Dove hit 405-6 to smash highest innings record

A sharp chance is missed by the Buxton CC wicketkeeper off the bowling of spin bowler Nick Smith in their match against Broadbottom.
A sharp chance is missed by the Buxton CC wicketkeeper off the bowling of spin bowler Nick Smith in their match against Broadbottom.

DINTING remain unbeaten in the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League Division One following their annihilation of Newton on Saturday.

Visitors Newton had no answer to the bowling of D Thompson (5-22) and were bowled out for 90. Dinting cruised to victory reaching 94-3.

The Buxton CC fielders show good team work to save runs in their match against Broadbottom.

The Buxton CC fielders show good team work to save runs in their match against Broadbottom.

Broadbottom maintained their 100 per cent record in a close game against last year’s promotion rivals Buxton.

Hawk Green bounced back to winning ways with a comprehensive win at home to Hazel Grove. Hawk’s Mike Shenton and Sam Messih put on 63 for the first wicket, before Messih was bizarrely run out for a fluent 63. This only brought Jordan Henderson to the crease and, with the score on 167-4, Henderson and Mark Blackhurst put on an undefeated 161 fifth-wicket partnership, of which Henderson scored 137. He hit 11 sixes and reached his century in just 49 balls.

Nick Hayward (59), Geoff Noden (71) and brother Iain (33) replied for Hazel Grove, but Lee Hallas (3-53), and the irrepressible Henderson (5-76) ensured Grove fell well short of their target.

Old Glossop batted first against Compstall and scored 202-6. Andy Blythe top-scored with 69 and Lenny Allsop chipped in with 52. Brave spells of bowling from youngster Danny Millen (3-54) and veteran Richard Chew (3-61) saw Old Glossop restricted to an achievable target.

Stuart Jackson’s 49 flattered to deceive, as Lenny Allsop took 5-12 as the Compstall batting line-up disintegrated, with skipper Paul Needham being dismissed for a second successive duck. Compstall collapsed to 94 all out.

Tintwistle, entertaining Hayfield, amassed 245-6. Rick Harris top-scored with 79, and there were telling contributions of 67 from P Higginbottom, and 36 not out for Andy Littler. Pick of the Hayfield bowlers was D Platt (4-80). In reply, Shane Furness scored 60 and B Higginbottom a magnificent 107, but Martin Harris (5-49) and James Poole (4-93) ensured Hayfield fell nine runs short.

Birch Vale won the toss and batted first against visitors Chapel, amassing 213-8. Rick Johnson top-scored with 75, while Ash Sharp and Luke Kennedy scored 49 and 41 respectively. Gary Pheasey hit 86 and T Kelly 58, but Joel Kennedy (4-72) saw Chapel end on 209-6.

Dove Holes are the early pacesetters in Division Two after beating the league record for the highest innings score. Batting first at Buxworth, they smashed an incredible 405-6. Top-scorers were D Jones (130), Joe Gregory (128) and brother Jack (66). In reply, Aaron Birchenall (73), Joe Hall (44), C Reynolds (49) and Mark Drabble (56) battled in vain as the Buxworth innings closed on 357-8.

Charlesworth are joint leaders after beating Whaley Bridge at home. Charlesworth batted first and scored 189 all out off 44 overs, thanks to P Littlewood (35). The pick of the Whaley bowlers was D Marchington (4-29). Dave Wood (3-26) and J Wardle (3-16) proved more than a handful, as Whaley were bowled out for 153.

New Mills are the only other team in the league with a 100 per cent record after a thrilling run chase at Woodley. The home team batted first and scored 226-6, thanks to the Kay brothers Jamie (75) and Danny (61). Dave Ward bowled a lengthy but tight spell and finished with 3-69. Despite Pete Coffey taking 6-73, M Birchenall (64) and J Duckworth (45) saw the visitors finish on 227-8.

Hollingworth remain at the bottom of the table after defeat at the hands of Hadfield. Hollingworth were put into bat and could only manage 163 all out, with R Tranter (3-23) and Rick Ball (4-27) doing the damage. Hadfield struggled after I Morris took 4-47, but a marvellous knock of 87 not out saw them home.

Mottram batted first at High Lane and, led by skipper Rick Windsor (56), finished on 163 all out. But Ravi Patel hit 95 to give High Lane their first win of the season, reaching 164-7.