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
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 tomorrow as Tintwistle CC welcome Hayfield CC.
TCC are pleased to confirm there will be T20 cricket at Speedwell this coming Thursday with the match starting at 6:15pm.
(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.
Big Game at Speedwell as Tintwistle CC welcome Broadbottom in the Bissenden Cup. Get down for a pint and a burger and bake on the Western Terrace for the afternoon!
Bar & BBQ: 3pm
(Pic: Dan Robinson)
On Saturday, the 2nd XI travelled to Hawk Green in Division 4 of the DCCL. Since the fixtures were released this was always earmarked as a fixture where Tintwistle would be able to assess their progress since the 2017 defeat at the hands of Hawk in the Semi Final of the Hawke Trophy competition.
Hawk Green won the toss and elected to field first. Steve Morris and Andy Tomlinson opened the innings for Tintwistle and made a strong start. The pair put 69 on the board for the loss of the first wicket when Steve Morris was bowled by Jeffs for a tidy 28. Richard Harris came in at 3 and continued the good work with Tomlinson. The scoreboard read 138 when Harris (35) was caught of the bowling of Nield. Tomlinson fell soon after but had done a sterling job in the opening slot with a fantastic contribution of 61. Simon Barrow and Jack Booth picked up the mantle and moved the scoreboard along at a healthy rate. Booth fell for 30 stumped off the bowling of Ridings and Barrow (29) was caught and bowled again off the bowling of Ridings. Jack Morris (8), Josh Hutton (11*) and Charlie Harris (12*) helped push Tintwistle to a competitive total of 235-6 off the full allocation of 45 overs.
In response, Green got off to a great start with Blackhurst and Jeffs opening the innings. Jeffs scored 30 before being caught by Charlie Harris off the bowling of Simon Barrow. From here wickets fell at regular intervals. The middle order found it difficult to build a partnership with Blackhurst who looked in decent form. Eventually Blackhurst was bowled by Dan Robinson for a commanding 68. With the score reading 131-7, Tintwistle were in a very strong position. Fenterman (33) and Nield (18) dug in and ensured Tintwistle had to continue to work hard for the result. Green were eventually bowled out for 190 after 42.5 overs.
The pick of the bowlers was Dan Robinson who bowled superbly well for 3-35. Jack Morris continues to deliver at Senior level and again collected 3 wickets. Tintwistle’s Skipper Simon Barrow also finished with 3-38 of 11 overs.
Another great win for Tintwistle who are currently playing some excellent cricket. The team remain at the top of the table in Division 4 but Skipper Barrow will ensure the team continue to develop and progress as a cohesive unit.
Next weekend Tintwistle welcome Broadbottom 2nd XI to Speedwell.