Bakewell win despite rainy conditions

Yorkshire &

Derbyshire League

Bakewell earned victory at home to Parkhead despite tricky weather conditions throughout.

Under darkening skies and the threat of rain, Parkhead won the toss and decided to bowl.

Openers Lee Tann (42) and David Hadfield (57) rose to the task and set off at a 20/20 pace, posting Bakewell’s first 50 off eight overs as the Parkhead attack inexplicably fed the batsmen’s strengths like net practice.

Tann was in imperious form as he hooked, pulled and swept his way to ten fours before he was bowled by impressive left-arm seamer Charlie Nixon (3-45).

However, despite the dismissal of the improving Kieran Clark (14), and the run-out of Chris Haynes (2), Hadfield occupied the crease for a solid and steady knock, supported by the promoted skipper Roy Peach (42) and a quick-fire 32 from Paul Fearn to leave the home side on 210-7.

As the rain began to fall, the Bakewell attack of Paul Fearn (1-12) and Mick Clark (1-16) employed a strict line and length to restrict the visitors to 55-4, before the weather began to take a turn for the worse and the game was delayed for half-an-hour.

A slight improvement in the weather led to a discussion between captains and an agreement to try and finish the game.

Bakewell turned to their spinners to force a quick result, and the tandem rotation of Jack Madin (5-46), Chris Haynes (3-35), and a memorable second slip catch from Clark saw Parkhead dismissed for 112 and Bakewell post an outright win by 98 runs.