Hawtin ton in vain as Buggy cruise to victory

George Wood batting for Hayfield against Hawk Green
George Wood batting for Hayfield against Hawk Green

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.

Hawk Green batting at Hayfield

Hawk Green batting at Hayfield

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.

Chapel's Jamie Hawtin on his way to 110 at Buxworth

Chapel's Jamie Hawtin on his way to 110 at Buxworth

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.