Week 3 Match Report

Hazel Grove CC v Tintwistle CC
Saturday 11th May 2019
Havel Grove

Tintwistle first team continued there impressive start to the season with another emphatic victory over their hosts Hazel Grove on Saturday. Winning the toss skipper Karl Handforth had no hesitation to bowl first on a deck that appeared would offer some early assistance.

Arriving at the last minute due to some challenges on the A6 inform bowler Alex Brown soon got into his stride removing Grove’s two openers and the number 4, leaving the hosts 33-3. Alex and fellow opener Hayden Clancey bowled tightly and didn’t let the opposition get into any kind of rhythm. Both openers were replaced after the bright opening spells and into the attack came Matt Robinson and Stuart Rose. The engine room of the Tintwistle attacked kicked in and between them bowled 22 overs, 6 wickets for 53 runs. This partnership really set the foundation for the victory and Matt Robinson in particular finishing with figures of 12-28-4, Stuart Rose 10-25-2.

Grove put up some resistance for the last wicket putting on 23 runs but tight bowling from Si Barrow, Jack Morris and the return of Alex Brown to finish the innings off meant they never got away. The hosts were restricted to 114 All out, Alex Brown finishing with figures of 6.2-26-4.

Off the back of a 300+ total last week Tintwistle were confident of chasing down the score on what was becoming an easier deck to bat on. They chased the runs down in style again with openers Karl Handforth (65) and Kieran Davies (44) sharing an unbroken opening stand to take the lads to victory.

Unfortunately a very young second team lead by stand in skipper Martyn Thompson couldn’t record their first win of the season at home to a strong Dove Holes team. Batting first Tintwistle were bowled out for 71, with the only notable contributions coming from Matt Woodward (13), young Charlie Harris (10) and Dan Robinson (10). Dove made light work of the total winning inside 12 overs for the loss of just two wickets.

The teams go again this week first team hosting Hadfield at Speedwell and the seconds away to Broadbottom. We will be playing the FA Cup final at the club, bar open from 4pm so hope to see you there.

Finally the junior teams have also been in action this week with a mixed bag of results. Our young U11 side lost at home to Old Glossop on Sunday, U15’s side were beaten by a strong Hayfield on Monday but victory for our U13’s at home to Woodley last night capped off the junior fixtures this week. Next game is U11 away to Broadbottom on Sunday.


Week 2 Match Report

Tintwistle vs Buxworth
Saturday 4th May 2019
Speedwell Cricket Ground

After a washout of the fixtures on the first weekend the cricket season got off to a crackling start for Tintwistle first eleven. On what was a sunny but cold day at the SCG, Buxworth won the toss and asked Tintwistle to bat. Tintwistle without new signing Joshua Smith to open so captain Karl Handforth was joined at the crease by Kieran Davies. The pair started with a steady run rate with the captain taking on the responsibility of playing the shots. It didn’t take Davies long however to hit his first maximum with a glorious shot to the mid on boundary. He and Karl took Tintwistle to their first 100 opening partnership of the season! With The Skipper hitting 12 boundaries on his way to 73, until he was bowled by a beauty from Dave Marchington the score on 137. Davies was joined by Nixon who put on 49 until he received a shooter which hit his off stump for a well played 78. Pool(10) was next to the crease unfortunately was bowled by Hammond. Debutant and oversees amateur Hayden Clancy joined Nixon with Tintwistle already in possession of full batting points. 223/3 Nixon and Clancey would see the score tick over nicely and running a plenty. With the big frame of Nixon taking plenty of air! Clancey would play one of the shots of the day to match if not better Davies’ strike from earlier on in the innings with a sumptuous shot off Mid off for 4. Nixon would take advantage of the situation and move from 50-100 in a matter of a few overs bringing his century from a one bounce four to the square leg boundary. 45 overs was up and Tintwistle amassed 319/3 Nixon 123 not out and Clancey 19 not out.

Half time thoughts were that Tintwistle had tasked Buxworth with a heavy total to chase with a required run rate of 7 an over.

Alex Brown took the first over and it only 3 balls to take the wicket of Reynolds bowled for 0. He would then take Buxworth’s other opener in his 2nd over adjacent to middle stump. His opening Partner Clancey desperately unlucky to have his delivery fall just short of a diving 2nd slip. Brown would then take a wicket with the final 2 balls of his 4 over to claim all 4 wicket. Buxworth Were in serious trouble on 15/4… it wouldn’t take long as Clancey claimed his maiden TCC wicket trapping Sellars in front for 0. Wickets countinued to fall as Brown claimed his 5th and 6th before ending his spell. Rose and Jack Morris would be given the chance to finish the job and they didn’t disappoint and the veteran inswinger bowled both of his victims and Jack Morris with a beautiful seaming delivery to claim his first 1st XI wicket.. Buxworth were all out for 28 and TCC romped to a 291 victory!
Brown finishing with 6-3-8-6 Clancey 6-1-12-1 Rose 2.4-0-6-2 and Morris 2-1-1-1. A good all round performance and positive start ahead of Saturday’s trip to Hazel Grove.

Unfortunately a depleted second eleven suffered defeat at the hands of Woodley. Bowling first the lads restricted Woodley to a modest 130-9 off the 45 overs. 3 wickets for the veteran Jay Patel, 2 a piece for Matt (Fez) Woodward and Charlie Harris, one for skipper Si Barrow and a wicket for young Will Moss who finished with great figures of 3-10-1.

Unfortunately none of the team were able to get going with the bat and were bowled out for 82. The second eleven welcome Dove Holes second team to Speedwell this weekend, 1pm start.


Hit the widget link to the right or click here https://tintwistlecc.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/tcc-handbook-2019-v2.pdf

The handbook features all senior and junior fixtures, chairman and captain’s reports, sponsors, junior info and much much more!

This year to consider the environment and to allow the printing costs to be spent on the club’s development, we will not be printing copies to distribute. The handbook is a PDF file which can be downloaded, book-marked, added to the home screen on any device/PC, or home printed.

Happy reading!

For over 170 years Tintwistle Cricket Club has played a central role in the local community, where memories have been created on and off the field at the Speedwell cricket ground. The old clubhouse is a well-known and well-loved place to come and enjoy the summer.

Over recent years, a few renovation projects have been completed on the ground and in the clubhouse to help improve the facilities we provide to our players and visitors alike. Although the clubhouse is a well-loved institution in the village, it is recognised that for the club to grow, it is now in need of a new, modern facility to ensure we secure the future of this great club.

Since 2017, the committee have been working on plans to build a new clubhouse on the existing footprint and are excited to be able to share some initial impressions of what the clubhouse could look like.

At the recent open evening, these images were shared, and we took some really positive and useful feedback. We want to hear more from you about what they would like to see in the new building and what facilities would be useful and what would make you come and visit and use them.

Our next steps, once we have collated all the feedback, is to get together the funding needed to create this new clubhouse. Our plans are to do this with a combination of grant funding and via our own fundraising efforts. In the coming weeks we will begin to share with you the details of our fundraising plans and how you could help us with this. We would also like to hear from anyone who has any experience with funding applications or the management of a project of this nature and would want to help in any capacity.

2019 is set to be an exciting year for the club on and off the field, and hopefully our plans for a new clubhouse will be one of the big success stories for us come the end of the year. For further information on any of our plans, to share any thoughts or ideas you may have on the new clubhouse or for any other information please email the club at TintwistleCricketClub@hotmail.com

Many Thanks

Stuart Rose

TCC Chairman

Tintwistle Cricket Club are thrilled to confirm that Syndicate Original and Building & Damp Solutions (BDS) have agreed to continue their sponsorship for the 2019 season as Senior Principal sponsor and Junior Principal sponsor respectively.

TCC Chairman Stuart Rose said “I am absolutely delighted that Tom and Alice Cassell of Syndicate Original, and Ben Harrison of BDS have agreed to extend their sponsorship, and their continued support is hugely appreciated by everyone associated with the club. We look forward to welcoming them to the club during the forthcoming season”.

A huge thank you to Tom, Alice and Ben from all at TCC!

Changes to the club’s management committee were announced at the December 2018 AGM.

Following extremely successful tenures, Mike Barber (Chair), Hannah Pool (Secretary) and Sarah Leah (Treasurer) all stepped down from their posts after the 2018 season. The committee, members and players would like to thank them for their support and dedication to TCC over the last few years and wish them well for the future.

Subsequently, Stuart Rose was elected into the vacant Chair role and Julie Higginbottom also joins the team as treasurer. The management committee welcome both Stuart and Julie into their new roles. The secretary role remains vacant, and the committee welcomes any interest for the role. Please email Tintwistlecricketclub@hotmail.com for more information.

TCC also have a new first eleven Captain for 2019, with James Pool stepping down after several years in the role. James leaves the role with the best wishes and thanks of the committee, members and players and leaves the team in a great position for Karl Handforth to take over.

Bill Blackwell continues as President.

Watch this space for exciting 2019 updates…

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year from everyone at Tintwistle Cricket Club.

T20 Cricket at Speedwell

T20 cricket at Speedwell tomorrow as Tintwistle CC welcome Hayfield CC.

New Senior Match Advert 2018 T20 Game 2

T20 Cricket at Speedwell

TCC are pleased to confirm there will be T20 cricket at Speedwell this coming Thursday with the match starting at 6:15pm.

New Senior Match Advert 2018 T20


(Pic: Matt Robinson on his way to 3/35)

Match Report by Ryan Nixon

A scorcher of a day on Sunday as Tintwistle hosted Broadbottom in the 2nd round of the Bissenden Cup. Skipper James Pool lost the toss and was told to bowl. Alex Brown and Staurt Chamley started the bowling off today with Brown bowling very tight lines. Brown’s persistence paid off as he claimed the wicket of Ryan Welsh (19). An up and down performance in the middle overs gifted Broadbottom a decent partnership. However when Matthew Robinson and AJ Harris were introduced into the attack their solid bowling was rewarded with the two ending with 3/35 and 2/26 respectively. Broadbottom ended their 40 overs on 162/6.

Halftime thoughts were that Tintwistle had restricted Broadbottom to a reasonable target. Tintwistle started with their 4th opening pair of the season with Matthew Robinson and Damian Weatherhead. The pair out on just 25 before the latter fell for 5 lbw off Steve Croft. It wasn’t long after that when Robinson hauled up to Welsh trying to pull Croft. Ryan Nixon and AJ Harris started with positive intent and wanted to replicate their partnership from last year before Nixon was undone by a googly from Dominic Perrin for 24. Harris continued to keep the score board ticking over and put on a vital partnership with Chamley (37) before Chamley fell to Cheetham – Roberts. The scoreboard read 136/5 with 7 overs to go. Unfortunately for Tintwistle Harris (44) was stumped after some sharp glove work down the leg side. The two new batsman were James Pool and Martin Harris and this proved to be good combination as they picked up runs at the right time with some help with over throws from Broadbottom. The two got to within the last run as Pool was the last wicket to fall with the scores level. Martin Harris finished off proceedings with a thumping 4.

A great team performance from Tintwistle who progress to the next round of the Bissenden Cup! Whilst Tintwistle prospered both teams deserve credit for delivering a fantastic game of cricket which the crowd enjoyed.



A cloudy day in Tintwistle as the 1st XI welcomed Hawk Green to Speedwell in their 2nd home game of the season. Skipper James Pool won the toss and elected to bowl on what you would argue was a very batter friendly pitch. Tintwistle opened the batting with Mark Lilley and Damian Weatherhead. Finding the first wicket was difficult for the Hawk Green bowlers however they did bowl very tight lines. Drinks came after 23 overs and the Tintwistle pair had only managed to put 39 runs on the board. The home side needed to go through the gears in the last 22 overs. The first wicket to fall was that of Lilley (9). Kieran Davies (3) came and went which brought Ryan Nixon to the crease where he saw Weatherhead (36) straight drive M Richards for six then falling the very next ball. Nixon was joined by Stuart Chamley with the score 61/3 before a mix up between the pair saw Chamley (1) run out. Gavin Cole joined Nixon in his efforts to try and push the score on however was out by kicking his leg stump down. Nixon bludgeoned his way to 25 including 3 sixes before being bowled off Henderson. The score 90/6 but another 12 runs were made with the last 4 wickets. Tintwistle finished on 102 all out.

Halftime thoughts that were Hawk Green deserved a lot of credit for their display but it was a very bad batting performance. However, things went from bad to worse for the Tintwistle team as the bowlers and the fielders didn’t help the cause of defending a low total. Hawk Green were allowed to knock off their total with a 10 wicket win. Thanks to 42 not out from J. Hampson and 37 not out from P. Needham.