Match Report: Woodley CC v Tintwistle CC 28 April 2018
Match Report by Ryan Nixon
Tintwistle travelled to Woodley on game week 1. Skipper James Pool won the toss and elected to bowl on a very green pitch (understandable due to the inclement weather). Tintwistle got off to the perfect start with Robinson claiming the wicket of Webb (1). Things got even better when Chamley claimed the dangerous Jamie Kay for a duck. With Woodley on 19 Robinson removed Captain Cranwell Caught at point for 2. Robinson and Chamley bowled a very tight first 14 overs when captain Pool brought Rose and Nixon into the attack with the latter taking a wicket in his second over. Woodley found themselves in a very worrying position at 32-4. However the explosive Pickin took advantage of his early reprieve and got on top of Nixon and took the 5th wicket partnership over 50 before Pickin (31) was removed by Brown at long on caught by Jones. A crafted innings for Duggan helped Woodley move on to 108 with opener Oldland. Oldland (44) was next to go stumped off the bowling of crafty veteran M.Harris. Duggan(44) proceeded to tick the score over losing two partners in quick succession until Mallet walked to the crease and bludgeoned 28 in quick time. Woodley finished their innings 172ao.
Robinson ended with very impressive figures of 7.3 overs, 5 maidens, 5 for 3 and Stuart Chamley 3-37 off his 12 overs.
Halftime thoughts from the Tintwistle team are that they let a good start to the bowling go and made the first innings total very competitive. Tea was great as always from Woodley’s tea party!
Tintwistle openers Gavin Cole and Robinson walked to the crease knowing that a solid start was in order however Tintwistle lost Cole for a duck bowled of Eiselt leaving the score 1-1. Robinson was next to depart for 8 caught behind off Mallet. Things were not looking good having lost both openers with only 15 runs on the board. Weatherhead was joined by Davies but this partnership only added a further 5 runs when Weatherhead edged behind gifting Hounslow another catch. Things went from bad to worse for TCC as Davies (7) and Nixon (0) departed in consecutive deliveries of Eiselt leaving the score at 24-5. Chamley (0) came and went leaving captain Pool and Jones to record the highest partnership of just 39 when Pool was involved in a crazy rush of blood running himself out, attempting a very risky second run. However this would be the last significant partnership and the final 3 wickets would fall for 17 runs. The damage done by a fantastic spell from Woodley debutant Eiselt 4-21 off 10 overs.
This was a loss that replicated last year’s pour performance in this fixture. A big shock for the Tintwistle squad whom have to assess their preparation for next Saturdays Cup fixture against Offerton.