Denby win both games in Ticknall double-header

Ticknall's Ryan Cowley bowled by Denby's Paul Allen
Ticknall's Ryan Cowley bowled by Denby's Paul Allen

Denby CC 1sts stretched their unbeaten start to the Derbyshire Premier League season to seven games at the weekend as they pushed into the top three.

On Saturday, they hosted Ticknall and finished up with a four-wicket win from the encounter.

Again, Australian wicketkeeper-batsman was to the fore, following up last week’s unbeaten ton with another fine knock of 88.

Denby skipper Joe Greenhalgh won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.

In a total of 210 all out, Derbyshire opener Paul Borrington made the main contribution of 88.

Borrington apart, there was little from the rest of the side, apart from 42 by Rupert Scott-Jones as Ticknall were dismissed just one ball of the 50 overs.

For Denby, Joe Greenhalgh took three wickets while Fraser Kirk and Paul Allen secured two apiece.

When Denby came to bat, Alexander Eyre and Cameron Bancroft got their side off to a great start, putting on 95 for the first wicket.

When Eyre departed for 47, three more quick wickets followed by Bancroft found some fine support from Greenhalgh who made an unbeaten 31.

Bancroft departed with only 20 needed for victory and his score of 88 was made off 104 balls with 12 fours.

Denby took 22 points from the game.

Then, on Sunday, Denby the same opposition, this time at Ticknall, and beat them by 78 runs in the Derbyshire Premier Cup.

Denby made 230-8 from their 50 overs.

Alexander Eyre made 57 and Joe Greenhalgh scored 39.

In reply, Ticknall were bowled out for 152 in the 43rd over.

Robert Peat took 3-15 from six overs, and there were two wickets each for the Denby trio of Fraser Kirk, Will Davis and Paul Allen.