After the glorious weather of week one, the PS Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League was hit by April showers on week two.
In Division One, Old Glossop were 199 all out at Whaley Bridge with Martin McGrail top-scoring with 64. In reply Neil Woolley hit 88 as Whaley sealed a six-wicket win.
New Mills were bowled out for 104 by visitors Hadfield in a battle of last season’s promoted teams. Malc Strong hit 39 as Alex Ball took 4-17 and Rick Tranter 3-16, with Tranter’s 36 proving crucial to Hadfield’s 105-6.
Hayfield made the trip to Dinting and were soon 114 all out, M Proctor making 38 as Ped Seville took 5-10. Greg Harwick then hit 39 as Dinting won by seven wickets.
Woodley travelled to Broadbottom and posted 212-8, Danny Kay hitting 61. It wasn’t to be enough however, as Chris Cheetham-Roberts hit an unbeaten 80 as the hosts raced to 213-6.
Hawk Green put their first week defeat behind them as they smashed 325-7 at Compstall, with Pete Richards knocking 106. Compstall were never in the chase as they slumped to 124 all out, Mark Richards taking 4-46 and J Unsworth with 4-16.
Rain prevented a result at Mottram as they hosted Tintwistle. Having started late Mottram were bowled out for 125, Ryan Fitton with 47 as M Harris (4-36) and P Higginbothom (4-27) did the damage with ball in hand. With further time lost to rain Tintwistle closed on 88-4, M Harris unbeaten on 36.
In Division Two, Buxton sealed a much-needed win away at Offerton, who notched 157-8 batting first.
In reply, Buxton’s Ian Betts racked up 75 not out alongside Tom Griffin (44n.o) to steer Buxton to 158-2.
Newton batted first at Birch Vale and scored 205 all out as Sam Stephens scored 72. L Kennedy them smashed 105 not out and N Walsh 66 as Birch Vale cruised to 206-2.
Charlesworth batted first at home to Hazel Grove and were 144-7 from their 39 overs, Dom Nunn taking 3-51 for the visitors. Hazel Grove started slowly and lost regular wickets as they collapsed to 49 all out, Gaz Evans posting 6-14.
Chapel batted first at Dove Holes and finished 256-7 with A Hibbert hitting a tremendous 156 not out. There was a thrilling chase as D Jones hit 82, J Gregory 54 and M Turner 31 but J Hawtin took 7-91 to bowl out the hosts on 249.
Hollingworth batted first at home to Buxworth and were soon 83 all out despite 39 from U Siddique as Joe Hall took 7-33. Hall then racked up 30 not out as Buxworth sealed a nine-wicket win.