The 1XI suffered another devastating defeat as they fell victim to Greenmount at the weekend, dragging them ever closer to an unwanted potential relegation battle in the GMCL Premier Division.
Glossop’s innings never really got going, with Koopman falling very early on for just 1, and Kenyon following shortly after for 10. Despite decent contributions from Pennington (34), Sonczak (22), Moss (25), and a late flurry of runs from Stopford (22), Glossop lost wickets regularly throughout and failed to build any telling partnerships as they faltered and struggled to 161-10 from 49.1 overs- a score that never looked enough on a relatively small ground.
Greenmount couldn’t have wished for a better start as they raced to 50-0 within 5 overs, and the innings didn’t get much easier for the visitors. Mark Usher removed opener Sammut for 19, but the joy was short lived as Greenmount cruised towards their target of 162. Senior and Bowker frustrated the Glossop attack and ended unbeaten, seeing the home side across the line with 15 overs left, with 63* and 64* respectively. Glossop will be looking to claim an important win against Edgworth next week.
In the reverse fixture at North Road, Glossop ran out easy winners as the top of GMCL Division 3 tightened up once more. Having earlier posted 200-7 thanks to a wonderful unbeaten century from skipper David Wilde, 103* (129), Glossop restricted Greenmount well in the second innings, and the visitors never really got going. Tight bowling meant they staggered to 126-9 from their 45 overs, with Rob Adderley taking 4-23, and the other bowlers sharing one wicket apiece. An important victory following a disappointing defeat at Deane & Derby last week, and results mean that Glossop are just 2 points off top spot once again.