TCC 1st XI beat Hadfield!
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TCC 1st XI made the short journey to St Andrews on a warm and sunny day. Hadfield won the coin toss and asked Tintwistle to bat first. Pete Higginbottom and Karl Handforth opened the innings and got off to a brisk start. Boundaries were plentiful before Handforth was run out in very unlucky fashion. AJ Harris strode to the crease and came and went without troubling the scorers.
In came Ricky Harris with the score on 28-3. Harris and Higginbottom put on a superb partnership of 89 runs before Higginbottom was given LBW for a magnificent 52. Kez Davies was next in and continued his fine form with the bat. Davies’ innings was both composed and desstructive in equal measure. Moving through the gears past 50 he made 78 before being stumped. Ryan Nixon added 10 more to leave Tintwistle on 246-6 after the full compliment of 45 overs. The pick of the Hadfield bowlers was A Ball who took 2-37.
In reply, Hadfield built a solid innings Hirst 31, Wyche 20, and Doyle 33. At 91-3, the game was in the balance. However, the scales tilted towards Tintwistle as the bowlers ripped through the middle order and mopped up the tail. Martin Harris took 4-28, Matthew Robinson 3-11 with Higginbottom and Nixon chipping in with wickets.
Hadfield were bowled out for 137 and Tintwistle collected the match winning points. Things are on the up at Tintwistle and Handforth and Nixon are strong additions to the team both on and off the pitch. The next three weeks will shape TCC’s 1st XI season with fixtures against Hawk Green, Mottram and Dinting.