Glossop Left in a Spin

Egerton Rain
A wet Egerton Cricket Club

Egerton: 127/4 [22.0]

Glossop: 85/10 [17.3]

Egerton inflicted Glossop’s fourth loss of the season in a rain affected game at Blackburn Road.

 The weather looked to have got the better of the fixture but it eventually cleared up mid-way through the afternoon, allowing a 22 over game to commence.

The home side batted first runs from Mahelo Udawatte and Marcus Pratt helped them to a competitive total.

Mark Usher had got the innings off to the best possible start for Glossop, bowling Sahan Suraweera for a golden duck, but Tom Fairclough (18) and Udawatte (37) rebuilt well.

They were both back in the pavilion after 10 overs, though, falling in quick succession off the bowling of Will Hargreaves and Chris Tipper respectively to leave them 62-3.

Pratt took the attack to Glossop upon his arrival though and struck 42 off 38 balls before he was eventually caught and bowled by Hargreaves, picking up his second of the game.

Matt Parkinson was supporting Pratt well at the other end with a sensible knock and finished unbeaten on 14* as Egerton posted 1274.

In reply, the Glossop innings never really got going.

Egerton’s spinners proved too good for the away side’s batting order could only muster 85 all out.

Dale Pennington
Dale Pennington

Dale Pennington hit 37 at the top of the order, but no other batsman was able to notch double figures in a disappointing batting display.

Ramiz Patel removed both Lee Dale and George Dyson, whilst Parkinson and Pratt also claimed two wickets of their own. Amal Dalugoda trapped Chris Tipper LBW to pick up his only wicket of the innings.

The addition of 3 run outs didn’t help the cause for the visitors either, as they fell well short of the mark.

Next Saturday sees the 1XI face Walshaw in the GMCL Premier League on Saturday, followed by Winton in the Derek Kay 1XI Cup on Sunday. They will certainly be looking for a change of fortune.

 CricHQ scorecard here

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