Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI

Birch Vale regular frustrates Stalybridge once again. For the last game of the 2018 Season, Stalybridge St. Paul’s 2nds were at home, hosting Birch Vale & Thornsett for the second time this season, and much like the game on the 9th of June, Stalybridge lose the toss, and are put into the field by the opposition. Opener Anthony Hayward  was ticking along nicely before being caught by Steve Monks from Mark Connelly for 29 off 29 deliveries, his replacement Rob Barrett (1) lasted just 9 balls before looping Ned Woodman’s ball gently back into his welcoming hands. And this is … Continue reading “Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI”

Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Old Glossop CC 2nd XI (home) & Dinting CC 2nd XI (away)

Two games in two days, see defeat on both occasions for the 2nds, but a completely different set of results. At the beginning of the season, when we played Old Glossop, my report stated I thought they’d be top of the league come the end, and with two games left after today, they’re currently 23 points ahead of 2nd place Hayfield, with a result still to be declared, so I wasn’t expecting a great deal out of yesterday’s result, especially given today’s match was against Dinting, who were a place above us in the table, and therefore seemingly a “six … Continue reading “Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Old Glossop CC 2nd XI (home) & Dinting CC 2nd XI (away)”

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”

Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Anthony Haywood cent ury and 5fer for Steve Burns seal victory for Birch Vale. For the second week in a row, Stalybridge have won the toss, this time at the hands of Brian Stone, and put the opposition into bat, given our current form, and our propensity for our heads to drop when the opponents put a big score on the board, I’m much more inclined to think we’d be better suited to opening the batting, and seeing what we can put on, without worrying what they’ve set us. However we started the bowling well, with 6 of the first … Continue reading “Birch Vale & Thornsett CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

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

2nds XI in a poor run of form, and continue to struggle to find a win. For the second time this season, I neglected to post a report last week, and for that I apologise, after the defeat away to Old Glossop, I was in a foul mood, and just couldn’t bring myself to write one, I know there aren’t many who read my missives, but some of you do. With that in mind, another week has passed, and another defeat, although I made an error in my last report against Hazel Grove, saying it was our 7th consecutive defeat, … Continue reading “Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Compstall CC 2nd XI”

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

Stalybridge fail to capitalise on strong middle-order recovery after poor start, to fall at final hurdle and lose by 5 runs. With Brian skiving off to watch Lionel Ritchie, the task of captaining the 2nds was handed to Steve Monks, who performed admirably in the face of adversity, having also been lumbered with the keeper’s gloves, with usual keeper Mike Whitworth being taken hostage by the 1sts, and upon losing the toss, Dinting put the home side in the field. Dinting openers, Captain, Matt Coleman and Ryan Townsend plodded along nicely, and managed and 83 partnership deep into the innings, … Continue reading “[Week 7] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Dinting CC 2nd XI”