Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Anthony Haywood cent ury and 5fer for Steve Burns seal victory for Birch Vale. For the second week in a row, Stalybridge have won the toss, this time at the hands of Brian Stone, and put the opposition into bat, given our current form, and our propensity for our heads to drop when the opponents put a big score on the board, I’m much more inclined to think we’d be better suited to opening the batting, and seeing what we can put on, without worrying what they’ve set us. However we started the bowling well, with 6 of the first … Continue reading “Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Compstall CC 2nd XI

2nds XI in a poor run of form, and continue to struggle to find a win. For the second time this season, I neglected to post a report last week, and for that I apologise, after the defeat away to Old Glossop, I was in a foul mood, and just couldn’t bring myself to write one, I know there aren’t many who read my missives, but some of you do. With that in mind, another week has passed, and another defeat, although I made an error in my last report against Hazel Grove, saying it was our 7th consecutive defeat, … Continue reading “Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Compstall CC 2nd XI”

Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

2nds lose 7th consecutive match, but it doesn’t matter because IT’S COMING HOME! With the league agreeing to matches starting at 9:30am so people can get back to watch the England quarter-final match against Sweden at 3pm, it was an early start for Brian Stone’s men, on yet another gloriously sunny day, I almost forget what it’s been like the last few years, where cricket season has been synonymous with monsoon season, but let’s enjoy it while it lasts hey? After losing the toss again, (which in itself is almost mirroring the match result compared with last season), Stalybridge were … Continue reading “Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Hayfield CC 2nd XI

Placeholder for when I can be arsed writing up another defeat blog.