Glossop: 153/5 [32.0]
Roe Green: 146/2 [26.5]
Roe Green won by 8 wickets (D/L)
Justin Kenyon’s brilliant knock inflicted Glossop’s sixth league defeat of the season in the GMCL Premier League.
The loss leaves the 1XI languishing in 10th, 7 points adrift of Denton West who are one place above them.
Glossop batted first in a rain affected game that eventually got underway just after 15:30, with 32 overs-a-side the reduced format.
Dale Pennington top scored with 48* (62) as Glossop posted a relatively competitive 153/5 from their allocation.
Dan Eyre fell cheaply early on, meaning Lee Dale (39) and Chris Tipper (24) provided the only other notable scores for the home side.
Cole Turner (8) and Daniel Senior (8*) provided quick, important runs late on as they enjoyed a profitable last few overs late in the innings alongside Pennington.
Guy Emmett starred with the ball for Roe Green claiming 3/29 from his 10 overs. Andy Hough and Luke Williams picked up the remaining wickets, earning one apiece.
After the rain fell again and the target had been reduced to 146 from 29 overs, the visitors batted sensibly throughout in reply and had Justin Kenyon to thank for their success.
The Roe Green opener struck 77* from just 85 balls, including 5 x 4’s and 2 x 6’s, to see his side across the line and snatch the points away from Glossop.
Daniel Jones had earlier made 26 before he was bowled by Will Hargreaves.
Overseas, Oliver McMahon, went one better than Jones, reaching 27, before he was caught by Dan Eyre off the bowling of Hargreaves (2/24) with only one run required to win.
Luke Williams came to the crease at number four and hit the single Roe Green needed off his first ball, giving them an 8 wicket win with 13 balls to spare.
Rob Adderley, although wicket-less, bowled superbly for Glossop and was unlucky to have not been rewarded for his hard work.
No less than four chances given by Kenyon, one way or another, didn’t go in his favour, but his performance was one of few positives on a disappointing afternoon.
Bamford Fieldhouse are Glossop’s next opponents on Saturday as they travel to Rochdale where a win is vital. Sunday sees Heywood’s visit to North Road in the next round of the Derek Kay 1XI Per-Fit GMCL Cup.