Glossop ended their season in disappointing fashion, losing out to old rivals Denton West on the last day of the season, as they finished 7th overall in the GMCL Premier League table.
The visitors started poorly losing both George Dyson and Dale Pennington cheaply inside 6 overs, but Oliver Kenyon and Joe Moss began to rebuild well; the former passing 50 in good time, while Moss was proving difficult to remove at the other end. Moss was eventually dismissed for a gritty 15, followed shortly after by the departure of Kenyon for an excellent 69 in testing conditions. Glossop were in a decent position at 137-4 with 15 overs left; further contributions of 36 and 26 from Matt Sonczak and Will Hargreaves respectively helping the visitors post a more than competitive 200-10 with Sweeney the pick of the West bowlers, taking 5-38.
Glossop got off to an excellent start in the field as Jack Leyland (3-38), on his 1XI debut, removed Dunlop, O’Brien and Doyle all for single figure scores. At 50-3 Denton West looked to be struggling, but Glossop were left to rue dropped catches and wickets off no balls as they failed to take another wicket. The fielding errors proved costly as Berry (130*) reached his century in blistering fashion including 8 fours and 10 sixes, whilst Barnett played second fiddle at the other end- a simple 23* from 88 balls all that was required from him, as West, 201-3, crossed the line with 12.1 overs to spare and won by 7 wickets.
A frustrating end to a fairly frustrating season for Glossop, but they can look forward to strengthening for the next season and challenging in the Premier League once again.