[Week 18] Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

The weather dealt Staly’s 2nds a large blow to their promotion chances, with just 5 weeks and 4 games to go in the season, todays against 2nd to bottom Chapel-en-le-Frith was a must win to ensure Brian Stone’s men were to keep in contention for a promotion spot, with 3rd place Hollingworth playing 4th place Mottram, two of the three teams we’ll have to face before the season ends, with top of the table Hazel Grove being the last day of the season. A fifteen minute delay to the start of the game meant both teams would start 2 overs … Continue reading “[Week 18] Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

[Week 17] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Offerton CC 2nd XI

2nd XI’s 4th consecutive win keeps push for promotion on track, and Bez stays ’til the end. With Brian doing his usual sleight of hand with the coin-toss, he put Stalybridge into bat to try and maximise points, being a point behind Mottram CC at the start of the day, who don’t play today due to the odd number of teams in the league, despite a slow start, with only 26 runs on the board after 15 overs, albeit down a decent performance from both openers, it was the introduction of James Beswick at #4 that made the difference to the … Continue reading “[Week 17] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Offerton CC 2nd XI”

[Week 16] Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Mudi gets a 5fer in his last game for Stalybridge and Bez has a decent knock. Being the club-man that I am, I chose to spend my birthday not with my football team Stalybridge Celtic, celebrating a 1-0 win on their opening game of the new season (mainly because they were in Boston, Lincs. tbh) but with my cricketing buddies again in deepest Derbyshire, on a lovely summers day, chilling out in a little stone and wood hut for a few hours. The game started, with Brian and his magic coin winning the toss and electing to bat, at a … Continue reading “[Week 16] Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”