THE TOP-OF-THE-TABLE clash in the Peak Sports Derbyshire & Cheshire League Division One on Saturday saw second-placed Hayfield entertain leaders Dinting.
The visitors batted first and amassed 251-9 from their 45 overs, Adam Wilson top-scoring with 84 as Matt Coleman hit 78, while D Platt took 5-75 and Gaz Davies 3-68.
Shane Furness hit 89 in reply for Hayfield, but 6-86 from Jon Coleman ensured the home side were bowled out for 230.
Buxton recorded their first victory of the season at home to Hazel Grove. Having won the toss and elected to bat, the visitors made 134-7 thanks to 75 not out from Rick Burke, as Nick Smith took 3-37. In reply M Hill was 28 not out as Buxton reached 138-5, R Heyward taking 3-55.
New Mills travelled to Dove Holes and, electing to bat first, went on to score 200-7, Andy Holmes finishing on 84 not out as Rob Jones took 4-37. Dove Holes had no answer to the bowling of D Ward (6-20) or Holmes (3-9) as they collapsed to 30 all out.
Hawk Green were put into bat at Birch Vale and made 221-9, including 37 off the last over of which Lee Hallas (95 not out) hit 34 of them. He was supported by 40 from P Needham and 40 from Craig Young, while J Marshall took 4-33 and T Johnson 3-37 for the home side.
That one big over proved to be the difference as Birch Vale finished on 210-9, J Marshall making 66 and Nat Kennedy 40 as Hallas capped a fine day with 5-73 and Sam Messih took 3-58.
Tintwistle hosted Broadbottom and saw the visitors make 159-8, Aaron Walsh making 90 and Martin Harris taking 3-28. Tintwistle could only make 139 all out in reply as Ricky Harris made 52, while D France and Christopher Cheetham-Roberts took 5-30 and 3-33 respectively.
Electing to bat first, Newton were dismissed for 110 at Old Glossop, Andy Grant making 30 as Lennie Allsopp took 4-19. Andy Nicholson made an unbeaten 58 as Old Glossop reached 111-2 to secure victory.
In Division Two, a thrilling game at Whaley Bridge saw the hosts dismissed for 87 by Mottram, Mike Scott taking 7-35. In reply Ed Ford took 4-11, including a hat-trick, but Mottram limped home with two wickets to spare.
Hollingworth batted first at home to Chapel-en-le-Frith and made 134 all out, Khalid Akram top-scoring with 34 as J Hawtin took 6-42. In reply J Jackson finished on 42 not out as Chapel made 138-4.
Bowling figures of 4-33 from P Littlewood and 4-16 from Rob Povey reduced promotion-chasers Compstall to 58 all out at Charlesworth. M Hollin then hit 31 not out as the hosts cruised to victory.
Woodley won the toss at home to High Lane and made 199-8, Connor Cramwell top-scoring with 38 as Jamie Kay and A Wilson made 30 each while Mike McCarthy took 3-43 and Habib Choudhury 3-30. In reply, High Lane were bowled out for 157, Choudhury with 33 and Ben Jeffrey 35 as Cramwell took 4-34 and P Harris 3-19.
Buxworth were put into bat by Hadfield and were dismissed for 110, Ian Fairley making 34 as Jamie Squires took 5-31. Hadfield had Lee Martin’s 45 not out to thank as they reached 111-6, D Gilbride taking 4-25.
Dove Holes travelled to New Mills in Division Three and were skittled for 84, D Stansfield taking 4-47 and James Stevens 3-23. New Mills cruised to victory for the loss of one wicket, thanks to Ben Boardman (40 not out) and A Stevens (30 not out).
Batting first at Hawk Green, Birch Vale made 309 all out thanks to A Sharp (115), Jud Leyland (67) and P Trueman (30), while 13-year-old bowler Elliott Young took 9-84 from 16 overs.
In reply, B Littler made 77 and A Littler 42 but Hawk Green could only reach 218-5 in their 45 overs as P Trueman collected 3-91.
P Broscombe took 3-21 and Ryan Nixon 3-16 as Mottram bowled visitors Tintwistle out for 120. Nixon then made 41 as Mottram reached 121-7 for victory.
Newton batted first at home to Old Glossop and amassed 198-5 thanks to 61 from Dom Bennett, 34 from Graham Penney, 39 from S Nugent and 30 from S Morris. Old Glossop had no answer to the bowling of Sam Batho (7-25) or Josh Cragg (3-17) as they were bowled out for just 52.
Woodley made 209-8 at High Lane, Graham Penney making 77, before dismissing the hosts for 80.
Dinting made 257-9 at home to Hayfield who in turn were bowled out for just 115.
Hadfield won the toss at home to Buxworth in Division Four and smashed their way to 275-5, Rick Ball hitting 146 and P Drury 68 while T Dodds took 3-19 for the visitors. Jon Hollingworth then took 6-55 as Buxworth reached 143 in reply.
Hollingworth elected to bat first at Chapel-en-le-Frith and made 168-8, with Andy Tindall making 59 as Jon Theyer took 1-20 off an incredible 23 overs. Chapel reached 170-8 in reply thanks to Mike Edwards (68), son Charlie (30) and Theyer (31), while Pete Morris took 5-76.
Buxton regretted the decision to put Hazel Grove into bat as they made 182-6, thanks to Chris Glennon (62), Mark Clayton (32) and Sean Glennon (39 not out).
Buxton then collapsed to 30 all out in the face of the Hazel Grove bowlers Dom Nunn (3-7), Mark Clayton (3-18) and Sean Glennon (3-1).
Whaley Bridge were asked to bat first by Broadbottom and were soon dismissed for 97, Gareth Whitney taking 5-18. J Cunliffe then hit 35 as the home side reached 98-4.
Charlesworth travelled to Compstall and finished on 140-6, Tom Bates making 52 not out and M Elliott 37 as N Cooper took 3-27 and Charlesworth old boy Jon Abbott 3-42.
Jarrod Ince (60) and Vinnie Clarke (56 not out) then guided Compstall to 144-1 in reply.