Prestwich: 294/6 [50.0]
Glossop crashed out of the first round of the Per-Fit 2XI GMCL Cup as they were handed a beating by Prestwich.
Alongside Glossop, Prestwich are the highest ranked 2XI in the GMCL pyramid structure, but you would have been forgiven for thinking there was a bigger gulf in class than that.
Glossop were unable to build on their victory over their old LCL rivals in the league last week in what was truly a day to forget.
Rob Adderley had Adam Taylor caught behind by Matt Kells early on, but from then on it was all Prestwich.
Sean Haslam and Haris Aziz dismantled Glossop’s bowling attack and batted exceptionally, rarely giving any chances as the visitors chased leather throughout.
A disastrous innings for Glossop saw both Haslam and Aziz pass excellent centuries before the latter was eventually caught by Daniel Senior off the bowling of David Wilde for a brilliant 110 from 107 balls.
Skipper Wilde picked up another two victims in Oli Holt and Sadam Baig, both in the same fashion, to finish with 3/57.
Rob Adderley (3/31) got what he deserved with two late wickets of his own, including that of Haslam for a high-quality 124 at quicker than a run a ball.
A late flurry from Qasim Memon (16*) helped Prestwich post 294 from their 50 overs, a total that was going to be a tough ask for a Glossop outfit that had generally struggled with the bat this season.
David Wilde went early in the piece, edging Wilf Reeve behind to Haris Aziz to give Glossop the worst possible start.
Matt Kells followed suit just a few overs later, the visitors struggling at 24/2 from 10 overs.
Dan Eyre and Sam Dyson began to rebuild, but soon there was another Glossop collapse on the cards.
58/2 turned into 63/5 as Dan Eyre (32) played one big shot too many and perished in the deep.
Dyson was caught and bowled by Holt as he tamely chipped one back, whilst James Eyre fell in a similar fashion to that of his brother, attempting to sweep the leg spin of Memon.
Daniel Senior and Steve Bates came together with Glossop in a crisis and provided the North Road side with their best period of the game, and probably, the weekend.
The pair added 69 from 73 balls, playing the spin of Memon and Carter sensibly, before Bates miscued one off Memon and departed for 24.
Unfortunately, Senior fell just a few overs later one short of his half-century, caught off a top edge for 49 from 46 to give Memon (4/47) his fourth victim.
Some small contributions late on from the lower order, including 16 from the returning Will Coates, helped Glossop up to 174/10 but in the end, they finished well of the pace.
Whilst a cup run would have been nice and Glossop would have certainly fancied their chances, the defeat means the 2XI can focus solely on the league now and avoiding relegation in what is clearly going to be a difficult year.