WEEK 3: 10-11 May 2014

 

 

To take a reflective photograph of Skiddaw the conventional place to stand would be on the west bank of Bassenthwaite Lake; there was a differing viewpoint on Saturday, just on the edge of Braithwaite’s square. It was one of a number of pitches underwater at supposed commencement of play on Saturday, so it was a surprise that even one match started. Maybe it was the fact that Scotby’s square was more conducive to drainage than most, but Staffield stayed around long enough to agree a reduced over match. Batting was always going to be difficult, but patient innings from Steve Thomlinson and Richard Bamber built a platform. When Thomlinson was dismissed with seven overs to go the following batsmen failed to capitalise on the opportunity to press on. James Swann and James Cain fulfilled similar roles for Scotby, and although the former enjoyed some slices of luck, their second wicket partnership took them to the verge of victory. Swann departed, but brother Dan completed the task with a six. The following day the much anticipated Cup clash between the two Carlisle clubs was anticlimatical in the extreme. Considering that the two teams had recently tied at match this was the polar opposite. Another set of brothers, Andrew and Matthew Trickett, accounted for the majority of the runs the second team scored in their first innings, and it proved eminently sufficient. Nicky Whitfield and Gareth Weber tore through the third team in their first innings. Asked to follow on, a downpour at least gave the third team an opportunity to regroup. But the fates were conspiring against them, the weather had slowed the outfield considerably, and, with some economical bowling from James Bell and Steven Johnston, never came close to asking their opponents to bat again.

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Staffield (a)

97/6

32

lost

Scotby (h)

102/3

28.1

 

Steve Thomlinson

Richard Bamber

44

32no

 

 

James Swann

James Cain

32

42no

 

 

Dan Swann

Nick Rigg

Olly Driver

8-3-11-2

6-1-24-1

5-1-12-0

 

 

Geoff Brown

8-3-14-1

 

Nick writes: Awakening to the sound of rain suggested the forecast was right and that any chance of a game would only happen if we moved the venue to Spain.  After the rain stopped at around 10am and the sun came out the decision on the game would be held off until 12:30pm when Staffield were to meet.  As it happened no rain came and the game was able to go ahead in overcast yet with a muggy feel.  A quick phone call to Willie Walker to umpire was made at 2pm as our appointed official failed to appear who promptly was delighted to fill his afternoon with cricket and a great tea.   

With a delayed start and the chance of a shower or two it was agreed to reduce the overs to 32 and out strode the Staffield batsmen who aimed to put on a challenging total on what was a sticky wicket.  Excellent bowling again from Swann produced a couple of early breakthroughs.  This brought Bamber to join Tomlinson who then put their heads down and built up a very good partnership against some good bowling on what was now and again a wicket that helped the bowler.  Farrer produced the breakthrough having Tomlinson caught, but having laid a good platform for their middle order to blast away in the remaining seven overs.  Unfortunately for Staffield this proved difficult as some good late innings bowling reduced the potential total leaving Bamber stranded. 

The reply started slowly but as last week partnerships and concentration was the key.  An opening stand of 19 brought Swann (32) to the crease for his first bat of the season and although enjoyed a slice of luck here and there combined well with Cain to put Scotby within touching distance of victory when he fell with the score on 81. Some lusty blows and from the incoming batsmen allowed Dan Swann to enjoy scoring his first winning runs with a six, with the unbeaten Cain admiring at the other end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No play: Braithwaite v Carlisle II, Appleby I v Temple Sowerby, Nunwick I v Caldbeck I and Stainton I v Culgaith                             

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No play: Wigton II v Edenhall, Kirkby Stephen v Carlisle III and Langholm v Keswick II (Rockcliffe v Shap, Longtown v Carlisle Academy)                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No play: Gamblesby v Appleby II, Patterdale v Lowther, Carleton v Wigton III, Great Corby v Lanercost II and Baggrow v Threlkeld                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

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RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No play: Penrith Academy v Wetheral, Penrith III v Keswick III and Caldbeck II v Irthing Vale (Lanercost III v Stainton II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

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RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup

Carlisle II (inn1)

95/3

18

beat

Carlisle III (inn1)

20

12

 

 

Andrew Trickett

Matthew Trickett

44no

22no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connor McLeod

5-0-7-1

 

 

Gareth Weber

Nicky Whitfield

5-4-5-3

5-1-11-5

 

 

Carlisle III(inn2)

35/4  (55)

15

Carlisle II

 

 

 

Chris Hayes

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Bell

Steven Johnson

Nicky Whitfield

4-0-4-1

4-0-12-0

3-1-2-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy writes: The prospect of the two city sides meeting in the cup was an exciting one when the draw was first made at last year’s AGM. However, when it came to the crunch availability played the biggest factor. Carlisle seconds batting first made a slow start and edging their way up to respectability, their innings pinned together by the skipper. 
In reply Whitfield tore through the third team top order on both sides of the rain break, and, aided admirably by Webber  the third team were finally been bowled out for very little. Asked to follow on they found, to their disappointment that the rain had slowed the outfield and made the wicket difficult to score on. In addition, tight opening bowling from Bell and Johnson prevented the third team from at least making the second team bat for again, losing by a considerable margin.

 

 

 

 

No play: Braithwaite v Shap (Longtown v Wigton II)