[Week 13] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Dinting CC 2nd XI

Stalybridge 2nds XI put youth heavy Dinting side to the sword.

On a day that 12 hours previous looked in doubt, with the monsoon like levels of rain that Stalybridge endured, it was a testament to the sterling work of groundsmen Stuart Barnes and Keith Bowers† that have prepared the pitch into excellent condition to allow the match to go ahead with no indication of the amount of water the outfield must have received.

After winning the toss, Stalybridge captain Brian Stone put the visitors Dinting into bat, and other than expensive two overs in the middle spell, the home side bowling attack made light work of the youngster heavy Dinting batters for very little runs, with only the captain and opener Pete Brightmore putting any runs of note on the board, before being bowled for 29 by Ahmed Hayat for the first of his two wickets, in the 32nd over when the visitors were on 58.

Adil Zaman managed to take 4 wickets for 19 runs, before a combined effort from Tilak Bhojani and bowler Ned Woodman managed to run-out the final wicket to see Dinting end their innings on 73.

After the interval, the batting from the openers Alex Wilde (24*) and Stuart Nock (19) along with 11 extras at that point, before Stuart was caught at Gully by Wing Yan, saw the home side needing the same 37 runs, they’d made to that point to win the match, which between Alex and Tony Mooney  (20*) who came in to replace Stu did comfortably, to end the match with Stalybridge getting maximum points on 76/1.

Final result and score-card: Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI win by 9 wickets.

Next week, the 2nds are heading up to struggling Whaley Bridge to try and make it 5 out of 5.


[Week 12] Hollingworth CC 2nd XI Vs Stalybridge St Pauls CC 2nd XI

White FlagNothing to report today for the 2nd XI, as Hollingworth unfortunately conceded due to not having enough players to fulfil the fixture.

However Jamie Brownhill’s men in the 1st XI are currently riding the wave of 9 wins in the last 9 matches to go top of Division 2 after beating Hazel Grove 1sts today, with 5 wickets and a 50* for the man-mountain that is Rob Mallett and 60 from wicket-keeper Mike Whitworth.

Next week, the 2’s are at home to Dinting, whilst the 1st are away at Birch Vale & Thornsett.


[Week 11] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI – Pott Shrigley CC 2nd XI

Good day, both teams won, 1sts beat Old Glossop by 6 wickets and 2nds  beat Pott Shrigley by 7 wickets with Alex Wilde (51*) carrying the bat, and Tony Mooney with 80* his highest total since beating Wilmslow Wayfarers back in 1981 when he scored 84*.

(So not a career best like you thought).

Then some of us went for a club curry afterwards at shirt sponsors:

Candolim Curry Night – 6th June 2019

Sorry, too busy to write a proper one.