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Match Report

First Team - Saturday

DCCL Division One

New Mills 100ao v Dove Holes 101/4

Dove Holes win by 6 wickets

Dove Holes travelled to New Mills on a gloomy day hoping to get a game in. Grego won the toss and decided to have a bowl in a game that was reduced to 35 overs a side. Gilly and Cock opened the bowling with Gilly getting both openers and Cock the big wicket of the oversea caught well by baggy to leave new mills 31-3.

Smith and Boardman then put 30 on before the introduction of Gem and Burgs changed proceedings. Gem picked up the wicket of smith who hasn’t yet learnt brother in law Keego’s forward defence as he hit one to Jack off Gem.

Gem and Burgs bowled brilliantly in tandem both picking up the same figures of 3 for 17 off 9. With new millls 9 down and trying to stop Dove from getting 5 points Gilbride was reintroduced who lit up boardmans stumps to end the innings with New mills finishing on a ton.

Baggy and Gilly opened up putting on 17 for the first wicket before Gilly fell to Holmes. DJ was inevitably stumped down the leg side after 67 attempts of a stumping himself in the first innnings. Chez and the skipper also fell to leave Dove 50-4.

Calm heads needed with Baggy and Eddie now at the crease. Both batted well and didn’t give New Mills a sniff as Dove knocked the runs off for 4 Baggy finishing on 43 and Eddie 19.

MOTM sponsored by beer trader was Baggy.

Second Team - Saturday

DCCL Division Two

Dove Holes 144/6 v Charleswortg 143/5

Dove Holes win by 4 wickets

At the tideswell funerals, arena dove looked like they were going to be dead and buried in no time. With 14 players unavailable dove scrambled to get 22 players with groundsman gibbo playing with scorer son fast bowling all rounder Daniel. Also Mr 1989 Peter johnson played with his son on 1st team debut.

Hopalong treasurer Mark Vernon limped over at 1255 to make 11. Despite winning the toss on a rain delayed 35 over game skipper Gregory won the toss and bowled. Not lacking confidence Gregory bowled a madien and the warhorse mark hill bowled 10 over for 16 with Roy bowling a 10 over stint with small rewards. The game changed when the skipper then took the ball and limited Charlesworth to 143.

Dove were undecided how to approach the chase but Travis gave the batters carte blanche to expression themselves which hill and scowen enjoyed. Hill departed and skipper came in and expressed doves intentions. The evergreen scowen used the freedom to hare down the wicket to despatch wood the 6 into the community.

Travis and scowen moved the score to 108-1 before Wardle turned the ball square claiming a quick 5 for dust making a game out of it with until the bakewell blocker Dawson and 89 johnson knocked the runs off with 9 overs to spare.

Tideswell funerals MOM was the veteran scowen who was mom in the hawke trophy final in 1991.


Bissenden Cup Semi Final

Old Glossop v Dove Holes

Dove Holes win by 7 wickets

Dove Holes travelled to Old Glossop on what started as a glorious day for the Bissenden semi final. Grego lost the toss and OG decided to have a bat.

A fired up Crich and Gilly opened the bowling with crich picking up 2 early wickets of Demidh and Arshad bowled to leave OG 17-2. Crich then also picked up the big wicket of Pennington- an absolutely brilliant catch by DJ behind the stumps diving 1 handed to get an inside edge.

Carter and Cocker were then introduced as they bowled extremely tight with Carter picking up 2-25 and Cocker 1-19 off 8. With the good track and short boundaries this was a great effort in the middle. This left OG 71-6.

Crich was then reintroduced and picked up the oversea for 31 with a very sharp caught and bowled. Crich finishing with a fantastic 4-17 of his 8.

Gem then picked up Lenny caught by the skipper with OG on 103-8. Walsh and Whitehouse then put on a brisk 35 before golden arm Baggy was introduced taking 2 in 2 to again leave him stranded on a hat trick. OG finished on 138- a fantastic bowling and fielding performance from the Dove boys.

DJ and Baggy opened with DJ taking the “Gregzball” approach taking 9 off the first over. His positive approach worked hitting 38 off 32 before he fell caught behind with the score on 59. Eddie and Baggy then fell relatively quickly to leave dove on 85-3

Big dark clouds surrounded Old Glossop with Dove scrambling for the rule book. Was it 20 or 15 overs needed for Duckworth Lewis?

Turned out it was 10 so the rain wouldn’t be a problem. Forder and Gilly didn’t fancy getting wet though and proceeded to knock the runs off in quick time- Forder finishing on 40 and Gilly 25 to knock the runs off in the 20th over.

A great all round performance.

A shout out also to the large travelling Dove support- it was very much appreciated. Particular mention to birthday boy Tom and Dawse who didn’t quite get a full lap in as it was too far from the bar.

MOTM sponsored by Bunk & Kath was DJ for his performance with bat and the gloves.

The final will be played on the 30th of July against Whaley at Newton.

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