Shipley Hall hold firm to claim draw

Shipley Hall and Trentside, who were next to each other in the middle of the Derbyshire County League Division Three at the start of play, enjoyed a good game on Saturday, despite the unsettled and showery weather.

Trentside batted first and Shipley made inroads into the batting straight away as Murfin and Starr saw them slump to 9-3 in a good spell of bowling.

However, some exhilarating batting from Dunn (80), Jones (44) and Hancox and they scored freely and enjoyed a flurry of boundaries as they pushed their total to an impressive 253-7.

James Cokayne and Ryan North grabbed a wicket each but Trentside were pleased with their total.

When Shipley batted, they made a bad start, losing wickets to get runs on the board but then Gouws and James Cokayne enjoyed a stand worth 100 with the former hitting a splendid 89 and Cokayne a sound 50, an excellent recovery.

Trentside managed to claim eight of Shipley’s wickets with Hancox enjoying a good haul of 4-29 but Shipley held firm on 180-8 to draw the match.

Trentside claimed 19 points from the game to Shipley Hall’s nine.