2011 3rd Team Match Reports

Sunday 29th May Standish 3rd XI against Blackrod in the Hann Cup was cancelled due to a water logged square.

Sunday 22nd May Standish 3rd XI travelled to play Lee Cong.  Lee Cong won the toss and batted first scoring 125 from their 20 overs.  They got off to a good start and looked set for a big total.  Standish rallied in the middle overs with Rich Hart (3/19) taking two valuable wickets in a row.

Standish started their innings poorly losing 2 wickets in the 1st over. Nick Smith (46) and Andy Clucas (14) put on a decent 50 run partnership but then wickets started to fall regularly. Tom Atkinson (15) scored well but the run rate was too high at this point and Lee Cong were happy to protect the boundaries and win by 29 runs.



Sunday 15th May Standish 3rd XI against Ladybridge was washed out due to heavy rain.

Sunday 7th May saw Standish 3rd team compete in their first 40 over match of the season at home to Horwich in the Hann Cup. Horwich won the toss and batted first. A good bowling and fielding display by the Standish lads saw Horwich limited to 138 all out off 38.2 overs. Jack Ashurst the pick of the Standish bowlers finishing with figures of 8 overs, 2 maidens, 3 wickets for 15 runs. In reply, the Standish batting response was poor with only 3 batsmen making double figures in a grand total of 87 all out. Chris Gunn the best of the Standish batsmen, top scoring with an impressive 46 runs.



Sunday 1st May saw Standish 3rd team once again play host to Lee Cong, this time in an 11 a-side, 20 over Taylor Trophy match. Once again Standish lost the toss and Lee Cong decided to bat. From their 20 overs Lee Cong made 142 for the loss of 6 wickets. Dave Wilson the best of the Standish bowlers collecting figures of 4 overs, 2 wickets for 9 runs. In reply Standish were struggling on 18 for 3 until youngsters Nick Smith (56) and Chris Gunn (20) came together at the crease and looked to be steering Standish home. However the loss of these 2 wickets saw another mini batting collapse, despite a battling 13 off Simon Reeve, it was too little too late as Standish ended up on 135 for 8 from 20 overs, 8 runs shy of their target.



Sunday 24th April. The first game of the new season for Standish 3rd team saw them welcome Lee Cong to their Green Lane home. Standish lost the toss and the visitors elected to bat first, scoring 146 for the loss of 4 wickets from their 20 overs. Mike White taking 2 of the Lee Cong wickets. In reply Standish got off to a shaky start losing 3 quick wickets, the ship being steadied by a good partnership between Rich Hart (15) and Mike White (20), the only Standish batsmen to make double figures. The rest of the batting line failed to deliver however as Standish were bowled out for a mere 62 runs.