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Match Report Tintwistle CC make it three wins from four
Monday 15th May 2017 @ 10:35 by Mark Phillip

On Saturday the TCC 1st XI travelled to New Mills in round 4 of the DCCL. New Mills batted first and got off to a really positive start. Duckworth and Coverly put 52 on the board before Coverley (12) was bowled by Ryan Nixon. Duckworth (40) soon followed being bowled by the ever impressive Stuart Rose. Callum Firth added 17 moving the score to 85-3. Tintwistle’s bowlers clearly had the bit between their teeth as New Mills lost 7 wickets for 33 runs.

Credit must go to the Tintwistle bowlers who bowled with the precision of a caffeine induced firing squad. Stuart Rose was once again in the wickets collecting 2-44. However, Ryan Nixon was the pick with 4-33 of 12 overs. Nixon is really stepping up to the plate as Tintwistle’s all rounder.

In response Tintwistle reached 147 for the loss of a single wicket. Karl Handforth once again posted a mature performance scoring 45. However, the standout performance belonged to Peter Higginbottom. Higginbottom scored a fantastic 98 not out which included 16 * 4’s.

Under the leadership of Skipper James Pool, Tintwistle are playing some top notch cricket and whilst there will be more difficult challenges ahead, the men from Speedwell fear no one.

In the corresponding 2nd XI fixture, Tintwistle batted first and scored 210-8 after 45 overs. Steve Morris scored a very impressive 60, Rakesh Patel scored a superb 57 and Sam Bird chipped in with an entertaining 32.  In response Tintwistle despatched New Mills for 139 with Skipper Simon Barrow snaring an eye watering 7-21.

Next weekend Tintwistle 1st XI host Mottram CC at the Speedwell Cricket Ground.

By Mike Barber

Picture: Simon Barrow on his way to seven wickets