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Match Report

DCCL Divison One

Dove Holes 69-1 v Whaley Bridge 65ao

Dove Holes win by 9 wickets

Dove Holes hosted Whaley Bridge on with Hallstead looking in fine condition despite being damp from Thursdays downpour. Grego won the toss and put Whaley into bat.

Dove continued their great early season form with the ball Gilly and Crich picking up a Holden a piece to start proceedings. After those 2 important wickets Whaley never really had an answer to the Dove attack. Gareth Crompton dig in for 19 but Dove to regular wickets bowling Whaley out for just 65.

Cory Flint picking up 4-6, Gilly 3 and Crich 2 which didn’t leave anytime for Carter to pick up the thousandth.

As last week Gilly and Baggy opened up against the attack of Higginbottom and Holden. Despite the odd good ball on the early season track Dove batted well. The only loss was Gilly who fell for 24. Baggy 19no and Jones 9no finished off proceedings.

An early finish have the boys time to have a Stella or 2 in the sun.

The man of the match sponsored by Mr President Roger Marshall was Cory Flint.

DCCL Division Two

Birch Vale 113ao v Dove Holes 53ao

Birch Vale win by 60 runs

Dove 2’s travelled to Whaley Bridge to play Birch Vale as their ground was unfit, thanks must go to Whaley for allowing this an excellent gesture.

Hussain won the toss and put Birch into bat and an excellent opening spell of bowling by the impressive Green 3-16 and Burgess 1-29 Birch dug in and skipper Bannister batted well to make 36 Mark Hill returned good figures of 3-21 Skipper Gregory removed danger man Burns with one that turned a mile and Ted Johnson finished the innings with 2 wickets Birch ending on 133 all out.

Dove never really got going with the bat with some early season rustiness showing Bardsley 5-21 and Brownsword 3-16 bowled well for Birch.

Dove hoping to bounce back next week with a double weekend against High Lane 1’s and 2’s

DCCL Sunday League Divison Two

Dove Holes 147-9 v Chapel 145-8

Dove Holes win by 2 runs

Dove holes hosted local rivals Chapel at the Fairfield builders supplies arena in what turned out to be game for the ages.

Dove were asked to bat first and veteran scowen despatched the first ball of the game for 4. Chapel made inroads and Dove were soon 40-3. A spectacular partnership between R.Vernon 22 and T.Johnson 52 saw Dove get a ronnie o sullivan 147ao.

Moss set the tone with 5 measly overs for only 4 runs as fast bowler Gibson struck on his first ball of the game. Chapel batted sensibly vs smart bowling as debutant Alfred Bunting and the returning Oliver Riley impressed.

The showstopper Ted Johnson took 2 wickets in 2 balls as Chapel edged ahead in the chase.

A few tight overs ensued as the game swung doves way until explosive batsman Theyer came in and hit some lust blows to get Chapel needing 4 from the remaining 3 balls as FBS motm johnson help calm under pressure to clinch Dove a 2 run victory.

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