Walkden cup Woes

After a Saturday of rest, Glossop 1XI travelled to Woodbank CC, to face the Bury outfit in the first round of the Walkden cup. Woodbank won the toss and elected to bat on the small ground, while Glossop had problems of their own through injuries and county commitments. The home side got off to a steady start and continued to build pressure on all members of the Glossop attack, Oliver Kenyon the only bowler to offer any real resistance with some accurate yorkers in an impressive 7 over spell. However, runs were quickly being accumulated by the Woodbank middle order, Mark Stringer reaching 50 and Lewis McIntosh bringing up an exceptional century, to end unbeaten on 105* as Woodbank posted an imposing target of 255-7.

In reply, Glossop never really got going as wickets fell regularly, pro Lee Dale the only man to make a score of any note with a determined 40, but when he was trapped LBW- on a day where decisions were rarely given- Glossop looked in trouble. In the end, the 1XI managed to limp to a sorry 137 all out and crashed out of the cup at the first hurdle. They’ll be looking to bounce back on Saturday, at home to Woodhouses.

In the reverse fixture at North Road, the 2XI eased to a comfortable victory, Will Coates and Andrew Dyson taking 4 wickets apiece as they restricted the away side to 131 all out. Glossop reached the target at a canter, Will Coates and John Stopford both scoring useful 30’s, as the home side won by 5 wickets with 20 overs remaining and progressed to the next round of the cup where they will play rivals Denton West at home in the quarter final.

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