A Lot To Think About After Glossop Hit Rock Bottom

Joe Moss
Joe Moss


 Glossop: 114/10 [44.1]


Walshaw: 117/1 [26.0]

Glossop slumped to a devastating defeat to bottom side Walshaw in the GMCL Premier League.

 The home side won the toss and elected to bat first on a dying wicket at North Road.

The innings began in the worst possible fashion with Glossop’s top four all back in the pavilion after just 10 overs.

34/4 soon became 74/9 after 30 difficult overs, despite a brief resurgence from Joe Moss (26) in the middle overs.

Oliver Kenyon and Mark Usher provided a rare period of positivity on a generally dismal day as they added 42 in an important last wicket stand.

Kenyon finished unbeaten on 16* whilst Usher became the last wicket to fall for 25, one short of Moss’ top score, as Glossop collapsed to 114/10.

It had been Ali and Blignaut who had rattled through the Glossop order, taking 4/47 and 4/25 respectively.

Riley claimed the final two wickets picking up figures of 2/10 from 9.1 tight overs.

Usher removed McClung early on in Walshaw’s reply but Glossop’s reply was short-lived.

Steve Hunt bowled quickly and accurately at the other end, but the few chances he created went begging, leaving him wicket-less despite a brilliant spell.

Walshaw eased across the line with Bhojani 73* and Smith-Butler 28* seeing the visitors home as Hargreaves, Tipper and Turner all failed to make a breakthrough.

Glossop travel to Denton St Lawrence next Saturday in what is sure to be a tricky fixture, but one that really is a must-win for the side.

 CricHQ score card here

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