On Saturday, Tintwistle travelled to Hawk Green in Round 6 of the DCCL. Tintwistle won the toss and elected to bat first on a decent looking track. Tintwistle got off to a solid start thanks to excellent batting from Karl Handforth and Pete Higginbottom. Handforth scored an excellent 49 maintaining his solid start to the season. Tintwistle were in the driving seat with the scoreboard reading 93-1 after 23.6 overs. Gavin Cole (7) and Ryan Nixon (15) stuck around with Higginbottom who was starting to move through the gears. At 155-3, Tintwistle looked capable of posting a competitive total. Kez Davies strode to the crease and continued the good work with Higginbottom. The pair put on 78 with Davies contributing a vital 38. Higginbottom went on to score a magical 101 before being bowled by Ryan Stringer. It was a superb innings from Higginbottom with boundaries aplenty. It was also his maiden century for the First XI. Tintwistle finished on 237 after the full complement of 45 overs.
To stand any chance of securing victory, Tintwistle would need to bowl tight lines and take regular wickets. Green are an impressive batting unit, particularly on their own patch. The home side got off to a good start putting 67 on the board for the loss of the first wicket. Josh Hampson (25) was caught and bowled by Martin Harris. Bickley had a productive innings scoring 88 before being stumped by Davies off the bowling of Ryan Nixon. M Stringer contributed 16 and Green were 161-3 with the match looking in the balance. Thanks to some decent bowling and fielding it was Tintwistle who reacted more positively. Green lost 4 wickets for 21 runs including the wicket of the dangerous Jordan Henderson. Craig Young (15) and Brad Holme (16) did their best to stable the innings but it wasn’t enough to get the home side over the line. Hawk Green were bowled out for 211, some 26 runs short.
The pick of the bowlers was Martin Harris (3-22) and Pete Higginbottom (3-47). Ryan Nixon and Gaz Jones also collected a couple of wickets apiece. There was also great catching on display with good catches from Skipper James Pool and Ryan Nixon.
After a tough contest, the day belonged to Tintwistle, and Pete Higginbottom.
Next week, Tintwistle welcome Buxworth to the Speedwell Cricket Ground.
We are pleased to confirm this weekends teams to face Hawk Green are as follows. As ever, we tremendously grateful to our sponsors.
Tintwistle CC would like to say a huge well done and congratulations to our Treasurer – Sarah Leah who completed the Club La Santa – IRONMAN LANZAROTE competition over the weekend.
This is Sarah’s 3rd Iron Man and we are incredibly proud of her achievements. Sarah – you are an inspiration to us all.
Sarah’s race details can be found below, and full details of Sarah’s epic achievement can be found via the following link.
We are pleased to confirm this weekends teams against Mottram are as follows:
On Saturday the TCC 1st XI travelled to New Mills in round 4 of the DCCL. New Mills batted first and got off to a really positive start. Duckworth and Coverly put 52 on the board before Coverley (12) was bowled by Ryan Nixon. Duckworth (40) soon followed being bowled by the ever impressive Stuart Rose. Callum Firth added 17 moving the score to 85-3. Tintwistle’s bowlers clearly had the bit between their teeth as New Mills lost 7 wickets for 33 runs.
Credit must go to the Tintwistle bowlers who bowled with the precision of a caffeine induced firing squad. Stuart Rose was once again in the wickets collecting 2-44. However, Ryan Nixon was the pick with 4-33 of 12 overs. Nixon is really stepping up to the plate as Tintwistle’s all rounder.
In response Tintwistle reached 147 for the loss of a single wicket. Karl Handforth once again posted a mature performance scoring 45. However, the standout performance belonged to Peter Higginbottom. Higginbottom scored a fantastic 98 not out which included 16 * 4’s.
Under the leadership of Skipper James Pool, Tintwistle are playing some top notch cricket and whilst there will be more difficult challenges ahead, the men from Speedwell fear no one.
In the corresponding 2nd XI fixture, Tintwistle batted first and scored 210-8 after 45 overs. Steve Morris scored a very impressive 60, Rakesh Patel scored a superb 57 and Sam “Birdman” Bird chipped in with an entertaining 32. In response Tintwistle despatched New Mills for 139 with Skipper Simon Barrow snaring an eye watering 7-21.
Next weekend Tintwistle 1st XI host Mottram CC at the Speedwell Cricket Ground.
The draw for the second round of the Bissenden Cup and first round of the Hawke Trophy took place last night and resulted in the following fixtures:
Old Glossop vs Charlesworth
Broadbottom vs Chapel
Hawk Green vs Buxworth
Hazel Grove vs Newton
Tintwistle vs Dove Holes
Hayfield vs Dinting
Whaley Bridge vs Mottram
Stalybridge vs New Mills
Dove Holes vs Stalybridge
Mottram vs Tintwistle
Woodley vs Broadbottom
Charlesworth vs Dinting
Newton vs Hayfield
Hadfield vs Old Glossop
Compstall vs Hawk Green
Bye: New Mills
Above to be played on Sunday 4th June June 2017, starting at 1pm (Reserve date – 11th June)
To 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.
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.