Well, it seems that the sunny weather only benefits the games played at home, having just watched the 1sts get their first win of the season, at home, after a short trip over Werneth Low to Compstall, to witness a resounding defeat to two batsmen, the opener Ravi Patel, who batted the full 45 overs putting 114 on the board with seventeen 4s & two 6s, and number 4, bowler Vinny Clark, who managed an equally impressive 67, between them a one hundred and sixty three partnership.
In reply, if you can call it that, facing a 12 year old opening bowler, (the only bowler we’re likely to face smaller than Gary Sandiford) playing his second game for the Compstall 2nds (although he does also play for Cheshire and bowled really well), Stalybridge over the next 28 overs only managed to put 78 runs on the board, with top scorers James Brady and our Jordan hitting the heady heights of 12, showing how effective our batting was.
In fact, the only bit of excitement during our innings was the threat of one of the lambs off the field behind the ground getting through the fence, and watching as a couple of people tried to rescue it.
And a reminder, that this coming Tuesday afternoon, the club host the final rounds of the Tameside Schools Kwik Cricket competition, and I’ve been asked to say “anyone free to assist (in serving behind the bar, umpiring, helping to prepare/clear away would be welcomed”, more details in the original post.
Match Score Sheet:
20160514-Compstall 2nd XI-Stalybridge St Pauls CC 2nd XI