Crushing defeat to league leaders

New Mills v Buxton , Luke Smith
New Mills v Buxton , Luke Smith

After last week’s washout, Buxton 1st XI returned to action with a crushing defeat at the hands of runaway leaders Dinting, which now leaves them four points adrift of safety in Division One

Batting first on a wicket with plenty in it for the bowlers, Buxton mustered 108 all out with only Luke Smith (29) and Julian Burgess (33) contributing.

In reply, Dinting lost just three wickets to claim maximum points.

Nick Smith bowled an economical spell of 14 overs, picking up one wicket, while Mark Hill and Matthew Poole claimed a wicket apiece.

The Bucks must improve for the visit of Birch Vale on Saturday.