John’s unbeaten 76 isn’t enough to secure full victory for Roses CC

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Roses batsman Andrew West.
Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Roses batsman Andrew West.

Roses could only muster a winning draw at home to rock-bottom Glapwell.

After losing the toss, the hosts were pitched in to bat first and piled on an impressive total of 235-5 in their allocated 46 overs.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Glapwell bowler Nick Bircumshaw takes the wicket of Richard Keightley.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Glapwell bowler Nick Bircumshaw takes the wicket of Richard Keightley.

Star of the show was John Tittley, who plundered 76 not out for Roses.

There was a sizeable knock from Ashley Clay, who fell a run short of a half-century.

Daniel Clay (35) and Thomas Lane (22) also contributed whilst skipper Andrew West was caught for 23.

In response, Glapwell saw John Donaldson top-score with 40 with five fours and a six included in his haul.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Roses batsman Andrew West.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Roses batsman Andrew West.

They eventually reached 133-5 with Lane posting figures of 3-28 for Roses who had to settle for a winning draw.

This Saturday, Roses travel to Farnsfield seconds.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Roses batsman Andrew West.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Roses batsman Andrew West.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Glapwell bowler John Donaldson makes a good stop.

Action from Roses v Glapwell Colliery CC II at Roses North Warren Road ground. Glapwell bowler John Donaldson makes a good stop.