The teams for this weekends fixtures are as follows.
On Saturday, TCC welcomed Broadbottom to the Speedwell Cricket Ground. This was not only the first game of the season but also the first with our new Senior Sponsor – Syndicate Original. Syndicate Original is the official clothing and merch line of YouTube Legend Tom Cassell, aka ‘Syndicate’. Alice Cassell (Brand Manager) commented, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Tintwistle Cricket Club. It’s great to be associated with a local team and we wish them every success for the forthcoming season.” TCC Chair, Mike Barber stated, “we are tremendously pleased to have such a cool brand associated with TCC. On behalf of the club I would like to thank Tom and Alice for their support.”
On a glorious day Broadbottom won the toss and elected to bowl first. Karl Handforth and Pete Higginbottom opened up and built a solid start. Higginbottom (13) was the first wicket to fall with the score on 36. Handforth (22) was bowled by S Croft and a tricky patch lay ahead for Tintwistle. Poor running between the wickets and shot selection resulted in the loss of 3 further quick wickets – Rakesh Patel (3), Gavin Cole (3) and Rick Harris (13) meant Tinsle were in a worrying position at 62-5. Cole was unfortunate with the cruel way he was snared. Ryan Nixon made a useful contribution of 13 but the defining partnership was that of Skipper James Pool (33) and Kez Davies (20). Martin Harris chipped in with 5 to leave Tintwistle on 148-8 after the full complement of 45 overs. S Croft and C Cheetham-Roberts were the pick of the bowlers who finished with 3 wickets each.
On a slow and soft deck, it was a competitive total and Broadbottom would need to graft to secure victory. Much like the first innings, Broady got off to a solid start with the score on 28 when R Welsh (15) was superbly caught by Ricky Harris. Wickets then began to tumble at regular intervals. The key wicket was that of A Walsh (31) who was caught in the deep off the bowling of Ryan Nixon. The scoreboard was almost identical to the Tintwistle innings at 67-5 – game on! The final defining moment of the game occurred when the partnership between J Riley (18) and the dangerous P Rowston (27) was broken. Both wickets fell to wily old fox Martin Harris. The tail was soon dispatched as Broady were all out for 104.
All four Tinsle bowlers bowled tight lines and made it difficult for the Broady batsmen. Pete Higginbottom was miserly with figures of 1-14 off 8 overs. Stuart Rose, our new signing from Denton West, had a great first outing finishing with 2-32. Ryan Nixon’s craft resulted in a superb 3-21 off 9.5 overs. However, the mercurial Martin Harris topped the bowling charts with 4-32 off 9 overs.
Tintwistle ran out worthy winners and partied hard into the night. The 2017 season is up and running and the team are looking forward to next weeks trip to Dinting.
The MVP Award went to Martin Harris with a total of 8.6 points.
Unfortunately, the TCC 2nd XI lost the opposing fixture at Broadbottom but are sure to bounce back next week.
Match Stats TCC 1st XI v Broady CC 1st XI
Team Selections for this weekends fixtures against Broadbottom are as follows:
TCC are pleased to confirm R.J. Skupham have renewed their sponsorship deal for 2017. The club would like to thank Howard for the support. Howard’s financial support will help the club to deliver excellent junior coaching throughout the 2017 season. For more information on our Junior Coaching, please click the following link.
In association with All Rounder Cricket, TCC are pleased to confirm the 2017 clothing is now available to order! We have senior clothing sponsored by Syndicate Original and junior clothing sponsored by Building & Damp Solutions.
Please click here to access the club shop!
TCC are pleased to confirm Ashton Steel Stockholders have renewed their sponsorship for 2017. TCC are very grateful for the support of Ashton Steel – a long standing supporter of the club for many years. This financial support will assist TCC to deliver top quality junior coaching to local children.
The club have recently announced their plans for Junior coaching for the 2017 season.
TCC are pleased to confirm Mamma Mia have have renewed their Gold sponsorship deal with the club for the 2017 season. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Diane and her team for the much valued support.
Tintwistle CC continues to drive forward with a class leading sponsorship program with the strategic aim of making TCC the number one club for player development. Watch out for information on our new Junior coaching program very soon.
TCC are pleased to confirm Atlanta Hair Care have renewed their Gold sponsorship for 2017. We are incredibly grateful of the support from Peter and Laura. Their help will drive us forward as we continue to deliver our strategy of being the number one club for player development.
TCC are pleased to report Toe Touch are back on board as Gold Sponsors for 2017. We would like to thank the team at Toe Touch for their continued support. This will help us to deliver our junior coaching at a reasonable cost to parents.
We are edging closer to the start of the season and TCC will soon be releasing details on how Junior coaching will be structured and delivered during the season.
TCC are pleased to report Kudos Drinks have come on board and joined as a Gold Sponsor for the 2017 season. The club would like to thank Kevin Littlewood for his help and support.
We can also confirm the Barking Pug will be stocking Coors for the 2017 season. Rest assured San Miguel will also be available!