New arrival at TCC for 2020


Tintwistle Cricket club are delighted to announce the signing of Nathan McKeown as our overseas amateur for the 2020 season.

 Nathan is a 25 year old wicket keeper batsman from Melbourne Australia playing his cricket at Heatherdale Cricket Club.

We are all looking forward to welcoming Nathan and Elysia to Tintwistle in early April. Strengthening our links with Australia after a great year with Hayden and Shania in 2019.

Good luck Nathan and welcome to the Tinsel family.


Condolences from TCC

All at Tintwistle Cricket Club are saddened at the news of the passing of one of our life long members and stalwarts Sue Edwards.

Our condolences and thoughts go to her husband Peter and sons Robert and Steven at this sad time.

Seasons Greetings


Tintwistle Cricket would like to thank all our sponsors, members and visitors for all the support in 2019.

We are looking forward to a brilliant 2020 for all and wishing everyone a very healthy and happy Christmas and New Year.


Tintwistle CC Chairman





2019 Club AGM

Please note all members are welcome to join us for the 2019 Club AGM on Tuesday 19th November 7.30pm @ Tintwistle Liberal Club.

We will review the 2019 season along with the accounts and walk through the 2020 plans. There will also be the usual elections for club officials (see officials page for details of who is on the club committee) and captains of the 1st and 2nd eleven senior teams.

If anyone is interested in joining the clubs committee in 2020 please come along and register your interest.

2019 League Dinner

After a successful season for the club on and off the field we took a decent sized contingent to the league dinner at Bredbury Hall last week.

Karl Handforth picked up the Derbyshire & Cheshire Division 2 title on behalf of the first eleven and Kez Davies picked up the Derbyshire & Cheshire Division 2 Batting trophy for the season.

Well done again to Kez and all the lads .

After several years of amazing service to the club Mike Barber stepped down as the clubs Chairman in 2018. In his time as Chairman Mike introduced a number of changes to the club that we are now reaping the benefits for and will continue too in the future. To name a few the securing of grant funding for and overseeing the installation of our amazing net facility, introducing a social media presence that is the envy of the DCCL and overseeing the creation and growth of the Tinsel Tornadoes junior section. The later seeing the club go from having a very limited junior presence to what we see today on Friday nights at the club with well over 60 juniors training each week.

Myself and the management committee felt it important to recognise Mike’s contributions to the club and thought the best way to do this was to ask him to become a life member. We were all delighted when Mike accepted this offer and we have taken great pleasure in adding him to the Life Members list.

Mike continues to support the club and along with a very kind donation he is also seen from time to time strimming the weeds and bushes around the ground. Just proving that TCC is in the blood for ever.

Thanks Mike.

Stuart (TCC Chairman)


Week 4 Match Report

Saturday 18th May 2019

v Hadfield St Andrews CC

Venue: Speedwell Cricket Ground

A cloudy day at the SCG for the local derby between Tintwistle and Hadfield. Two young sides with the hint of experience. Looking for Division 1 cricket again next season this fixture would always be a decisive one for the two to win. Tintwistle won the toss and elected to bat first. The reliable pair of Handforth and Davies started proceedings. It wasn’t long until the first boundary was struck off Davies’ very first ball wide and outside off stump by Ball crashed away with authority by Davies. A sign of a man in form with 110 runs in his first 2 games already. Handforth didn’t stick around for long either capitalising on some very full bowling from Hadfield’s opening pair. The pair would reach their 50 partnership within 9 overs. Unfortunately Handforth had to depart for 33 from just 29 balls as he was trapped LBW. A finer critic would say it was high but you know the saying. First week centurion Nixon walked to the crease but lasted just 3 balls as he was hit on his back leg for just 1. Second time debutant Josh Smith would come in at number 4 and would start solidly hitting 2 lovely boundary shots before dragging the ball back on to his own stumps off the bowling of Whiteman for 13. Davies looking for a partner to rebuild with 90/3 the score. Davies was joined by ex-skipper Pool and would soon become the aggressor again with some glorious shots all around the ground. Hadfield captain trying all his bowlers. Davies went past 50 again but would only gather 17 more runs before being trapped in front off Hirst. Aussie Clancey would see his taste of an English pitch in bowler friendly conditions come around with a fine delivery from Ball taking his outside edge for a first ball duck. 142/5. Pool was next to go without the score moving for a patient 23 from 44 balls. Luke Gray would come in and smash away his very first ball, but he would be bowled trying to find his inner Jos Buttler trying to smash a straight delivery over the ropes. Wickets would continue to fall and Tintwistle would be bowled out for 154 from just 38.2 overs.

Tea would be courtesy of Chairman Rose’s wife and Camille Nagle (Matt Robinson’s better half) and what a lovely tea it was. Thoughts around the tea table is this pitch wasn’t playing how it first looked and our bowlers were well and truly in this one.

Brown and Clancey were tasked again with the new ball, but Brown would not be the early wicket taker just this week with a spell of bowling what Tintwistle knew was coming from Hayden Clancey. Finding his stride within just four deliveries! Bowling Thomson for 0. Thomson would be joined by opening partner J Tranter in Clancey’s next over. 3.2 overs gone Hadfield were 6/2. Brown who has 10 wickets in 2 games already wouldn’t wait around for 2 long taking the dangerous Doyle and Tranter in quick succession. Hadfield in a very worrying position, 4 wicket down for 39 runs. Things were to get worse as Brown claimed the scalp of Ryan Murray (18) caught by a sharp catch at backward point from Pool. Clancey would finish his spell 5 overs 2 for 25. Nixon replaced him at the pavilion end and he was quickly into his stride turning the ball with the occasional ball popping. Brown for the 2nd time this season completed his 5 wicket haul at the other end with Nixon taking a catch on the boundary rope. Stuart Rose replace Brown and made light work of warpping up the Hadfield innings with 3 quick wickets.

Another convincing victory for Tintwistle, 79 runs the margin this time and they have claimed 3 out of 3. Brown extended his excellent form with figures of 8 over 3 maidens 5 for 26. Rose would finish 3 over 1 maiden 3 for 6. Nixon without a wicket finishing 5 overs 1 maiden 0 for 10.

Tintwistle 1st XI will travel to Birch Vale next Saturday hoping to continue the run of form. Can Davies and Brown carry on their good form? Skipper Karl Handforth has got to be very happy with how his team have handled themselves so far this season. 

The 2nd XI travelled to Broadbottom with Stand in Skipper Martyn Thompson had some of his experienced players back to aid him with the return on Steve Morris to open the batting. Thompson won the toss and fancied his side to bowl Broadbottom out. However a decision which Thompson may look at again in hindsight with the hosts looking to score big against his side. As James Brotherton and Nick Courtney both scored hundreds respectively. Thompson allowing all of his young side a bowl it would see some great experience for these young Tornadoes when approaching the senior game.

However it would be three 2nd XI regulars Dan Robinson, Jack Morris and Dhiren Patel who would claim the wickets sharing a brace a piece. Broadbottom would finish their innings with a huge total of 354/6. Dan Robinson finished with figures of 9-2-43-2, Jack Morris 12-0-76-2 and Dhiren Patel 7-1-51-2. A mention is to be had of our Tornadoes who bowled William Moss, Harvey Pearson, Ben Tinsley and Charlie Morris who against an experienced side on a small pitch took their chance to try and take wickets.

An uphill task was had for Thompson and his men with a required rate of just under 8 required to turn this one into a victory.

Steve Morris and Dhiren Patel would be tasked with starting the innings and the pair would put on 75 for the first wicket with Patel, the first wicket to fall for just 9. Morris tasking himself with the challenge ahead would be the aggressor throughout and was joined by Woodward (12) and his eldest son Jack(5).Steve Morris’ would contribute a valiant 113 off 96 including 17 fours and 4 sixes but would eventually fall with the score 156/4. Broadbottom would make light work of the Tintwistle order seeing Thompson and Robinson both get ducks.  However Morris’ younger son Charlie (u13) would remain at the crease stopping Broadbottom gaining all 20 points with 6 from 30 balls. Tintwistle would close there innings 184/9. A score on most weeks being a winning one.

Thompson wanted to make it known how proud he was to skipper the big hearts of the Tornadoes who were on hand when the club needed them. A lesson which will be tough to take but a good one for their approach to senior cricket.

Tintwistle 2nd XI will host Birch Vale on Saturday at the SCG. With the Barking Pug open from 4pm. Come and see if Thompson and co can bounce back.

Tintwistle Tornadoes young U11 side recorded their first victory of the season this Sunday away at Broadbottom. Subjected to some hostile bowling the young team came out on top. Unfortunately, our U13 team were pipped by Woodley at home last night. Woodley batted first and posted a very commendable 123 and our lads fell just short in the chase. Retiring on 30 were Tom, Toby and Ben. The U13’s play away at Charlesworth on Wednesday night.3394551F-FA72-4195-A58F-5B4F8D3DE4EC

Week 3 Match Report

Hazel Grove CC v Tintwistle CC
Saturday 11th May 2019
Havel Grove

Tintwistle first team continued there impressive start to the season with another emphatic victory over their hosts Hazel Grove on Saturday. Winning the toss skipper Karl Handforth had no hesitation to bowl first on a deck that appeared would offer some early assistance.

Arriving at the last minute due to some challenges on the A6 inform bowler Alex Brown soon got into his stride removing Grove’s two openers and the number 4, leaving the hosts 33-3. Alex and fellow opener Hayden Clancey bowled tightly and didn’t let the opposition get into any kind of rhythm. Both openers were replaced after the bright opening spells and into the attack came Matt Robinson and Stuart Rose. The engine room of the Tintwistle attacked kicked in and between them bowled 22 overs, 6 wickets for 53 runs. This partnership really set the foundation for the victory and Matt Robinson in particular finishing with figures of 12-28-4, Stuart Rose 10-25-2.

Grove put up some resistance for the last wicket putting on 23 runs but tight bowling from Si Barrow, Jack Morris and the return of Alex Brown to finish the innings off meant they never got away. The hosts were restricted to 114 All out, Alex Brown finishing with figures of 6.2-26-4.

Off the back of a 300+ total last week Tintwistle were confident of chasing down the score on what was becoming an easier deck to bat on. They chased the runs down in style again with openers Karl Handforth (65) and Kieran Davies (44) sharing an unbroken opening stand to take the lads to victory.

Unfortunately a very young second team lead by stand in skipper Martyn Thompson couldn’t record their first win of the season at home to a strong Dove Holes team. Batting first Tintwistle were bowled out for 71, with the only notable contributions coming from Matt Woodward (13), young Charlie Harris (10) and Dan Robinson (10). Dove made light work of the total winning inside 12 overs for the loss of just two wickets.

The teams go again this week first team hosting Hadfield at Speedwell and the seconds away to Broadbottom. We will be playing the FA Cup final at the club, bar open from 4pm so hope to see you there.

Finally the junior teams have also been in action this week with a mixed bag of results. Our young U11 side lost at home to Old Glossop on Sunday, U15’s side were beaten by a strong Hayfield on Monday but victory for our U13’s at home to Woodley last night capped off the junior fixtures this week. Next game is U11 away to Broadbottom on Sunday.

Week 2 Match Report

Tintwistle vs Buxworth
Saturday 4th May 2019
Speedwell Cricket Ground

After a washout of the fixtures on the first weekend the cricket season got off to a crackling start for Tintwistle first eleven. On what was a sunny but cold day at the SCG, Buxworth won the toss and asked Tintwistle to bat. Tintwistle without new signing Joshua Smith to open so captain Karl Handforth was joined at the crease by Kieran Davies. The pair started with a steady run rate with the captain taking on the responsibility of playing the shots. It didn’t take Davies long however to hit his first maximum with a glorious shot to the mid on boundary. He and Karl took Tintwistle to their first 100 opening partnership of the season! With The Skipper hitting 12 boundaries on his way to 73, until he was bowled by a beauty from Dave Marchington the score on 137. Davies was joined by Nixon who put on 49 until he received a shooter which hit his off stump for a well played 78. Pool(10) was next to the crease unfortunately was bowled by Hammond. Debutant and oversees amateur Hayden Clancy joined Nixon with Tintwistle already in possession of full batting points. 223/3 Nixon and Clancey would see the score tick over nicely and running a plenty. With the big frame of Nixon taking plenty of air! Clancey would play one of the shots of the day to match if not better Davies’ strike from earlier on in the innings with a sumptuous shot off Mid off for 4. Nixon would take advantage of the situation and move from 50-100 in a matter of a few overs bringing his century from a one bounce four to the square leg boundary. 45 overs was up and Tintwistle amassed 319/3 Nixon 123 not out and Clancey 19 not out.

Half time thoughts were that Tintwistle had tasked Buxworth with a heavy total to chase with a required run rate of 7 an over.

Alex Brown took the first over and it only 3 balls to take the wicket of Reynolds bowled for 0. He would then take Buxworth’s other opener in his 2nd over adjacent to middle stump. His opening Partner Clancey desperately unlucky to have his delivery fall just short of a diving 2nd slip. Brown would then take a wicket with the final 2 balls of his 4 over to claim all 4 wicket. Buxworth Were in serious trouble on 15/4… it wouldn’t take long as Clancey claimed his maiden TCC wicket trapping Sellars in front for 0. Wickets countinued to fall as Brown claimed his 5th and 6th before ending his spell. Rose and Jack Morris would be given the chance to finish the job and they didn’t disappoint and the veteran inswinger bowled both of his victims and Jack Morris with a beautiful seaming delivery to claim his first 1st XI wicket.. Buxworth were all out for 28 and TCC romped to a 291 victory!
Brown finishing with 6-3-8-6 Clancey 6-1-12-1 Rose 2.4-0-6-2 and Morris 2-1-1-1. A good all round performance and positive start ahead of Saturday’s trip to Hazel Grove.

Unfortunately a depleted second eleven suffered defeat at the hands of Woodley. Bowling first the lads restricted Woodley to a modest 130-9 off the 45 overs. 3 wickets for the veteran Jay Patel, 2 a piece for Matt (Fez) Woodward and Charlie Harris, one for skipper Si Barrow and a wicket for young Will Moss who finished with great figures of 3-10-1.

Unfortunately none of the team were able to get going with the bat and were bowled out for 82. The second eleven welcome Dove Holes second team to Speedwell this weekend, 1pm start.


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The handbook features all senior and junior fixtures, chairman and captain’s reports, sponsors, junior info and much much more!

This year to consider the environment and to allow the printing costs to be spent on the club’s development, we will not be printing copies to distribute. The handbook is a PDF file which can be downloaded, book-marked, added to the home screen on any device/PC, or home printed.

Happy reading!