Wythenshawe: 199/9 [48.0]
Glossop: 127/10 [31.1]
Wythenshawe 1XI handed Glossop 2XI a reality check with a crushing victory in stormy conditions.
A couple of untimely rain breaks, albeit brief ones, meant the game was ultimately reduced to 48 overs per-side.
Glossop were atypically poor all day in the field, something that seemed to set the tone for the rest of the day, and in truth, the weekend.
Ryan Burgess set off quickly at the top of the Wythenshawe order with the visitors struggling to adjust to his hard-hitting ways.
He reached 45 in no time before he holed out to Sam Elliott in the deep with only 10 overs gone to give Daniel Senior his first wicket.
Senior (5/75) would go on to pick up another four over the course of the day, but it wasn’t all smiles for Glossop.
Countless chances were squandered in the field with at least 7 catches, most of them regulation chances, dropped.
At 112/5, thanks to Dave Allen (2/18) and Senior, Glossop would have been hopeful of bowling out the home side cheaply but that wasn’t the case.
Sam Grant hit a counter-attacking 30 from 21 balls to push Wythenshawe up beyond 150.
A late partnership by Gibson and Dean, ended eventually by a Rob Adderley (1/43) run out to add to his earlier wicket, helped them post 199/9 from their 48 overs.
David Wilde fell early on in the reply but Dan Eyre was looking good value at the other end.
Soon, though, disaster struck, as it so often has this season.
44/1 became 55/5 in a dreadful 3 overs period that saw the set Eyre (29) fall, along with his brother James Eyre, Matt Kells and Daniel Senior.
Sam Grant did the majority of the damage, eventually ending with figures of 6/69 whilst Lewis Crowther also picked up 2/22.
Liam Bottomley offered some resistance briefly but when he holed out for 18 the damage was done.
Sam Dyson’s bright and breezy 20 at the end of the innings gave Glossop something to smile about but in truth, it was a poor day all round.
They ended 72 runs short of their target, still with 17 overs remaining.
Batting the overs is proving difficult so far this season, and Glossop must smarten up if they’re to have any chance against an in-form South West Manchester side at North Road next week.