[Week 11] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Hollingworth CC 2nd XI

Madussar Bashir bowls career best against Hollingworth on a bloody hot day! I thought last week’s was a good game up at Dinting for Brian Stone‘s men, but where last week it was a combined team effort of batting and bowling, today was all about one man, Madussar Bashir. After uncharacteristically losing the toss, Brian’s team were put into the field by Hollingworth’s captain Simon Lee, given how Ravi batted last week, and the subsequent destruction of their batting line-up, it was probably for the best, all things considered. With his first two overs a maiden, Muddy opened his account … Continue reading “[Week 11] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Hollingworth CC 2nd XI”

[Week 10] Dinting CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge CC 2nd XI

Victory at last, comes in an emphatic manner! After a little heavy rain first thing in the morning, the smallish outfield at Dinting was slick, and well prepared, so batting first was the order of the day when Brian customarily won the toss. Stuart Nock alongside Ravi Patel put on a 26 run opening partnership before Nock, not long after smacking a massive six over the score-hut I was stationed in, was caught at long-on for 15 despite the bowler’s front foot a good six inches over the line, a error not penalised on at least five other times by the … Continue reading “[Week 10] Dinting CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge CC 2nd XI”

Disgusting news to report

Please find below an abridged copy of a message posted to the club’s internal WhatsApp group by club Chairman Phil Hammond. 🙁 Hi guys. I am absolutely devastated to tell you all that last night (Sunday) the club was broken into. Myself and Paul (Whitworth) have spoken to Ashton CSI and the investigation will continue. We are going to go down to the police station shortly. We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that all June’s cash takings and the raffle money has been taken from the safe. <redacted paragraph> More to follow Phil Hammond Whoever has done this, may the … Continue reading “Disgusting news to report”

[Week 9] Newton vs Stalybridge – Successes off the field not transferring to on-field.

With the rain pouring down from the early hours of Saturday morning, Stalybridge’s 2s first visit to Newton in about 10 years looked in doubt all the way up to 1pm, with one umpire desperate to get away at 5:30 due to a family commitment, the other, a lovely man, but deaf as a post, and England playing at 8 o’clock, it seemed like we wouldn’t get a game in. But after another inspection around 1:20pm the rain had stopped, and the players were itching to get out and play, so the covers were rolled off, the toss was taken … Continue reading “[Week 9] Newton vs Stalybridge – Successes off the field not transferring to on-field.”

[Week 7] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Dove Holes CC 2nd XI

After last week’s 68 run defeat to Hazel Grove in the Hawke Trophy, it was always going to be a tough ask to turn that around against league leaders Dove Holes. Winning the toss, Stalybridge Captain, Brian Stone opted for the only decision of batting on another glorious afternoon in sunny Dukinfield, but openers Alex Wilde and Jordan Sherwin couldn’t make any headway against the precision bowling from Cory Flint and Kevin Waterhouse, and both were dismissed by the end of the 7th over, with just 9 runs to show for it, but that was only the start of it, … Continue reading “[Week 7] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Dove Holes CC 2nd XI”

[Week 6] Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge CC 2nd XI

Another gloriously sunny day in the heart of the Peak District, on a day our 1sts game was postponed due their opposition having a positive COVID test result in their camp, despite the late notification, we hope everyone involved at New Mills are ok. With Brian taking another day off, it was down to Stu Nock to once again take the reins, and as is often the case when Brian isn’t handling the toss, Chapel’s skipper John Theyer won it and put Stalybridge into bat. Youngsters Lucas Hurrell and Aiden Theyer opened the bowling and were economical with their bowling, … Continue reading “[Week 6] Chapel-en-le-Frith CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge CC 2nd XI”