Cricket: Clubs take a rain check

The covers at Dove Holes Cricket Club
The covers at Dove Holes Cricket Club

Rain was the only winner last weekend as clubs in the PS Derbyshire and Cheshire League battled the elements, with only a clutch of matches seeing any play.

In Division One, Hawk Green entertained Birch Vale and had their visitors on 97-8 when the downpour finally put an end to proceedings, with J Henderson taking 5-46.

Compstall batted first against Hayfield and made 204-8 in 35 overs, S Jackson hitting 74 and D Heginbotham 90, while J Adamson took 4-58. There was no play possible in the second innings.

Dinting had only just started a mop-up operation on their ground when the rain returned and prevented further play.

All other games in the top tier were abandoned without a ball being bowled.

In Division Two, Charlesworth batted first at Hazel Grove and amassed 101-5 in 41 overs, Elliott Morley with 81 and Phil Elliott 48.

Hazel Grove’s reply had got to 21-0 when rain halted play.

New Mills scored 134-9 batting first at home to Buxworth; Joe Hall taking 5-48 and M Drabble 3-58.

Buxworth were stranded on 39-2 when the weather closed in for a final time.

Newton were just 65-2 against Hollingworth when their match was abandoned.

High Lane forfeited their match with Hadfield, while Buxton and Chapel could not start their clash.

In Division Three, A Tomlinson hit 63 for Dinting in their total of 198-7 at Charlesworth. The home side were then 25-3 when the rain reared its head.

Hayfield made 210-8 batting first at home to New Mills, J Egerton making 56 and S Farmer unbeaten on 68 as Tom Boardman took 4-51.

New Mills were 55-1 when the match was abandoned.

Broadbottom travelled to Old Glossop and made 16-4, Gareth Roters hitting 58. Old Glossop were 34 without loss when they were rained off.

Woodley were asked to bat first by Mottram and reached 46 all out, S Richards scoring 32 and Gaz McHenry 39.

Mottram were 17-3 when the weather reached Woodley. No play was possible in the remaining games.

In Division Four, there was no play, though Birch Vale claimed full points as High Lane conceded their match.