PS Derbyshire & Cheshire League: week 20

Dove Holes CC v Woodley, Dove opener Jack Gregory is caught out off his glove
Dove Holes CC v Woodley, Dove opener Jack Gregory is caught out off his glove

Dove Holes’ relegation to Division Two was rubber-stamped after a three-wicket defeat at home to Woodley.

Their game was one of a handful that played to a finish, with the rain seeing many abandonments take place throughout the League.

Dove were bowled out for 146, M Turner making 51 as Danny Kay took 3-34 and Connor Cramwell 4-37.

Woodley then reached 147-7 in reply as Jamie Kay hit 31, with the only scant consolation being K Jones’ figures of 3-25.

Hawk Green’s game at home to Tintwistle ended in no result, which takes them 10 points closer to the title.

The visitors finished with 193-6, D Weatherhead smashing a superb 105 and P Higginbottom 63, while Mark Richards took 4-27.

Hawk Green had made 96-2 when the rain arrived, Sam Messih having hit 50.

Old Glossop travelled to Birch Vale and having won the toss elected to bat in a game reduced to 35 overs per side.

They were reduced to 21-7 before recovering to post 88-8, J Kennedy taking 6-36 for the hosts.

Despite the small target set, Birch struggled as Matt Woodcock took 3-20, Rob Adderley 3-24 and J Eyre 4-11 as the home side were bowled out for just 57.

Dinting played host to Broadbottom and were 206-7 in their innings, Martyn Knight hitting 72 and Greg Harwick 38 as Chris Cheetham-Roberts took 6-58.

Broadbottom were just 29-1 when the downpour came and the match was abandoned.

There was no play at either Mottram or Whaley Bridge.

New Mills secured promotion from Division Two thanks to a huge win at Hazel Grove.

The Millers smashed 266-4, with D Coverley (53) laying the foundation for Callum Firth (75 not out) and Mark Birchenall (71).

Hazel Grove were never in the chase and closed some way short on 116-6.

Hadfield declared on 217-3 at home to Hollingworth, Cameron Ball unbeaten on 103 and R Murray falling just short of a century on 99.

Hollingworth were then 58-3 when the rain arrived.

It was a similar story at Charlesworth who notched 170-8 at home to Chapel before the rain stopped play with Chapel on 50-3.

Newton were all out for 203 batting first at home to Buxworth, before the weather arrived with Buxworth on 60-2.