TCC beat Hayfield to secure place in the Bissenden Cup Semi Finals
Yesterday, Tintwistle CC made their way to Hayfield to contest the Bissenden Cup Quarter Final. True to form, Tintwistle CC lost the toss and Hayfield elected to bat first. Evans and Furness made their way to the crease and got off to a decent start before losing Evans lbw to James Pool with 20 runs on the board. A huge wicket for Tintwistle given Evans recent record breaking performance in the league (scoring 266 against Hollingworth).
Furness made good progress scoring 41 before being dismissed by Alex Brown – a player who is developing into a fine bowler. Davies came in at 3 and made a solid contribution of 34 before nicking one to gloveman Davies again off the bowling of Brown. Wickets fell at regular intervals and Hayfield looked on the ropes at 124-5.
However, the middle order clicked into gear with Wood (28) and Thomas (22) keeping the board ticking over. Aldridge and Proctor chipped in with 11 apiece and Hayfield concluded their innings with 204 runs on the board. Pool 3-48, Robinson 2-30 and Brown 2-45 were the pick of the bowlers. Yesterday also saw the return of the Metronome – Kevin Nield who finished with 1-32.
Tintwistle were probably disappointed that Hayfield had finished with that many on the board, but if the visitors could bat sensibly and build an innings it was a very chasable target.
Bomber Harris and Steve Morris opened the innings for Tintwistle with Harris helping himself to some of the Hayfield Buffet which was served early doors. A solid start put 44 on the board before Morris was dismissed for 18. Karl Handforth (2) and Kez Davies (11) moved the score to a precarious 76-4. In strode Skipper James Pool and a captains innings was needed. Pool duly delivered and moved the score onto 104 before Harris was stumped for a fine 57. Matt Robinson was in at 6 and with Pool added a crucial partnership of 57. Pool scored a magnificent 48 with boundaries aplenty. Nipper Harris and Jack Booth came and went before IT Sam ‘Bucca’ Bird strode to the crease in purposeful mood. Robinson and Bird steered the visitors over the finish line finishing on 206-7 with 1.2 overs remaining. Robinson scored a superb 35 not out with Bird scoring 21 not out including 2 sixes and a 4.
Tintwistle had done it and are in the hat for the semi finals. A fantastic weekend for the club which saw the 1st XI beat Broadbottom on Saturday and the Tinsle Tornadoes U11’s beat Compstall on Sunday.
If Carlsberg did weekends..