BIRCH Vale’s Tom McIlveny (65) and L Kennedy (30) shared a first-wicket stand of 104 in their Division One match against Newton on Saturday.
A Allcock (6-21) and W Turner (3-36) starred with the ball for Newton as Birch reached 175-9 off their 45 overs.
Newton slumped to 143 all out in reply, despite knocks of 30 from Mark Barnard and J Mercer. J Linksey (3-41) and Tom Isherwood (3-18) were the pick of the Birch bowlers, with Jud Leyland taking three catches behind the stumps.
Old Glossop batted first after winning the toss, posting 217-8 against Hazel Grove, J White hitting 68 and A King 37 not out.
Hazel Grove struggled in reply and were bowled out for 164, Nick Hayward top-scoring with 47 as Matt Woodcock took 5-24.
Hayfield were home to Hawk Green and made 226-8, Dave Aldridge (64) and Julian Burgess (50) doing the damage as M Hudson claimed 4-67. Hawk Green fell just five runs short of victory as they closed on 222-8 in the face of some excellent bowling at the death. David Platt took 5-57 as J Blackhurst (56), Craig Young (41) and Sam Messih (93) supplied the runs.
Table-topping Dinting took first knock at Tintwistle and posted a daunting 242 all out, A Woollesson (48) and D Brightmore (76) the pick of the batsmen as P Higginbottom took 3-37 and M Robinson 3-43. Tintwistle struggled to 131 all out in reply, the damage being done by John Coleman (3-23) and B Thompson (3-4).
Dove Holes made 175 all out at home to Broadbottom, M Vernon making 72 and K Jones 42 while Hayden Roters took 5-47.
Broadbottom had Lee Shufflebottom (53) to thank as they reached their target with one wicket in hand, M Baldwin taking 5-60.
New Mills made 190-9 batting first at Buxton, J Duckworth with 49 as S McKenzie took 3-43. Buxton couldn’t quite make their target, finishing on 172-9 as Marsden made 62 while M Birchenall took 6-45 and Malc Strong finished with 3-56.
In Division Two, J Hawtin smashed 110 as Chapel-en-le-Frith posted 208 all out against hosts Buxworth, having been cruising at 146-1. M Drabble (4-67) and N Critchlow (4-57) pulled it back for the home side, who cruised to victory for the loss of five wickets. Sixteen-year-old D Gilbride top-scored with 66, assisted by Joe Hall (35) and S Leatherbarrow (34), while P Jones took 3-51.
Compstall batted first at Woodley and made 186-5, P Jackson top-scoring with 89 not out and David Bailey continuing his fine early season form with 43 as J Kay took 3-31.
Woodley struggled to 113 all out in reply, D Higginbotham again doing the damage with 3-11.
Whaley Bridge posted 218 all out at home to Hadfield, L Jones making 55 and N Woolley 50 as Rick Tranter took 4-42 and C Eyre 3-46.
Tranter then smashed 99 as Hadfield reached their target for the loss of five wickets.
A century from Michael Knight and 80 from A Halliday helped Hollingworth post a mammoth 265-5 at home to High Lane.
High Lane reached 180 in reply largely thanks to Dennis Wilson (65) and Tom Whitney (47), as W Queshi took 5-45 and D Morris 3-55.
Mottram batted first at Charlesworth and made 198-8, Steffan Fielding making 63 and J Irons 47 as P Littlewood bagged 3-63.
A quick-fire 40 not out from first-team debutant A Radcliffe and 35 from D Gilham weren’t quite enough as Charlesworth finished eight runs adrift, A Burke taking 5-69.
Birch Vale had a day to forget at Newton in Division Three, electing to bat and being skittled out for 95, S Batho taking 6-44. Newton reached their target for the loss of three wickets, K Handforth top-scoring with 46.
High Lane asked Old Glossop to bat first and were left to regret it as S Allcock (86) and S James (42) helped them to 246-7, despite the best efforts of Mark Varley (4-56) and M Wagas (3-20). High Lane had no answer to Kevin Mitchell (5-10) and had Chris Hey’s 33 not out to thank in a total of 88 all out.
Mottram batted first at home to Dove Holes and scored an impressive 214-4, thanks to O Andrew (56 not out), S Fazackerly (42) and A Brown (40), with Kevin Waterhouse taking 4-61. Dove had no answer to H Moore (7-45) as they collapsed to 87 all out.
New Mills took first knock at home to Woodley and posted 200-9, James Stevens (38) and Ben Boardman (45) the top scorers as D Hotson took 5-71. In reply, Woodley were all out for 127, Stevens continuing a fine day with bowling figures of 5-15.
S Bird made 93 as Tintwistle made 171-8 at Dinting, A Worrall taking 4-42. Dinting could only reach 123 all out in reply, A Worrall making 46 as J Matthews took 6-14.
Hayfield batted first at Hawk Green on a typical batsman’s deck and made 229 all out. K Sharp (57) and J Adamson (56) hit half centuries as Joe Butler took 4-72, J Needham 3-22 and B Holme 3-70. A magnificent 128 not out from Joe Butler and 32 not out from B Littler saw the home side to victory for the loss of just three wickets.
In Division Four, having been reduced to 64-8 at Compstall, Buxton had P Slater (48 not out) to thank for their total of 129 all out, N Cooper taking 4-23. Compstall lost just two wickets chasing their target, thanks to J Abbott (37) and unbeaten scores of 33 and 32 by J Taylor and H Webb respectively.
Hollingworth could only score 35 at Hazel Grove as J Leech took 3-25 and Jake Bennett 6-9, while keeper Lee Sykes bagged six victims including four stumpings. Hazel Grove knocked off their target for the loss of four wickets.
Broadbottom scored 202-8 at home to Charlesworth thanks to S Dubyl (66) and I Fielding (58), as T Bates took 4-31. Despite 43 from T Partridge, D France’s 6-69 ensured Charlesworth were dismissed for 131.
Whaley Bridge smashed their way to 245-9 at Hadfield, S Slack making a superb 124. Despite father and son 50s from Rick (66) and Cameron Ball (64 not out), Hadfield could only reach 171 all out.
Chapel-en-le-Frith batted first at home to Buxworth and posted a huge 251-8, J Wood top-scoring with 64 and Max Newiss hitting 55. Buxworth couldn’t keep up with the run rate and finished on 208-8.