Glossop “Dale”ighted After Bury Win

Bury: 182/9 [50.0]

Glossop: 183/6 [47.2]


Glossop 1XI secured back to back victories in the GMCL Premier League for the first time this year with an away win at fellow strugglers Bury CC.

Having been asked to bowl first, the day began in the worst possible fashion for the visitors.

Bury raced to 85/0 inside 20 overs after plenty of loose bowling from the Glossop attack, as well as a plethora of wides.

The breakthrough eventually came in the form of a Lee Dale run out, though, bringing about a change in fortunes, Jamal the batsman to depart for 37.

From that point on wickets fell regularly, with Stephen Hunt removing three of the top four in a spell of bowling that saw him claim 3/28.

Will Hargreaves completed an economical spell, although he went wicket-less (0/35), but Chris Tipper’s spin picked up 2/56 from his 14 overs.

Tim Rogers (2/26) returned later in the innings to register two wickets of his own, Bury finishing 182/9 after a mightily promising start.

Glossop would have to chase a similar target to the previous week, and started positively in reply through Chris Tipper and Dale Pennington.

The former hit 36 from 45 balls before he was caught off the bowling of Adikari, whilst Pennington fell shortly after for 18, Glossop now 66/2.

Lee Dale and Steve Bates came together at the crease and began to rebuild, but once more wickets fell in pairs.

Bates had looked comfortable for his 16 before being bowled by Wiggans, and when Matt Kells (5) fell to the same man a few overs later, Glossop were suddenly 110/4.

Joe Moss joined Dale, who was still standing strong at one end, as the target drew ever closer.

The pair put together 50 in 10 overs, but when Moss went LBW for 28 and Sam Elliott followed the very next ball, Glossop were potentially in a spot of bother.

They won easily in the end, though, with Dale passing an important half-century off 79 balls to help the visitors across the line.

Will Hargreaves ended 7* and Dale unbeaten with a composed 57* as Glossop got home by 4 wickets with 16 balls to spare.

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