WEEK 10: 28-29 June 2014

 

 

Semi-final weekends almost inevitably mean double headers, and, true to the occasion, the four clubs involved did play the previous day. To most it appeared to be a distraction as three or the four lost, and the one that did, Caldbeck, lost the following day. Scotby were comprehensively beaten at leaders Stainton with two other surprising defeats; Appleby at Carlisle and Division One leaders, Kirkby Stephen at home to Wigton II. But for two another day was a completely different outcome. Appleby overcame their pesky neighbours from further up the valley although not without a fight. They were matched stride for stride; the eventual difference between the sides was Tony Ousby’s second innings effort. After an abject display at Stainton a far more combative Scotby hosted Caldbeck. Scotby were slightly ahead after the first innings, but the second saw that advantage widen with aggressive innings from Peter Dixon and Mo Nyamunga backed up by some excellent bowling performances, with Andrew Jefferson taking seven wickets inside five overs as Caldbeck’s second innings imploded. It was a far cry from the previous day as Caldbeck beat Culgaith by eight wickets with Robert Benn an undefeated centurion. Temple Sowerby are becoming the surprise package in the Premiership, promoted last season, they are in second place as a consequence of a nine wicket victory over Staffield, after impressive batting performances from James Farmer and Alistair Craig. Braithwaite finally played their first home match of the season, their batting rusty through lack of practice; they can take heart from their performance even though they finished six runs short of a point at home to Nunwick. In Division One Shap can also take heart from their efforts. Mentally scarred from successive defeats by Kirkby Stephen they hosted Edenhall, the team who had subsequently overtaken them.  Brothers Archie and Alex Darroch bowling performances for Shap ensuring the majority of the points stayed locally; eight wickets down Edenhall were probably grateful for the point. It has been a miserable season for the two Carlisle clubs in this division, neither of whom have yet to taste victory. Carlisle III travelled to Langholm, the team immediately above them and lost by seven wickets and the Academy were at the wrong end of the highest score of the weekend as Rockcliffe put them to the sword with John Wharton scoring a century. In Division Two Carleton were not far behind Rockcliffe’s total after victory at Patterdale, with Ben Grieg reached the highest individual score of the weekend. Coupled with Gamblesby’s home win against Baggrow the top two consolidate their positions above the rest. Also in this division, how about a hat-trick, against the same side, which took a week to complete? Stuart Broad may not have realised that he had achieved the feat after two overs have elapsed, but sixteen year old Laurie Tallis, didn’t need a reminder from the Headingly announcer. Lowther were scheduled to play Threlkeld in back-to-back matches and in last week’s game Laurie took the last two wickets with successive balls. No doubt father, Ed, was grateful that he didn’t drop the opportunity presented to him with his son’s first delivery. With the halfway point of the season reached Division Three is the most difficult to predict. Currently leadership is a three way affair with Caldbeck II, Stainton II and Wetheral having the same number of points. Wetheral’s defeat of Irthing Vale, by ten wickets, was comprehensive. Stainton could have gone clear of the pack, but lost a close encounter at Nunwick II, who are snapping at the heels of the leaders, just three points behind.   

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Carlisle II (h)

143/8

40

beat

Appleby I (a)

103

40

 

 

Nicky Whitfield

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Scarr

Phil Cook

Ryan Davidson

Josh Bellas

10-2-37-3

10-2-36-1

10-0-19-1

10-0-39-3

 

 

Gareth Weber

Nicky Whitfield

James Bell

Simon Plevin

10-0-39-3

10-2-17-3

10-1-19-3

10-0-14-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Nunwick I (a)

246/5

40

beat

Braithwaite (h)

178

40

 

 

Adam Collin

James Tweedie

Paul Glascott

Graeme Bain

82

39

60no

32

 

 

Tom Smith

Phil Knight

Dan Pyke

30

30

54no

 

 

 

Lee Zaninetti

10-1-35-2

 

 

Graeme Bain

Alistair Mawson

Adam Collin

8-2-19-0

9.2-3-37-3

8-2-27-2

 

 

Gilbert finally gets the opportunity to write: With the nights now starting to draw in Braithwaite finally played their first home league game of the season. A combination of weather and an inexplicable double free weekend thrown in as well. With the season nigh on half way through most of Braithwaite’s batsman have had little opportunity to show any sort of form as the start-stop season so far has put pay to any batting momentum. Throw into the pot a run of wretched fortune –granted, you make your own luck - then their current predicament of serious relegation candidates is not where the village side had hoped to be.

Almost perfect conditions greeted the arrival of both Braithwaite and Nunwick to the Institute Ground.  A good batting track saw Braithwaite invite the visitors to bat first. . Openers Adam Collin and James Tweedie quickly took the initiative as Braithwaite inability to catch the ball saw a 110 run opening stand. With Tweedy finally falling to Parnaby Adam Collin continued to pile on the agony for the home side setting up the innings for the remaining Nunwick batsmen who were certainly more than happy to put the home side to the sword. Any hope of the fielding side  had in limiting the run fest were spilt along with the ball as further catches were put down . Graeme Bain was more than happy to try and deal in sixes but was finally well caught by Andy Muir. Paul Glascott was unbeaten but should have gone before reaching double figures as Jason Pyke, who most would have no issue in putting their house on his ability to catch a cricket ball, slipped coming in to take a relatively easy catch. That was in addition to Dan Pyke’ s excellent effort to palm the ball up on the boundary to catch Adam Collin who was on 20 at the time and the aforementioned  run of wretched luck appeared to be continuing. . Nunwick eased past the 200 mark and with a few lusty blows from Ross Collin (17) Nunwick had reached an impressive total. Amongst all the carnage Lee Zaninetti’s bowling return was a significant contribution. However, key was Braithwaite’s inability to hang onto the cricket ball probably costing them a century. Although take nothing away from a batting line up which gave the home side a master class on how to manipulate the field and run between the wickets.

If there was any hope of Braithwaite chasing down the target a good start was essential. Tom Smith and Ian Plant added 33 before Mawson took the first wicket. Graham Bain bowled a telling eight over spell although wicket less restricting the visitors to less than twenty runs. With Adam Collin removing Jason Pyke Braithwaite’s only realistic target was 185 for a batting point but even that target was seven an over with ten overs to go.  Phil Knight contributed a quick fire innings despite his efforts to continually cut the ball off middle stump. With the remaining batsman trying everything they could to reach the target wickets began to fall at regular intervals, although Dan Pyke was keeping the chance alive as he reached his maiden half century for the home side. Nunwick quickly mopped up the tail leaving Braithwaite to score nine off the last ball to reach their target. Most of the later Nunwick bowlers took some tap but crucially all got wickets with Tweedy two from two overs probably the key to the visitors leaving with the full eight points. Braithwaite should remain positive as they have yet to play the sides around them and although lost their last three games have put in continued improving batting performances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Staffield (a)

163/6

40

lost

T Sowerby (h)

164/1

30

 

 

Richard Bamber

Terence O’Neil

62

32

 

 

James Farmer

Alistair Craig

82

58no

 

 

 

James Farmer

Steve Hodgson

Adrian Thompson

10-4-20-2

7-4-16-0

8-0-29-3

 

 

Geoff Brown

10-2-43-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Culgaith (h)

172

39.5

lost

Caldbeck I (a)

178/2

26

 

 

Adrian Robson

65

 

 

Robert Benn

Matthew Burbury

102no

40

 

 

 

Kevin Pattinson

Ben Tickle

10-2-35-2

10-3-33-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Stainton I (h)

179/5

40

beat

Scotby (a)

52

17

 

 

Dean Johnston

John Greenwood

Rick Kay

Jeff Marshall

55

34

31no

39

 

 

Andrew Jefferson

26

 

 

 

Nick Rigg

Stuart Farrer

10-2-27-0

10-2-22-1

 

 

Graham Silburn

Stewart Marshall

9-1-37-4

8-2-11-4

 

 

A twenty five over opening partnership from John Greenwood and Dean Johnston, after some tight bowling from Rigg, Denson and Farrar set the base for some acceleration by Rick Kay and Jeff Marshall to set Scotby a big target to win, whilst Jefferson picked up four expensive wickets in the process. In response, Silburn took a wicket in his first over which set the tone and saw the visitors bowled out cheaply courtesy of superb bowling from Stew Marshall and Graham Silburn and a run out apiece from Ridley and Marshall, one whom was Jefferson, the only man to make double figures in a determined innings.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Kirkby Stephen (h)

195/7

40

lost

Wigton II (a)

198/5

38.3

 

 

Ross Davies

Scott Allinson

49

51no

 

 

Kieran Little

Matthew Percival

48

43no

 

 

 

Eoin Taylor

10-1-38-3

 

 

Rob Hook

Ross Davies

9.3-3-40-3

10-3-29-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Carlisle III (a)

118/9

40

lost

Langholm (h)

120/3

32.2

 

 

Jordan Oultram

37no

 

 

Duncan Elliott

44

 

 

 

Duncan Elliott

Steven Johnstone

Jack Pool

10-1-26-2

9-3-18-0

10-0-23-2

 

 

Jordan Oultram

Lee Hogarth

9-4-26-0

6-2-15-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Shap (h)

175

40

drew

Edenhall (a)

143/8

40

 

 

Lee Stockdale

53

 

 

Jamie Armstrong

Andrew Gate

40

31

 

 

 

Jamie Armstrong

Andrew Gate

10-5-27-2

8-3-25-2

 

 

Alex Darroch

Mike Allen

Archie Darroch

10-5-28-1

8-0-26-1

10-2-36-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Rockcliffe (a)

294/5

40

beat

Carlisle Acdy (h)

113

39.3

 

 

John Wharton

Graeme Cross

Robert Wharton

Danny Braithwaite

101

50

54

40no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Sawdon

10-1-46-1

 

 

Danny Braithwaite

Philip Green

Colin Carter

9.3-2-18-3

10-6-14-2

7-1-19-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Longtown (a)

166

39

lost

Keswick II (h)

168/4

28.3

 

 

Tony Steele

Nicky Piszczykiewicz

49

44

 

 

James Benson

69no

 

 

 

Sam Barratt

Jamie d’Leny

9-0-32-3

7-3-25-2

 

 

David Steele

10-4-36-3

 

 

Keith writes: Keswick II’s got back on the winning trail with a much changed team from the previous two Saturdays. Graeme Dixon was on another of his long distance stag nights while Steve Clark was closer home and had other fish to fry. However, the team had some more than useful replacements with the Sedbergh School contingent of Greg Cameron and Sam Barratt stepping into the team along with Greg's father Mark. James McGown got a late call up to the firsts but the Australian Dave Kearns came into the side after being scheduled to play for the thirds on Sunday.
Once again the outfield was an oval bowling green and the wicket was rock hard and true. Longtown batted first and at one stage looked capable of setting a competitive total with Tony Steele and
Piszczykiewicz featuring in a useful partnership that produced 65 runs for the third wicket. The latter was especially brutal on anything pitched up and the ball had to be replaced as the covering quite literally peeled away after the ball was deposited into the River Greta. Mark Cameron's in dippers accounted for the big hitter, one of three stumping victims for the rapidly improving and more confident Steve Moss, who also took a catch. Tony Steele was run out in a horrendous mix up with his brother David. Both batsmen ended up running towards the same end and Tony failed to get their first, an event that will doubtless be a source of endless fascination and conversation during the long winter evenings in deepest Longtown. The batting, David Steele apart, then fell apart in the latter stages and one of the principal reasons was the flighted off spin of young Sam Barratt who bowled beautifully and, in tandem with Moss's sharp wicket keeping, reduced the final total when a score in excess of 200 looked likely a little earlier. Barratt, who captains the county's under 14 side, returned excellent figures and caused endless problems for the batsmen.
In addition he contributed a stylish 26 not out as Keswick comfortably reached their target off 28.3 overs but the destroyer in chief was left handed opener James Benson continuing where he left off, after last Saturday’s unbeaten century. Steve Moss (24) also looked good with the bat before attempting to repeat a cow corner six off the impressive Tony Steele only to be caught at cover off the mishit skier. David Steele is always a handful and he was the stand out bowler for Longtown, ably supported by his brother Tony.
The players later enjoyed refreshment on the patio, interspersed a visit to the pavilion to see Chile's disappointing penalty shoot-out against Brazil.

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Baggrow (a)

134

28.4

lost

Gamblesby (h)

135/6

22.5

 

 

John Raven

43

 

 

Andrew Benson

James Martin

57

31

 

 

 

Andrew Benson

10-2-52-5

 

 

Jonny Busby

10-2-32-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Threlkeld (a)

94

32.1

beat

Lowther (h)

45

25.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Baxter

Roger Townsend

David Salkeld

Ed Tallis

10-3-24-0

8-1-39-5

6-2-7-1

5-1-6-3

 

 

Ben Jefferson

James Price

Dan Thompson

Ollie Dunn

10-4-20-4

10-4-13-4

3-0-3-0

2.2-0-8-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Carleton (a)

288/2

40

beat

Patterdale (h)

136

35

 

 

Alex Smith

Ben Grieg

Lee Field

68

120no

52no

 

 

Duncan Young

35no

 

 

 

Dean Kelso

10-1-38-0

 

 

Ben Smith

Lee Field

Ray Cuneen

8-1-17-1

10-1-25-1

10-1-32-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Appleby II (h)

166

39

Beat

Great Corby (a)

94

33.1

 

 

Josh Brabbins

Martin Brakewell

55

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Brown

Jacob McAlindon

Neville Lishman

6-1-24-3

9-1-41-3

8-1-18-2

 

 

Dean Hartley

Morgan Fothergill

8-4-12-4

8-0-35-3

 

 

Ant writes: The weird way fixtures pan out deemed that many players involved in this match had played against each other the previous evening on the same wicket. The under 15 game on Friday night saw Appleby come out on top, and so would be the case in Saturday’s fixture, but not before some fine displays from youngsters from both parties.

Appleby opted to bat first, their opening pair contributing heavily towards their final total. Martin Brakewell was for once outdone by Josh Brabbins, making his first senior half century for the club. Terry Askew added some mid order stability, but Appleby were unable to capitalise on their good start. Young Corby bowlers Jacob McAlindon and Adam Brown particularly impressed with Neville Lishman adding good control to keep Appleby probably twenty runs below where had seemed likely through most of the innings.

Great Corby set off positively, Tiffen and McStay (23) both looked comfortable, but once Jimmy Hullock removed Tiffen wickets started to come cheaply. The change of ends for Dean Hartley worked as he bowled an excellent line taking four wickets in the process. Brown (15) offered late resistance, but Corby were always falling short of getting close to their target.

An extremely enjoyable day’s cricket, good to see young players from both sides enjoying playing cricket and developing in their respective senior teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Lanercost II (h)

177/9

40

drew

Wigton II (a)

91/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain stopped play – awaiting scorecard

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Stainton II (a)

160/9

40

lost

Nunwick II (h)

164/8

38.2

 

 

Nick Lancaster

39no

 

 

Mike Carrick

32no

 

 

 

Dan Little

Steve Cherry

Mark James

10-1-38-4

10-0-39-2

10-2-29-1

 

 

Nick Lancaster

James Ritchie

10-1-19-2

9-0-36-3

 

 

Tim writes: Nunwick skipper Jack Metcalfe won the toss and chose to bowl first and Stainton struggled early on as Dan Little took the wickets of both openers. Callum Fawcett (24) counter attacked and when he was out Stainton were 43-3. Tim Jackson steadied the ship and saw off the openers and when Jamie Fawcett (21) came in the 13 year old playing only his second senior game took to the change bowlers, scoring a flurry of eye catching boundaries. Andrew Hodgson (16) and Nick Lancaster (39n/o) put on some late runs as with some good running between the wickets and some excellent strokes from Lancaster to take the score up to a reasonable target.

The Nunwick innings started slowly and a wicket each from Lancaster and Callum Fawcett saw them at 17-2 from seven overs, but Steve Hather and Dan Little (23) started to put runs on the board before Hather was caught out in stunning fashion by John Davis on the square leg, a one handed falling backwards effort, from the bowling of Jamie Fawcett. Craig Robinson (22) and Mike Carrick then came together at the crease and played sensibly whilst putting the odd bad ball away as they took Nunwick within touching distance of the score before a late flurry of wickets from Jimmy Ritchie gave Stainton hope of snatching victory. However, Carrick was not among them as he saw his side over the line. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Penrith III (h)

89

 

lost

Wetheral (a)

90/0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Caldbeck II

 

 

beat

Penrith Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penrith conceded match

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Keswick III (h)

186/9

40

beat

Lanercost III (a)

120

30

 

 

Karl Link

33

 

 

Nathan Brown

32

 

 

 

B Baker

8-0-33-3

 

 

Les Shaw

Karl Link

7-1-26-3

7-2-18-2

 

 

Keith writes: Keswick III’s under the captaincy of Les "Knocker" Shaw continue to feel the benefit of the Weetabix revolution that is sweeping the club and is now spreading beyond the junior section after ringing endorsement from young Will Atkinson's maiden century last weekend. Senior player Karl Lewis - who barely knew how to hold a bat at the start of this season but wanted to be a senior player in support of the new 3rd XI captain - came up with a personal best of 27 batting at No6. Keswick, batting first, made 186 on a much-used track with Karl Link top scoring  and youngsters Robert Spedding (22)and Jamie Wilson (27) also making useful contributions to the cause.
In reply Lanercost - who had been in celebratory mood in Keswick the night before after making a weekend of their Lake District visit, were bowled out comfortably with Brown top scoring and A Clark (24no) unbeaten down the order. "Knocker" produced the best bowling figures for the home side and Oscar Link, son of Karl, took his first senior wicket. The 3rds are at home to Stainton 2nds this Sunday. They are currently enjoying their cricket and long may that remain to be the case. That, after all, is what it's all about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup S

Appleby I (h)

148/4

18

 

K Stephen (a)

122/3

18

 

 

Joe Davidson

Phil Brabbins

62

37

 

 

Chris Curr

65no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appleby I (inn 2)

145/4  293

18

beat

K Stephen (inn 2)

142/9  266

18

 

 

Tony Ousby

Seamus Moore

91no

32

 

 

Chris Curr

Ian Cousin

Dan Todd

35no

31

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

Cup S

Scotby (h)

113/4

18

 

Caldbeck I (a)

97/5

18

 

Reece Jones

47no

 

 

Jack Proudlock

49

 

 

Callum Donald

Jack Proudlock

5-0-18-1

5-2-17-1

 

 

Nick Rigg

Reece Jones

Andy Teasdale

5-0-18-0

4-0-16-1

4-0-27-4

 

Scotby (inn 2)

138/6  251

18

beat

Caldbeck (inn 2)

69   166

15.2

 

Peter Dixon

Mo Nyamunga

72

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Proudlock

4-1-10-3

 

 

Nick Rigg

Andrew Jefferson

Reece Jones

Mark Vasey

4-0-18-1

4.2-0-21-7

3-1-8-1

4-0-13-0