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Members of the Lake Garage Central Lancashire League and the North Manchester Cricket League

Founder Members of the Greater Manchester Cricket League

 

TWOS CRUISE

The second team continued their terrific start to the season with a 10 point weekend that leaves the rest of the league needing snookers before we’ve even entered July. The big plus is that they continued the winning habit despite having players missing and having players that normally fire having off days showing the depth of resources available.

On Saturday it was business as usual as win number 11/11 was achieved with Rob Reade, Rob Meredith and Greg Jennings getting three apiece as Crompton were 124 all out. The runs were duly knocked off by Chris Lord (55) and Ian Morris (39) but it was a different story on Sunday when Shuja was missing and Greg and Rob Reade misfired against Norden. Needless to say, Rob Reliable Meredith chipped in with the first four before Danny Hill came to the party with four more as Norden were restricted to 150. Then, despite a rare misfire from Chris Lord, the absence on prolific partner Jim Ainscough and Ian Morris getting himself run out, up stepped Chris Royle (39) and a match winning partnership of 74 from  Andy Lord (33no) and Greggles (34no) to put the lads out of sight at the top and 12/12 in the bag.

 

Sadly it was “as you were” for the firsts with two more confidence sapping defeats, despite 150 runs from Norm Srivastava. On Saturday, Littleborough posted 235 which was a decent effort from the young side after it looked like the home team’s under achievers might post 300 at one stage. With two down and only 11 on the board, it looked like a dismal day at the office again, but “Norm” and Crossy put together a stand of 128 that had the home side scratching their heads. Again, luck deserted the side though and despite Crossy saying his hamstring strain didn’t affect his batting, it certainly did affect the flow as the momentum of the partnership died. He perished, as others then did, attempting and failing to hit big. “Norm” went immediately after reaching his first 100 and the rest perished in the nine per over chase, leaving them twenty three short at the death. On Sunday, Norden performed one of those tricks whereby they took wickets at vital times to destroy promising partnerships and disrupt the flow of runs on a difficult uneven wicket. 166 never looked enough despite 51 from Nitin and when the Norden openers posted 81 without loss that confirmed the worst and despite four wickets for Crossy who bowled 41 overs in the weekend, Norden ran out winners by 6 wickets despite Norden pro Danny Salpietro failing to make 50 for the first time in any game against us.

 

TEN YEARS ON….. yes that is Richard Borritt !!

June 19th 2005

With the firsts rained off on June 19th 2005, perhaps somewhat fortuitously, at 68-6 at Atherton, it was the seconds who took centre stage on Sunday. Facing an Atherton side who, in recent years, have been a potent force in second team cricket, a good game was in prospect. However, some may say just like Australia, the shift in power has altered and after turning up with only eight men last year, Atherton seconds were bowled out for 45 on a decent wicket and then suffered the ignominy of being beaten in just twenty three balls (plus a no-ball) as the thunderstorms threatened. Stephen 'put me in the first team' Birch took an impressive seven for ten in twelve overs as the young Athertonians had no answer to his guile. Hopefully, the storms will have put paid to the nearest challengers and the seconds may well be top of the league by now.

on Saturday, the failings of the new points system raised their head  as Elton, smarting from a poor run of results, rattled up 236-4 and were then able to gradually push the field back until they were, for the last eight overs, all on the very boundary edge. Even the Elton fielders (who were more or less sat with the spectators), were heard to moan about the situation and lack of meaning to the last rites of http://www.cliftoncc.org.uk/pics2005/rborrit.jpgthe game. Having said that, there was a time when another Andy Griffiths masterclass looked as though he might just pull it off, but a period of ten overs for less than twenty runs just before the drinks break and his eventual dismissal for 94 meant the match fizzled out painfully. For the record book, we finished on 189 for 8 with several batsmen perishing trying to pierce the boundary by going over the top.

The seconds maintained second place in the table with another comprehensive win with under 15's 'nice lad' Richard Borritt taking 5-29. The watchword here is 'just keep winning' as the certainty that, when holidays hit, the depth of our squad is second to none.

 

 

WILL’S GROUNDS FOR POUNDS APPEAL CONTINUES !

 

 

GENTLE 21 MILE ROUND SOJOURN TO WESTHOUGTON FOR OPENERS IS FOLLOWED BY A 50 MILE TRIP TO YORKSHIRE.

The club’s committee have agreed to support Will Eccles’ fundraising appeal to raise money for the Lullaby Trust.  Will’s nephew Jake, was a victim of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as ‘cot death’ in 2004 and Will is attempting to raise money to promote awareness of the condition. Will is going to cycle 176 miles to five Clifton CC away matches during the season and will accept sponsors on a per ground basis. Alternatively, you could support this worthy cause by visiting Will’s ‘giving’ page here.

OVER £400 RAISED SO FAR – THANK YOU

 

STILL 8 TO GO!!  - BUT IT’S THOSE LAST FEW THAT ALWAYS CAUSE THE HEADACHES.

kitchen hero Andy Tocher has done another great job but he’s rightly worried about the gaps, so lets put him out of his misery asap. There are still too many players who are happy to eat teas but not happy to recruit a volunteer (or do it themselves). Phone Toch on 07969277806 to fill one of the gaps you’ll find here.  MANY thanks to those who have signed up already and filled those slots.

 

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HOW TO SUPPORT THE CLUB WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR SETTEE !!  ALMOST £250 HAS BEEN RAISED BY JUST AN EXTRA CLICK OF THE MOUSE.

 

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