As fielding incorrectly called at the toss carteledge elected to bat as local taxi firms rushed regular spectators to the ground in time to see a all too familiar top order collapse as j.swann steamed in from the pavillion end, however the silly 7 over rule gave the hosts a breather which allowed forder to tuck into andrew olivers change bowling. With joe gregory hanging onto forders coat tails a partnership of 50 developed before wrights off breaks dispossessed of forder, a
The first eleven played Broadbottom at home on another scorcher of a Saturday. As the decks continue to harden and the outfield gets quicker it was a big toss to win and Cartledge won and elected to bat.
Dove started well and were 38 without loss before Critchlow departed. Tight bowling and some quality fielding from broady made the Dove batsmen, Vernon (61) and Gregory (65) work hard for two very well crafted innings’s. Riley was the pick of the bowlers taking
Dove Holes continued their Twenty 20 campaign at home against neighbours Chapel-en-le-Frith on a fine but rather chilly night. Critchlow lost the toss and Chapel elected to bowl first on a lively deck.
A. Critchlow and Jack Gregory opened up for Dove and soon got the scoreboard ticking over at a nice rate. The first wicket fell with 53 on the board with Gregory holing out to deep mid-off which brought Hawkes to the crease. Critchlow continued to find the boundary with regula
The first eleven hosted reigning champions Hawk Green, who are departing the DCCL, on an overcast day in Dove.
Hawk Green won the toss and elected to bat on another great track. Critchlow and Gregory opened the attack and kept things tight. Critchlow got Needham LBW and a mix up between opener Hampton and captain Unsworth saw the latter run out for just 15. At 32-2 Dove were looking well, however as Littler joined the opener at the crease the tide turned and a fl
Carters double headed coin did dove proud as we elected to bat on what looked similar to a6 however the usual reliable jones and vernon partnership left dove at 2-3 for the 2nd week running. Linford cartledge provided a deep foundation for us whilst grego continued batting in swashbuckling style from mottram. A change of bowling resulted in the local traffic management system being tested as gregory tonked kay onto the a6 which narrowly avoided a range rover, mem
Dove Holes 157
Hazel Grove 151
Dove travelled to Hazel Grove on a warm, muggy day hoping to turn out a similar performance to Saturday. However, perhaps one too many celebratory poretti’s were consumed as Dove produced a lacklustre display!
Dove Won the toss and batted first, much to the dismay of the Hazel Grove captain, and only Tom Forder produced a notable innings hitting 58. His dismissal leaving a ball which hit his middle stump summed up the batting
Dove Holes made the trip to Mottram, and arrived in very overcast conditions. Due to the superb preparation done on the outfield and track this was always going to be a big toss, the duke (finally) won the toss and elected to bat.
Things did not go to plan as D Jones was unfortunately caught behind down leg, he was quickly followed by Linford Cartledge, who took a optimistic run and was dismissed by a direct hit. Jack Gregory joined the resolute Vernon at the cre
Dove Holes 280-3
Buxworth 88 all out
Dove’s T20 campaign began at Buxworth on a warm summers evening - warm enough for Big T to make the trip!
Captain S Critchlow finally won the toss and elected to bat on a good deck.
Openers Jack Gregory and D Jones quickly took advantage of the conditions and somewhat under strength Buggy attack and raced to 100 without loss with some big hitting and some fantastic cricket shots. The pink ball proved ideal to be spotted in the
1st Team v Dinting
On a warm but windy day dove travelled to dinting looking for their first win of the season. In the dukes absence Crich lost the toss with Knight electing to bat.
Dove started well taking 2 early wickets, one each for Dez and Crich with Harwick and D Stringer both edging behind to jones reducing dinting to 19 for 2. This brought dintings overseas signing to the crease who somehow didn't get bowled first ball by Crich by a ball that turned him square. Do
Dove Holes 1st XI hosted Tintwistle on another scorcher of a weekend. Tintwistle won the toss and elected to bat on what was a very good track.
S Critchlow and D Walker opened the bowling restricting the run rate with some very disciplined bowling, supported by some good fielding. Dove were in a strong position at drinks with the visitors on 52-3. Handforth rode his luck and batted well for 57. D Cartledge (3-44) and K Jones (2-36) then entered t
1st Team v Broadbottom
Dove holes first team opened their season on a hot day in broadbottom. The Dove lads thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the fantastic improvements in changing facilities at the ground.
Dove lost the toss and broady elected to bat. J. Gregory and S Critchlow opened the bowling and the Broadbottom batters took advantage of a good wicket and short boundary and went at 7 an over for the first 5. Gregory was replaced by debutant T Niles who joined Critch