(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.
This weekend the 1st XI are back on home soil and welcome Hawk Green on Saturday in the first of a Saturday / Sunday Double Header.
We would like to thank Match Ball Sponsors Denis Wild and Bill & Marie Blackwell. Also thank you to our Match Sponsor Albert Jones Memorials and Principal Senior Sponsor Syndicate Original.
Last Saturday, Tintwistle 2nd XI hosted Mottram at the Speedwell Cricket Ground. Tintwistle won the toss and batted first on a decent looking track. The home side put 71 on the board for the loss of the first wicket. Steve Morris scored a very useful 43 before being stumped. Dee Patel fell soon after having looked the part for a superb 40. Ricky Harris strode to the crease at No 3 and once set quickly moved the gears. Ricky scored a tremendous 121 not out and secured his first century at Speedwell. Ricky had scored 9 previous centuries for TCC but not one had occurred atTintwistle’s home ground. The Speedwell curse had finally been broken! Other contributions came from Simon Barrow (5), Andy Tomlinson (14) and Ethan Tomlinson (14) pushing Tintwistle’s total to 257-4.
In response, the visitors got off to a solid start putting 34 on the board for the loss of the 1st wicket. Dadge (22) was run out after a superb piece of ground fielding from Josh Hutton. Hutton fielded the ball superbly but it was the speed of which he managed to get the ball in the air towards the stumps that surprised the bastman. Hutton’s afternoon was not over and collected the wickets of Wood (19) and Marsden (4). Jack Morris was soon into the attack and ripped the heart out of Mottram’s middle order. Morris bowled superbly well collecting 4 vital wickets. M Fazackerley was the only significant contributor with 45. With the score 88-7 the ball was thrown to Charlie Harris who was making his senior debut for the club. Charlie’s bowling was immediately on point and he snared all three of the remaining wickets. A great day for Charlie! Mottram were bowled out for 103.
The pick of the bowlers was Jack Morris (4-28), Charlie Harris (3-8) and Josh Hutton (2-15). This team is incredibly well balanced with experience and youth. The younger players have raised the bar in terms of bowling and fielding and the experienced heads are setting competitive targets with the bat. The glue is provided by Andy Tomlinson behind the stumps. A very tidy keeper who both encourages his team mates and sets high standards. Tomlinson is a highly competent keeper. Simon Barrow is captaining this team superbly well and deserves a lot of credit.
Next week the team travel to Hawk Green.
This coming Saturday the 2nd XI continue their run of home games and welcome Mottram CC to the Speedwell Cricket Ground.
We would like to thank our Match Ball Sponsors The Friday Friends and Tony Owen, Match Sponsor Toe Touch and Principal Sponsor Syndicate Original.
(Pic: MLK scored a very useful 58)
Match Report by Ryan Nixon
A glorious day as Tintwistle travelled to Dove Holes on Saturday ready for their 3rd away fixture in 4.
Captain James Pool won the toss for the 4th consecutive game and chose to bat on what seem a good batting track. However, this decision seemed trickier than first thought as Tintwistle lost opener Gavin Cole for a duck with 7 on the board. Damian Weatherhead came in on the back of 50 last week however was caught behind for just 5.
Karl Handforth was hoping that a partnership would form with wicketkeeper batsman Kez Davies as the pair took the score from 21/2 to 52 before the latter gifted veteran Cartledge his first wicket.
Nixon walked to the crease knowing he needed a score but was bowled for just 5 off Jones. The score 63/4 Tintwistle needing a valuable partnership in the remain 20 overs Matt Robinson (14) provided a very useful innings with the patient Handforth but yet again giving his wicket away cheaply a frustrating trait of Tintwistle’s season so far.
Pool joined Handforth and started well striking some beautiful cricket shots. Handforth was next to go after playing a very patient and crafted 58 from 106 balls. Pool took the score to 157 where Tintwistle would end their 45 overs.
Views at half time, a below average score on a track that needed patience but Dove Holes bowled very well to restrict TCC.
A bowling performance was needed from all of Tintwistle’s bowler and they produced with Alex Brown taking the dangerous wicket of Dan Jones for just 5. Chamley put his first wicket on the board as Vernon (11) edged behind.
Gregory (15) and Forder put on a small partnership before Gregory miss timed a cut shot off Nixon. Forder was dismissed for 24 bowled by Chamley a big wicket in keeping the run chase down.
The score at this point 61/4 soon to be 61/5 as Gregory was trapped LBW to Nixon. A small partnership evolved between S. Cartledge and Turner (11) moving the score to 89 when Nixon struck again with the aid of a diving catch from Martin Harris.
Wickets fell in regular succession as Harris claimed two with the help of a fine diving catch from Nixon.
Tintwistle had bowled superbly up to this point aided by a good bowling and fielding performance so much so that leading Wicket taker Rose was only needed for 0.2 overs when he finished the resistance of S. Cartledge (25) with some fine glove work from Davies.
Dove Holes bowled out for 112 and Tintwistle continuing their form after their opening day defeat. The wickets shared between the bowlers, Nixon (4-30) Chamley (2-29) Harris (2-14) Brown and Rose with a scalp a each.
Tintwistle travel away from Speedwell again next week vs Mottram. Can the run continue? We certainly hope so!