Tintwistle 2nd XI dominate Hawk Green
(Pic: Dan Robinson)
On Saturday, the 2nd XI travelled to Hawk Green in Division 4 of the DCCL. Since the fixtures were released this was always earmarked as a fixture where Tintwistle would be able to assess their progress since the 2017 defeat at the hands of Hawk in the Semi Final of the Hawke Trophy competition.
Hawk Green won the toss and elected to field first. Steve Morris and Andy Tomlinson opened the innings for Tintwistle and made a strong start. The pair put 69 on the board for the loss of the first wicket when Steve Morris was bowled by Jeffs for a tidy 28. Richard Harris came in at 3 and continued the good work with Tomlinson. The scoreboard read 138 when Harris (35) was caught of the bowling of Nield. Tomlinson fell soon after but had done a sterling job in the opening slot with a fantastic contribution of 61. Simon Barrow and Jack Booth picked up the mantle and moved the scoreboard along at a healthy rate. Booth fell for 30 stumped off the bowling of Ridings and Barrow (29) was caught and bowled again off the bowling of Ridings. Jack Morris (8), Josh Hutton (11*) and Charlie Harris (12*) helped push Tintwistle to a competitive total of 235-6 off the full allocation of 45 overs.
In response, Green got off to a great start with Blackhurst and Jeffs opening the innings. Jeffs scored 30 before being caught by Charlie Harris off the bowling of Simon Barrow. From here wickets fell at regular intervals. The middle order found it difficult to build a partnership with Blackhurst who looked in decent form. Eventually Blackhurst was bowled by Dan Robinson for a commanding 68. With the score reading 131-7, Tintwistle were in a very strong position. Fenterman (33) and Nield (18) dug in and ensured Tintwistle had to continue to work hard for the result. Green were eventually bowled out for 190 after 42.5 overs.
The pick of the bowlers was Dan Robinson who bowled superbly well for 3-35. Jack Morris continues to deliver at Senior level and again collected 3 wickets. Tintwistle’s Skipper Simon Barrow also finished with 3-38 of 11 overs.
Another great win for Tintwistle who are currently playing some excellent cricket. The team remain at the top of the table in Division 4 but Skipper Barrow will ensure the team continue to develop and progress as a cohesive unit.
Next weekend Tintwistle welcome Broadbottom 2nd XI to Speedwell.