Critchlow hits half century as Dove cruise to victory

Whaley Bridge spinner Eddie Ford took a wicket with his first ball and went on to get four
Whaley Bridge spinner Eddie Ford took a wicket with his first ball and went on to get four

It was another grim Saturday in the PS Derbyshire & Cheshire Cricket League, with many games starting late and others falling victim to the weather.

In Division One, Hazel Grove travelled to Dove Holes where the teams had to wait for the fog to lift before playing out a 25-over game.

Whaley Bridge CC v High Lane, Dale Jones bowling for Whaley

Whaley Bridge CC v High Lane, Dale Jones bowling for Whaley

Hazel Grove batted first and finished on 125-7, M Baldwin taking 4-51 and S Critchlow 3-40.

D Jones and A Critchlow then made 48 and 57 not out respectively as Dove Holes reached 127-2.

Hawk Green hosted Tintwistle and made a huge 257-5, Sam Messih scoring 109 while Pete Richard finished on 98 not out.

Tintwistle struggled in reply and finished on 136-8, P Higginbottom making 30 and K Davies 47 while Lee Hallas took 3-25 and Elliot Young 3-15.

High Lane batting at Whaley Bridge CC

High Lane batting at Whaley Bridge CC

New Mills batted first at Old Glossop and made 187-9 as P Jackson made 40 and Miles Palmer Williams 35, while D Hall took 8-57. A King made 66 and Jon Wright 30, but R Dolan (4-45) and James Stevens (3-5) ensured victory for the visitors as Old Glossop were dismissed for 160.

Compstall batted first at home to Dinting and were restricted to 112-8, Jon Coleman taking 4-41 and Ped Seville 4-69.

Adam Wilson then made 38 as Dinting secured another victory, finishing on 113-6.

No play was possible between Birch Vale and Broadbottom or Mottram and Hayfield.

Whaley Bridge keeper Luke Schofield taking a sharp catch of the bowling of spinner Eddie Ford

Whaley Bridge keeper Luke Schofield taking a sharp catch of the bowling of spinner Eddie Ford

High Lane travelled to Whaley Bridge in Division Two and made 103-7, Tom Whitney top-scoring with 34 while Eddie Ford took 4-46. Ben Hazzard then took 3-27 as Whaley Bridge were bowled out for 74.

Woodley travelled to Hadfield and made 138-7, D Oldland scoring 35 and J Duggan 30 as Chris Eyre took 4-14.

J Squires then made 40 and C Ball finished on 32 not out as Hadfield finished on 139-3, Connor Cramwell having taken 3-23.

Newton batted first at home to Hollingworth and made 180-8, J Maden scoring 64 and Andy Grant 41, while D Morris took 4-73 and T Hyde 3-49.

In reply, Hollingworth just couldn’t keep up with the required rate with Mike Knight making 66 and K Akram 31, but 3-9 from C Williams and 4-15 from Mark Barnard ensured they finished short on 154-9.

Chapel-en-le-Frith batted first at Buxton and made 137-5, Stuart Milner top-scoring with 44.

Buxton had unbeaten knocks from J Frowhein (47) and J Dowland (45) to thank as they reached victory at 138-5, despite 4-61 from J Hawtin.

Charlesworth batted first at Buxworth and amassed 194-4, N Bennett finishing on 66 not out as Phil Elliott scored 44, while Joe Hall took 3-36.

M Drabble then made 54 and Sam Hall 51, but 4-48 from Gareth Evans and 4-42 from D Wood saw Buxworth bowled out for 177.

Newton travelled to Dinting in Division Three and finished on 151-9, D Acomb taking 6-36. M Parker then made 70 not out and James Brotherton 42 as Dinting cruised to 152-3.

Woodley made 151-9 batting first at home to Hadfield, A Ball taking 3-25 and Rick Ball 3-26. Rick Ball then made 51, but 5-28 from Dave Hotson and 3-33 from Lee Goodwin saw the visitors finish short on 126-9.

Mottram batted first at Hayfield and scored 267-3, A Brown making 80 and P Broscombe 32 while S Fazackerley finished unbeaten on 94. K Sharp then hit a fine 115, but N Kromlicki (5-82) and Ayrton Fielding (4-51) saw the home side bowled out for 218.

In a low-scoring encounter at New Mills, Ivan Twist took 7-27 for Old Glossop as the hosts were dismissed for 78. However 4-19 from D Ward and 5-15 from C Mills saw Old Glossop crumble to 46 all out.

Hazel Grove were asked to bat first at home to Dove Holes and went on to make just 110 all out, Kevin Waterhouse finishing with 6-40. However the Dove Holes batsmen struggled as Luke Bennett took 6-37 and Ian Halford 4-16 to dismiss the visitors for just 75.

No play was possible in the game between Tintwistle and Hawk Green.

In Division Four, Charlesworth batted first at home to Buxworth and saw Tom Partridge score a magnificent 130 not out, supported by S Marren’s unbeaten 55 as they finished on 235-5.

I Walker then made 57 not out, but 5-60 from Tilak Bhojani and 4-63 from S Marren saw Buxworth bowled out for 138.

Chapel-en-le-Frith were bowled out for just 80 at home to Buxton, R Hawley finishing with figures of 7-45. N Skitt then made an unbeaten 32 as the visitors passed their target without losing a wicket.

Compstall were bowled out for just 52 at Hollingworth, N Mohammed taking 7-28 and R Khan 3-24. Hollingworth struggled in reply but eventually reached their target finishing on 56-7.

Whaley Bridge were asked to bat first at High Lane and were bowled out for 118, Mike Madden making 45 as Mike McCarthy (5-16) and Keith Tysall (3-12) did the damage with the ball.

High Lane then had all-rounder Keith Tysall to thank with the bat as his 32 saw them reach a winning score of 119-9, despite J Fiddlers’ 4-37.

Birch Vale batted first at home to Broadbottom where Will Freeman’s fine form continued as he made 56, and M Orpen 34, in a total of 124 all out, D Stelfox taking 4-28 and Steve Croft 3-12.

Openers J Welsh (46 not out) and Dom Perrin (76 not out) then made light work of the total as Broadbottom cruised to 130 without loss.