an unbeaten 60 and J Brotherton finished on 29 not out as Dinting reached 100.

Whaley Bridge batted first at home to New Mills and were restricted to 88-9, J Ratcliffe (3-14) the pick of the bowlers.

New Mills then cruised to victory as Ben Boardman made 35 in a total of 91-2.

Newton batted first at Hadfield but could only make 131-8, Liam Doyle taking 3-17.

Hadfield finished on 134-3 to reach the third round, Rick Ball (56) and R Maniak (56 not out) both hitting half-centuries.

Hollingworth took first knock at home to Hawk Green, reaching 138-7 off their 40 overs. Jack Miller top-scored with 55, with Pete Morris making 37.

Hawk Green struggled against the bowling of Mike Osbourne (3-32) and Jack Miller (3-30) as they were bowled out for 96.

Dove Holes made 172-5 batting first at Birch Vale, P Scowen scoring 72 with bowler J Collinson taking 3-19. It wasn’t enough though, as A Given made 46 not out and J Collinson 32 not out as Birch Vale won with three wickets to spare. Corey Flint (3-48) was the pick of the bowlers.

Tintwistle were 124 all out at home to Woodley, J Hounslow was the hero for the visitors as his 58 not out ensured Woodley reached their target with three wickets remaining.

Mottram smashed 267-9 at home to Hazel Grove, S Fazackerly hitting 107, supported by Oliver Andrew (41) and A Birch (30) as Dominic Nunn took 3-44. Hazel Grove had no answer to the bowling of Nick Kromolicki, who took 5-7 off six overs as the visitors crumbled to 49 all out.

Old Glossop made 157 all out at home to Hayfield, S James top-scoring with 51. In the Hayfield reply M Sierotko took 3-33, but 57 from S Farmer helped the visitors to victory with two wickets to spare.