[Week 14] Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Stalybridge St. Paul’s claim another victory with a 5fer9 for Ned Woodman. With Stalybridge St. Paul’s psychologically dropping points last week due to a bye week, it was important to get a victory under their belt to stop the now two teams above us in the league table pulling further away, and for a while today it looked like it just wasn’t happening for us, starting with Brian losing the toss again, which unlike the game the week before last didn’t please him, and being put into bat. With Mike Whitworth seemingly still carrying the back injury that he had against … Continue reading “[Week 14] Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

Bissenden Cup Semi Final

Just a couple of pictures from the photographic group that use the facilities on a Thursday, attending the match between Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC and Dinting CC for the semi-final of the Bissenden Cup.

[Week 12] Offerton CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

2nds back to winning ways, but it wasn’t a walk in the park. The second half to the season began, unsurprising like the first, with Offerton the opposition, after losing the toss to stand-in captain Dave Scholes, Brian Stone‘s team were told to field, and I’ve never seen him happier to lose the toss in my life. The Offerton openers, Karl Martin and Steve Pickles were pegged in quite effectively by Stalybridge’s James Beswick and Maurice Barber, but neither bowler could make their hard work pay with a wicket until the last ball of the 9th over when a peach … Continue reading “[Week 12] Offerton CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

[Week 11] High Lane CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Stalybridge suffer first defeat of season to strong bowling attack. In a crucial 1st verses 2nd match, it was the opposition home side that took the spoils, starting by winning the toss and putting Stalybridge into bat, the day went from bad to worse from that point forward with the dismissal of Mike Whitworth in the second over with just 5 runs on the board, with his partner at the opposite end, Alex Wilde caught behind surviving another 10 overs before being caught behind by the most toxic keeper I’ve had to endure at 2nds level cricket, it was Whitworth’s … Continue reading “[Week 11] High Lane CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”