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Match Report

First Team - Saturday

DCCL Division One

Dove Holes 192/4 v Old Glossop 191/9

Dove Holes win by 6 wickets

Dove Holes hosted Old Glossop on a flag cracking day at Hallsteads. Grego lost the toss on a track that looked like the M6 and OG decided to bat.

Gilly and Crich opened up against Pennington and Thorley. The OG pair batted well Thorley the attacker of the 2 ably supported by Pennington. They waited for the very few bad balls they got and with the rapid outfield ticked along nicely at around 4 an over. They put on 90 before Thorley picked out Forder off the duke for a well made 52. Demidh soon followed LBW to Carter and then Cocker picked up the oversea and Dove were back in the game at 102-3.

Lythgoe threatened to counter attack before he was run out by Eddie and then Cocker picked up the big wicket of Pennington for 42 to leave OG 141-5. Dove then picked up regular wickets but OG still kept ticking along and finished 191-9. Cock finishing with 4 and the duke and crich 2 a piece.

Gilly and Baggy opened up and made a positive start reaching 32-0 before both fell straight after each other.

OG now had their tails up but DJ and Eddie steadied the ship putting on 36 before Eddie fell for 19. Forder then came to the crease and him and DJ batted sensibly rotating the strike well and punishing anything loose. They put on 71 before a bit of a mix up saw DJ run out for a very well played 45.

The skipper entered the fray with Dove needed 52 to win. This was soon done Grego hitting 3 6s in an over the highlight of his 38no. Forder finishing 34no.

A proper game of cricket played in a great spirit as always with Old Glossop.

MOTM sponsored by Phil ‘the driver’ Conway was Jack Gregory.

Second Team - Saturday

DCCL Division Two

Chapel 191ao v Dove Holes 105ao

Chapel win by 86 runs

Stunning conditions at the Turkish grill arena played host to the first of three local derbys for the dove holes 2s as they took on neighbours chapel 1s.

Skipper Joe Gregory proved once again to be a poor tosser as chapel won the the toss and put dove in the field in Australian weather conditions. Chapels opening batsman got off to a great start with opening bowler Burgess and Gregory bowling well in the heat to no avail.

After getting to 90 without loss before Johnson and Ridgeway connected to unroot the stubborn opening partnership. With that injection dove started to roll in the field and Wickets from Young Roy Vernon and Joe Gregory suddenly had the hosts 127-7. The chapel tail batted well with a number of decent partnership and dove holes toiled to get full bowling points with Burgess picking up a well deserved wicket and Johnson collecting 2. Chapel where all out for 191.

In response the dove holes batting started poorly at first slumping to 11-4 under the pressure of chapel openers Waterhouse and Theyer. Hope was briefly restored as Big bash Ash scored a quick 25 and Keegan Ridgeway made light work of a tiring warehouse to make the dove holes innings slightly respectable. After a shot of the day straight drive for 4 from Jamie leaning dove fumbled to 103 aided by 18 not out from Johnson.

A hard day fielding in the sun but well stuck at.

Dove holes take on Hollingsworth at home in their next league Fixture.


Bissenden Cup

Dove Holes 244/6 v Hayfield 226/8

Dove Holes win by 18 runs

Dove Holes hosted Hayfield in the quarter final of the Bissenden on another absolute scorcher of a day at Hallsteads. Grego thankfully won the toss today and had a bat on another lane of the M6.

Gilly and sambuca bags opened up and got Dove off to a flyer putting 74 on for the first wicket. Hayfield then pulled dove back with 3 quick wickets. Chez and Forder then put on 40 before Chez fell. That brought Hally to the crease who hit a quick fire 50 in a stand of 93 with Forder to take the score onto 230 just leaving time for Eddies customary massive 6.

Dove finishing on 244-6, Forder finishing 77no.

Hayfield came out on the attack despite Ramsay falling early to Crich. Sharp made a quick fire 34 before Dove took the pace off the ball with Gem and Burgers who was on first team debut. These 2 were the pick of the bowlers bowling their 16 overs for 65 picking up 2 wickets a piece including a great diving grab by Gilly.

Dove knew the game wasn’t over though with the dangerous Evans still at the crease. Evans was ably supported by Jack Cook who showed maturity beyond his years. These 2 put on a quick fire 91 before Cook fell to Crich caught Gregory with the score 207-7 with 2 and a half overs left.

Baggy then picked up the dangerman Evans for a very well made 96 caught by the skipper in the deep. Hayfield finished on 226 just 18 short.

As Saturday against OG the game was played in a great spirit and both teams enjoyed a well earnt pint in the sun.

MOTM sponsored by Madin & Moss was Tom Forder

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