1XI Slip up against Glodwick

Glossop CC 1XI (132/10 – 31.4)

Glodwick CC 1XI (136/7 – 38.3)

Glossop CC 1XI fell to 5th in GMCL Division 1A after slipping to defeat against Glodwick, their second loss in as many weeks following a promising campaign thus far.

Much like the previous week against Flowery Field, Glossop were in trouble early on as a flurry of quick wickets for Imran Asghar and Gustav Prinsloo reduced the visitors to 20/4 inside the opening 10 overs of the day.

The middle order attempted to restore some semblance of calmness and structure to the innings – a task spearheaded by professional Alex Browne and Alex Coates – but wickets continued to tumble at a regular rate.

The pair battled hard, but when Browne perished for a positive 40, bowled by Mark Whitehead, the floodgates began to open again.

Despite the best efforts of Coates (16), Jarrod Holmes (13) and James Eyre (25), Glossop crumbled to 132/10, the best part of 18 overs untouched thanks to some tight bowling from Asghar (3/55), Prinsloo (3/44), Whitehead (2/24) and Akram Zeer (2/8).

Fortunately for Glossop, Glodwick’s innings followed a similar pattern as they stumbled their way to 33/4 after 15 tough overs, Rob Adderley (2/23) and Cameron Ball (2/41) claiming two wickets apiece.

Mohammad Mohsin (39) and Zeer (35) rebuilt well and looked likely to guide their side to safety, but when both they and Whitehead were dismissed by Will Hargreaves (3/39) to leave Glodwick 107/7, the game’s complexion changed once more.

A now buoyant Glossop looked certain to make another breakthrough, but Josh Brown’s defence remained solid while his partner, Bradley Heap, began taking the attack to the visitors.

Heap was rewarded for his positive approach, smashing 28* from just 13 balls including 4 x 6s to secure the win for his side, much to Glossop’s disappointment.