WEEK 4: 17-18 May 2014

 

 

Into the fourth week and league positions should becoming somewhat clearer. True for three of the four divisions, but not the Premiership where four clubs at the top all have the same number of points. Stainton had the opportunity to pull clear of the bunch, but came a cropper at Temple Sowerby. It was their batting which badly let them down; Rick Kay apart, the remaining ten scored a grand total of sixteen, of which six didn’t make any contribution whatsoever. James Farmer made a telling contribution for the home side; anchoring the innings and taking three Stainton wickets as Temple Sowerby join Stainton in the upper reaches of the table. They are joined by Nunwick, who won a low scoring match at Carlisle II by four wickets, and Caldbeck. They won a tense encounter at Scotby by one wicket. Complete contrast in scoring stats, Scotby started well but failed to capitalise, whilst Caldbeck lost five wickets before they had scored a third of the required total. But the tail wagged, and maybe it was appropriate that captain, Kevin Pattinson, who had conceded only seven runs in ten overs, should score the winning run. Surprise at Staffield where the home side, winless so far this season, had a remarkably comfortable nine wicket win over Appleby. A well-paced pair of unbeaten seventies from Steve Thomlinson and Richard Bamber took their side to victory with two overs to spare. In the other three divisions the teams’ leading are in splendid isolation from remainder. Shap maintain ascendancy in Division One with a four wicket victory over Langholm. It may have been easier but for a spiky innings from Gregor Park who scored two thirds of his team’s total. Kirkby Stephen had the opportunity to join them but they sunk without trace at Keswick II, losing by nine wickets. The bulk of the runs came from the bat of fifteen year old Steve Moss, whilst his senior partner – by about fifty years – John Webster, dished out the encouragement, comfortable in the fact that he remained in single figures. Closest match in this division came at Edenhall where the home side concluded their overs two runs shy of Rockcliffe’s total. What a difference a day makes. In contrast to the dearth of runs the previous day, the two other Carlisle sides where in opposition. Matthew Trickett scored an unbeaten century for the thirds, effective putting the game out of the reach of the Academy side, but they can gain some kudos from the fact that the senior team failed to bowl them out. In Division Two, Gamblesby led the pack following victory at Lowther, more creditable considering that last years’ leading scorer, Johnny Kidd, has moved to Edenhall. Glorious failure for Threlkeld at home to Carleton. James Price came to the wicket early and almost single handedly took Carleton’s bowling apart. A fourth wicket century partnership with Richard Bannister taking a role of admiring spectator. But once he departed nobody else appeared to want the part. Price was seventh out, caught four short of his century, with eight required for victory. Alas, the four short turned out to be the team’s nemesis as well. If you were to put any money on one team for promotion, then Wetheral’s upward flight from Division Three appears the safest bet. At the conclusion of their home match against Lanercost III a hundred runs separated the two teams; Wetheral seem a class apart this season. The highest aggregate of the day came on the bowler’s graveyard, the back pitch at Penrith. Penrith III’s made a respectable total, but this was put into context by Matthew Burbury and Scott Wetherell as Caldbeck II won by eight wickets. Only two Cup matches played, but with contrasting scorelines. Great Corby fell just five runs short of Penrith III’s combined total despite being ahead in the first innings. A remarkable turnaround in batting performances at Staffield where Stainton were the visitors. The away side brushed aside any doubts from their previous days’ debacle at Temple Sowerby, whilst, in contrast, the home side struggled, finishing over a hundred runs adrift.  

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Carlisle II (h)

68

34.3

lost

Nunwick I (h)

69/6

23.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Bain

Peter Venter

Mark James

Adam Pattinson

8-2-23-2

10-5-8-4

8-2-11-1

7-2-12-2

 

 

Gareth Weber

Nick Whitfield

Chris Blythe

James Bell

7-2-23-2

8.5-2-28-2

4-2-5-1

4-1-7-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Scotby (h)

150/7

40

lost

Caldbeck I (a)

152/9

33.2

 

Stuart Farrer

James Cain

32

51

 

 

Mike Strong

Greg Tickle

35

40

 

 

Kevin Pattinson

Robert Benn

10-6-7-2

10-4-37-2

 

 

Dan Swann

Nick Rigg

9.2-1-24-2

10-1-48-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Appleby I (a)

156/9

40

lost

Staffield (h)

157/1

38

 

Phil Brabbins

35

 

 

Steve Thomlinson

Richard Bamber

73no

71no

 

 

Paul Jeffrey

Geoff Brown

Richard Bamber

10-0-39-4

10-2-37-3

10-3-42-2

 

 

Ryan Davidson

7-1-17-1

 

Phil writes: A glorious day greeted the Appleby players as they arrived at a manicured Staffield ground, one of the nicest grounds to play at on a sunny afternoon. Appleby batted first and lost regular wickets. A partnership between Chris Kirkpatrick (27) and Morgan Fothergill (27) briefly suggested a competitive total could be achieved but three quick wickets stalled that and led to Appleby batting the 40 overs out and picking up what they could. Their final score would be difficult to defend but Appleby knew a couple of wickets would put pressure on the Staffield batting.

Ryan Davidson picked up an early wicket thanks to s sharp slip catch by Chris Scarr but that was to be the away team’s only success as fine batting from Thomlinson and Bamber saw Staffield home by nine wickets with two overs to spare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Temp Sowerby (h)

165/8

40

beat

Stainton (a)

89

28.5

 

James Farmer

62

 

 

Rick Kay

extras

50

22

 

 

Martin Ruddick

Stuart Marshall

Jeff Marshall

10-2-33-2

10-1-28-0

10-1-43-4

 

 

James Farmer

George Burne

Adrian Thompson

6-2-6-3

8.5-4-7-4

5-0-20-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Culgaith (h)

94

 

lost

Braithwaite

98/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

K Stephen (a)

74

 

lost

Keswick II (h)

76/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Moss

57no

 

 

 

Keith Richardson

Charlie Robson

5.3-1-14-5

6-2-13-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith writes: The sun shone, the pavilion, the field and the wicket looked a picture, Fitz Park was busy, the town's mountain festival was in full swing . . .  but Kirkby Stephen's batsmen failed to turn up; two of their top four quite literally. Although they were missing Cousin and Allison, the visitors would still have expected to put a decent score on the board. Openers Hook and Curr scampered through for a quick early single and looked sharp and positive and Curr straight drove D'Leny for four. Curr appeared to be bang on his game but then he smashed a cut off D'Leny straight into the hands of Karl Link in the gully and it was all downhill from there. Rob Hook, for once, looked less than assured and had a couple of lucky escapes before being clean bowled by a nip backer from young Charlie Robson, who opened the bowling for the 1st XI in a Higson Cup victory against Cockermouth the next day. But the main destroyer was first change at the River Greta end Keith Richardson (who he?) who performed his recent party trick of taking a wicket with his first delivery with R Davies (14) playing on. Richardson went on to take a further four wickets, including that of top scorer Bell (21) to a sharp catch from keeper Steve Clark, standing up. Twin brother Andy also took a good catch in the deep. Robson chipped in with two and Kirkby were crestfallen as the batting collapsed in a Uriah Heap. They could clearly have done with the services of former all-rounder Paul "(Kirkby") Thornborrow who sat watching with his family from the comfort of a deckchair on the boundary edge. Paul came over for the crack at the interval as I swept and marked the wicket for the second half. He hasn't changed, still wears his trademark cricket sweater and I bet he could still roll out a half century and take five wickets.
In reply, Joe Grisdale, promoted to opener, went first ball LBW to Hook (a decision given by Keswick vice-captain Jamie D'Leny).  This gave Kirkby some initial encouragement but then a partnership between a 63 year old and a 15 year old saw Keswick safely home in 21.4 overs. Steve Moss, aged 63 (not), hit  57 not out from 63 balls while 15 year old John Webster (he wishes) made a magnificent 8 not out from 47 balls in an unbeaten partnership of 76 for the second wicket.
Mossy, batting at No3, is now developing into a useful bat but the part played by Webster, and others, in talking him through his innings and giving the young player every encouragement, should not be underestimated. Anyone who knows Mossy will appreciate that there is a certain irony in anyone actually 'talking' him through an innings. When it comes to chattering away, Mossy is more verbal than a chipmunk. The game was all over by 5.10pm enabling the players to watch the FA Cup final in the clubhouse, although others preferred sunshine and beers on the patio.
Despite an early season hiccough at Wigton - where they drew - Keswick are starting to look strong with recent victories over Rockcliffe and now Kirkby Stephen and on this occasion were without the Australian Dave Kearns and captain Graeme Dixon who was at his brother Ian's wedding in some far flung corner of the globe, creating his very own version of the movie Hangover IV. Keswick 2nds are without a game this weekend, more's the pity, but return to action at Shap on May 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Carlisle III

198/2

40

drew

Carlisle Academy

162/7

40

 

 

Matthew Trickett

David Redfern

Jordan Oultram

102no

34

33no

 

 

Luke Morris

Chris Hayes

41

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Johnson

Lee Hogarth

10-0-32-3

8-1-33-3

 

 

Ian writes: The first derby of the season saw the thirds pitched against the Academy in the middle. The former were able to benefit from the previous days Stag Day out and field a strong, if somewhat weary, eleven. First blood went to the Academy with Hamza picking up the first wicket early on; unfortunately, for the Academy, this introduced Matthew Trickett to the fray. The score progress steadily with Matty and Dave Redfern taking every opportunity to run on the big field, although considering the previous days exertions this was not altogether wise. Dave Redfern got a horrible ball which struggled to get above ankle height and was bowled. Matthew Trickett then passed his fifty with some glorious shots and with Jordan Oultram managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over. The Academy bowled well and never let the thirds get away, but Matty continued on serenely reaching a well-deserved ton with some fine cover drives the highlight and ably assisted by Jordan Oultram pushed the score to close on two hundred.

Facing such a big target it was essential that the Academy got off to a good start and this they did with both Chris Hayes and Luke Morris batting sensibly and accruing runs when they were on offer. Hayes had just started to accelerate the run rate, causing some concern to the opposition. When he fell caught at square leg, it triggered a steady fall of wickets with both Johnson and Hogarth picking up three apiece. Unfortunately for the III’s they were unable to bowl the Academy out and the game drifted to a conclusion with the Academy 36 runs short.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Rockcliffe (a)

147/4

40

drew

Edenhall (h)

145/9

40

 

 

William Wharton

Graham Cross

36

37no

 

 

Matthew Wilson

Johnny Kidd

69

32

 

 

 

Jack Hale

Johnny Kidd

10-2-27-1

10-1-37-3

 

 

James Freebairn

Graham Cross

10-4-14-0

10-2-14-2

 

 

Andrew writes: Rockcliffe did well to reach their final total after being 57 off 20 overs. The openers could not get some tight bowling away. Special mention to 16 year old Jack Hale, opening the bowling and only conceding eleven runs from his first 6 overs. Cross joined Wharton just before the halfway stage and pushed on the score. Johnny Kidd bowled well on his home debut and was rewarded with three wickets.

Edenhall began slowly the loss of an early wicket and some line and length bowling from veterans Cross and Freebairn senior tied up the run rate. The change bowlers were not as accurate and the runs kept up with the required rate. At 30 overs the score was 88-2 leaving 60 required from 10. A flurry of wickets followed until Tim Holiday joined Wilson. Both pushed on and 18 runs were taken from the 36th over leaving 18 to win from 4 overs. Wilson was run out after a superb innings. Eleven were required from two; nine from the last over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Langholm (a)

98

29.5

lost

Shap (h)

99/6

28.1

 

 

Gregor Park

68

 

 

James Horrocks

34no

 

 

 

Lee Stockdale

Gavin Sisson

6.5-3-7-4

3-1-5-3

 

 

Duncan Elliott

Stephen Johnston

7-1-31-2

7.1-4-10-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

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RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

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Div 2

Lowther (h)

54

29.4

lost

Gamblesby (a)

55/5

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Patterdale (a)

120/5

24

lost

Lanercost II (h)

121/6

20.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Carleton (a)

187/7

40

beat

Threlkeld (h)

183

34.3

 

 

Alex Smith

58

 

 

James Price

96

 

 

 

Ben Jefferson

James Price

Sam Robinson

9-2-26-2

10-1-36-1

5-0-13-3

 

 

Alex Smith

Lee Field

10-4-40-1

10-1-41-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Appleby II (h)

 

 

 

Baggrow (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match conceded by Baggrow – unable to raise side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

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RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

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Div 3

Wetheral

189/9

40

beat

Lanercost III

75

25.2

 

 

Richard Timperon

Giles Vasey

71

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T Reay

B Allen

10-4-19-4

10-0-43-3

 

 

Marco Oliver

M Downie

7-0-26-3

7-0-17-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Penrith III (h)

182/5

40

lost

Caldbeck II (a)

183/2

32.3

 

 

 

William Holliday

Keelan Spurrell

Dan Morland

 

 

53

43no

33no

 

 

 

Matthew Burbury

Scott Wetheral

 

65

57no

 

 

 

 

Craig Pattinson

 

10 -0 -28 -3

 

 

 

Jordan Lumby

Sarah Smith

 

7–1-43-1

5–0-12-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Irthing Vale (h)

 

 

beat

Pen Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penrith unable to raise a side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Nunwick II (h)

 

 

beat

Keswick III  (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keswick unable to raise a side

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

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TEAM BAT. SECOND

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Cup J

Penrith III (a)

62/4

18

 

Great Corby (h)

89/2

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob McAlindon

Nathan Riley

5-0-15-2

5-1-15-2

 

 

Mark McAlindon

53no

 

 

 

Penrith (inn 2)

100/4 (162)

18

beat

Gt Corby (inn2)

68/5 (157)

18

 

 

Dean Morland

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark reports.........A thoroughly absorbing days cricket where fortunes swung one way then another, before the away team clinched a nail biting victory in the final over.  Batting first, Penrith were indebted to their impressive young batsmen as they made steady progress towards an eventual total of 62 from 18 overs. For the home side, Nathan Riley bowled with pace and control to take two wickets, while Jacob McAlindon could have had more than two victims as the ball spun past the bat.  Corby were in trouble at 14-2 in reply until Mark McAlindon, and another youngster, Adam Harrison (13), came together to bat through and give the home side a lead of 27.  But Penrith were far from inhibited in their second dig.  Young Dean Morland was savage with anything wayward, really picking up the rate and only just falling short of a deserved half century. Penrith's lead was growing and Corby couldn't find a way to stem the tide.  Chasing a further 74 to win, the home side's own young batters lacked only strength as they fought and ran and tried to chase it down, only to fall agonisingly short in the final, nervy over. Congratulations to Penrith, disappointment for Corby.  But this was a day in which youth excelled, more than 300 runs were scored, the sun shone and everyone wore a smile, no matter the result.

 

 

Cup S

Stainton (a)

149/2

18

 

Staffield (h)

85/2

18

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Bamber

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Marshall

Stuart Marshall

4-1-13-2

5-0-18-0

 

 

Stainton (inn 2)

126/4 (275)

18

beat

Staffield (inn 2)

83/6 (168)

18

 

Roger Holliday

Jeff Marshall

50no

35

 

 

Paul Jeffrey

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Welch

B Dixon

T Jackson

5-0-23-2

4-0-13-1

3-0-10-2