Denby CC skipper rues Twenty20 semi-final loss

Joe Greenhalgh, Denby CC''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Joe Greenhalgh, Denby CC''Photo by Terry Fletcher

Denby CC skipper Joe Greenhalgh admits that last weekend’s Twenty20 Finals day was an ‘anti-climax’ after his side bowed out at the semi-final stage.

Denby suffered a 48-run defeat at Ticknall in the last four meeting.

The hosts had put on 168-4 in a reduced-overs match, but Greenhalgh’s troops couldn’t quite muster a response as they fell way short on 120-6 at the end of their 17 overs.

Greenhalgh said: “It was a rain-affected match so they trimmed it back to 17 overs.

“They (Ticknall) won the toss, batted first and they did really well.

“They were scoring quickly and obviously racked up a score which we struggled to reach.

“We weren’t great and apart from Dan Burgoyne, who hit 60, we played poor.

“It was a bit of an anti-climax really, as we’d been looking forward to finals day.”

Greenhalgh, 30, insists the team can bounce back in this weekend’s ECB Premier League clash with Dunstall at the Copper Yard.

He added: “We’ve got a chance to get back to winning ways now.

“We’ve had a good season so far.

“We were second at one stage and we’ve won four on the spin but it’s just about getting that consistency.

“I know Dunstall are bottom but there’s no easy games - that’s why we’re in the Premier Division.”