DUO STAND FIRM
Date published: 19 June 2017
Photo: Paul Sterritt
BACK-FOOT SHOT . . . Heyside skipper Ryan Barnes looks for runs against Walsden
A SECOND-WICKET stand of 151 between Denis Louis and Simon Wright put Crompton on the road to success at home to Saddleworth in the JW Lees Brewery Pennine Cricket League on Saturday.
The pair came to together with Crompton in a spot of bother at 21 for two, in reply to 182 for seven.
Scoring at five runs an over, Louis and skipper Wright took the attack to Saddleworth.
When the partnership was broken - Louis was dismissed by Daniel Poole for 93 - the hosts were in sight of victory. Wright was unbeaten on 69.
Glodwick won for only the second occasion in the league this season as they overcame Austerlands by 10 runs at Warren Lane.
Franco Lenhardt's 48 was the backbone of the home side's 216 for nine.
Greenfield failed by 11 runs to overhaul Rochdale's total of 192 all out at Ladhill Lane.
Openers Chris Gill and Alex Peters, with 45 and 41 respectively, had seemingly put Greenfield in the driving seat, but with the last six batsmen only managing 11 runs between them, it was Rochdale who clinched victory.
Ben Chapman and Ollie Makin claimed four wickets apiece.
Heyside were always up against it after crashing to 107 all out against Walsden at Little Hey Street.
The visitors lost four wickets in reaching their target.
Professional Hamza Nadeem's superb seven-wicket haul, which included a hat-trick, put Stayley in control at the half-way stage of their clash at Littleborough.
The Pakistani removed Hamza Hussain, Lewis Willman and Paddy Jones - all bowled - in consecutive deliveries.
He also had a hand in Clinton Perren's dismissal, holding on to the catch off Dave Roberts' bowling.
Opener Perren scored a patient 57, from a 137 balls, in Boro's total of 107 for nine.
Stayley's hard work with the ball was quickly undone, though, as they succumbed to 65 all out. Ryan Miskella claimed six for 30.
Josh Tolley carried his bat for an unbeaten 133 - 16 fours and three sixes - as leaders Norden amassed 248 for six at Monton and Weaste.
Team-mate Hashum Malik bagged four for 24 in reply as the visitors from Woodhouse Lane sealed a 57-run success.
Premiership: Saddleworth 182-7 (S Holt 71, D Hesford 43), Crompton 186-3 (D Louis 93, Si Wright 69 n.o); Glodwick 216-9 (F Lenhardt 48), Austerlands 209; Rochdale 192 (O Makin 44), Greenfield 182 (C Gill 45, A Peters 41, J Caudwell 41 n.o); Heyside 107, Walsden 108-4; Littleborough 107-9 (C Perren, H Nadeem 7-29), Stayley 65 (R Miskella 6-30); Norden 248-6 (J Tolley 133 n.o), Monton and Weaste 191 (F Shafiq 47, J Kershaw 44 n.o, H Malik 4-24).