[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 2] Pott Shrigley CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge CC 2nd XI

After the narrow defeat last week at the hands of Old Glossop, Stalybridge 2nds were looking to make amends at Pott Shrigley, a location set in infamy for this scorer’s son, who was run-out without facing a ball on the previous visit to this ground back at the tail end of 2019.   With Brian winning the toss, he elected to bowl, and opening bowlers Madussar Bashir and Ajeet Kaintura kept the run rate to around 3 an over, and for the first 14 overs, with just the one wicket to show for it though, a big air shot by … Continue reading “[Week 2] Pott Shrigley CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge CC 2nd XI”

[Week 1] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Old Glossop CC 2nd XI

A beautiful day, a new score-hut to work in and a cracking game of cricket to watch, what more can a scorer ask for? Well a win would have been nice, but no matter. The 2021 campaign’s opening fixture was against 2020’s Division 3A winners Old Glossop, in Stalybridge 2nd’s first fixture since 14th September 2019, having not competed last season, and presumably like the majority of clubs across the country haven’t had more than two weeks’ practice to get ready for the match, so it was a pleasant surprise when having lost the toss, Brian Stone’s men were put … Continue reading “[Week 1] Stalybridge CC 2nd XI vs Old Glossop CC 2nd XI”

HEAVENS KNOWS I’M MISERABLE NOW

STALYBRIDGE ST PAUL’S cc 1st XI v DOVE HOLES cc 1st XI Following what appeared to be a promising start, we went into bat in the rain chasing 102. The fact that we managed to bat for 2 hours in the conditions against a very good bowling attack was a credit to the lads who hung around. Winning the toss,Mike Whitworth put the visitors into bat on a soft wicket. Opening bowlers James Brady and Jacob Dooley kept their openers quiet,

[Week 5] Newton CC 1st XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 1st XI

As we arrived at Newton CC for our Glossop Glass and Glazing sponsored Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League Division One match even the relatively short journey of just over 2 miles appeared to be a wasted one due to the rain. With everyone consulting a number of apps on their phones, Richard Wright had bravely predicted it would stop raining at 1. He was out by about 15 minutes or so, but good going sir.

[Week 1] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 1st XI vs Dinting CC 1st XI

Well to say it’s been an odd year so far, would be an understatement, but you don’t need me to tell you that. After a 3 1/2 month delay, the cricket season finally commenced in the Glossop Glass and Glazing sponsored Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League, though Stalybridge St. Paul’s like a number of other clubs in the league are only fielding a 1st XI in this 9 week reduced season, and the opening fixture for new joint-Captain Mike Whitworth‘s newly promoted team to the top flight division was to face winners of Division 1 last season Dinting.