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!
(Pic: Jack Booth on his way to a fantastic knock of 40 not out)
On a warm and sunny day, Tintwistle CC 2nd XI welcomed Dove Holes to Speedwell. Dove won the toss and elected to bat first. Johnson and Hawkes opened for the visitors but Johnson (5) soon departed caught by Steve Morris off the bowling of Dan Robinson. Hawkes (20) fell quickly after judged lbw again off the bowling of Robinson. When Bagshawe (7) was caught by Ethan Tomlinson off the bowling of Josh Hutton, Dove were on dodgy ground at 37-3. Scowen made a very useful contribution of 43, before the young talent of Jonny Booth claimed his wicket. From here on out, it was a very difficult task for Dove Holes with nobody being able to drive on again the youthful Tintwistle bowling attack. Dove finished on 105 all out and Tintwistle were in the driving seat.
The pick of the bowlers was once again Josh Hutton who collected another 3-wicket haul for 28 runs. Dan Robinson (2-10), Jonathon Booth (2-36) and Ethan Tomlinson (2-23) each collected 2 wickets and Jack Morris finished with 1-6 off 3 overs.
In response Steve Morris and Dhiren Patel opened the innings for the home side. Patel (4) was judged lbw of the bowling of Dan Waterhouse. The experienced Ricky Harris came in at 3 and put 16 in the book before being caught Hawkes off the bowling of Waterhouse. Morris looked good for his 26 before Waterhouse captured his 3rd wicket of the innings. Tintwistle needed a main character to get a grip of the script and that turned out to be Jack Booth. Booth scored an unbeaten 40 to help take Tintwistle towards victory. Given the knock Booth took full tilt with the ball between the eyes in the first innings he was rightly pleased with his effort. Skipper Simon Barrow scored a tidy 16 and Andy Tomlinson (2) took Tintwistle over the line.
The pick of the bowlers was Dan Waterhouse who finished with 3-35 of 12 overs.
Another victory for Tintwistle who look a well-balanced team at the moment with experience and a youth. The younger players are making important contributions within games and the team is being captained superbly well by Simon Barrow. Things look good for Tintwistle and will welcome the challenge of Mottram next week at the SCG.
The draw has been done for the next Round of the Bissenden Cup and Hawke Trophy.
This coming Saturday the 2nd XI welcome Dove Holes CC to the Speedwell Cricket Ground.
We would like to thank our Match Ball Sponsors Amy Foster Hairdressers and Sheila Harrop, Match Sponsor Arthur Worsley and Principal Sponsor Syndicate Original.
(Pic: Stuart Chamley on his way to fine figures of 4-28)
On Saturday Tintwistle welcomed Hayfield to Speedwell. Tintwistle won the toss and home Skipper James Pool elected to bat first. Hayfield got off to a flyer when Woods plucked a catch from thin air after a thunderous strike from Gavin Cole (3). The ball wasn’t worthy of a wicket, but the catch most certainly was. Karl Handforth (6) soon departed caught off the bowling of Ebbrell. At 19-2 Tintwistle were not in a great place and with Kez Davies (7) judged lbw soon after the home side were on the ropes at 31-3. In stepped Damian Weatherhead, the player who has returned to play at Speedwell, scored a superb knock of 58. Matt Robinson contributed 13 prior to being stumped (South) off the bowling of Adamson. Some clean hitting from James Pool (26) and Stuart Chamley (12) ensured Tintwistle finished on 144-5.
Whilst the slow outfield didn’t help the batting team, Hayfield bowled very well to contain the score. Woods and Ebbrell both bowled tight lines picking up a wicket each and Adamson collected a couple of wickets.
Stuart Chamley was given the new ball and provided a superb start securing the wicket of Wood (caught by Handforth at gully) from the first ball of the innings. Russ Evans – a persistent thorn in the side of Tintwistle over the years – was judged lbw off Chamley. At 13-2, it was game on. Davies (38) provided some stability coming in at number 3. From here wickets began to tumble as the home side turned the screw. Gemmell (12), Ebbrell (11) and Nobblett (16) kept it interesting but Hayfield were struggling against the bowling side. A cameo of 15 from Woods at the end pushed the score to 109 before they were bowled out.
The pick of the bowlers was Chamley – the new signing looked at home on Speedwell and finished with 4-28. Martin Harris also somehow managed to finish with 4-16! Worthy of mention was Handforth who snared 3 catches in the field. Next week Tintwistle CC 1st XI are on the road at Dove Holes.
Meanwhile in the 2nd XI fixture, Tintwistle travelled to Newton and were asked to bat first. Mark Lilley (10) and Steve Morris (11) opened the innings and got things going for Tintwistle. Jack Booth contributed a very useful 33 at number 3. Skipper Simon Barrow came in at 4 and scored an impressive 55. Tintwistle finished on 142 all out.
In reply, the significant contributions for Newton came from Penney (32) and Edwards (17) but the bowlers dominated proceedings. Ethan Tomlinson finished with 3-27 and Simon Barrow and Josh Hutton collected 2 wickets each. Tintwistle ran out worthy winners on this difficult trip away from home. Next week the 2nd XI host Dove Holes at Speedwell.