WEEK 6:  31 May - 1 June 2014

 

 

With the League Cup looming large the weather held fair for a full weekend of cricket, with some impressive performances. The format has evolved over the past few seasons, in each match a team has two eighteen over innings. With bowling restrictions and batsmen not allowed to return in the second innings until all the team has been at the crease, it can lead to some frenzied discussion both on the pitch and in the clubhouse. But to those individual eye-openers. Miser of the day title goes to Caldbeck II’s Conor Merone who only conceded four runs in his five over stint, and that, apparently was a boundary. Three wickets were a bonus, but he was outdone in this regard by Scotby’s bowlers in their defeat of Carlisle. James Swann took five wickets in five overs in the first innings, but was eclipsed Mark Vasey, who remarkably took seven in the second. Mark announced his “retirement” at the end of the last season, and this was his first foray onto the field since. No doubt he can expect a few pleading telephone calls from his captain in the near future. Threlkeld’s Ben Jefferson scored a century in the Division Two defeat of Appleby II and then repeated the feat in their cup defeat of Wigton III the following day, the first time that someone has recorded a century in this format. Closest encounter came at Rockcliffe where the home side, well behind after the first innings made a spirited comeback, levelling the scores overall, but losing to Kirkby Stephen by virtue of losing more wickets. Doubly galling as they lost to the same side the previous week to a last ball six. The match Between Nunwick I and Caldbeck I promised to be a close contest, but failed to live up to those expectations. Nunwick started well, but were reined back by Daniel Bargh and Kevin Pattinson. Robert Benn helped to bring parity before an explosive innings from Greg Tickle took the game away from the home side. Another accurate bowling performance stunted Nunwick’s second innings as Caldbeck took only three overs to win by ten wickets. In the league matches the previous day Culgaith recorded their first victory of the season with a comfortable win at Staffield, Caldbeck’s defeat of Carlisle II was in a similar vein, in contrast to Appleby I’s home win over Scotby, which concluded in the final over. In Division One Keswick II recently beat leaders Kirkby Stephen, this time they beat the new leaders, Shap, by six wickets. Performance of the day in this division came at Rockcliffe where Danny Braithwaite finished Langholm’s innings in fine style, four wickets in an over, including a hat-trick. In Division Three leaders Wetheral unfortunately found themselves facing Nunwick’s Adam Collin. Nunwick II didn’t score many but it was enough as Collin, playing his first match since the football season finished so dramatically for him, took centre stage again, this time with seven wickets.

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Culgaith (a)

230/7

40

beat

Staffield (h)

149

27.3

 

Ted Stamper

Thom Sarjeant

J O’Brien

64

47

54no

 

 

Rob Dawson

Paul Jeffrey

46

32

 

 

Geoff Brown

10-0-39-3

 

 

Thom Sarjeant

J Walker

 

6-0-21-2

6-0-19-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Carlisle II (a)

118

39.3

lost

Caldbeck I (h)

123/4

25

 

James Dawson

34

 

 

Mike Wilson

45

 

 

Callum Donald

Kevin Pattinson

Robert Benn

6.3-1-19-1

10-3-14-3

10-3-31-3

 

 

Nick Whitfield

7-1-17-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Scotby (a)

166/7

40

lost

Appleby I (h)

167/5

39.2

 

Andrew Jefferson

James Swann

63

41

 

 

Phil Brabbins

Joe Davidson

32

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Swann

10-4-21-2

 

Nick writes: Was a great game of cricket with it going right to the wire, Ryan Davidson’s big six into the graveyard off Swann in the penultimate over eventually swung it Appleby’s way; just two required from the last over. 

Played on a lovely summers’ day in a great setting on a good cricket wicket Scotby won the toss, thankfully as only had eight at the time, and chose to bat. The score was helped by a cracking third partnership of nearly 100 between Jefferson and Swann. Late arrivals lengthened the order to ten players, appreciated by the skipper 

Appleby set about chasing the total in a measured way putting away the bad ball before wickets fell. Partnerships all the way kept Appleby in touch but the decent crowd were kept quiet with some tight bowling as Scotby held a slight advantage.  A dropped catch off Ryan Davidson when he still in single figures was a telling point as he promptly hit a huge six to set up the game for Appleby. Skip also concerned with the uncomfortably large number of byes, eighteen in total. 

But ultimately the match was a great advert for EVCL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Wigton II (h)

153

36.2

beat

Carlisle III (a)

79

31.5

 

 

Mark Evans

69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David McMillan

Lee Hogarth

10-1-42-1

8-1-31-5

 

 

Will Robinson

Tom Peile

Stuart Ward

7-4-11-2

5.5-1-21-2

9-4-13-5

 

 

Stuart writes: Wigton entertained Carlisle for the first time this season on a dampish wicket after the recent poor weather. Wigton wanted to bounce back after last week's performance at Langholm having gone with only nine men. Both teams had a lot of youthful faces in their ranks, which bode well for the future of both clubs.

Carlisle won the toss and put Wigton in to bat. Wigton made a slow, but steady start and lost only the one wicket in the first 15. By drinks they had lost another three wickets fairly cheaply to be 66-4 at half way. Mark Evans batted superbly all the way through the game looking steady and taking his chances when they came along. He was assisted well by Jack Taylor early on, then later by Tom Peile and Dean Thomlinson. Hogarth impressing with the ball by getting five wickets as Wigton couldn't see the overs out.

The Carlisle reply got off to a slow start after some excellent opening bowling from Robinson and Tom Peile. Wigton were especially frugal with some tight bowling from both openers and following that with Thomlinson and Ward. At drinks Carlisle were 40-3 and finding the ball difficult to get away. Good pressure in the field and some excellent catching helped Wigton to regularly take wickets to bowl out Carlisle with eight overs to spare.

A good game was enjoyed by both sides and it was great to play in the sunshine for once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Edenhall (h)

183/5

40

drew

Longtown (a)

167/8

40

 

 

Matthew Wilson

74

 

 

Tony Steele

Ben Hetherington

55

42

 

 

 

Tony Steele

David Steele

10-2-25-0

10-0-41-3

 

 

Andrew Gate

Jack Hale

10-1-19-2

10-0-44-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Langholm (a)

92

36

lost

Rockcliffe (h)

94/5

31.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Wharton

35

 

 

 

Graham Cross

Jimmy Freebairn

Danny Braithwaite

8-3-12-3

10-1-27-1

10-3-18-6

 

 

Duncan Elliott

Steven Johnstone

10-2-26-0

10-3-17-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Shap (h)

130

38

lost

Keswick II (a)

131/4

35

 

 

James Horrocks

31

 

 

James Benson

Joe Grisedale

36

38

 

 

 

Charlie Robson

Greg Cameron

Graeme Dixon

9-0-43-3

4-0-9-2

5-2-21-2

 

 

Gavin Sisson

5-0-17-2

 

 

Keith writes: In many ways this was the perfect day for village cricket in the heart of the Eden Valley and although Keswick II’s - for the second successive match - defeated Division One league leaders, after having previously overcome Kirkby Stephen. But the real winner was the game of cricket and the EVCL. The sun shone, the wicket was superb (a big thank you here to James Horrocks who continues to work wonders) and the hospitality of Shap CC in general and their players in particular was second to none. It extended to complimentary sausage and chips in the beer garden of the Kings Arms after the match and we intend to return the compliment with a curry evening for Shap when they come to Keswick later in the season.
After that introduction I have to confess that I missed it all; I was doing my bit for Anglo/American relations by taking a group of literary degree students and their professor from The University of Texas on a week-long walking tour of various Wordsworth-themed locations in the Lake District. The timing wasn't the greatest because the group landed on Saturday morning and the first walk was on Saturday afternoon, actually starting out at 2pm precisely. Still, young Oscar Link did the scorebook and I got verbal reports from several players.

Shap batted first and Lee Stockdale was intent on giving it a biff as he and Gavin Sisson got the home side off to a positive start and the runs flowed. Then Stockdale fell to another Karl Link speciality catch in the gully off the bowling of Keswick captain Graeme Dixon. James Horrocks at No3 carried on in similar vein and struck four sixes before young Charlie Robson claimed his wicket, courtesy of a James Benson catch. Shap capsized from 42/2 to 67/5 and seemed unsure whether to stick or twist. They chose twist for the most part and perished. Stringer and Palmer at 7 and 8 staged something of a recovery but in the end they were all out with two overs to spare. The Australian Dave Kearns and KCC Head Coach Mark Cameron bowled tight 10 overs spells at first and second change respectively and conceded only 50 runs between them.
Keswick went on to win by six wickets despite some lively bowling from the Shap attack. Joe Grisdale came good for the first time this season with a classy innings as did opener, the left hander James Benson. Encouraging for him as he has been in the KCC 1st XI all season up to this point but has struggled to make his mark thus far and was in the seconds to try and recover some form with the bat. Greg Cameron, Graeme Dixon and John Webster also got into double figures before Andy Clark and Karl Link took Keswick home. This Saturday, Keswick 2nds are at home to Carlisle Academy. Will the sun shine yet again? We most certainly hope so as Fitz Park was bouncing last Saturday (half term admittedly) for the 1st XI game at home against Cockermouth. Remember them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

K Stephen (h)

278/4

40

beat

Carlisle Acdy (a)

90

 

 

 

Sam Bell

Ross Davies

Matt Branthwaite

100

56

49no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Threlkeld (h)

255/6

40

beat

Appleby II (a)

126

34

 

 

Ben Jefferson

S Robinson

100

54

 

 

Morgan Fothergill

56

 

 

 

James Hullock

10-1-34-2

 

 

Ben Jefferson

S Robinson

10-1-23-2

10-4-20-2

 

 

Anthony writes: The sun shining at Braithwaite, a wonderful place for an afternoon’s leisure. Having become accustomed to Threlkeld’s strong batting line up last year, Appleby were weary of the dangers with such a young bowing attack. Ben Jefferson quickly made sure any such concerns were justified. Despite being a little rusty early on, Ben was soon into his stride. He was well supported by Robinson, and reached his slowest century of the weekend in the 24th over, even from the opposition viewpoint some of the cricket could only be admired. Was fitting that Appleby’s best bowler, young Jimmy Hullock, eventually took his wicket. Hullock followed that up by bowling James Price cheaply too. Davenport and Thompson put the score out of sight with some quick runs at the end.

With a good start needed to get anything from the game, Appleby didn’t get it. The usually reliable Brakewell hit a full toss back to Jefferson, followed quickly by Butterworth and Brabbins. A decent fourth wicket partnership between Terry Askew and Morgan Fothergill gave Appleby interest in possibly getting close to getting up to challenge for a point, but once they both fell the procession of wickets followed. Dan Thompson took four wickets for Threlkeld as Appleby failed to reach half of Threlkeld’s total.
A totally convincing win for Threlkeld who were the far better team on the day, enjoyed our day against a great set of lads despite coming off second best. Appleby showed great team spirit and was some good efforts by their youngsters in particular but well done to Threlkeld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Carleton (h)

218

39.4

beat

Baggrow (a)

40

14.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Great Corby (h)

 

 

 

Patterdale (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Nunwick II (a)

101

 

beat

Wetheral (a)

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Stainton II (h)

 

 

 

Lanercost III (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Irthing Vale (h)

 

 

beat

Keswick III (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match conceded by Keswick III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Penrith IV (h)

 

 

beat

Eden Wanderers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match conceded by Wanderers

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup S

K Stephen

115/7

18

 

Rockcliffe

64/9

18

 

 

Rob Hook

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonny Nixon

Danny Braithwaite

5-0-23-3

5-1-24-2

 

 

Rob Hook

Scott Allinson

T Dixon

Ross Davies

5-0-19-2

5-1-16-1

5-0-18-3

5-1-8-2

 

 

K Stephen (inn 2)

100/5  215

18

beat

Rockcliffe

151/5  215

18

 

 

Rob Hook

39no

 

 

William Wharton

John Wharton

49no

76

 

 

 

C Carter

Danny Braithwaite

5-0-17-1

5-0-18-0

 

 

Rob Hook

5-1-19-2

 

 

Scores tied - Kirkby Stephen won by virtue of losing few wickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup S

Nunwick I (h)

105/7

18

 

Caldbeck I (a)

148/5

18

 

 

Paul Glascott

Adam Collin

38

35

 

 

Robert Benn

Greg Tickle

41

38

 

 

 

Daniel Bargh

Kevin Pattinson

5-1-14-3

4-0-14-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nunwick I (inn 2)

63   168

16.1

lost

Caldbeck (inn 2)

23/0  171

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Tickle

Robert Benn

Daniel Bargh

Kevin Pattinson

5-1-23-3

5-1-24-2

3.1-0-12-2

3-1-3-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup S

Braithwaite (h)

101/5

18

Appleby II (a)

120/5

18

 

Harry Rigby

49no

 

 

Chris Kirkpatrick

36

 

 

Mark Ousby

Phil Cook

4-1-13-1

5-1-12-3

 

 

Dan Pyke

4-0-16-2

 

Braithwaite (inn 2)

106/8  207

18

lost

Appleby (inn 2)

91/4  211

16.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Ousby

5-0-11-2

 

 

Dan Pyke

Andrew Muir

5-0-29-2

5-0-19-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup S

Scotby (a)

81/7

18

 

Carlisle II

71/8

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth Weber

Nick Whitfield

 James Bell

Stephen Johnston

5-0-22-4

4-0-20-1

5-0-19-3

4-0-18-2

 

 

Dan Swann

Ollie Driver

Andy Teasdale

James Swann

 

5-0-14-2

5-1-23-0

4-0-15-0

4-0-15-5

 

 

Scotby (inn 2)

94/9  175

18

beat

Carlisle II (inn 2)

78/9  149

18

 

James Swann

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth Weber

Nick Whitfield

James Bell

Stephen Johnston

4-0-19-0

5-0-25-3

5-0-28-3

4-0-22-3

 

 

Dan Swann

Ollie Driver

Nick Rigg

Mark Vasey

4-1-15-1

4-0-25-0

5-0-10-1

5-0-18-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup S

Langholm (a)

103/6

18

Edenhall (h)

70/8

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Langholm (inn 2)

60   163

17.2

beat

Edenhall (inn 2)

85/6  155

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

Cup S

Culgaith (h)

 

 

lost

T Sowerby (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple Sowerby won by eight wickets - awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup J

Caldbeck II (a)

112/6

18

 

Gamblesby (h)

50

16

 

 

Phil Richardson

54no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Cave

5-3-11-3

 

 

Craig Pattinson

Phil Richardson

Conor Merone

3-1-3-2

4-1-14-2

5-4-4-3

 

 

 

Gamblesby (f/o)

113

18

lost

Caldbeck (inn 2)

52/3

10

 

 

Richard Benson

Dave McCormick

40

33

 

 

Conor Merone

31no

 

 

 

Phil Richardson

5-1-19-4

 

 

Steve Watson

4-2-5-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup J

Wigton III (h)

 

 

lost

Threlkeld (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Threlkeld won by three wickets – awaiting scorecard

 

 

Cup J

Appleby II (a)

103/2

18

 

Carleton (h)

91/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appleby II (inn 2)

87/9   190

18

beat

Carleton (inn 2)

77  168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup J

Lanercost (h)

 

 

lost

Wetheral (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup J

Penrith III

122/7

18

 

Penrith Acdy

83/7

18

 

Nick Hall

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Hall

Owen Jones

4-0-15-2

5-1-10-2

 

Penrith III (inn 2)

104/6  226

 

beat

Penrith Acdy

83  166

17.4

 

 

 

 

 

J Wilmot

37no

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Hall

4-1-10-5

 

 

 

Cup J

Baggrow (h)

 

 

lost

Nunwick II (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match conceded by Baggrow