Glossop CC third team to the rescue

Saturday’s first team match at North Road against Roe Green started well enough- toss won, Glossop bat first, opening stand of 80, another fifty for Dale Pennington. All going to plan until a clatter of wickets in pursuit of a challenging total saw the Glossop team subside from 160/3 to 205/9 in their 50 overs, at least 20 runs short of the target. Tight bowling and good fielding by the visitors kept them very much in the game in spite of Pennington’s 89 runs. In reply the Glossop bowlers could make little impression on the Roe Green batting line-up but took the visitors to the final over of the match when they reached 208/6 and took four points – no points to the home side who stay top but with their lead reduced to four points. The next three league fixtures against DSL (away on Saturday), Prestwich (home on Sunday) and a visit to Woodbank on July 5th will define the rest of the season for the Glossop first team. A heavy defeat at Roe Green for the 2nd XI missing several key players meant a lovely afternoon spoiled by poor results, with only the 3rd XI’s semi-final at Ashton on Sunday left to save the weekend.  Happily their excellent win at Rayner Lane takes them to the final and the chance to continue the club’s cup successes in recent years.
In that 3rd XI game Glossop won the toss and chose to bat. Glossop made 195-7 off their 40 overs, with good knocks from Cole Turner (42) ,Matt Sonczak (38) , Dan Senior (28) and Lewis Turner (26).
After an early strike for Glossop from Jack Leyland, Ashton progressed to 118-2 and with 10 overs left the game was still balanced. Two quick wickets for Matt Sonczak swung the game Glossop’s way and the Ashton innings was eventually completed on 139 all out, 2 wickets each for James Atkinson and Rob Sonczak.

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