Davis and Greenhalgh star with bat for Denby

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

Denby CC 1sts were just one wicket from victory in Saturday’s Derbyshire Premier League clash at Chesterfield but their hosts held on to claim a draw.

Denby won the toss and batted first at Queen’s Park, amassing a very handy score of 262-7 from their 50 overs.

Opener Brad Davis led from the front with a fine knock of 64 at the top of the order, assisted by contributions of 27 from Rehan Hassan, 22 from Peter Burgoyne and 36 not out off just 34 balls from Daniel Burgoyne.

Star of the show was Denby skipper Joe Greenhalgh, with an aggressive knock of 68, which included eight fours and three sixes.

Former Derbyshire all-rounder Ross Whiteley - now playing for Worcestershire - led the way in Chesterfield’s reply, scoring 100 off 96 balls, an innings that included 12 fours and four sixes.

There was little in the way of support though, apart from 31 scored by Paul Burdett, and Chesterfield were hanging on at the end to finish on 233-9.

Will Davis and Fraser Kirk took two wickets apiece but an unbeaten last-wicket stand of 16 ultimately stopped Denby from earning a win.

On Sunday, they were in Derbyshire Premier Cup Round Two action at the Copper Yard, where they beat Alvaston and Boulton by 50 runs.

Batting first, Denby made 173-4 from 29 overs.

Brad Davis carried on his good form from Saturday, scoring an unbeaten 79.

Joe Greenhalgh also did well again, adding a further 59 from a mere 34 balls.

Alvaston and Boulton were then dismissed for 123.

Paul Allen was the main wicket-taker for Denby, returning figures of 6-47 to seriously damage the A & B run chase.

Peter Burgoyne chipped in with two wickets, as did Fraser Kirk.