Darley cruise to fine Longstone League win

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Darley Dale 143-5

Bakewell 62-7

Darley Dale welcomed Bakewell on a warm summer’s evening.

Bakewell won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Darley lost early wickets and it was left to the very keen Kershaw to take the attack to the steady but accurate Bakewell bowlers, scoring a quickfire 58. Kershaw was supported well by Briggs who made a tidy 27, allowing Darley to reach a very large score of 143.

In reply, Bakewell struggled against the opening pace of Pickles, who dismissed the opening pair with sheer raw speed. From the other end, Bakewell were under even more pressure from Simon Cotterill, ending with f 2-2 from his four overs. Bakewell ended on 62-7, handing Darley a vital bonus point.