[Week 10] Hadfield St. Andrew’s Sports Club CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Massive 6 & 8 partnership for away side sees unlikely victory for Brian Stone’s men. It was an early start with Stalybridge 2s on the road to league leaders Hadfield St. Andrew’s, and I was running late; when I arrived with 15 minutes to start, returning captain Brian Stone had already won the toss and put Hadfield into bat, on a bloody hot day, and scoring on my own, I scrabbled to get ready in what could only be described as a green house, it was frikkin’ boiling in that score-hut. 🙂 Hadfield opened with Johnny Gabriel and captain Rick … Continue reading “[Week 10] Hadfield St. Andrew’s Sports Club CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

[Week 9] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI

Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI lose tense low-scoring match by two wickets. On probably the warmest cricketing day of the season so-far, being put into bat after losing the toss was in theory a good choice, the batting track however had other ideas… With 2nd XI Captain Brian Stone still recovering from his operation, though thankfully up and about, with him up watching the T20 match mid-week, it was down to Steve Monks again to command the troops, a task I’m sure he wasn’t particularly enjoying with the loss of 4 wickets for just 30 runs, with Elliott (2), … Continue reading “[Week 9] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI”

[Week 7] Compstall CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Compstall washout saves Stalybridge getting whitewashed. The weather once again played a pivotal role in the cricket this past weekend, and for once it worked in our favour. Before I begin, I want to wish our 2nd XI captain, Brian Stone a speedy recovery from his extensive surgery last week, get well soon Boss! With Brian out of action, Steve Monks was at the helm again, and upon winning the toss it was deemed the best decision to put the home-side into bat, on a wet uncovered track following extensive rain fall, not an unreasonable idea. I arrived about and … Continue reading “[Week 7] Compstall CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

[Week 6] Charlesworth & Chisworth CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Poor batting and decisions not going in Stalybridge’s favour gives Charlesworth & Chisworth comfortable victory. I’ll state for the record now, poor officiating either by the inability to hear edges caught behind, the inability to count to 6 regularly or inability to see when a ball is hitting a leg plumb smack-bang in the middle of someone’s middle stick is not what lost us the game today, it certainly didn’t help, but it was the simple fact that for the 2nd week running we haven’t had more than three batsmen reach double figures, and only one in those two matches … Continue reading “[Week 6] Charlesworth & Chisworth CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”