††††††† WEEK 17: 16-17 Aug 2014

 

 

Only one match was disrupted by the weather this weekend, and Caldbeck had the misfortune to be the club involved. They had created the base for a substantial total at home to Staffield before the rain intervened. This allowed Stainton to create a four point gap over their near rivals following a win at Culgaith as the home side were undone by a penetrating spell of swing bowling from Stewart Marshall. Temple Sowerby are a point behind Culgaith after the conclusion of a match against Braithwaite which saw them gain the majority of the points in a drawn game. A disruption of a different, unwanted, kind occurred after the match at Culgaith. The home side, playing a double header over the weekend, remarkably beat Nunwick on Sunday with eight men. Adrian Robson, in what turned out to be his swan song for the club scored a century, whilst Joe Hall took six wickets in an unsurprisingly high scoring encounter. At the conclusion the team decided that they did not have enough players to fulfil their remaining three matches and conceded the matches to their opponents. At this stage in the season, especially if not involved in promotion or relegation, some clubs are having difficulty in fielding a full side, a worrying aspect for the league in general. But this must not defect from some interesting and tense games. None more so that at Longtown where they were entertaining Division One leaders and local rivals, Rockcliffe. Having had a poor run of late, and consequently flirting with relegation, they would have been gratified with the teamís performance as they defended a reasonable target. They gained most of the points on offer as Rockcliffe concluded their innings twelve runs adrift. With Edenhall beating Langholm, and Kirkby Stephen winning at Carlisle III, both by wide margins, both narrow the gap on Rockcliffe. In the former match both Graham Park and Matthew Wilson scored a significant proportion of their sidesí total. It wasnít a good weekend for the Carlisle clubs. In addition to the third team defeat the Academy side lost to Wigton II so the gap between them and the rest of the league has widened to worrying proportions. Just the opposite atop Division Two. Leaders Carleton lost at Appleby II, who then blew their chances of taking over the leadership as they lost at Wigton III the following day. With Gamblesby winning at Lanercost II, and Threlkeld beating Wigton III, five points separate the top four. Threlkeldís match is worthy of mention for three individual performances. Ben Jefferson put Wigtonís bowling attack to the sword with the highest score of the day, so Elliott Armstrongís contribution is all the more remarkable, conceding just twenty runs in his ten over spell on this compact ground. In addition he then top scored for his side. The match was concluded by Holly Cowper, who will have to wait a week or so to see if she can complete a hat-trick; two wickets with her first two balls is no mean feat. There was a hat-trick at Wetheral, achieved by Andy Oliver, as the home side took a big step towards promotion with a thirty run victory over nearest rivals, Stainton II. Meanwhile Caldbeck II move into second place following a comfortable win at Nunwick II, despite the best efforts of Andy Collin. Dragged out of retirement and bowling for the first time in a number of years, his ten over spell yielded only eleven runs and two wickets.

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Nunwick I (h)

146

39

beat

Scotby (a)

54

31.5

 

Paul Glascott

64

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Rigg

Dan Swann

Andy Teasdale

10-2-30-1

8-0-23-1

7-4-12-2

 

 

Graeme Bain

Pieter Venter

Alistair Mawson

James Tweedie

10-2-16-1

10-3-18-4

6-1-8-1

5.5-1-10-4

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Caldbeck I (h)

118/1

26

drew

Staffield (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play abandoned - rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Temp Sowerby (h)

174/5

40

drew

Braithwaite (a)

138/8

40

 

Alistair Craig

Ross Jackson

45

41

 

 

Tom Smith

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Stainton I (a)

187/6

40

beat

Culgaith (h)

105

25.2

 

Arran Pamphillon

53

 

 

R Bryson

40

 

 

Jamie OíBrien

Teddy Stamper

10-2-38-2

10-1-35-2

 

 

Stewart Marshall

Scott Lancaster

10-5-17-6

3-0-3-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Culgaith (h)

236

33.3

beat

Nunwick I (a)

204

31.2

 

Adrian Robson

Nigel Fowles

102

64no

 

 

Ross Collin

Graeme Bain

Will Thompson

30

59

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Hall

Nigel Fowles

10-0-71-6

7.2-1-33-2

 

Awaiting scorecard

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TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

K Stephen (a)

234/9

40

beat

Carlisle Acdy (h)

101

28.1

 

 

Rob Hook

Ross Davies

Chris Curr

40

70

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruaridh Barker

10-2-33-1

 

 

Rob Hook

Ross Davies

7-0-21-3

10-1-24-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Carlisle III (h)

199/9

 

lost

Wigton II (a)

200/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Longtown (h)

165/9

40

drew

Rockcliffe (a)

153/7

40

 

 

Nicky Piszczykiewicz

52

 

 

William Wharton

Graeme Cross

73

29

 

 

 

Danny Braithwaite

Graeme Cross

Jimmy Freebairn

8-1-23-0

9-1-34-3

9-3-26-0

 

 

Tony Steele

David Steele

David Booker

10-0-24-2

10-0-23-3

10-0-31-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Langholm (a)

125

35.2

lost

Edenhall (h)

126/2

23.3

 

 

Graham Park

72

 

 

Matthew Wilson

78no

 

 

 

Jamie Armstrong

Andrew Gate

10-4-18-4

9-4-17-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Shap (a)

71

20

lost

Keswick II (h)

75/1

13.3

 

 

Gavin Sisson

55

 

 

Steve Moss

41no

 

 

 

James McGown

Ben Sharp

6-2-13-6

5.3-2-13-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith writes: The cooler weather, a strong breeze, cloud cover and the threat of rain meant that we were reduced, most unusually, to virtually one man and his dog at Fitz Park last Saturday. Well, to tell the truth, the dog turned up but the owner didn't bother. In the days leading up to the game the poor weather made it impossible to get onto the outfield or the square with a mower and with heavy rain running across the gently sloping square and under the mobile covers, the best we could do was roll out the worm casts on Saturday morning, spread the sawdust and hope for the best on a much used strip.
Shap appears to struggle for players at the front and back ends of the season and this was the case on Saturday when they were reduced to eight. One KCC youngster, Adam Shaw, the son of 3rd XI captain "Knocker" Shaw made it nine and was third top scorer with an unbeaten two as the visitors were fired out for 71 by young James McGown whose left arm medium pace, aided by some indifferent bounce, claimed six wickets for next to nowt from the pavilion end. While his colleagues struggled opener Sisson had no such problems and drove strongly down the ground for an excellent half century, most of the carnage being inflicted on the unfortunate Jamie D'Leny who reckoned Sisson was a slogger, insisted on staying on at the River Greta end and promptly went for another dozen; that alone was worth a £2 fine after the game. Young Shaw stuck, not literally, to the wicket long enough to see Sisson home to a half century before the latter was stumped by wicket keeper Steve Moss off the leg spin of Ben Sharp.
The motor mouth that is Moss opened the Keswick reply and was undefeated as he and Karl Link (23) put on 55 for the first wicket to effectively end the match. The Shap bowlers and fielders were on a hiding to nothing as rain continued to threaten and it was just as well that the teams turned right round and saved tea (Mrs D'Leny had prepared some egg and tomato sandwiches with a hint of salad cream especially for me) until later. Keswick raced to 75 off just 13.3 overs and the players left the field shortly before continual rain and wind swept in from the west. The 4.30pm finish resulted in a prolonged fines session as soccer fans everywhere gloated over Swansea City's opening day victory at Old Trafford against a little known team managed by a Dutchman. While Manchester United are clearly headed for relegation, Keswick IIís hopes of promotion to the top tier are still alive - just.
And to conclude this week's report . . . the highlight of the game was undoubtedly a bespectacled "Knocker" Shaw bowling at his diminutive son Adam and the latter hitting one straight back at him which he promptly dropped. "Knocker", it has to be said, catches a like a crocodile and is a raging certainty for a starring role in 'Peter Pan', this winter's Christmas play at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake. There is no truth in the rumour that Graeme Dixon will take the part of Captain Hook.

 

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TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Threlkeld (h)

307/6

40

beat

Wigton III (a)

98

26.2

 

 

Ben Jefferson

Ollie Dunn

142no

40

 

 

Elliott Armstrong

33

 

 

 

Elliott Armstrong

10-2-21-1

 

 

Ben Jefferson

Sam Robinson

Dan Thompson

Holly Cowper

8-1-47-3

7-2-15-2

5-1-14-2

0.2-0-0-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Carleton (a)

148/6

 

lost

Appleby II (h)

150/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Great Corby (a)

59

22.5

lost

Patterdale (h)

61/1

9.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Kelso

27no

 

 

 

Jon Young

Malcolm Beaty

10-4-16-4

5-2-13-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Lanercost II (h)

82

 

lost

Gamblesby (a)

86/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Baggrow (a)

63

11.5

lost

Lowther (h)

64/4

21.1

 

 

Mark Peile

39

 

 

David Holme

35no

 

 

 

Stewart Birkett

6-1-21-6

 

 

John Raven

Jonny Busby

7-2-11-1

9-1-34-2

 

 

Ed writes: Two understrength teams here made for a nine a side game, the highlight of which was a hat-trick from Stewart Birkett. Baggrow batted first after losing the toss and were bowled out after less than twelve overs despite an excellent innings from Peile who hit five lovely sixes and two fours in his unbeaten innings. 

Laurie Tallis had to leave early so opened the batting; little did we know that he would still be there after 19 overs. He kept an end going for a decent 16 runs until he had to leave so was usefully bowled at that point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Appleby II (a)

143

 

lost

Wigton III (h)

144/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

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TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Wetheral (h)

131

40

beat

Stainton II (a)

105

31.5

 

 

Andy Oliver

36

 

 

Nick Lancaster

Ben Dixon

40

42no

 

 

 

Nick Lancaster

Ben Dixon

10-0-25-2

10-2-21-4

 

 

Mike Downie

Andy Oliver

Marco Oliver

10-21-38-4

10-2-28-4

5.5-0-21-2

 

 

Tim writes: Stainton won the toss and elected to bowl and got off to a good start when two sharp catches from Graham Silburn saw Wetheral two down with not many on the board. Andy Oliver and Marco Oliver then began to build the innings and when Marco was out caught they had set their side up to what looked like being a big score. However a great return spell from Ben Dixon removed Andy Oliver and then Millar in one over and swung the momentum back Staintonís way. With wickets falling regularly only Giles Vasey (26) stuck around and this along with a handy last wicket stand of 15 got Wetheral to their final total. 

Staintonís innings got off to a terrible start losing Holliday early, then a steady flow of wickets falling to Downie saw Stainton 17- 4, Nick Lancaster batted well but he was eclipsed by Andy Oliver took a hat-trick to remove the middle order. Only Ben Dixon stuck in and remained undefeated. A disappointing result for Stainton who seem to only manage to perform one aspect of their game too regularly, but Wetheral were good value for their win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Irthing Vale (h)

 

 

lost

Lanercost III (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irthing Vale unable to raise team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Caldbeck II (a)

124

37.2

beat

Nunwick II (h)

63

32.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Collin

Andrew Crudge

Jack Metcalf

10-5-11-2

8.2-1-20-3

5-2-17-3

 

 

Sean Merone

Phil Richardson

Megan Wetherell

7-3-5-1

10-2-20-2

9-1-28-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Penrith III

292/6 dec

39

beat

Penrith Academy

97

22.3

 

 

N Hodgson

Kieran Spurrell

Jack Winter

70

70

63no

 

 

J Wilmot

30

 

 

 

Brodie Glendinning

S Waites

8-0-35-2

7-0-15-0