PS Derbyshire & Cheshire League: Week 19

Chapel en le frith cc v Hadfield.
Chapel en le frith cc v Hadfield.
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The threat of showers subsided sufficiently to allow all games to finish, as the League enters its final few weeks.

In Division One, Hayfield’s title charge was halted with defeat at home to relegation-battling Birch Vale.

Chapel en le frith cc v Hadfield. Chapel bowler Ollie Cooke.

Chapel en le frith cc v Hadfield. Chapel bowler Ollie Cooke.

Vale amassed 204-9 with Tom McIlvenney top-scoring with 46 while M Proctor took 3-45. In reply, Hayfield had no answer to the bowling of R Johnson who took 6-21 as the hosts collapsed to 92 all out.

Leaders Hawk Green took advantage as they travelled to Old Glossop.

Old Glossop batted first and finished 256-9, Matt Woodcock smashing 142, although Pete Richards took 5-80 for the visitors.

Despite the century from Glossop, there were solid contributions from J Longhorn (39), Sam Messih (37), Pete Richards (39) and J Henderson (43) as Hawk Green reached 258-8, with D Hall taking 6-83.

Broadbottom batted first at home to Mottram and posted 294-7 with R Welsh hitting 100. In reply Mottram were bowled out for 147, despite an unbeaten 58 from L Tongue with D France taking 4-28.

Dove Holes batted first at Compstall and were bowled out for 136, D Heginbothom taking 6-33. Heginbothom then struck 52 with the bat as Compstall cruised to 137-3.

Woodley batted first at home to Whaley Bridge and were 189-8 after 45 overs, James Duggan on 43. Connor Cramwell then took 5-15 as Whaley slumped to 100 all out.

In Division Two, Hadfield maintained their promotion hopes with a comprehensive 105-run win at Chapel.

The visitors were pitched in first and Rick Tranter starred with 70, as Chapel bowlers Jackson, Cook and Pickering all took three wickets each.

Tranter then continued his form with the ball in hand and decimated the hosts as he took 7-15 to reduce Chapel to 49 all out.

Buxton were bowled out for 104 by visitors Hazel Grove, J Dowland mustering 42. Rick Burke then finished 46 not out with Nick Hayward 44 not out, as Hazel cruised to 105-2.

Buxworth invited visitors Charlesworth to bat first and they made 164-9, M Fitzgerald with 46 as A Benstead took 5-26. Benstead then struck 38, with Joe Hall (68) and Will Cotton (32) both not out as Buxworth reached 165-2.

New Mills posted 141-8 at home to Newton, J Duckworth with 36. In reply Newton fell short on 136 all out, with M Birchenall taking 4-33.