Glossop: 114/10 [44.1]
Walshaw: 117/1 [26.0]
Glossop slumped to a devastating defeat to bottom side Walshaw in the GMCL Premier League.
The home side won the toss and elected to bat first on a dying wicket at North Road.
The innings began in the worst possible fashion with Glossop’s top four all back in the pavilion after just 10 overs.
34/4 soon became 74/9 after 30 difficult overs, despite a brief resurgence from Joe Moss (26) in the middle overs.
Oliver Kenyon and Mark Usher provided a rare period of positivity on a generally dismal day as they added 42 in an important last wicket stand.
Kenyon finished unbeaten on 16* whilst Usher became the last wicket to fall for 25, one short of Moss’ top score, as Glossop collapsed to 114/10.
It had been Ali and Blignaut who had rattled through the Glossop order, taking 4/47 and 4/25 respectively.
Riley claimed the final two wickets picking up figures of 2/10 from 9.1 tight overs.
Usher removed McClung early on in Walshaw’s reply but Glossop’s reply was short-lived.
Steve Hunt bowled quickly and accurately at the other end, but the few chances he created went begging, leaving him wicket-less despite a brilliant spell.
Walshaw eased across the line with Bhojani 73* and Smith-Butler 28* seeing the visitors home as Hargreaves, Tipper and Turner all failed to make a breakthrough.
Glossop travel to Denton St Lawrence next Saturday in what is sure to be a tricky fixture, but one that really is a must-win for the side.