[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: Sorry, too busy to write a proper one.

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

Compstall washout saves Stalybridge getting whitewashed. The weather once again played a pivotal role in the cricket this past weekend, and for once it worked in our favour. Before I begin, I want to wish our 2nd XI captain, Brian Stone a speedy recovery from his extensive surgery last week, get well soon Boss! With Brian out of action, Steve Monks was at the helm again, and upon winning the toss it was deemed the best decision to put the home-side into bat, on a wet uncovered track following extensive rain fall, not an unreasonable idea. I arrived about and … Continue reading “[Week 7] Compstall CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

[Week 2] Buxworth CC – 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St Pauls CC – 2nd XI

Stalybridge bowling attack demolish youth heavy Buxworth. Sorry for the delay in getting this written, I can honestly say I fully expect further weekly missives to be just as equally slow in their arrival, as I’ve just realised how much work Hazel Grove’s Ian Halford put in behind the scenes collating the results online each week, across not only the (then) six adult divisions, but the numerous junior leagues also, after taking on the role of looking after just the senior divisions and cup results, at 1:30 on Sunday morning, I was still trawling through match reports, which coupled with … Continue reading “[Week 2] Buxworth CC – 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St Pauls CC – 2nd XI”

New Season, same 💩 weather

The new season kicked off today in typical fashion, with, at the time of writing, seventeen of the twenty-two games across all divisions confirmed abandoned due to the rain, with the 1sts away at Buxworth called off early morning. The 2nds game against Offerton got underway 30 minutes late, and managed 10 overs before the rain restarted, and the players were brought back off the field, another 30 minutes was endured in the changing rooms watching the drizzle come down, before it was decided we’d take an early tea, in the hope it would stop in the meantime. Unfortunately, after … Continue reading “New Season, same 💩 weather”

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)”