Hargreaves, Dale, End North Road Curse

Bamford Fieldhouse: 183/10 [49.5]

Glossop: 186/7 [49.2]

 

Glossop 1XI recorded their first home league win of the season with a brilliant team performance against Bamford Fieldhouse.

The game went right down to the wire, with already relegated Glossop spoiling the Rochdale-based side’s day in a last over thriller.

Batting first, Bamford posted 183/10 from their 50 overs, with what seemed a decent total on a dying track.

The visitors’ batting line-up all found it tough going against Glossop’s impressive spin attack, whilst the pace bowlers were tight upfront.

Chris Schofield was the exception, though, with the former-England batsman smashing 70 off 67 balls.

His counter-attacking innings helped the struggling Bamford side up to a more than respectable 183.

He would eventually be dismissed by Will Hargreaves, who claimed a well-deserved 6/59, whilst Chris Tipper also picked up an important 2/56.

Run outs from Matt Kells and Lee Dale accounted for the other two wickets.

 

Glossop started slowly in their reply, losing Dale Pennington cheaply early in the chase.

Steve Bates joined Lee Dale and the two left-handers batted sensibly to put Glossop in a strong position, reaching 73/2 at half-way when Bates snicked off for 23.

This brought Chris Tipper to the crease, Glossop now with two former Bamford stars in the thick of the action.

Dale brought up a battling half-century, but he was caught soon after for 64 off 104 balls.

Tipper followed not long after, but not before he’d hit a quick 27 to put Glossop in a commanding position, 141/4 with 12 overs remaining.

Heading into the last 10 overs, Matt Kells (13) was run out, bringing Sam Elliott to the middle on his 1XI debut with Joe Moss.

Without hitting boundaries, the pair managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over as the home side neared ever closer to a famous win.

With 15 required, though, Moss was caught behind for a run-a-ball 15, brining about an element of doubt once again.

Elliott stood strong, however, and saw Glossop across the line with 4 balls to spare, ending unbeaten with a brilliant 19*, as he crashed a four over mid-on to win the game.

 

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