Maximum Points for 2XI as Edgworth Defeated by 73 Runs

Edgworth Ground

The 2XI’s recent strong form carried on in the reverse fixture, picking up a vital 6 point win; the bonus point coming in the last over of the game.
Glossop batted first having lost the toss, but posted their biggest total of the year so far on a seemingly difficult wicket towards the start of the game. The whole of the Glossop top order contributed, and the innings started well with openers David Wilde and Daniel Senior adding 60 for the first wicket, hitting 45 and 24 respectively. David Allen at 3 made an excellent 35 in relatively quick time, but it was Jak Megram (70* off 65) and James Eyre (51 off 42) who really took the game to Edgworth, both with blistering knocks. Glossop finished their 45 overs on a daunting 248-4.
Edgworth never looked like reaching the target, so it was always going to be a case of chasing the illusive bonus point for Glossop with plenty of runs on the board to play with. James Eyre and Rob Adderley opened up and bowled excellently, the former unlucky to go wicketless, whilst Adderley took 1-35 from his 13 overs having come back at the death of the innings. A calamity of errors led to the run out of Ivers, and when Allen had Waddicar adjudged LBW, Glossop sensed an opportunity. Daniel Senior came in to the attack, the spinner claiming 6-54 from his 13 over spell as the game neared its climax. Glossop needed 1 wicket from 2 overs, whilst Edgworth were 18 short of a losing batting point. Some controversy surrounding bowlers and rules and regulations however, meant Adderley and Senior could not finish their allotted overs. Alice Dyson came on for one over and almost found the breakthrough, but in the end it was a run out that did it for the visitors with just 3 balls left thanks to a superb throw from Rob Adderley, as Edgworth ended up 175-10 to give Glossop the 6 point win. Credit to Edgworth for going for the extra batting point in a losing cause and almost getting there, despite the best efforts of Chris King who finished 37* in difficult circumstances.

Glossop are now just one point off Deane & Derby at the top of the table.

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