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Match Report

First Team - Saturday

DCCL Division One

Woodley 123ao v Dove Holes 124-5

Dove Holes win by 5 wickets

Dove Holes travelled to Woodley in a highly anticipated clash.

Grego lost the toss for once and Dove were asked to field. Crich was fired up after watching videos of Bob Willis at Headingley in 81. He cleaned bowled Gibson, Garde and the oversea all nipping back through the gate. He then nicked off skipper Kay to reduce Woodley to 12-4.

Crich continued to bowl well in tandem with Gilbride but Woodley managed to build a partnership between Cranwell and D Heginbottom. But then Gilly joined the party bowling Heginbottom advancing down the track. Cranwell then built well with Duggan to reach 95 before the returning Crich struck again bowling Duggan for 25.

B Heginbottom threatened to counter attack before coming the thousandth victim for Carter-Caught Gregory in the deep. 1001 and 1002 soon followed first bowling Murphy and then Kay who tried to hit the ball to Compstall with his eyes shut. Trowsdale then stuck around with Cranwell before Cranwell became the last wicket falling to Carter lbw for a well played 48. Woodley finishing on 123. Crich with. 5-31 and Dave 4-23.

Baggy and Gilly opened for Dove in the chase racing to 36-0 off the first 6 before Gilly fell to the oversea. Baggy then fell to Cranwell for a well made 27 with the score 51-2.

The score moved on to 69 before Jones and Gemmell both fell. Woodley now had their tails up but skipper Gregory and Forder played sensible but positive cricket punishing any bad balls before Forder fell with the score on 96.

Eddie then joined the skipper who were both determined not to give Woodley a sniff of victory. The required runs were knocked off with Grego hitting a big 6 off Kay before the job was finished with 4 leg byes. The skipper finishing on 36no.

The man of the match sponsored by David Moore was Sean Crich for his great display of bowling.

Second Team - Saturday

DCCL Division Two

Dove Holes 167ao v High Lane 96ao

Dove Holes win by 71 runs

On a beautiful day at the Hallsteads Arena Dove 2s took on High lane 1s with northern rails Stephen Green kindly sponsoring the game. Captain Joe Gregz won the toss on an absolute rail road prepared by the ever consistent Gibbo (Up the county).

A steady opening partnership from KC and Vern got dove off to a good start. Chesney Hawkes and skipper Gregory continued the journey before Ridgway and Hill seemingly de-railed the innings. However, hope was restored when Wayne Collins and Big Bash Ash upped the strike rate and went full steam ahead to put on 67 in the last 10 overs resulting in Dove scoring a very respectable 167.

A good team effort with 5 men scoring above 20!

In reply, Dove opening bowler Green set the platform with a very tight spell, unfortunately he took strike action against taking wickets. After a decent start from the dove openers, skipper Joe 'Hamburglar' Gregory put himself in the driving seat and delivered a phenomenal 7 wickets for just 29 runs and firmly put the  brakes on the High Lane batting train.

Burgess and Johnson then finished the game off both buying single tickets to wicketsville! Up the Dove! Choo Choo!

Stephen Green's MOTM Joe Gregory

First Team - Sunday

Bissenden Cup

Dove Holes 200-8 v Hazel Grove 118ao

Dove Holes win by 82 runs

Dove Holes hosted Hazel Grove at the Madin & Moss arena with the bar open all hours.

Grego won the toss and after looking a bit lost decided to bat. Baggy and Gilly opened up and looked like they had their porridge for breakfast racing to 48 before Gilly fell to a shot which only fools would play, caught in the deep.

Dove then found theirselves in the thick of it as they fell to 78-4. Eddie and Forder then batted like a day at the office to take the score onto 142 before Eddie fell for 46. Hally then entered after his big break before sMASHing it to mid on.

Egg then entering the fray, soon entering top gear smashing a quick 24. Forder fell for 42 with the stumps left in that bad a state bob the builder would struggle to put them back together. Carter then hit a blow into the west wing with the score finishing on an even double hundred.

The A team of Gilly and crich opened up. Gilly bowling the opener early doors. Dove took regular wickets from there on in bowling out of the there skins. Gilly took 2,dads army Dave 2 with Grove also running like mad men with 2 run outs. When Cocker and Gem came on Grove already had one foot in the grave. Cock took 3 and Gem 1 to wrap things up.

The Madin & Moss MOTM was Shaun Cartledge for his 46 with a few coming off the edge.

Dove then enjoyed a well earnt pint in the sun- happy days.

Second Team - Sunday

Hawke Trophy

High Lane 109ao v Dove Holes 110-1

Dove Holes win by 9 wickets

On a sunny Sunday Dove 2’s took on high lane 2’s in the Hawke Trophy opening round. Skipper Joe ‘the wrecking ball’ Gregory had stars in his eyes when he won the toss and put dove into bowl on an absolute road prepared by the high lane groundsmen.

Opener Mark ‘warhorse’ Hill got dove off to a good start picking up 2 well deserved wickets however some shoddy hungover bowling from Father Ted left the dove attack stalling. Roy Vernon and wicket machine Gregory proved the X factor both picking up three wickets a piece while match ball sponsor Nathan Moss proved Dove’s got talent as the hosts were all out for 109.

In reply the opening uncle/nephew duo of Mark ‘maverick’ Vernon and Kieren Collins provided dove a family fortune of runs as the guests reached the hundred mark without.

The countdown was on as dove where on the tipping point of victory before a late dismissal of Vernon left the aforementioned Collins and Kian Vernon to complete the chase. K Collins and M Vernon top scored with 48 and 45 respectively.

A great team performance as dove won by 9 wickets to put them into the next round of the Hawke.

The Madin and Moss players of the match where K Collins and K Vernon.

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