Cup exit for Denby as they lose quarter-final

Greg Cork - Denby
Greg Cork - Denby

Denby’s hopes of reaching the final of the Derbyshire Premier Cup ended on Sunday when they lost at the quarter-finals stage to Sandiacre Town.

Sandiacre won the toss and asked their visitors to bat first.

Denby made 180 all out in 49 overs.

An early and impressive burst of bowling from Ryan McFadyean put Denby on the back foot and at one stage they found themselves at 65-6.

Brad Davis made 17 and Peter Burgoyne 21before a late rally from Michael Mitchell (26), Jonathan Simms (44) and Paul Allen (15 not out) boosted the total up to 180.

For Sandiacre, McFadyean took 5-21 in ten overs.

In reply, Sandiacre lost James Chapman and Oliver Swann, both for single-figure scores to Greg Cork, but 82 not out from Mitch Mann and 40 not out from Andy Rhodes saw them to a six-wicket win in 44 overs.

On Saturday, all four of Denby’s sides saw their games fall foul of the weather, in common with all matches in the Derbyshire Premier and County League.

The 1sts and 3rds at least got their games started but the 2nds and 4ths didn’t even get that far.

In the Derbyshire Premier League, the 1sts had reduced Dunstall to 49-2 off 12.4 overs before the weather caused the match to be abandoned.

In Division 5N, Denby 3rds were up against high-flying Selston Town and had got off to a great start when the match was cut short.

Tom Mounsey had made 53 not out, and Ian Glenn had scored 49 not out when the rains came. Denby were on 122-1.