[Week 17] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI

Stalybridge St. Paul’s 2nds snatch victory from the jaws of er.. victory… On a day where a number of matches in the league had already been called off due to waterlogged grounds, after another week of torrential down-pours, it was a pleasant surprise that our game was played in glorious sunshine, with captain Brian Stone winning the toss and electing to put 10 man Hazel Grove into bat. The bowling attack of Jacob Dooley (5-21) and Alan Dale (3-17) started excellently, with Jacob taking 3 wickets in the first 25 minutes of the game, the 3rd of which coming in … Continue reading “[Week 17] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI”

[Week 15] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Buxworth CC 2nd XI

Stuart Nock and Steve Monks see off Buxworth’s total in short order. After last weeks complete washout across all divisions, with the 2’s staring down the dam that is at the centre of the news up in Whaley Bridge, playing changing-room cricket while waiting for it to be called off, it was a rare and welcome change to see the sun again on a Saturday afternoon. After Brian lost the toss to his counterpart Richard Millward, Buxworth took the decision to bat, which Brian had said he planned to had he won beforehand. Buxworth were never able to breach 3 … Continue reading “[Week 15] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Buxworth CC 2nd XI”