Glossop travelled to Worsley to face a Roe Green side with only one win in their opening eight games, as they looked to build on the momentum gained from their impressive Lancashire KO win the previous weekend. With rain in the air a reduced game always looked to be on the cards, and the overs were eventually reduced to 29 with Glossop bowling first. The hosts raced to 28-0 inside 3 overs but wickets soon fell in clusters as the innings stuttered thanks to accurate spells from Stephen Hunt (3-25), Mark Usher (4-44) and Cameron Ball (2-12). With the help of a comical run out, the three pace men tore through the Roe Green line up reducing them to 96-10 inside 27 overs.
Glossop’s reply saw Dale Pennington run out in an unfortunate manner early on, followed shortly after by Lee Dale for a quick 29 and George Dyson in quick succession. However, the target was always manageable and Matt Sonczak (27*) and Alex Coates (30*) steered the visitors to a 7 wicket win as they continue to put pressure on Prestwich at the summit of the table with a third successive 5 point win.
At North Road, the 2XI narrowly lost by 5 runs after failing to chase down Roe Green’s 147-9 despite a half century for captain David Wilde, as they suffered another uncharacteristic, disappointing defeat leading into the Hulme Trophy quarter final on Sunday.