WEEK 13: 19-20 July 2014

 

 

Leaden skies and teeming rain greeted most teams on arrival at grounds on Saturday. Most accepted the situation and went home. Culgaith’s innings started at Temple Sowerby, but didn’t last long. Only Carleton and Great Corby had the patience to wait, but in the final equation, as all others, shared the points. Recognising the fact that time was going to be an issue Carleton batted and then declared. Great Corby were always in difficulties as Ray Cunneen ran through the middle order, but a defiant rear-guard action from an unbeaten Sam Pagan saved Corby from defeat. With the last pair at the wicket the game was timed out with two overs remaining. Sunday saw much better conditions allowing the Senior Cup final to take place at Penrith. In the first innings both teams scored freely with Appleby holding a slender five run advantage over Scotby by halfway. Appleby had only lost five wickets, which meant that those who hadn’t batted in the first came out first. Scotby’s bowlers managed to exert a degree of control on the scoring rate at the start of the innings as Appleby wilted under the pressure of having to score quickly later in the innings. Dan Swann, winner of the Man of the Match award, finished the innings in style as Appleby made the cardinal sin of failing to use all of their allocated overs. With the pressure off Scotby cruised to victory with the loss of three wickets. For the neutral spectator, the second innings may have been a disappointment, they may have wished for an outcome which unfolded on the adjoining pitch. Dan Little’s century for Nunwick II against Penrith III had helped to set the home side a stiff target. In response Penrith’s youthful opening partnership of Sam Hall and Henry Marshall added a century and a half, a more than decent base for the remainder. The game became more tense as it progressed, tied with the penultimate ball, victory for the home side with a scrambled single. Life in Division One has not been a bed of roses for the two Carlisle teams, both firmly cemented to the bottom, but at least both had something to celebrate on Sunday. Carlisle III finally won their first match of the season with a five wicket victory over Longtown, whilst the Academy side made a good account of themselves on the adjacent pitch as they drew with divisional leaders Edenhall. Matthew Wilson’s innings was the backbone of the Edenhall innings, but the exploits of James Bell and Ruaridh Barker ensured that the game stayed in the balance. Irthing Vale arrived at Keswick III without a full complement of players, so Keswick were more than happy to loan them a couple of players. Vale lost as the unlikely pairing of a venerable John Webster and much more youthful Megan Saxton saw their side to a comfortable victory. After the recent verbal shenanigans in the test arena maybe they can take some lessons from some more subtle rejoinders courtesy of a thirteen year old at this match who was heard to chirp, “ Fasten your seat belts, he can’t drive”

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUP FINAL

Appleby

153/5

18

 

Scotby

148/9

18

 

Mark Ousby

Chris Kirkpatrick

Scott Murray

Seamus Moore

35

32

33

25no

 

 

James Cain

35

 

 

Nick Rigg

3-0-18-1

 

 

Mark Ousby

Josh Bellas

Ryan Davidson

4-1-14-1

4-0-28-3

5-0-47-4

 

Appleby (inn 2)

75    228

16.2

lost

Scotby (inn 2)

82/3   230

12.1

 

 

 

 

 

Olly Driver

44

 

 

Dan Swann

Olly Driver

Nick Rigg

James Swann

3.2-1-6-3

4-0-22-2

5-0-22-3

4-0-24-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Culgaith (a)

32/2

11

drew

T. Sowerby (h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match abandoned - rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Braithwaite v Caldbeck Appleby v Carlisle II and Nunwick v Staffield – no play, rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Edenhall (a)

194/8

40

drew

Carlisle Acdy (h)

170/9

40

 

 

Matthew Wilson

84

 

 

Ruaridh Barker

James Bell

65

32

 

 

 

Ruaridh Barker

James Bell

C Westmorland

8-1-22-1

9-3-32-1

7-0-45-4

 

 

Andrew Gate

Jack Hale

10-5-21-2

7-2-22-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Longtown (a)

149

39.3

lost

Carlisle III (h)

152/5

33.4

 

 

Tony Steele

55

 

 

Ian Oultram

45no

 

 

 

Hamzah Dhalech

Ian Oultram

Jordan Oultram

10-2-39-5

8-2-17-1

9.3-2-24-3

 

 

Tony Steele

10-0-42-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longtown v Wigton II, Shap v Rockcliffe and Langholm v Kirkby Stephen – no play, rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Lanercost II (h)

184

36.3

beat

Threlkeld (a)

142

39.3

 

 

Craig Foster

88

 

 

James Price

Lee Meddings

44

35

 

 

 

James Price

Michael Webster

10-0-36-3

2.3-0-5-3

 

 

Conor Doust

Keiren Forster

9.3-3-30-4

10-3-30-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Carleton (h)

126/6 dec

32

drew

Great Corby (a)

95/9

38

 

 

Lee Field

Daniel Tickner

30

32no

 

 

Sam Pagan

35no

 

 

 

Sam Pagan

10-2-39-2

 

 

Ben Smith

Ray Cunneen

Ian Field

9-5-9-1

10-2-22-7

10-3-18-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patterdale v Appleby II, Baggrow v Wigton III and Gamblesby v Threlkeld – no play, rain

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Irthing Vale (a)

111

 

lost

Keswick III (h)

112/5

 

 

Martin Ewin

35

 

 

John Webster

Megan Saxton

44no

23no

 

 

 

Megan Saxton

5.3-3-6-3

 

 

Phil Corrie

10-5-9-2

 

 

Keith writes: A beautiful summer's afternoon and evening at Lower Fitz Park saw a good number of spectators enjoying Eden Valley League cricket Third Division style.  Irthing Vale had a large number of players unavailable over the weekend and arrived at Keswick with only seven. Two young KCC players were promptly recruited to swell the visiting team numbers and immediately embarked on a campaign of sledging club mates (from their respective positions at wicketkeeper and first slip) that would not have been out of place in an Australia /England Ashes series. Only "Mossy" - currently on holiday and giving us all a break from his unrelenting dialogue - could have out talked them.
Although it has to be said that Adam Shaw, the diminutive but outgoing 13 year old who is the son of 3rd XI captain Les 'Knocker" Shaw, gave it a go with his very own brand of chit-chat that included the line, directed at one of the visiting batsmen: "Fasten your seat belts - he can't drive."
The two KCC switch-side youngsters, Keelan Johnston and Jamie Wilson, ended up on the losing team as Keswick III’s continued their push towards a respectable mid table position. Star of the show for Keswick was Megan Saxton, a girl who loves her cricket and is making a name for herself in county girls’ cricket as well as putting in some excellent performances for her club side.  Megan was Keswick's most successful bowler and she finished off Irthing Vale with a typically belligerent innings that included five boundaries. John Webster at the top of the order competed with Megan for the 'Player of the Match' award as he ended a painfully long sequence of low scores (ala Alistair Cook) with an unbeaten innings which should have helped to renew his enthusiasm for the game and establish him as a 3rd XI player until at least 2049 when he will be nudging a century of a different variety (do the maths). Webster, like Megan, also got in on the act with the ball, taking 3/2 from four overs with his audaciously flighted 'never ever going to arrive' deliveries.
Despite the innocent cut and thrust of the verbals from the 'turncoats' the game was played in good spirit by both sides (why on earth should it not be) and was clearly enjoyed by the objective tourists in the crowd who were vastly entertained by the game and especially the performances of the younger players on view. After the game we all made good use of the sun-drenched patio and post-match refreshments. I was in spectator mode on Sunday and after a few beers decided to end a very pleasant and relaxed day and evening at Fitz Park with a take away chicken curry (eat your heart out Ian Oultram) followed by an entire box of Black Magic (I am cutting down on my chocolate consumption and now only allow myself one chocolate frenzy per week) while watching the recorded highlights of the Tour de France on television. Funnily enough it was throwing it down in France.
Unfortunately Keswick III’s do not have a game this weekend and their next outing is at home on August 3 to title and promotion chasing contenders Wetheral, a club which, I am reliably informed, will have a brand new club house in place for the start of next season. Their ambition is to be applauded but will mark the end of many seasons of countless players wrestling with the outward dilemma of how to strip for cricket with only the assistance of an open car door as protection against the elements and potential embarrassment while attempting to keep the soles of their socks and feet dry on damp grass days.
This Saturday, if selected, I will be with the II’s for a Division One tussle at Rockcliffe against Colin Carter's All Stars. Our captain Graeme Dixon tells me that he has been carefully studying the tide tables as apparently this can influence the decision to bat first or second. You learn something every day.
AND FINALLY this week, as part of the KCC Cricket Festival Week the Eden Valley Cricket League Chairman (Dougie Farmer's) Representative XI will take on former international cricketer Henry Olonga's KCC 1st XI at Fitz Park on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 30. The game starts at 2pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Nunwick II (a)

231

39.2

lost

Penrith III (h)

232/4

40

 

 

Dan Little

104

 

 

Sam Hall

Henry Marshall

Dan Morland

87

72

34no

 

 

 

Nick Hall

Dan Morland

10-1-25-4

9-1-24-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penrith Academy v Stainton II and Caldbeck II v Wetheral – no play, rain