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”

[Week 5] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs New Mills CC 2nd XI

On a beautiful day for cricket in sunny Dukinfield, Stalybridge Captain Brian Stone won the toss against a youth heavy New Mills, putting the visitors into bat, and it wasn’t long until 2nd bowling opener Ajeet Kaintura (sorry Ajeet!) struck in the 4th over, bowling Alex Bellis for 1, seeing the opposition 2/1. It didn’t get much better for the visitors with the bowlers claiming a wicket approximately 1 per 2.5 overs with only their captain Philip Jackson and Alex Shaw reaching double figures with 11 and 15 respectively, due to some quality bowling from Madussar Bashir (3-10 / 8), … Continue reading “[Week 5] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs New Mills CC 2nd XI”

[Week 3] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI

In a match that probably shouldn’t have gone ahead, Stalybridge were put into bat by Hazel Grove after stand-in Captain Stuart Nock lost the toss in the pouring rain, that didn’t stop for the whole duration of the 1st innings and for over half of Hazel Grove’s. It took almost 17 overs for the home side to put 25 runs on the board at the expense of 4 wickets, and things were looking grim. Resident Iron-Man Tony Mooney joined opener Alex Wilde and spent almost 50 minutes together at the crease doubling the tally before being bowled for 17 the … Continue reading “[Week 3] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI”