I know I asked for an end to all these close games, but this is ridiculous. Never trust a weatherman! Since Wednesday, the forecast for today was showers all day with heavy thunderstorms, as as early as yesterday, the app on my phone was issuing a “yellow weather alert” for heavy downpours, needless to say, this is how Hollingworth looked not long into the game. Martin, your app’s sh*t! With the captain due back from his jollies at 3pm, and vice-captain still carrying an injury from last week, it fell to resident nut-job joker Mike Hatton to test his mettle … Continue reading “[Week 6] Hollingworth CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”
Can we stop having these close games, they’re not good for my heart! After the last two games being close, and knowing we were down a few key players, I went into this game fully expecting defeat, from a Birch Vale team who have been hitting some big numbers, so when asked what I’d do, I suggested we batted, so if we’re turned over, then we could at least get home early, then we found out their big-hitting batter wasn’t available either, so changed my tune; the weather however had other ideas! With the rain coming down, and Brian Stone … Continue reading “[Week 5] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Birch Vale CC 2nd XI”
Flipping heck, that was close! Thankfully, the threat of rain, that had been promised throughout today, failed to materialise, and on winning the toss, Stalybridge captain Brian Stone decided we’d have a bowl on the damp track, presumably hoping to maximise bowling points should the game have to be abandoned later on. Compstall openers C Bray and P Jackson and their No. 3 R Bradley put in a proper shift, wearing down the Stalybridge bowlers, with the former staying at the crease well over 2 hours before being run out by Jordan Elliott on 43, with those three out, the rest of the … Continue reading “[Week 4] Compstall CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”
Stalybridge win by 1 wicket in a tense fashion, after bowling Chapel out for 90 in 30 overs. In an uncustomary turn of events, Brian lost the toss and Chapel elected to bat, on a chilly Saturday, with 15 minutes gone, Chapel had lost both opening batsmen to dubious LBW’s, and it was only another 15 minutes before the next wicket fell the same way, though from where I was sat, was a little more clear-cut, but youngster Toby Phipps managed to stay at the crease with Chapel captain John Theyer well over an hour each to help steady their innings, … Continue reading “[Week 3] Stalybridge St. Paul’s 2nd XI vs Chapel-en-le-Frith 2nd XI”
Corrected the link to the league tables, which were still showing the old DCCL website tables, so you should be able to find the current status of both the 1st and 2nd XI on the FIXTURES>LEAGUE TABLES link at the top of the page. The 2nd XI currently shows us with 10 points, rather than the correct 18, the league secretary is aware, and will be fixing in the next 24 hours.