TCC 5 Year Roadmap

TCC 5 Year RoadmapTo view a larger version of the Roadmap, please click this link:  TCC 5 Year Roadmap

Prior to the start of the 2016 cricket season Tintwistle Cricket Club devised a 5 Year Roadmap which outlines the strategic plans for the club. This document has been shared with Derbyshire Cricket Board and various investment bodies. We feel it’s time to share this with the wider public so people can understand the journey we have embarked upon.

The number one strategic priority is Player Development at both junior and senior level. We are investing in our coaches to ensure we have a larger pool of ECB Level 2 accredited coaches to ensure we can provide specialist coaching to our cricketers of the future. It is also our intention to ensure participation numbers in junior cricket continues to increase over the next 5 years. To aid this, TCC has become a registered ECB All Stars Centre and will be delivering coaching to 5-8 year olds from the end of May 2017. The Tornadoes programme (9 year olds and above) is also developing thanks to a new coaching structures being put in place and the involvement of Senior Players with the delivery of coaching.

We are also starting to formulate coaching plans for senior training sessions to ensure open age players continue to develop. The ground staff are also very supportive of players training on grassed practise wickets to ensure they get sufficient real world development time.

Away from player development, the club made significant strides forward throughout 2016. During 2017, we have invested in new blades for the John Deere (outfield mower), built a new decking area for people to relax and socialise and secured a new Principal Senior Sponsor in the shape of Syndicate Original. We are also embarking on attaining Clubmark accreditation to show the club is well run and a safe place for people to be.

To support the strategic priority around Player Development, during 2018 we are prioritising investing in our Non-Turf Pitch (NTP) facility.  This will potentially see the club upgrade the surface and netting within our existing double lane practise facility. The project is dependent on grant availability and the state of the general grant landscape may allow us to accelerate the delivery of this project.

Beyond the NTP project, the club’s major capital investment initiative is in a new pavilion. The current pavilion opened in 1964 and has reached end of life. A replacement pavilion project is a multi-year project and will be the biggest project undertaken by the club in its history. It’s vital we get this right to support the next 50 years of this great club.

If anyone has any questions around any of this, please speak with a member of the TCC Management Team.

TCC Management Team 

We are pleased to confirm this weeks Senior Teams to take on New Mills are as follows.

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Tintwistle travelled to Ernocroft Road on Sunday in Round One of the Bissenden Cup. In upbeat mood, Tintwistle enabled game mode as they strode to the crease for the first innings. Karl Handforth and Pete Higginbottom opened up moving the score to 34-1 before Higginbottom (11) was bowled by F Heginbotham. Handforth continued his great start to 2017 making a useful contribution of 26 before being bowled by Millen. This signalled the start of a tricky patch for Tintwistle who lost two quick wickets leaving the scoreboard reading 58-4. With Compstall sensing blood, Ryan Nixon came in clearly knowing the importance of stabling the ship. He made a fantastic 36 containing 7 x 4’s with plenty of good cricket shots. AJ Harris, starting his first game of the season, made a timely 27 whilst a motivated Martin Harris was the stand out batter with 38. Tintwistle finished on 207-8 after the full compliment of 40 overs.

In reply, Compstall were almost immediately in trouble with D Heginbotham (2) being bowled by Pete Higginbottom. Messih came and went without troubling the scorers caught behind again off the bowling of Higginbottom. P Dunn and B Heginbotham established some stability for the home side putting on a partnership of 38 before Dunn (16) was superbly caught by AJ Harris off the bowling of Stuart Rose.  Hegginbothom made a useful 29 before succumbing to a Ricky Harris catch in the deep again off the bowling of Rose. From here the Compstall innings capitulated with only Granite making double figures before AJ Harris snared him completing Compstall’s misery.

The home side were dispatched for 97 and Tintwistle were through to the next round. Pete Higginbottom finished with 2-21 off 5 overs and Ryan Nixon snared 3-24. However, the pick off the bowlers was Stuart Rose who had 4-29 off 8 overs. The former Denton West player showing once again what a nagging pain in the side he can be.

Tintwistle can be pleased with a resounding victory and it was good to see the umpires tightening up on wide deliveries which saw Compstall cough up 36.

Tintwistle are in the hat for the 2nd Round completing off a great weekend for the men from the SCG.


On Saturday Tintwistle CC welcomed Hadfield St Andrews to the SCG. Recent trends were instantly turned upside down when home Skipper James Pool won the toss! Tintwistle decided to bat first on a decent looking track that had benefited from the recent weather.

Pete Higginbottom and Karl Handforth opened up but Higginbottom (14) was soon caught off the bowling of Doyle. Ricky Harris came in at three and built a formidable partnership with Handforth. Both batters ensured the scoreboard ticked over at a healthy rate. The pair put on 104 runs before Harris was caught off the bowling of Whiteman for a solid 53. Gavin Cole arrived at the crease and continued the excellent work with Handforth. Handforth moved through the gears and produced a very mature performance resulting in a fantastic 89. Cole made an impressive 44 and Pool chipped in with 19. Tintwistle finished on 247-6. The pick of the Hadfield bowlers was Murray who finished with 2-32 off 9 overs.

A score close to 250 is a big ask at Tintwistle and Hadfield would need to hit the ground running in the 2nd innings. Doyle and J Tranter opened up but Tranter (5) was caught behind off the bowling of young gun Alex Brown. Doyle was caught and bowled by Ryan Nixon for 34. Wickets fell at regular intervals and with the scoreboard reading 102-6 it looked like Tintwistle would be able to close the game out with relative ease. Richard Tranter came to the crease at 4 and had other ideas. Tranter produced a display of batting that deserves huge credit. He scored boundaries aplenty and moved the score forward in a very aggressive manner. Hadfield’s run total moved past 200 and Tintwistle were looking dazed on the ropes. Unfortunately for Hadfield, the batters around Tranter didn’t hang around for very long with 9 of the batters not making double figures. Ryan Nixon showed real metal at this nervous stage of the game by demanding that Skipper Pool throw him the ball. Nixon had his reward and snared Tranter for a hugely impressive 132. The remaining wickets were taken and Hadfield were bowled out for 232.

Pete Higginbottom and Stuart Rose bowled superbly well and finished with three wickets apiece. Ryan Nixon also finished with a vital couple of wickets.

Tintwistle came out on top worthy winners collecting 20 match winning points.

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The teams for this Saturdays fixtures against Hadfield CC and Newton CC are as follows:


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On Saturday Tintwistle CC 1st XI made the short journey to Dinting in Round 2 of the IM DCCL. With the weather somewhat gloomy and cold, Dinting won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.

Karl Handforth and Pete Higginbottom opened up and got off to a solid start. Higginbottom (10) was caught behind off the bowling of Brightmore with the score 31-1. The Tintwistle middle order largely misfired with further wickets lost in quick succession. With the score reading 54-3, Tintwistle looked in desperate trouble. In strode Ricky Harris who had other ideas. Harris and Handforth worked hard moving the score to 86 before Handforth fell to Liebenberg.  Handforth batted well and his contribution of 42 was tremendously useful. Harris batted superbly and quickly moved through the gears. Kez Davies went for 7 before Skipper James Pool continued the positive batting with Harris. Greg Harwick snared Pool (19) before Harris was finally stumped Gerrard having made a fantastic 82. The end of Harris signalled the end for Tintwistle as the tail collapsed.

Tintwistle finished on competitive 192 with the pick of the Dinting bowlers being Greg Harwick who took 4-30 off 11 overs.

Dinting needed to start well in order to chase down the total and that is exactly what they did. Harwick (40) and Bleakley (30) got the scoreboard ticking over before Stuart Rose snared both with the score at 71-2. Wyche came in at 3 and continued the good work with plenty of positive batting. Martyn Knight was in at 4 and got off to a steady start. He was dropped in the deep on not very many and took full advantage of his second life. He also appeared to pick up an injury which did nothing short of spurring him on. He carved the Tintwistle bowlers to all parts in a dominating performance with the bat. He scored 74 runs and steered Dinting to a comfortable victory winning by 7 wickets.

Tintwistle will be looking to bounce back in next weekend’s fixture against Hadfield.

In the corresponding fixture, the Tintwistle 2nd XI collected a well deserved victory against Dinting 2nd XI. Tintwistle batted first with a useful contribution of 25 from Mark Lilley and Skipper Simon Barrow who scored 56 not out. Barrow also topped the bowling charts with 3-12 off 11 overs. It was a tremendously close finish but Tintwistle closed out a 9 run victory.


The teams for this weekends fixtures are as follows.



On Saturday, TCC welcomed Broadbottom to the Speedwell Cricket Ground. This was not only the first game of the season but also the first with our new Senior Sponsor – Syndicate Original. Syndicate Original is the official clothing and merch line of YouTube Legend Tom Cassell, aka ‘Syndicate’. Alice Cassell (Brand Manager) commented, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Tintwistle Cricket Club. It’s great to be associated with a local team and we wish them every success for the forthcoming season.” TCC Chair, Mike Barber stated, “we are tremendously pleased to have such a cool brand associated with TCC. On behalf of the club I would like to thank Tom and Alice for their support.”

On a glorious day Broadbottom won the toss and elected to bowl first. Karl Handforth and Pete Higginbottom opened up and built a solid start. Higginbottom (13) was the first wicket to fall with the score on 36.  Handforth (22) was bowled by S Croft and a tricky patch lay ahead for Tintwistle. Poor running between the wickets and shot selection resulted in the loss of 3 further quick wickets – Rakesh Patel (3), Gavin Cole (3) and Rick Harris (13) meant Tinsle were in a worrying position at 62-5. Cole was unfortunate with the cruel way he was snared. Ryan Nixon made a useful contribution of 13 but the defining partnership was that of Skipper James Pool (33) and Kez Davies (20). Martin Harris chipped in with 5 to leave Tintwistle on 148-8 after the full complement of 45 overs. S Croft and C Cheetham-Roberts were the pick of the bowlers who finished with 3 wickets each.

On a slow and soft deck, it was a competitive total and Broadbottom would need to graft to secure victory. Much like the first innings, Broady got off to a solid start with the score on 28 when R Welsh (15) was superbly caught by Ricky Harris. Wickets then began to tumble at regular intervals. The key wicket was that of A Walsh (31) who was caught in the deep off the bowling of Ryan Nixon. The scoreboard was almost identical to the Tintwistle innings at 67-5 – game on! The final defining moment of the game occurred when the partnership between J Riley (18) and the dangerous P Rowston (27) was broken. Both wickets fell to wily old fox Martin Harris. The tail was soon dispatched as Broady were all out for 104.

All four Tinsle bowlers bowled tight lines and made it difficult for the Broady batsmen. Pete Higginbottom was miserly with figures of 1-14 off 8 overs. Stuart Rose, our new signing from Denton West, had a great first outing finishing with 2-32. Ryan Nixon’s craft resulted in a superb 3-21 off 9.5 overs. However, the mercurial Martin Harris topped the bowling charts with 4-32 off 9 overs.

Tintwistle ran out worthy winners and partied hard into the night. The 2017 season is up and running and the team are looking forward to next weeks trip to Dinting.

The MVP Award went to Martin Harris with a total of 8.6 points.

Unfortunately, the TCC 2nd XI lost the opposing fixture at Broadbottom but are sure to bounce back next week.

Match Stats TCC 1st XI v Broady CC 1st XI

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Team Selections for this weekends fixtures against Broadbottom are as follows: