[Week 15] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Compstall CC 2nd XI

Batters bowled well, bowlers bowled well, the opposition… well… Despite being turned over by 118 runs at their place at the start of the season, the return fixture was a massively one-sided affair in the opposite direction.  After losing the toss and being put into bat, openers Mike Whitworth and Alex Wilde were aggressive from the outset, with Mike being caught behind for 51 from 54 balls,  and Alex with 31 from 55, but the introduction of returning Joe Robinson with Mike’s dismissal put another 73 runs on the board; it was during Joe’s innings that he belted a cover drive, … Continue reading “[Week 15] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Compstall CC 2nd XI”

[Week 14] Buxworth CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Mike Brown and Alex Wilde give opening batsman masterclass and Faz gets a 5fer. After getting lost in a little cul-de-sac because Google Maps thought Buxworth Cricket Club was at the top of it (something I’ve contacted them about, and is fixed already), we arrived at the ground just as Brian was losing the toss, and was put into bowl, and by ‘eck it’s a small ground, surrounded by some beautiful Derbyshire scenery. Mudi Bashir looked to be back in the form he was lacking last week, taking two early wickets, but with the fall of the first brought their captain … Continue reading “[Week 14] Buxworth CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

[Week 13] Stalybridge St. Pauls 2nd XI vs High Lane 2nd XI

With some stirling work getting the ground in a state where there could be a game on, for the first time in a month, Brian Stone won the toss, and put 10 man (later to be 11) High Lane into bat, with opener Chris Simpson in the crease for 50 minutes, being dismissed for 11, to say it was a slow start would be an understatement, however his removal brought youngster Patrick Firth into bat, who despite being dropped three times, all during Faz Hussains bowling overs, managed a decent 64 runs to bring the pace up a good amount, … Continue reading “[Week 13] Stalybridge St. Pauls 2nd XI vs High Lane 2nd XI”