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Match Reports - Week Thirteen

The   firsts   slipped   back  into   the   dreaded   bottom   four   with   another   below   par   performance   against   a   side   languishing   in   the   bottom   half   of   the   table.   Egerton   batted   first   and   found   runs   difficult   to   come   by   in   the   early   stages   as   Gareth   Cross   and   Ryan   Barker   bowled   some   tight   lines.   However,   from   49-4   off   20   overs,   a   stubborn   partnership   ensued   that   proved   in   the   final   analysis,   to   be   the   game’s   deciding   factor.   From   122-5,   the   late   middle   order   accumulated   runs   nicely   and   in   the   end   posted   a   challenging   195-6   on   a   wicket   that   seemed   to   favour   the   bowler.   So   it   proved   after   tea   as   Crossy’s   batsmen   also   struggled   to   amass   50   in   the   first   20   overs.   The   skipper   and   Joe   McCann   both   got   into   the   forties   but   the   necessary   acceleration   was   difficult   with   no   pace   on   the   ball   on   a   wicket   that   seemed   to   grab   the   ball.   Eventually   the   innings   petered   out   to   158-9   with   the   tail   sacrificing   themselves   in   pursuit   of   an   impossible   task.

1st XI Scorecard - https://www.crichq.com/matches/762481/1st_innings


The   seconds   got   back   to   winning   ways   and   opened   up   a   nine   point   gap   against   their   third   placed   opponents   with   the   added   bonus   of   a   six   point   gap   to   second   as   Irlam   also   lost.   The   platform   was   undoubtedly   the   109   run   opening   partnership   between   13   and   14   year   olds   Zach   Flaxman   (41)   and   Keshana   Fonseka,   who   was   run   out   three   runs   short   of   yet   another   century.   The   rest   of   the   batting   order   flailed   the   willow   to   good   effect   in   posting   a   total   of   243-9   which   looked   to   be   an   imposing   target   for   the   visitors,   despite   the   fact   that   this   was   Worsley’s   first   XI.   There   were   a   few   jitters   in   the   early   overs   of   the   reply,   as   there   were   60   runs   without   loss   on   the   board   at   the   end   of   the   eighth   over.   However,   once   the   pace   was   taken   off   the   ball,   the   batsmen   struggled   to   maintain   the   pace   with   wickets   falling   at   regular   intervals   and   young   Kesh   alleviating   the   disappointment   of   missing   out   on   the   ton   by   taking   4-24   as   the   visitors   finished   155   all   out,   securing   a   bonus   point   win   for   Rob  Reade’s   side.

2nd XI Scorecard - https://www.crichq.com/matches/762718/1st_innings


The  thirds  lost  an  entertaining  tussle  at  Springhead  on  Sunday,  despite  being  in  the  ascendancy  for  the  majority  of  the  game.  Dave  Walsh  smashed  58  in  32  balls  out  of  a  partnership  of  69  with  Zach  Flaxman  (33)  who,  along  with  Harry  Golland  (25)  took  the  score  to  123-2  before  there  was  something  of  a  collapse  before  the  tail  end  rallied  to  post  180-9.  Springhead’s  reply  struggled  to  get  any  momentum  against  Jack  Barton  (10  overs  for  24  runs)  and  Jake  Jervis  (6  overs  for  8  runs)  and  when  Paul  Greenhalgh  and  Mason  Turner  then  grabbed  wickets,  the  hosts  were  left  at  95-4  needing  86  off  the  remaining  ten  overs.  However,  with 4.5 overs remaining, Springhead  then  produced  their  own  match  winner  who  smashed  five  fours  and  five  sixes  in  an  unbeaten  53  of  just  19  balls  to  give  the  hosts  an  unlikely  win  with  5 balls  to  spare.  

3rd XI Scorecard - https://www.crichq.com/matches/763051/1st_innings


 


Match Reports - Week Thirteen

SUMMER JUNIOR CRICKET ACADEMY

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2019

At Clifton Cricket Club, Manchester Road, Clifton, M27 6NB.

Open to boys and girls aged 6-13yrs.

Sessions will be run from 10am to midday and 1pm to 3pm.

There will be a break for lunch (Children to bring their own lunch, during which the children will be supervised at the club).

Coaches will be at the club between 9am and 4pm for early drop off and late pick up if required.

 

Why join our Summer Junior cricket academy?

  • Enjoy a sporty start to the summer school holidays
  • The main aim of the course is for children to learn in a fun and safe environment
  • All sessions are geared to the children’s abilities, so whether you’re a serious budding Joe Root, Heather Knight, or an absolute beginner, the coaches will adapt the sessions to benefit all.

How much does it cost?

  • The total cost for the full week is £75 per child (if you have more than one child who wish to attend, please see Jim for a discounted ‘2nd child’ rate)

 

For further details please speak to your age group Manager.

JUNIOR INFORMATION

First Outdoor Practice: Friday 12th April 2019.

All Signing On Forms have been sent out and need completing and bringing back on this night.

Fixtures - Will be on the website before Friday.

All age groups will commence week commencing 22nd April except the Under 9's who will start on Monday 6th May.

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Club Shop

The 2019 season will soon be upon us, so make sure you get your new kit ordered asap. Featuring Nike training kit and casual wear.

Simply follow the link to our Club Shop from the ‘Cricket’ tab on the menu above.