Tintwistle 2nd XI dominate Dove Holes at the SCG!
(Pic: Jack Booth on his way to a fantastic knock of 40 not out)
On a warm and sunny day, Tintwistle CC 2nd XI welcomed Dove Holes to Speedwell. Dove won the toss and elected to bat first. Johnson and Hawkes opened for the visitors but Johnson (5) soon departed caught by Steve Morris off the bowling of Dan Robinson. Hawkes (20) fell quickly after judged lbw again off the bowling of Robinson. When Bagshawe (7) was caught by Ethan Tomlinson off the bowling of Josh Hutton, Dove were on dodgy ground at 37-3. Scowen made a very useful contribution of 43, before the young talent of Jonny Booth claimed his wicket. From here on out, it was a very difficult task for Dove Holes with nobody being able to drive on again the youthful Tintwistle bowling attack. Dove finished on 105 all out and Tintwistle were in the driving seat.
The pick of the bowlers was once again Josh Hutton who collected another 3-wicket haul for 28 runs. Dan Robinson (2-10), Jonathon Booth (2-36) and Ethan Tomlinson (2-23) each collected 2 wickets and Jack Morris finished with 1-6 off 3 overs.
In response Steve Morris and Dhiren Patel opened the innings for the home side. Patel (4) was judged lbw of the bowling of Dan Waterhouse. The experienced Ricky Harris came in at 3 and put 16 in the book before being caught Hawkes off the bowling of Waterhouse. Morris looked good for his 26 before Waterhouse captured his 3rd wicket of the innings. Tintwistle needed a main character to get a grip of the script and that turned out to be Jack Booth. Booth scored an unbeaten 40 to help take Tintwistle towards victory. Given the knock Booth took full tilt with the ball between the eyes in the first innings he was rightly pleased with his effort. Skipper Simon Barrow scored a tidy 16 and Andy Tomlinson (2) took Tintwistle over the line.
The pick of the bowlers was Dan Waterhouse who finished with 3-35 of 12 overs.
Another victory for Tintwistle who look a well-balanced team at the moment with experience and a youth. The younger players are making important contributions within games and the team is being captained superbly well by Simon Barrow. Things look good for Tintwistle and will welcome the challenge of Mottram next week at the SCG.