After the recent heavy rain we’re ready to roll at the SCG for the U11 Tornadoes last league fixture of the season! 

The only things the SCG is fit for are Mallards and Fishing Rods.

Get your Irish jig on! 

Only one week to go until Dublin Road play the SCG, 9pm start! Free entry, bar open from 3pm, Mettricks pie & pea supper! Don’t miss out, it promises to be an awesome evening!!! 

We are pleased to confirm this weeks senior team selections as follows.

TCC Teams

Tinsle Tornadoes

Tintiwistle faced Broadbottom in the last match of the u13’s 2016 season. The two teams were expected to be quite evenly matched.

Tintwistle got the ball rolling in the 4th over thanks to an excellent catch from Lenny Harrison, which left the Broadbottom score at 12-1. Tom Chambers opened the bowling from the pavilion end and a wicket maiden from him in his 2nd over made it 12-2. The standout bowler of the day for Tintwistle proved to be Joe Hennicker. Joe is a developing pace bowler who looks to attack the stumps, a tactic which has worked well for him this season. Joe took took 3-2 off his 3 overs. Broadbottom were soon rocking at 22-6 thanks to a direct hit run out from George Ainslie. Tintwistle were fielding in a typically fearless fashion, this included a catch each for Jack Morris, Charlie Morris, Tom Chambers and also a second run out of the day, this time after some quick thinking from Joe Hennicker.
Broadbottom finished their innings 57 all out. Other notable bowling performances were Jack Morris (3 overs 1-7), Tom Chambers (3 overs 1-5), and wicket keeper Ben Tinsley who discarded his keeping attire to take 1-7 off his 2 overs.

The Tintwistle run chase suffered an early hiccup when Joe Hennicker was bowled with the score on 0. Jack Morris (25 retired) and Tom Chambers (18 not out) built a rock-solid partnership to take the score to 41 before Jack had to retire for the second game running. Jack’s innings included a huge 6, which was met with a gleeful reaction from his watching team mates. Charlie Morris was not out at the end as he and Tom safely guided Tintwistle to their target for the loss of 4 wickets.

So the season ends on a high note after a pair of convincing victories. A big well done goes out to the under 13’s, their overall enthusiasm for involvement in the sport & purposeful practice throughout the season has undoubtedly started to show results.

Match report by Peter Higginbottom (TCC u13’s coach)

TCC Carlsberg

Yesterday, Tintwistle CC made their way to Hayfield to contest the Bissenden Cup Quarter Final. True to form, Tintwistle CC lost the toss and Hayfield elected to bat first. Evans and Furness made their way to the crease and got off to a decent start before losing Evans lbw to James Pool with 20 runs on the board. A huge wicket for Tintwistle given Evans recent record breaking performance in the league (scoring 266 against Hollingworth).

Furness made good progress scoring 41 before being dismissed by Alex Brown – a player who is developing into a fine bowler. Davies came in at 3 and made a solid contribution of 34 before nicking one to gloveman Davies again off the bowling of Brown. Wickets fell at regular intervals and Hayfield looked on the ropes at 124-5.

However, the middle order clicked into gear with Wood (28) and Thomas (22) keeping the board ticking over. Aldridge and Proctor chipped in with 11 apiece and Hayfield concluded their innings with 204 runs on the board. Pool 3-48, Robinson 2-30 and Brown 2-45 were the pick of the bowlers. Yesterday also saw the return of the Metronome – Kevin Nield who finished with 1-32.

Tintwistle were probably disappointed that Hayfield had finished with that many on the board, but if the visitors could bat sensibly and build an innings it was a very chasable target.

Bomber Harris and Steve Morris opened the innings for Tintwistle with Harris helping himself to some of the Hayfield Buffet which was served early doors. A solid start put 44 on the board before Morris was dismissed for 18. Karl Handforth (2) and Kez Davies (11) moved the score to a precarious 76-4. In strode Skipper James Pool and a captains innings was needed. Pool duly delivered and moved the score onto 104 before Harris was stumped for a fine 57. Matt Robinson was in at 6 and with Pool added a crucial partnership of 57. Pool scored a magnificent 48 with boundaries aplenty. Nipper Harris and Jack Booth came and went before IT Sam ‘Bucca’ Bird strode to the crease in purposeful mood. Robinson and Bird steered the visitors over the finish line finishing on 206-7 with 1.2 overs remaining. Robinson scored a superb 35 not out with Bird scoring 21 not out including 2 sixes and a 4.

Tintwistle had done it and are in the hat for the semi finals. A fantastic weekend for the club which saw the 1st XI beat Broadbottom on Saturday and the Tinsle Tornadoes U11’s beat Compstall on Sunday.

If Carlsberg did weekends..


After the huge success of last year, Dublin Road are back at the SCG on Saturday 16th July to provide us with a fabulous evening of Irish music. The bar will be well stocked and there will be a hot supper available! See you there! 

The Tornadoes do it again!!!

Once again we had a lovely sunny morning for the under 11’s away against Compstall. This was going to be a tough game as Compstall have won all their games bar one which they drew. We were also missing two key players in Charlie Harris and Henry Godley, luckily for us Felix Elliot was eager to step up to the crease. The boys batted well ending on 248 – Tom Chambers on 17, Charlie Morris and George Ainsley on 11. The fielding was tight only giving away 33 runs but taking 4 wickets, once again Tom Chambers was on top form taking 2 in his first over. The boys have won all 9 games with 1 more to go……can they go unbeaten?! Epic win boys, well done!


On a wet a and miserable day, Tintwistle hosted Broadbottom at the SCG. The recent rain meant the fixture was always in doubt but with the track having been covered throughout the week there was always a slim chance of play.

The start of the match was delayed due to the short rain showers. Bizarrely, it was clearly visible that more persistent rain showers were moving up the Glossopdale valley on a regular basis. Fortunately, the SCG missed the brunt of these showers and as time progressed it became apparent there was a strong chance of play commencing. Broadbottom, pushing hard near the top of the league table, wanted the game to go ahead. The same desire to play was equally shown by James Pool – the TCC Skipper. Great to see two sides wanting to get a game in.

An early tea was taken and the fixture got going at 3:36pm. Tintwistle lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Ricky Harris (16) and Karl Handforth (9) strode to the crease and put 19 on the board before the loss of the 1st wicket. The crux of the Tintwistle innings was built by Pete Higginbottom and Kez Davies. Higginbottom promptly set about his business and kept the board ticking over scoring a superb 46. Davies added a very useful 26 with some good cricket shots. Pool chipped in with 7 and Tinsle finished on 127-7 after the full compliment of 27 overs. The pick of the bowlers were Joe Riley who finished with 3-24 off 5 overs and C Cheetham-Roberts (2-25 off 6 overs).

In reply, Broadbottom got off to a decent start putting 23 on the board for the loss of the 1st wicket. The top order made good contributions courtesy of R Welsh (22), D Perrin (28) and Jay Riley (14). At 82-4, the game looked in the balance.

Tintwistle needed to respond and respond they did. The remaining wickets fell at regular intervals with the visitors being dismissed for 90. Pete Higginbottom and Matt Robinson did the damage for the home side taking 6-43 and 4-45 respectively – a  fantastic effort! Credit is also due to the standard of the fielding with plenty of catches being taken in the outfield. Davies equally looked the part with a tidy performance behind the sticks snaring 3 victims.

Tintwistle won by 37 runs and collected 17 match winning points (Broady 3 points). A great win for the home side adding to the fine performances of recent weeks.

Tomorrow, the 1st XI visit Hayfield in the Quarter Finals of the Bissenden Cup.


Tintwistle Cricket Club welcome you all to Bradbury House in Glossop for a coffee morning this Saturday 10am-12noon. 

Fabulous homemade cakes and bakes will be on sale, along with some very nice bric-a-brac, a tombola and a raffle with some great prizes. 

Entrance is only 50p and includes a cup of tea or coffee ands biscuit. 

Come down and enjoy a lovely morning!