With less than a month of the season left, time is running out for teams in the DCCL to affect their promotion or survival fortunes.
In Division One, Dove Holes batted first away at Broadbottom but were bowled out for 139, M Turner finishing on 80 not out while R Dooley took 4-29. Broadbottom then saw R Welsh hit 50 as they reached 143-3.
Hayfield hosted champions Dinting and batting first made 182 all out, Gareth Davies top-scoring with 45 as D Brightmore ended with figures of 6-56. Adam Wilson then struck 40 for Dinting but Hayfield’s B Higginbottom took 8-55 to reduce the visitors to 148.
Mottram travelled to Old Glossop and posted 194 all out thanks to 79 from A Metcalfe as J Eyre took 5-27. The hosts’ batsmen had no answer to the bowling of A Burke (7-47) or Mike Scott (3-40) as they were blown away for 89.
Tintwistle recovered from 7-4 at home to Compstall to post 158 all out, R Patel making 53 as J Webb took 5-50 and J Abbott 4-27. Abbott then scored an unbeaten 43 but J Pool took 6-67 to bowl the visitors out for 121.
Whaley Bridge amassed 255-8 having been asked to bat by visiting Birch Vale, Dale Jones making 77 not out while D Bradshaw took 4-69. In response Tom McIlvenney hit 58 and J Linskey 53 but Dale Jones capped a superb all-round performance taking 7-78 to deny Birch by 14 runs.
Top-of-the-table Hawk Green batted first at Woodley and reached 225-9, Andrew Bickley with 46. Jamie Kay then hit 30 but Woodley collapsed to 101 all out.
In Division Two, Buxton’s miserable season continued as they fell to a 12th defeat of the season at home to promotion-chasing Newton.
New Mills batted first at Hollingworth and closed on 211-7 with Malc Strong having made 59, while Dave Morris took 4-50. Mike Knight then hit 56 for the hosts but Burgess took 5-45 to reduce Hollingworth to 163.
Hazel Grove batted first at Chapel and were 149 all out as Luke Bennett hit 44 and young O Cook took 5-17. M Wagstaffe and J Hawtin then made 35 each in reply, but M Potter’s 7-33 saw off the hosts for 117.
Charlesworth were asked to bat first by visitors Hadfield and were bowled for 105, Jamie Squires taking 6-32. Rick Ball was then unbeaten on 52 with son Cameron 48 not out, as Hadfield cruised to 107-2.