Impressive Cloete Downs Glossop

Lee Dale

Lee Dale


Glossop: 174/10 [47.5]


Prestwich: 175/3 [38.1]

 Former LCL rivals Prestwich inflicted another defeat on Glossop as they suffered their 10th loss of the GMCL season.

Although their batting was much improved from recent weeks, a sub-par 174/10 was never going to be enough for the visitors as Prestwich cruised to a much-needed win.

Despite losing Dan Eyre early on Glossop made a positive start, reaching 60 within 8 overs before Dale Pennington was stumped for 20.

Lee Dale continued his promising form from the week before with another hard-hitting display, smashing 46 from 41 balls.

However, that innings ended prematurely too, in the 15th over, courtesy of a Sam Holden yorker, Glossop 86/3.

Despite 26 from Chris Tipper, who was controversially given out caught behind, and 27 from George Dyson, Glossop’s middle order quickly capitulated once again.

Rob Adderley made a valuable 18 at the back-end of the innings, but the North Road side still failed to bat out their 50 overs, Tom Scott starring for the home side with 3/20 from 11.5 tight overs.

Despite bowling excellently for the most part, it took Glossop until the 22nd over to find a breakthrough, Chris Tipper bowling James Wharmby for a gritty 23.

At the other end Gihahn Cloete batted sensibly but rode his luck against an impressive, fired-up Stephen Hunt (who somehow went wicket-less), reaching a half-century in a composed manner.

With number 3 Ali Raza alongside him at the crease, Cloete and Prestwich made solid progress towards their target.

It looked as though the South African would reach a well-deserved century, but Rob Adderley would eventually enjoy some success, uprooting his off stump to dismiss him for a brilliant 92 with only 5 more required for victory.

The very next ball, Adderley accounted for Sam Holden, caught by Will Hargreaves to give Glossop a little glimmer of joy despite the circumstances.

Ali Raza made sure Prestwich got across the line, though, finishing unbeaten on 39* to help his side to a 7-wicket win.

 Next week sees a double weekend with Glossop travelling to Clifton (Saturday) before hosting Denton West (Sunday), both in the GMCL Premier League.

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