WEEK 5: 24-25 May 2014

 

 

Stainton return to the top of the Premiership with an eighteen run victory at Staffield on Sunday. This was due, in no small part, to their bowlers as they managed to defend a below par score, with Jeff Marshall leading the way. Surprisingly, in second place, are recently promoted Nunwick with an impressive win at home against Appleby. Captain Paul Glascott led by example, top scoring assisted by Graeme Bain who contributed with both runs and wickets. All the other matches in this division were rain affected, and none reached a satisfactory conclusion. Whilst most of these matches at least played forty overs some other matches in other divisions took less time to come to a conclusion. Never mind forty overs, three teams failed to reach even forty runs. Baggrow and Irthing Vale beat Great Corby and Penrith III, both victories coming with the fifth ball of the fifth over. However, Langholm went one better in recording their first victory in Division One, taking only three overs to pass Wigton II’s meagre total. In contrast the match at Rockcliffe went to the wire. Needing three to win off the final ball Kirkby Stephen’s Ross Davies ensured victory with an emphatic six. Both Carlisle sides in Division One didn’t fare very well. Shap maintained their leadership of the division with a four wicket victory over the thirds in a reduced overs match, whilst credit should be given to the younger element of the junior side who foiled the Edenhall attack and batted out for a point. Gamblesby, leaders in Division Two came a cropper at Carleton, who move ominously into second place. Facing a reasonably total they succumbed to the bowling of Ben Smith and Lee Field, becoming yet another team failing to drag themselves beyond the thirties. They would have appreciated having Martin Brakewell in their side as he scored the only century of the weekend in Appleby II’s defeat of Lowther. Irthing Vale had a productive weekend; their victory over Penrith III was followed by victory at Nunwick II the following day. They now leapfrog Nunwick and are joint leaders with Wetheral, who spent a restive weekend, safe in the knowledge that they have a game in hand. Golden oldies shone at Stainton. Bill Richardson, with whom quick singles are an anathema (try one and you are more than likely to see the rest of the innings from the pavilion) anchored Keswick III’s innings with a half century. All that practice showing youngsters how to bowl correctly must have some effect on himself as Keswick’s senior coach, Mark Cameron, took seven wickets for the first time as the away side won comfortably.

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Nunwick I (h)

192/7

40

beat

Appleby I (a)

118

35.4

 

Paul Glascott

Graeme Bain

76

41

 

 

 

Chris Scarr

Joe Davidson

 

34

43no

 

 

Mark Ousby

Ryan Davidson

Chris Kirkpatrick

10-3-17-1

6-2-21-2

6-0-38-3

 

 

Graeme Bain

Alistair Mawson

James Tweedie

8-2-10-4

7-0-20-2

5.4-0-20-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Caldbeck (h)

191

35

drew

T Sowerby (a)

 

 

 

Mike Strong

Robert Benn

Ben Tickle

42

57

46no

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Farmer

Steve Hodgson

John Howard

10-1-38-2

7-4-18-2

10-0-61-4

 

 

 

 

 

Match abandoned - rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Stainton (a)

139/7

40

beat

Staffield (h)

121

34.4

 

Dean Johnston

Rick Kay

46

37

 

 

Paul Jeffrey

42

 

 

Paul Jeffrey

Geoff Brown

Richard Bamber

10-0-39-3

7-5-6-0

10-1-29-2

 

 

Ben Dixon

Stuart Marshall

Jonny Ridley

9-2-19-2

10-4-9-5

4.4-1-12-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Stainton I (a)

160/6

40

drew

Scotby (h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match abandoned - rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Carlisle II (h)

 

 

rain

Culgaith (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match abandoned in second innings – awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Rockcliffe (h)

160/4

40

lost

K Stephen (a)

163/8

40

 

 

Graeme Cross

Danny Braithwaite

31

43no

 

 

Rob Hook

Ian Cousins

45

65

 

 

 

Ross Davies

Scott Allison

10-3-17-0

8-3-32-3

 

 

Derek Forster

10-2-36-4

 

 

William writes - Both teams turned up early for a decent knock up and to hopefully see if the rain would stay away so we could try and get a good game in and a good game is what we got. With Rockcliffe batting first on a Howard Moon prepared pitch what kind of pitch would we see? To be fair throughout the day it did not appear to have too many demons hidden beneath. The two Wills opened with a steady partnership against some good opening spells, Ross Davies bowling well in particular. Rockcliffe hoping not to lose a wicket before drinks could not make this happen as Wharton was run out just before. Keith Coulthard came in and stroked some nice boundaries to push up the run rate then when he and Freebairn lost their wickets, Cross and Braithwaite put together a nice partnership to get the score up to 115 from 35 overs. The former actually hitting a boundary at last after his 37.n.o at Edenhall the week before which consisted of ones and twos, before falling to a good catch after not quite getting hold of one. John Wharton then came in to join Braithwaite and pushed on the run rate again getting our total to a very competitive one. Kirkby soon found themselves a wicket down but in stepped Ian Cousin who preceded to tell me behind the stumps that he has not played for twenty years and went on to give the impression that this comment may not have been true. Rob Hook also batting well and putting the bad ball away well. With not all the early bowlers quite hitting their straps captain Wharton made a change bringing on Forster and William Freebairn. This change would see a collapse from Kirkby with both bowling very well, the final equation Kirkby needed five to win. Freebairn would bowl this last over, and, with five deliveries gone, they need three to win. A decent ball but Ross Davies would then proceed to hit a clean strike over the straight boundary for a maximum.

Needless to say Rockcliffe were gutted to get back in the game so well after it looked like Kirkby would run away with it but it was a great game and played with intensity and fair play what more could you want. We look forward to welcoming them back for the cup game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Wigton II (a)

30

19.5

lost

Langholm (h)

31/0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duncan Elliott

Gregor Park

Steven Johnstone

7-2-11-3

9.5-6-8-3

3-1-4-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Edenhall (h)

138/9

40

drew

Carlisle Acdy (a)

115/8

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Blythe

H Walker

J Davidson

10-2-17-2

8-0-29-3

6-1-14-2

 

 

Andrew Gate

Johnny Kidd

Peter Higgins

10-5-19-1

10-3-25-2

6-1-19-3

 

 

Andrew writes: Carlisle came with a very young team who were a credit to their club. The youngsters bowled well and impressed with their batting; one of the young players even walked when edging behind. All other players note a fine example set. Edenhall accumulated steadily in the face of some tight bowling and with Carlisle holding their catches. At 98-8 Lisa Fleming and Martin Gate added a valuable 26 runs to post a score to defend.

Carlisle started slowly, once again Jack Hale bowled at tight line, only eleven runs from six overs. .After the senior players were dismissed it was down to the youngsters to secure a point. Barker, Davidson and Walker all played well and edged Carlisle up to a well-deserved point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Carlisle III (a)

97/8

28

lost

Shap (h)

100/6

19.4

 

 

James Dawson

37

 

 

Lee Stockdale

Gavin Sisson

37

33

 

 

 

Lee Stockdale

Simon Palmer

Adam Wood

7-2-22-2

7-0-22-2

4-0-12-3

 

 

James Bell

5.4-1-22-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Appleby II

190/6

40

beat

Lowther

138

39.5

 

 

Martin Brakewell

Abe Butterworth

100

37

 

 

S Titterington

50no

 

 

 

Roger Townsend

4-0-28-4

 

 

Phil Cook

Josh Bellas

Dean Hartley

7-1-11-2

8-1-41-2

7.5-1-22-2

 

 

Ant writes: A good game played in an excellent spirit. Lowther put Appleby into bat and had to wait 30 overs to take the first wicket. Martin Brakewell was bowled the ball after reaching a century, hitting eleven fours and three sixes. At the other end, an innings of great patience and maturity beyond his age from young Abe Butterworth; his innings was as pleasing from a club prospective as the century from Brakewell. Townsend took some late wickets for Lowther, who to their credit kept Appleby below the 200 which looked likely.

Appleby made quick inroads into the Lowther batting line up. Three of four of Lowther’s top order were given out lbw their own umpires; immensely pleasing to see teams adjudicating and playing with such honesty and respect. All Appleby’s bowlers bowled decent length, young bowlers Hullock and Bellas in particular are improving at a great rate. Lowther never looked like chasing down Appleby’s total but a fine half century from Titterington gave them a sniff of claiming a point right at the end. The last wicket fell off the penultimate allotted ball, a suicidal single attempt to get Titterington back onto strike. Look forward to playing the Lowther lads again later in the season, good luck to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Great Corby (a)

32

15.4

lost

Baggrow (h)

36/0

4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Benson

32no

 

 

 

John Raven

Jonny Busby

Michael Peile

Stephen Marshall

3-0-3-2

5-2-4-1

4-1-12-2

2.4-0-11-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Carleton (h)

147

39.4

beat

Gamblesby (a)

36

21.1

 

 

Sean McDermott

Ray Cunneen

34

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Benson

Steve Hodgson

7-0-20-3

10-1-29-5

 

 

Ben Smith

Lee Field

10-1-17-6

10-3-17-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Wigton III (h)

 

 

rain

Patterdale (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Wigton III (h)

 

 

rain

Gamblesby (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

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RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

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Div 3

Penrith III (a)

33

13

lost

Irthing Vale (h)

36/0

4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Corrie

Andy Hunter

7-3-11-6

6-0-17-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Keswick III (a)

120

36.2

beat

Stainton II (h)

77

20.2

 

 

Bill Richardson

Mark Cameron

51

30

 

 

Nick Lancaster

29no

 

 

 

Jimmy Ritchie

Tom Graham

Callum Fawcett

6-3-13-3

10-0-10-3

6-0-30-2

 

 

Charlie Robson

Mark Cameron

10-3-15-2

9-2-40-7

 

 

Keith writes: A cold, damp and frustratingly wet day did not bring a lot of cheer to cricketers at Stainton on Saturday when the home side at least managed to play only their second game of the season. I suppose that getting a game in was some consolation for their eventual defeat and despite the poor weather everyone appeared to enjoy the run out. After umpiring for the best part of 40 overs, registering a golden duck at the end of our innings and regretting even attempting to bowl a solitary over after rigor mortis had set in due to my earlier umpiring duties my own personal highlight was the two pints of Draught Guinness I thoroughly enjoyed in the warmth of The Kings Arms following the match.
Bill Richardson (no relation I hasten to add) always reckons that I take the mickey out of him in match reports. This, of course, has nothing to do with the fact that Bill resembles at least half a dozen characters out of the late, lamented Dad's Army TV series; and that all of them move faster in death than Bill does in life. His idea of a warm up these days is to find a quiet corner of the dressing room and studiously read the obituary column of a newspaper.
On this occasion, however, Bill rolled back the years as well as his newspaper and hit an accomplished half century. The wicket at Stainton was good and hard - the best I have seen it over the seasons - and the outfield was trim and lush. Some deliveries did keep on the low side (as in grubber or daisy cutter) but Bungalow Bill was equal to the occasion and picked off anything short and dispatched it to the boundary at great speed. He has a superb eye, great timing and must have scored some blistering innings in the day when he was an Appleby player in his prime. Some of the back foot pulls he played on Saturday were most impressive and demonstrated that Bill  has a great deal to offer as a cricketer despite advanced years and coping manfully with terrible leg injuries (suffered in a road accident many years ago) that may have affected his speed and agility but never dinted his enthusiasm and skill.
Despite his considerable efforts - his innings included eight fours and one six- Bill still failed to win the 'Man of the Match' award. This honour fell to KCC Head Coach Mark Cameron who returned personal best bowling figures, the very first time he has ever taken seven wickets in a match. He had actually taken all seven to fall and a 10-for seemed a distinct possibility at one stage before I spoiled it all with a low catch at first slip off the bowling of Charlie Robson. Mark had earlier hit 30 runs in a Keswick side made up largely of experienced cricketers -okay, 'old timers' - and young guns. The average age was much lower than it could have been due to the fact that John Webster was at the one day international at Riverside and had travelled over on the Saturday in order to park his Jag and his family at Lumley Castle for dinner and a leisurely breakfast before the match. No expense spared.
For Stainton, captain Tim Jackson did an excellent job and marshalled his troops well. His change bowlers served the side well and some athletic out fielding caught the eye. Unfortunately the batting, apart from a quick blast from opener Ritchie and Lancaster down the order, did not offer much in the way of resistance, and most were like rabbits trapped in the headlights of Cameron's little in duckers.
And finally, the last mention goes to Keswick's 13 year old Oscar Link, son of Karl Link (for many years a Stainton player) making a return to a ground and village he knows so well from his childhood. Just like his dad did on many occasions at Stainton, Oscar carried his bat (for a magnificent 1 not out) and mum Becky (who makes the best chocolate brownies in the north of England) was there to show her appreciation. Unfortunately Karl was not there to see it, he was, perish the thought, on a stag weekend in Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Penrith Acdy (h)

72

21.3

lost

Lanercost III (a)

74/3

15.5

 

 

Keiran Spurrell

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T Reay

N Brown

Barnaby Robson

5-1-12-2

6-1-21-4

4.3-1-20-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Irthing Vale (a)

 

 

beat

Nunwick II (h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard