1XI undefeated run goes west

Glossop CC 1XI (114/9 – 35.1)

Denton West CC 1XI (117/3 – 23.1)

Glossop CC 1XI slumped to a first league defeat of the season against old rivals Denton West at Windsor Park.

Having chosen to bat first, Glossop were in immediate trouble when George Dyson was trapped LBW just two balls into the second over without scoring.

West continued to pile on the pressure, with Hamish Dunlop bowling a staggering six consecutive maidens at the start of his spell, and they eventually reaped the rewards.

Dale Pennington (12) was run out, and when he was quickly followed by Oliver Kenyon and Cameron Ball, both of whom fell victim to Liam Kilburn, the visitors were struggling at 50/4.

Alex Browne (36) and Alex Coates (14) moved the score on quickly and offered some counter-attacking resistance, largely thanks to 4 huge 6’s from the former, but their joy was relatively short-lived, too.

Both men were dismissed by the impressive Dunlop (3/41), the visiting side 97/6 at the half-way stage of their innings.

Unfortunately, things only got worse as Joe Moss (18) retired hurt and Glossop lost their last few wickets cheaply to finish 114/9, 15 overs still unused.

Although Rob Adderley dismissed Dunlop LBW in his first over, West never looked in trouble in their reply as Andrew O’Brien (44) and Semila Seyibokwe (32) scored quickly.

The pair added 75 together before falling in consecutive overs to Adderley (2/27) and Ball (1/46) to give Glossop something to smile about, but the game was already gone.

Aaqib Uppal (13*) and John Barnett (19*) continued their team mates’ good work and saw the hosts across the line for a 7-wicket win with 27 overs to spare.

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