REIGNING Division One champions Dinting cruised to victory against New Mills on Saturday.
Batting first at Dinting, New Mills were bundled out for just 72, C Wyche the pick of the bowlers taking 4-18. In reply, Dinting reached 74 for the loss of one wicket.
Newton romped home for the loss of four wickets against Buxton, after the visitors were restricted to 172-8.
Justin Blackhurst (48) and Paul Needham (43) helped Hawk Green to 206 all out against Hazel Grove, with Ian Hayward taking 5-62. Hazel Grove had no answer to the bowling of Lee Hallas (3-36) or youngster Elliott Young (4-37) as they struggled to 134 all out in reply.
Birch Vale’s John Bradshaw (5-32) and Rick Johnson (3-64) were too much for visiting Dove Holes as they were reduced to 135, with keeper Tom McIlvenney taking four victims. Birch knocked-off the runs for the loss of three wickets.
Tintwistle travelled to Hayfield and posted 213-6, Rick Harris making 57 and Martin Harris 31. However, 91 for Russ Evans and 60 for Shane Furness ensured a Hayfield victory.
Old Glossop took first knock at home to Broadbottom and finished on 203 all out, Andy Dwyer making 35 as Hayden Roters took 3-24 and R Dooley 3-44. Broadbottom chased down their target thanks to 90 from Phil Rowston and 57 from M Greenhalgh, finishing on 207-8 despite 4-55 from R Adderley.
In Division Two, Hadfield travelled to Buxworth and amassed 222 all out, Ryan Murray making 59 as D Gilbride took 3-49. C Reynolds hit 54 for the home side, but Jamie Squires took 7-70, which included a hat trick, as Buxworth were dismissed for 115.
Charlesworth travelled to Compstall and were soon 90 all out. David Bailey made 32 and S Bass 39 not out as Compstall reached 95 for the loss of four wickets.
High Lane recorded their first victory of the season at Hollingworth. Batting first they were 139 all out, 13-year-old P Shaw hitting 49 and Andy Queshi 34 as Sean Morris took 4-41 and Nas Mohammed 4-30. Michael Knight batted for 50 overs for his 49, but 5-43 from P Shaw ensured Hollingworth were all out for 130.
Whaley Bridge entertained Mottram and, with rain in the air, declared on 188-9, thanks to Matt Slack (49), Lee Jones (42) and Luke Schofield (34). A torrential downpour meant only 17 overs of Mottram’s reply were possible and they finished on 11-1.
No play was possible at Chapel in their game against Woodley.
Mottram batted first at home to Old Glossop in Division Three but were bowled out for just 95, Ivan Twist taking 5-13. In reply D Donnelly hit 42 not out as Old Glossop finished on 99-2.
Tintwistle batted first against visitors Hayfield and made 184-6, S Barrow top-scoring with 77. In reply Hayfield had no answer to J Poole who took 8-25 as the visitors were bowled out for 71.
Newton travelled to Woodley, and despite 54 not out from A Stones were bowled out for 125, Lee Goodwin taking 4-38. Dave Hotson was 47 not out as Woodley reached 126-7 to secure victory.
Dinting elected to bat at New Mills. C Lawton made 47 but James Stevens took 6-34 as the visitors were bowled out for 100. Ben Boardman was 58 not out as New Mills reached victory at 101-6, Zac Godard taking 3-35 and I Butterworth 3-37.
Birch Vale made the trip to Dove Holes and finished on 231-9, J Spencer top-scoring with 63 as Kev Waterhouse took 4-73. Dove Holes had made it to 176-5 when rain caused an early end to the game.
The match between High Lane and Hawk Green was abandoned due to a waterlogged outfield.
In Division Four, Broadbottom hosted Whaley Bridge who had the experienced Mike Madden (64) and Stuart Milner (54) to thank for their total of 159 all out, O Roberts taking 5-5. Broadbottom had no answer to A Gibson’s 5-90 as they were bowled out for 100.
Compstall travelled to Charlesworth and bowled the home side out for 109, ex-Charlesworth player John Abbott taking 5-27. Harrison Webb hit a magnificent 86 in reply as Compstall finished on 111-2.
Hadfield hosted Buxworth, and batting first made 163-9 as Liam Doyle and Rick Ball made 37 each, with Jon Hollingworth hitting 33 and Alex Ball 31 not out, while Terry Dodd took 3-35. Buxworth were bundled out for 75 in reply, Jon Hollingworth taking 5-34.
Chapel travelled to Buxton, the home side posting 155-9 as P Cafferty hit 47 and Phil Slater 36 while D Wagstaff took 4-50 and Todd Candlin 3-31. In reply Phil Slater took 4-32 as the visitors reached 133 all out. Leaders Hazel Grove asked visitors Hollingworth to bat first and bowled them out for 86 in just 17 overs, Andy Rodgers taking 6-26. Thanks to 36 from Rodgers, Grove limped home for the loss of nine wickets, A Osbourne having taken 5-34 and R Gibson 3-9.