Heywood Cause ‘Cup-set’ at North Road


Heywood: 172/10 [49.2]


Glossop: 110/10 [31.3]

Things got even worse on Sunday as they crashed out of the 1XI cup at the hands of Division 1 side, Heywood.

Having lost the toss Glossop found themselves bowling first on a typically flat North Road wicket.

Glossop were much improved from the day before, though, producing one of their best bowling performances of the season.

Heywood’s captain, Danny Pawson, proved a thorn in Glossop’s side, scoring a wonderful 90 off 89 balls as he held the innings together.

Mikey Grogan, batting at number 10, was the next highest scorer with 18*, proving how well Glossop bowled on a swelteringly hot day.

The wickets were spread across the Glossop attack with Stephen Hunt (2/35), Rob Adderley (2/28), James Eyre (2/21) and Chris Tipper (2/22) all claiming well-earned braces.

Mark Usher (1/28) and Will Hargreaves (1/33) also claimed a wicket apiece as they restricted the visitors to 172/10, seemingly at least 50 runs short of a par score.

Once more, Glossop looked in good touch at the top of the order with Dan Eyre and Lee Dale striking a couple of flowing drives to the boundary early on.

Lightning struck twice, though, and a repeat of the day before ensued.

Wickets fell regularly throughout for the Glossop as all the hard work from the first half came undone.

Jak Megram top scored with 21 as the home side struggled collectively with the bat once more.

Plenty of players got starts but ultimately no Glossop batsman was able to replicate Danny Pawson’s match-winning innings.

Andy Dawson and Travis Townsend picked up 3 wickets each as a fragile Glossop middle order crumbled once again.

Simon Dawson claimed 2 victims of his own, whilst Danny Pawson and Cabhan Bhimull-Hilton shared the remaining wickets, Glossop 110/10 having batted for just 31.3 overs.

Bury travel to North Road next week and it is imperative that Glossop find a way to get a positive result if they are to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

CricHQ scorecard here

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