REPORT & PICS: DCCL Week 19

New Mills' Danny Holmes
New Mills' Danny Holmes

Torrential thunderstorms were not enough to prevent results over the weekend.

In Division One, Whaley Bridge were bowled out for a mere 81 at New Mills, Ashley Burgess taking 3-7. Burgess then put on 31 not out with the bat as the Millers limped home for the loss of six wickets, Dale Jones taking 3-41.

Whaley Bridge's Luke Schofield

Whaley Bridge's Luke Schofield

Broadbottom batted first at home to relegation-threatened Hayfield and amassed 246-9 as Ryan Welsh hit 102 and Rick Baron 52. In reply, Gareth Davies hit 47 but Chris Cheetham-Roberts took 6-29 as Hayfield slumped to 111 all out.

Dinting held their position at the top of the table as they edged a low-scoring tie at Compstall. The hosts were bowled out for 94 as Jon Coleman took 3-27 and Danny Brightmore 6-25. Dinting then lost five wickets in reaching their target, Martyn Knight with 41 and Adam Wilson 36.

Tintwistle travelled to Hadfield and were soon 130 all out as Rob Hirst took 6-28. However, it proved to be enough as Martin Harris took 3-43 and P Higginbottom 4-16 as the home side were bowled out for just 87.

Hawk Green had a day to forget as they were bowled out for 76 by visiting Old Glossop, Rob Adderley taking 4-41 and J Eyre 5-32. M McGrail then anchored the Glossop innings as he finished unbeaten on 33 in a total of 78-4.

Dave Ward bowling for New Mills

Dave Ward bowling for New Mills

Mottram batted first against Woodley and posted 187-9 thanks to 47 from Jordan Irons as P Coffey took 5-44. Liam Wright then took 3-40 as Woodley closed on 151-8.

In Division Two, Hazel Grove travelled to Birch Vale and elected to bat, Nick Hayward going on to hit 73 in a total of 162.

Following a brief but torrential thunderstorm, Rick Johnson hit 36 but the other Birch batsmen had no answer to Dominic Nunn (4-38) or Mark Clayton (5-14) as the home side were all out for 94 with wicketkeeper Lee Sykes claiming five victims.

Buxworth were bowled out for 160 at Chapel, Joe Hall with 47 and Chris Reynolds 38. Chapel then struggled with the bat as Joe Hall took 4-35 and Mark Drabble 5-37 to reduce the hosts to 77.

Buxton posted 186 all out at Charlesworth as A Slater hit 90 while Gareth Evans took 7-59. John Wardle then hit an unbeaten 50 but it was not enough as Charlesworth were bowled for 94.

Dove Holes batted first against Offerton and scored 184-7, A Critchlow with 55 and Dave Cartledge 50. S Critchlow then took 4-34, Dave Cartledge 3-34 and T Drabble 3-27 as Offerton were limited to 114.

High Lane continued their charge towards promotion with a convincing win over Newton, posting 207-9 with Ryan Nixon top-scoring on 69. Andy Turner then finished 30 not out for Newton but Hughes took 5-46 to reduce the visitors to 103.