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

After impressing bowling session, 2nds make harder work of batting innings, but still manage to claim victory over Hazel Grove CC 2nds. After what seems an eternity, (a month and 4 days to be petty), Brian Stone’s men were back on home ground, and after a week of torrential downpours, today’s match wasn’t a guaranteed event, but it did, and Brian won the toss and chose to put Hazel Grove into bat, stating he believed the ground would dry out over the course of the match, and the damp outfield would help prevent many unnecessary boundaries.   And he was … Continue reading “Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI”

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

Stalybridge compete hard in Hayfield, but take too long to mount a meaningful attack. I missed my first game this season, two weeks ago, away at Dinting, due to being on holiday, and it was just my luck, that I’d miss our first win in eight games, and more-so the game where my son gets his 2nd half-century of the season, no commitment from some people !!  Though at least one person was pleased for my return, captain Brian Stone was thankful for a “proper” scorer, given the debacle of trying to get a decent scorecard for that match.  It’s … Continue reading “Hayfield CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”