(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.
This coming Saturday the 1st XI host Hayfield CC at the Speedwell Cricket Ground.
We would like to thank our Match Ball Sponsors Mike Dwyer and Tintwistle Childrens Gala Committee, Match Sponsor Team Zzik and Principal Sponsor Syndicate Original.
Match Report by Ryan Nixon
Tintwistle CC travelled to Offerton on Saturday on a day you can describe as perfect cricketing weather, not a cloud in the sky and a subtle breeze to help. T-shirt tans were on the cards for the players!
Tintwistle Skipper James Pool won the toss for the second week running and chose to bat on a pitch where a big score was expected. TCC welcomed back last year’s top run scorer Karl Handforth as he opened the batting with Gavin Cole. No rust was left over from last week’s defeat as the opening pair made a solid start with both batsman looking confident before Handforth (29) was caught trying to turn the ball around the corner.
Matt Robinson joined Cole as the pair put on 9 before Cole (14) was bowled by a jaffa from Ahmad. Kez Davies walked to the crease to join Robinson as the pair added 28 with Davies playing with some great cricket shots. However, the partnership was broken when Robinson gifted Pickles his first wicket caught at extra cover. Vice-captain Ryan Nixon joined Davies at the crease and the pair looked to use their natural attacking ability to score quickly against the hosts. A rush of blood from Nixon saw him stumped off the slow bowling of Pickles for 23. The score at this stage was 108-4. Captain Pool joined Davies at the crease and continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Just as Nixon has done earlier in the day, Pool also walked past the slow bowling of Pickles and gifted Thelwell his second stumping of the match.
Dee Patel (4) and Gaz Jones (2) came and went without much work for the scorers. Martin Harris joined the charge scoring a quick fire 30 off 20 balls. Harris and Davies took the score from 164-7 to 209-8. Coming into the final stages of the innings Davies looked to have some fun and get close to his 100 but was bowled for a beautifully played 69. Tintwistle ended their innings with 3 balls to spare as they were bowled out for 214.
Half time thoughts were that the batting display was much better than last week but wickets were given away too cheaply. Credit to the tea ladies from Offerton who put on an amazing cricket tea.
Missing the bowling of Stuart Chamley, Pool opted to use Alex Brown as his replacement and he didn’t let his skipper down claiming the wicket of opener Thelwell for a Golden Duck in his first over. Last week’s tight bowling spell for Robinson couldn’t be carried over this week as he could only manage one over before limping off with a groin injury – a huge blow for Tintwistle. However, up stepped Jones as he reduced the hosts to 14-2. Wickets fell in regular intervals as Brown claimed two wickets in one over. Offerton were 27-4 when a small partnership arose frustrating the Tintwistle bowlers until Rose bowled Pickles and Kirkham in the space of 3 balls. A little burst of big hitting from Ahmad took the score up to 69 before Stuart Rose ripped through the home side. Offerton were bowled out for 74 in 26.2 overs.
Rose finished the innings with incredible figures of 6 for 9 from just 5.2 overs. Alex Brown bowled a fantastic spell of 8 overs claiming figures of 3 for 22
A much better performance from Tintwistle this week. The team will need to step up their game more as they host Hayfield at Speedwell next weekend. However, great to progress in the Bissenden Cup.
We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 1st XI Batting average will receive the Norman Barber Trophy.
The trophy has been donated by former player and long time supporter of the club Darren Jarratt. This is a wonderful gesture from Darren and something the Barber family are incredibly pleased about.
Norman passed away in 2013 having devoted his entire life to Tintwistle Cricket Club.
Norman began his career in 1954 and became Captain of the Junior XI which won the Glossop and District League Junior Championship. He made his senior debut aged 13 in 1957 which began an unbroken record number of appearances before he retired in 2003. He was a member of one of the most successful 1st XI teams during the 1970’s and 1980’s and contributed to a record number of championship and cup victories. Norman was an aggressive batsman, an excellent bowler and an outstanding first slip fielder.
He scored over 10,000 runs, took over 850 wickets and snared over 300 catches during his TCC senior career.
Father of current Chair, Mike Barber, Mike commented “I’m incredibly proud that Darren has chosen to honour my Dad in this way. He played a key role for this club both on and off the pitch and his records are worthy of this recognition. This Trophy represents Tintwistle CC history and heritage and I look forward to presenting it to the winner later this year”.
Each year the trophy will be awarded to the winner of the 1st XI Batting Average at the Club’s Annual Dinner.
(Pictured: Josh Hutton on his way to posting impressive figures of 4-21)
Tintwistle CC 2nd XI welcomed Stalybridge St Pauls CC to the SCG in the Hawke Trophy. On a warm day, the home side won the toss and elected to bat first. Steve Morris (2) was judged lbw early on but Mark Lilley (58) and Ricky Harris (62) put on 132 for the 2nd wicket. Simon Barrow (33), Jack Booth (14) and Andy Tomlinson (16) made useful contributions in the middle order.
Tintwistle finished on 207-5 after the full complement of 40 overs.
In response, Stalybridge lost Mike Whitworth (4) with the score 9-1. Khalid Akram (1) came and went leaving the score 12-2. Stuart Nock (31) pushed the score along but lost Stephen Monks (11) with the score 44-3. From here on, Stalybridge struggled to keep up with the run chase. Aside from Peter Coxon (10) nobody reached double figures and the visitors were bowled out for 89 after 39 overs.
The Tintwistle bowling and fielding was particularly impressive. Dan Robinson and Jonathon Booth each collected a couple of wickets. Ethan Tomlinson bowled superbly well and finished with figures of 1-15 off 8 overs. Jack Morris looked the part taking 1-9 off 6 overs with 3 maidens. However, the pick of the bowlers was Josh Hutton who finished with 4-21 off 8 overs.
Tintwistle Skipper Simon Barrow will be very pleased with the first outing of 2018. Whilst greater challenges lie ahead, this was a fantastic start for Tinsle.