1XI Wilt as Finan Flowers

Flowery Field CC 1XI (157/10 – 43.5)

Glossop CC 1XI (74/10 – 26.5)

Glossop CC 1XI suffered a disappointing 83-run defeat against a rampant Flowery Field at North Road.

Despite Steve Wharton falling early to Cameron Ball, the visitors made a positive start to their innings, scoring quickly through Mike Finan and Kurtlyn Mannikam to reach 84/1.

However, Glossop fought back well with spinners Alex Coates (2/37) and Will Hargreaves (1/34) removing Mannikam (28), Alex Dolly (0) and Jamie Garde (10) in quick succession.

The impressive Finan reached a deserved hard-hitting half-century, but when he was caught behind for 78 off the bowling of Ball, Flowery began to wilt.

In less than three overs, 135/4 became 137/8 thanks to further wickets from Ball (3/44), Rob Adderley and a Hargreaves run out.

The visitors attempted to pose a late fightback, but the lower order could only add a further 20 runs before Ben Mason (16) became the day’s second run out victim and Adderley (2/36) claimed his second to bring the innings to a close.

Glossop’s reply could hardly have started in worse fashion as they slipped to 30/5 after a remarkable spell of bowling from Finan, the Flowery opener accounting for Glossop’s top 5, three dismissed LBW and two bowled.

The hosts never recovered from their early position of vulnerability, as Finan (6/31), Mike Burns (2/25), Declan Feakes (1/7) and Mannikam (1/10) claimed the remaining wickets to seal a comfortable victory for their side.

ICC Cricket World Cup Family Night at Glossop CC

In line with an initiative from the ICC, Glossop CC are hosting a Cricket World Cup-themed family night at North Road, Friday 12th July, 6pm.

The night was originally scheduled for Friday 7th June, but had to be cancelled due to poor weather.

The event will be in addition to the traditional Friday Night Coaching sessions, and will offer a number of family-friendly activities.

Some of these include face painting, a bouncy castle, catching competitions and a bowl at the professional (Alex Browne) competition for parents and children alike.

Refreshments will be available as usual, with the bar open, downstairs kitchen in operation and a BBQ outside so you can soak up the sun in Glossop’s biggest beer garden.

It promises to be an excellent night, and we hope to see plenty of new and familiar faces down at North Road celebrating the last weekend of the Cricket World Cup.