PS DCCL: Week 6 report & pics

Birch Vale CC v Dove Holes (bowling), Rick Johnson
Birch Vale CC v Dove Holes (bowling), Rick Johnson
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Whaley Bridge entertained Broadbottom but batting first were bowled out for just 84, Steve Croft taking 3-25.

Openers Aaron Walsh (32) and Ryan Welch (43) then made no mistake as Broadbottom cruised to 85 without loss.

Birch Vale CC v Dove Holes (bowling), Josh Bannister

Birch Vale CC v Dove Holes (bowling), Josh Bannister

Reigning champions Hawk Green travelled to most people’s favourites for the title Dinting and reached for 154, Pete Richards top-scoring with 71.

In reply the home side saw both M Blood (78) and Martyn Knight (30) unbeaten as they finished 155-2.

Mottram batted first at home to Compstall and closed on 240-9, J Smith hitting 79 and Jordan Irons a terrific 97. Compstall struggled in their reply and despite 49 from S Jackson were bowled out for 126.

Old Glossop batted first at home to Tintwistle and were 126 all out, J Sagar with 49 and Rob Adderley 41 while AJ Harris took 5-23.

Birch Vale CC v Dove Holes (bowling), Dave Cartledge

Birch Vale CC v Dove Holes (bowling), Dave Cartledge

It proved to be enough to claim victory as D Hall took 6-23 and Matt Woodcock 4-57 to reduce Tintwistle to 106 all out, P Higinbottom top-scoring with 44.

Woodley won the toss and elected to bat as they hosted New Mills, making 165-8 with Jamie Kay scoring a half-ton.

M Palmer-Williams then made 47 for New Mills but P Coffey took 6-37 to reduce the visitors to 127 all out.

Hayfield batted first at home to Hadfield and posted 209-7 as J Burgess hit 36, B Higginbottom 38 and M Hill 34 not out.

Whaley Bridge CC v Broadbottom (bowling), Neil Woolley

Whaley Bridge CC v Broadbottom (bowling), Neil Woolley

Hadfield secured a well-earned victory with R Murray scoring 55 and Jonny Tranter hitting 53 in a total of 210-6.

In Division Two, Birch Vale played host to Dove Holes and scored 159-9 in their 45 overs, L Kennedy registering 42 while D Cartledge took 4-43 and C Flint 5-48.

D Jones then smashed a superb 86 for Dove Holes as they reached a winning total of 162-6.

High Lane travelled to Buxton and posted a formidable 205-9, Jonny Marshall scoring 49 and Joe Chorlton 58 not out while J Parson took 5-56. Buxton then collapsed to 68 all out as Joel Frowhein hit 32.

Whaley Bridge CC v Broadbottom (bowling), Reuben Cutts

Whaley Bridge CC v Broadbottom (bowling), Reuben Cutts

Buxworth bowled visitors Newton out for 161 despite 62 from Sam Stephens. For the second week running it was a thrilling finish at Buxworth as they were bowled out one short of victory on 160, Sam Stephens, Josh Cragg and Lee Turner all taking three wickets each.

Charlesworth batted first at Hollingworth and were restricted to 115-9, Elliott Morley hitting 32. However, tight bowling from G Evans (6-29 from 23 overs) saw Hollingworth struggle to just 90-9.

Chapel batted first at Offerton and and were soon out for 140 as A Thomas (5-34) and N Jeffrey (5-31) did the damage. T Fletcher then scored an unbeaten 51 for the hosts as they secured their first victory in the DCCL by easing to 141-3.