WEEK 7: 7-8 June 2014

 

 

It has been mentioned before, the query as to whether Braithwaite, translated from the Viking, is “a clearing where it rains on a Saturday” is uncertain. Braithwaite’s captain, Gilbert Pyke, doesn’t question that theory and despairs. Their pitch is still in as pristine condition as the start of the season, albeit slightly soggier. Their next scheduled home game, hopefully their first, is the last Saturday in June. There is the strong possibility that Brunton Park may host a match ahead of them. Not that Gilbert was alone, simply no matches even started on Saturday. But, as the song goes, “What a difference a day makes” has resonance from those scheduled to play the following day; they all did. Only just one match in Division One at Rockcliffe, where the home side adapted to the conditions better to beat Wigton II in an overs reduced contest. Also a single fixture in Division Two at Wigton III where they hosted Threlkeld in successive fixtures. Ben Jefferson scored a century last week so when he was bowled by Keegan Hull for a duck it was a real morale booster for the home side. However, Richard Bannister and Dean Thompson took centre stage instead with a half century apiece, and then, bowling unchanged at the start of the Wigton innings, took seven wickets between them. Not to be out done Jefferson came on as first change and removed the last three batsmen in two overs. Most of the action took place in Division Three with three matches being contested. Penrith III took on their junior side and made sure there were no upsets as the score line suggests, winning by over two hundred runs. Maybe they took some pity on the Academy side as thirty five of their half century came from extras, and more than half were wides. It was only a couple of weeks ago that Wetheral sat atop Division Three in splendid isolation, short priced favourites for promotion. In their case, what a difference a couple of weeks makes. Beaten last week by the fast bowling exploits of Adam Collin, this week they faced a rejuvenated Ben Crouch. Playing his first match since transferring from Penrith, he top scored for Stainton II and then bowled seven maidens in his ten over stint. Richard Timperon and Andy Oliver responded to the challenge, but both were dismissed just short of a half century, leaving Wetheral twenty runs short. Wetheral actually slump to fifth in the Division Three table, but not to despair, only a win separates the top five. A large crowd saw two of those in action at Caldbeck II where the home side beat Nunwick II by two wickets. Some judicious shots from Ollie Dickson saw Nunwick post a reasonable total, which looked even more reasonable as Caldbeck lost five wickets in reaching a half century. The home side did improve as they doubled that score, but lost two more wickets in the process. Chris Hellon proved to be the difference, hitting the ball to all parts. With the scores level he unsuccessfully tried to launch Nunwick’s ball back to its home ground, leaving Conor Merone to complete the task with a less aerial route to the boundary. Apparently cricket players do not make good spectators. A large contingent from both teams’ first eleven were offering conflicting advice from the boundary as the game seesawed to its conclusion, probably out of the frustration over the fact that they were side-lined from the day before.

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

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RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

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Prem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO PLAY: Braithwaite v Temple Sowerby, Nunwick v Culgaith and Staffield v Caldbeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

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TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

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Div 1

Wigton II (a)

104/8

28

lost

Rockcliffe (h)

105/5

21.3

 

 

James Holyoake

Dean Thomlinson

22

22

 

 

 

John Wharton

 

53

 

 

 

Danny Braithwaite

Jimmy Freebairn

7-3-8-0

6-0-31-4

 

 

 

Dean Thomlinson

 

6-2-10-2

 

 

NO PLAY: Keswick v Carlisle Academy, Longtown v Shap and Langholm v Edenhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Threlkeld (a)

183

39

beat

Wigton III (h)

58

23

 

 

Richard Bannister

Dean Thompson

51

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keegan Hull

Euan Armstrong

10-0-36-3

9-1-32-2

 

 

Richard Bannister

Dean Thompson

Ben Jefferson

10-3-22-3

10-1-27-4

2-0-4-3

 

 

NO PLAY: Appleby II v Patterdale Great Corby v Carleton and Lanercost II v Lowther

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Nunwick II (a)

163/8

40

lost

Caldbeck II (h)

167/8

27.5

 

 

Oliver Dickson

44

 

 

 

Scott Wetherell

Chris Hellon

 

44

43no

 

 

 

 

Rob Benn

Conor Merone

Craig Pattinson

 

10-3-19-3

7-0–41-2

7–2-16-1

 

 

Tim Wilson

Oliver Dickson

Mark James

9-0-39-3

6.5-1-34-2

7-1-40-2

 

 

Craig writes: Caldbeck II’s welcomed Nunwick II’s on a sunny Sunday afternoon; the away side won the toss and decided to bat. A slow start and with the help of a few drop catches found the away side on 59-1 after 15 overs. The introduction of Benn brought a few needed wickets for the home side which changed the game and Nunwick found themselves at 77-5. Boundaries from Dickson added much needed runs and the away side set a reasonable target for Caldbeck to chase.

Caldbeck’s reply started off poorly as wickets fell early. Both openers Benn and Burbury out cheaply, both to Wilson. At 51 for 5 the away side were in control. Wetherell and Richardson then formed a solid partnership to get the home side to 92 before Richardson was bowled by James. Enter Chris Hellon, some sensible batting but then Wetherell was caught behind. Caldbeck were now 101 for 7. Some big sixes from Hellon pushed the home side on towards their target. Daglish was caught and Caldbeck were now 36 runs short with 2 wickets left. Merone and Hellon batted sensibly and a poor over from the away side saw Caldbeck closing in on 164. No balls were adding up, a partnership of 38 from Hellon and Merone found the scores tied. Needing one to win, Hellon was trying to smash the ball back to Nunwick; however a boundary from Merone brought victory to the home side.

An entertaining game that had the large crowd watching enthralled.  A number of first teamers on both sides became very nervous and animated spectators as the stop-start nature of the home sides’ reply made it difficult to predict the final outcome.

 

                                                                                                                        

Div 3

Penrith III

261/9

40

beat

Pen Academy

50

17.3

 

 

Keiran Spurrell

William Holiday

Dan Morland

 

65

47

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Hall

Mark Winspear

 

10-2-40-0

5-0-40-3

 

 

Jack Winter

Dan Morland

S Smith

Will Holliday

3-1-4-2

3-0-7-2

5-1-8-3

2.3-2-1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Stainton II (h)

190/7

40

beat

Wetheral (a)

170

38.3

 

Ben Crouch

John Forrester

Tim Jackson

60

33

30 no

 

 

 

Andy Oliver

Richard Timperon

 

45

44

 

 

Graeme Campbell

Mike Downie

10-3-29-3

10-3-45-3

 

 

 

Ben Crouch

John Forrester

Nick Lancaster

 

10-7-8-1

6-0-39-4

7.3-1-40-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

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RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

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Cup S

Keswick II (a)

94/9

20

lost

Wigton II (h)

95 / 3

14.2

 

 

Dave Kearns

24

 

 

 

Mark Percival

Kieran Little

Callum Dodd

 

29

25

25

 

 

 

 

Tom Peile

Stuart Ward

Will Robinson

 

4-1-12-2

4-0-16-2

4-0-22-2

 

 

Mark Cameron

4-0-32-2

 

 

From Fixture Secretary: Wigton to host Kirkby Stephen on Sunday 15th June - thanks to both Keswick & Wigton for getting the cup back on track