2011 Match Reports

 

Match Sponsored By Town & Village Group

 

Saturday 17th September, the final 1st and 2nd XI games of the season were against Astley & Tyldesley with the 1st team away and the 2nd team at home.  Unfortunately both games were rained off without a ball being bowled, bringing to a close the 2011 season.  The matches were sponsored by Town & Country Group.

 

 

 

Match Sponsored By Eclipse Hair & Beauty

 

Saturday 10th September, Standish 1st XI hosted Daisy Hill 1st XI at the Green Lane ground.  Daisy Hill won the toss and put Standish into bat, wickets fell as early as the 2nd ball of the innings and continued to fall with regularity as Standish were finally dismissed for just 84 in the 46th over, only Sam Heeley with 25 troubling the scorers, A Ali recorded bowling figures of 12 overs 4 for 15.  In reply Daisy Hill passed the target in the 12th over without loss.  The match was sponsored by Elite Hair Beauty and the next and last match of the season is on Saturday 17th September. 

Standish 2nd XI travelled across Wigan to take on Daisy Hill 2nd XI.  Standish won the toss and batted first but it was a similar tale to the first XI with wickets falling early and with regularity.  Only Gary Hadfield and Rob Hart troubled the scorers with 17 and 13 respectively, as Standish were bowled out for just 71 in the 36th over, A Irish recording bowling figures of 12 overs 5 for 23.  It reply Daisy Hill made hard work of the run chase losing 7 wickets on the way but eventually passing the target in just the 19th over.  Wickets were shared evenly between Jack Ashurst, Elliot Chapman, and Steve Critchley and Mike White taking 1.  The match was sponsored by Elite Hair Beauty and the next and last match of the season is on Saturday 17th September. 

 

 

Match Sponsored By Town & Village Group

 

Saturday 3rd September, Standish 1st XI welcomed local Wigan side Springview 1st XI at the Green Lane ground.  Standish won the toss and started batting but 10 overs into their 48 the rain came and washed the fixture out, leaving both teams with a share of the points.

Standish 2nd XI travelled to Springview with a team mix of youth and experience.   Standish won the toss and batted first posting a target of 100 all out in the 31st over, Jack Heaton hit his first 50* in senior cricket, and Springview’s C Atherton took 6 wickets for 24 runs.  In reply  Springview eased to victory in the 25th over for the loss of just 4 wickets.

Sunday 4th September, Standish 1st XI travelled to Edgworth CC on the Bolton Blackburn border.  Edgworth won the toss and batted first scoring 232 in their 48 overs,  Liam Watkinson (pro) and son of the ex Lancashire Cricket Captain hit 110.   Sam Heeley took 7 wickets in 23 overs.   In reply Standish started well reaching 53 without loss in the 13th over and right on course to make the game interesting.  However, a typical Standish batting collapse was to ensue seeing 9 wickets fall for just 9 runs.

Edgworth 2nd XI were the visitors to the Green Lane ground and after winning the toss put Standish into bat.  Standish were bowled out for 113 in the 43rd over, R Cobley top scored with 31, whilst J Axford took 5 wickets for 18 runs.  In reply Edgworth passed the target in the 35th over for the loss of just 3 wickets, opener D Thornton scoring 51*.

 

Match Sponsored By Christine Raynor Academy of Dance

 

Saturday 27th August, Standish 1st XI made the short journey to Blackrod.  After overnight heavy rain there were doubts about the match taking place.  Blackrod were keen to play the match as they were league leaders and worked hard to make the pitch playable.  The match started at 15.00 and each side was reduced to just 30 overs.  Blackrod won the toss and put Standish into bat.  Standish offered little resistance to the Blackrod bowling attack and were dismissed for just 84 in the 27th over.  W Ahmad recorded figures of 10 overs 3 for 26.  In reply Blackrod raced to victory in just the 12th over for the loss of just 2 wickets, J Southworth hit 52 of the 85 runs needed.  The match was sponsored by Christine Raynor Academy of Dance, the next match is on Saturday 3rd September  against Springview CC.

The Standish 2nd XI game was rained off.

 

 

Match Sponsored By Lucy Willow UK

 

Saturday 20th August, Standish CC played Walshaw CC at the Green Lane ground.  Standish CC won the toss and batted first.  Standish scored slowly and had only 46 on the board for the loss of two wickets at the half way stage of their innings.  Dark clouds began to gather and finally the rain fell with Standish on 112 for 4 in the 40th over, Sam Heeley on 36*.  An early tea was taken as the rain continued to fall and the Standish innings came to a close without another run being added.  The Walshaw target was originally adjusted to 93 from 30 overs.  Rain again interrupted play in the Walshaw innings and what ensued could only be described as farcical.  The original target of 93 from 30 overs was reduced to 67 from 26 overs after a 15 minute rain delay.  Walshaw passed the target for the loss of 3 wickets in the 12th over.  It was then decided that the target had been worked out wrongly and the target was 93 again.  All this became irrelevant as the rain didn’t give way and the umpires finally called an end to proceedings at 19.15 with both teams taking a share of the spoils.  The match was sponsored by Lucy Willow UK and the next match is Standish CC v Blackrod CC on Saturday 27th August.

 

Standish CC 2nd XI made the arduous journey to Walshaw with a weakened side.  Standish batted first and were dismissed for just 86 in the 32nd over with Mike Hadfield 23 and Gary Hadfield 26.  Rain again interrupted play before Walshaw were set a target of 67 to win, which they passed for the loss of just 2 wickets in the 17th over.  The match was sponsored by Lucy Willow UK and the next match is Standish CC v Blackrod CC on Saturday 27th August.

 

 

Match Sponsored By Standish Print Co.

 

Saturday 13th August Standish CC 1st XI travelled across Wigan to take on Atherton CC.  Atherton won the toss and put Standish into bat on what looked like a good wicket considering the overnight rain.  Standish got off to an awful start losing both openers within 7 overs and with only 9 runs on the board.  Sam Heeley came to the middle with Irfan Boola and started to steady the ship before Sam was given out lbw with the score on 45, Irfan went on to score a superb 63 and was the only batsman to trouble the Atherton bowling attack and the scorers.  Standish were eventually dismissed for 124 in the 46th over.  Atherton, in reply raced to 60 before losing their first wicket, a mini collapse then ensued giving Standish hope.  Sadly it was too little to late as Atherton went on to 127 for 5 in the 35th over, Chris Gunn recording very respectable figures of 7 overs 3 for 28 and Irfan Boola 10 overs 2 for 22.  The match was sponsored by Standish Print Co. the next match is Standish v Walshaw Saturday 20th August.

 

Atherton CC 2nd XI were the visitors to Standish CC’s Green Lane ground.  Atherton won the toss and put Standish into bat which, looked like the right decision as the dismissed opener Daniel Walsh for 0 in the first over.  Only Rob Cobley 31 and Steve Critchley 48* offered any resistance to the Atherton bowling attack with S Dixon recording figures of 7 overs 3 for 11 as Standish were dismissed for just 109 in the 32nd over.  In reply Atherton cruised to victory in 30th over for the loss of just 4 wickets.  The match was sponsored by Standish Print Co. the next match is Standish v Walshaw Saturday 20th August.

 

 

Match Sponsored By Town & Village Group

 

Saturday 6th August, Standish CC 1st XI took on Golborne CC 1st XI at the Green Lane ground in what promised to be a cracking between two sides struggling to find any form or rhythm to the season.  Standish won the toss and put Golborne in to bat on what threatened to be a rain affected match.  Standish made a good start ripping through the top order and reducing the visitors to 50 for 5 in the 13th over.  Golborne went on to make 140 all out in the 33rd over with A Thomason top scoring with 30*,T Hassan recorded figures of 16 overs 4 for 64 and R Cobley 5.3 overs 3 for 15.  In reply Standish got off to a poor start losing R Smith for 0 in the 2nd over and S Heeley for just 2 in the 4th over.  J Cooper steadied the show and scored a superb 65 assisted by H Namajee 26 at the other end.  By the time Cooper was out Standish needed 14 runs with 5 wickets in hand and some 11 overs to get them.  A typical Standish batting collapse then ensued seeing the last wickets fall for just 12 runs and Golborne take all 13 points away.  The match was sponsored by Town & Village Group, the next match is Standish CC v Atherton CC.

 

 

Standish CC 2nd XI travelled to Golborne and won the toss electing to bat first.  Only R Hart 19 and N Smith 18 troubled the scorers as Standish scored 110 all out in the 42nd over, L Clarke with figures of 7.2 overs 5 for 10.  In reply Standish had the home team 16 for 6 in the 9th over and, should have made it 20 for 7 shortly after but missed the opportunity which as it turned out cost them the game.  A Farrimond went on to score and unbeaten 76* to see Golborne pass the target and home in the 25th over.  C Gunn recorded figures of 7 overs 4 for 12.  The match was sponsored by Town and Village Group, the next match is Standish CC v Atherton CC.

 

Match Sponsored By - Prospect Garage, Standish

 

Sunday 31st July, Standish CC 1st XI made the journey to Elton CC in Bury.  Standish won the toss and batted first, scoring just 107 all out in the 48th over, only J Cooper 27, U Khushnood 23 and S Heeley 21 really troubling the scorers, sadly 6 batsmen were dismissed without scoring!!  In reply Elton passed the target in the 20th over for the loss of just 2 wickets.  The match was sponsored by Prospect Garage, Standish, the next game is Saturday 6th August against Golborne.

 

In contrast a strong Standish 2nd XI won the toss at the Green Lane ground and, batted first posting a respectable 220 for 6 from their 48 overs, with P Walder 99 and J Fielding 41 putting the Elton bowling attack to the sword.  Elton started well reaching 63 before losing their opener and 101 before the 2nd wicket went down.  After that it was all one way as wickets fell without really troubling the scorers.  Elton were dismissed for just 127, giving Standish a 93 run victory and all 13 points.  P Walder and S Critchley both taking 5 wickets in the process.  The match was sponsored by Prospect Garage, Standish and the next match is against Golborne.

 

Saturday 30th July, Standish CC 1st XI travelled to Flixton CC in Manchester on a beautiful summers days.  Flixton won the toss and batted first posting 263 for 3 from their 48 overs.  It was certainly a batting wicket as opener N Moores batted through scoring an unbeaten 114*, pro B Parchment posted a very useful 88 before falling victim to an lbw decision on a ball bowled by S Heeley who took all 3 wickets for Standish in the match.  In reply Standish were bowled out for just 94 in the 31st over, with R Smith and T Hassan both top scoring with 18.  The next match is on Sunday 31st July against Elton.  The match was sponsored by Prospect Garage, Standish.

 

Standish CC 2nd XI welcomed Flixton CC 2nd XI to a sun soaked Green Lane ground.  Standish won the toss and batted first posting a healthy 179 all out in 43 overs with R Cobley scoring 73.  Flixton were reduced to 36 for 3 in the 6th over before steadying the ship and going on to pass the target in the 37th over for the loss of 5 wickets.  The match was sponsored by Prospect Garage, Standish, and the next match see’s Elton CC 2nd XI visit the Green Lane ground.

 

 

Match Sponsored By - Adlington Dry Stone Walling

 

Sunday 24th July, finally saw the Cross Cup Semi-Final between Standish CC 1st XI and Blackrod CC 1st XI take place at the Green Lane ground following last week’s wash out.  Blackrod won the toss and put Standish in to bat on a warm summer’s day watched by a good crowd.  Standish scored 163 for 9 from their 48 overs with R Smith 78 and S Heeley 47 scoring most of the runs.  In reply Blackrod cruised home to win by 7 wickets and with 11 overs to spare, with the pro Z Elahi scoring and unbeaten 51* supported by C Sanderson 47.  Standish CC wishes Blackrod CC well for the final against Flixton CC on 7th August at Atherton CC.  The match was sponsored by Adlington Dry Stone Walling, the next game is against Flixton CC on Saturday 30th July.

 

Saturday 23rd July, saw Standish CC 1st XI take on Adlington CC 1st XI at the Green Lane ground.  Standish won the toss and put Adlington into bat, Adlington were slow to score and were eventually bowled out for 116 with the pro M Majeed scoring almost half the team total.  In reply Standish were undone by the pro again M Majeed as he went on to take 7 wickets leaving Standish 22 runs short of the target.  The match was sponsored by Adlington Dry Stone Walling.  The next home match see’s Standish 1st XI take on top of the league Blackrod in the Cross Cup Semi-Final.

 

Standish CC 2nd XI made the short journey to Adlington and after winning the toss put Adlington in to bat.  Adlington made 198 for 9 from their 48 overs with openers P Shovelton 62 and L Kane 47 scoring most of the runs, A Lyon recorded figures of 12 overs 4 for 33 and A Fox 10 overs 3 for 24.  In reply Only C Gunn with 44 made any impression as wickets tumbled with regularity from the 9th over before Standish were dismissed for 106 in the 36th over.  The match was sponsored by Adlington Dry Stone Walling the next game is against Flixton CC Saturday 30th July.

 

 

Match Sponsored By - Rijo 42

 

Saturday 16th July, Standish CC 1st XI travelled to Darcy Lever in Bolton.  After an hour's rain delay play started at 14.30 with each side being reduced to 39 overs.  Darcy Lever won the toss and put Standish into bat.  Standish were 46 for 1 at the midpoint of the innings, finishing on 138 for 7, R Smith 43.  In reply Darcy Lever lost their captain and opener in the 5th over for just 5 runs but never looked back.  C Murray blasted 46 in just 30 balls before being caught by R Smith.  S Crook batted through scoring an unbeaten 51* with Z Kulesza 29* offering good support at the other end.  Darcy Lever won the game by 7 wickets keeping the pressure on the top teams.  The match was sponsored by Rijo 42, next game is Standish 1st XI v Blackrod 1st XI in the Cross Cup Semi Final, Sunday 17th July

 

Standish CC 2nd XI match with Darcy Lever due to take place at Green Lane was called off due to a water logged pitch.

 

 

Match Sponsored By - In Good Taste Takeaway

 

Saturday 9th July, Saw the second half of the season start with the visit of top of the league Little Hulton 1st XI to Green Lane.  Little Hulton won the toss and put Standish CC into bat, Standish batted well and were 65 for 1 at the midway point of the innings.  Standish went on to 138 for 9 off their 48 overs with H Namajee top scoring with 41, the Little Hulton pro M Ali taking most of the wickets with figures of 7 for 72.   In reply Little Hulton were 58 for 3 at drinks and the match lay in the balance, before once again M Ali the Little Hulton pro scored and unbeaten 65 as Little Hulton won the match by 6 wickets.

                                                               

 

In the away fixture Standish CC 2nd XI travelled to Little Hulton.  Little Hulton won the toss and again put Standish into bat.  Standish were bowled out in the 24th over for 107 with 3 batsmen scoring most of the runs, J Heaton 28 and S Critchley 30 and E Chapman 19.  In reply Little Hulton passed the target in the 20th over for the loss of just 4 wickets all taken by A Lyon.  This weekend’s matches were sponsored by In Good Taste Takeaway.  Next weekend sees Standish CC take on Darcy Lever in the League and Blackrod 1st XI in the Cross Cup semi-final on Sunday 17th at Standish.

 

 

Tuesday 5th July, Standish Owls took on Springview Vampires in a winner takes all T20 contest.  The winners would progress to the semi-finals on Sunday 10th July at Highfields CC and hopefully on to the final later that same day.  Springview Vampires batted first scoring 145 from their 20 overs, a target Standish have chased down before.  Early wickets made the task harder until rain finally intervened to bring a premature halt to proceedings with Standish Owls needing around 80 runs from 5 overs.  The rain meant Springview Vampires make it through to the final on Sunday and everyone at Standish CC wishes them well.  The T20 tournament has been a great success at Standish CC with good crowds and a good atmosphere creating the perfect summer tournament.  We are all looking forward to next year’s competition.  Thank you for your support over the past month.

 

 

Match Sponsored by - Zeera Indian Takeaway

 

Sunday 3rd July, Standish 1st XI welcomed bottom of the league Astley & Tyldesley to their Green Lane ground, on another beautiful summers day.  A good crowd watched as Standish batted first and scored 175 for 9 from their 48 overs, with H Namajee 33 top scoring and being supported well by the top order.  In reply Astley & Tyldesley lost early wickets and only 88 from J MacDougal made the innings look respectable with Astley & Tyldesley being bowled out for 151 in the 41st over, S Heeley 6 for 45 and T Hassan 3 for 54 did the damage with the ball.

 

Standish 2nd XI made the journey to Astley & Tyldesley.  A & T won the toss and put Standish in to bat, only 3 Standish batsmen scoring double figures as Standish were dismissed for 83 in only the 26th over.  A & T only took 19 overs to pass the target and lost just 2 wickets on the way.  All in all a weekend of mixed fortune for Standish CC but wins at home in front of good crowds is always pleasing.  Matches were sponsored by Zeera Indian Takeaway, Standish next match is Standish v Little Hulton Saturday 9th July.

 

 

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July saw the midway point of the Bolton & District Association Cricket League season, and saw Standish CC do battle with Daisy Hill and Astley & Tyldesely over the 2 days.  On Saturday 2nd July Standish CC 1st XI travelled to Daisy Hill, after winning the toss Standish batted first and got off to a really good start on a beautiful summers day made just for cricket.  At the midway point of their innings Standish were 85 for 2 and on course for big total.  Standish finished on 174 for 9 with the openers U Khushnood 44 and R Smith 38 topping the scoring.  After a fine tea Daisy Hill set about the task of chasing the target of 175 to win, which looked like a good score set by Standish.   Daisy Hill lost their opener in the 4th over for just 6 runs which brought A Davies to the crease who hit an unbeaten 86* partnered by M Chilton 71 as Daisy Hill eased to victory in the 36th over losing only 2 wickets on the way.

 

In contrast, Standish 2nd XI entertained Daisy Hill 2nd XI at the Green Lane ground.  Standish won the toss and put Daisy Hill in to bat.  Daisy Hill never got started as Standish ripped through the batting order with ease, only A Arkwright making double figures, before Daisy Hill were all out for 58 in the 31st over, R Cobley and C Gunn were the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 22 and 3 for 11 respectively.  Standish cruised to victory in the 13th over with J Heaton 21 and D Walsh 17* doing most of the damage, although 13 extras was a close 3rd.  Matches were sponsored by Zeera Indian Takeaway, Standish, next match is Standish v Little Hulton Saturday 9th July.

 

 

Tuesday 28th June, Standish Owls T20 team took on Winstanley Park Panthers at the Green Lane ground in front of good home crowd.  Winstanley Park Panthers batted first and posted a healthy total of 144 for 8 from their 20 overs at a run rate of 7.2 per over.  In reply Standish Owls cruised to victory in the 17th over led by 76 from Sam Heeley.  Next match is on Friday 1st July at Westleigh Lions.

 

 

Match Sponsored by - Ocean Security Systems

 

Saturday 25th June, Standish CC 1st XI welcomed Edgworth CC to Green Lane, Standish.  Edgworth won the toss and put Standish in to bat on a damp wicket from the morning’s rain, and probably with half a mind on possible later in the day judging by the clouds.  Standish made a good start and scored 120 for 7 from their reduced innings of 39 overs, H Namajee 52.  In reply Edgworth cruised to 124 for 2 and victory with a commanding innings from ex Lancashire and England player Mike Watkinson scoring an unbeaten 47.

 

Standish CC 2nd XI travelled all the way to Edgworth on the border of Bolton and Blackburn only for the game to be called off due to a water logged pitch.  The weekend’s matches were sponsored by Ocean Security Systems.  Next weekend sees 2 games with Daisy Hill and Astley & Tyldesley visiting the Green Lane ground.

  

Tuesday 21st June, Standish Owls 20/20 team welcomed Golborne Giants to the Green Lane ground.  With coloured kit, music and entertainment it was just like an IPL match.  A good crowd watched as Standish posted a target of 113 from their 20 overs.  Golborne lost wickets early and regularly before steadying the innings and closing in on the target, however Standish finished the job and won the match in front of a good crowd.  Next 20/20 match is Tuesday 28th June.

 

Matches Sponsored by Dermots Barbers Standish
 

Sunday 19th June, Standish CC 1st XI played Springview again but this time in the 2nd round of the cross cup at Green Lane.  Springview won the toss and put Standish in to bat.  H Namajee with 31 and A Hill with 34 both contributed to a final total 143 all out in the 45th over.  A positive Standish side took to the field after lunch claiming wickets immediately and reducing Springview to 8 for 3 before B Ernst steadied the innings with 68.  Standish continued to press with some excellent fielding and bowling and finally bowled Springview out 13 runs short of the target, sending Standish CC into the semi-finals against Blackrod.

 

Standish 2nd XI travelled to Astley & Tyldesley for their 2nd round cup tie and after winning the toss batted first.  Standish struggled to get going with S Critchley top scoring with 16 as the innings came to a premature close in the 26th over for just 88.  A & T took no time to pass the target for the loss of no wickets, J Tyson *58 and D Kershaw 28*.  The matches were sponsored by Dermots Barber Shop of Standish, next game Standish CC v Edgworth CC Saturday 25th June 13.30 start.

 
 

Saturday 18th June, Standish CC 1st XI made the short journey across Wigan to play local rivals Springview CC.  Standish won the toss and put Springview into bat, wondering if weather might play a hand in the day.  Springview scored 179 runs all out in the 41st over, with T Hassan and I Boola both taking 3 wickets.  In reply Standish were undone by a wicket that produced some very uneven bounce, before finally being bowled out for 122 in the 37th over, A Hill was unbeaten on 28 and looked in fine form.

 

Standish CC 2nd XI welcomed Springview CC to Green Lane in the reverse fixture.  Standish won the toss and put Springview in to bat. Springview went on to score 260 for 7 in their 48 overs with S Hodgkinson scoring more than half the teams total with an unbeaten 137.  After lunch Standish got off to a good start racing to 102 for 2 in the 14th over.  It looked like a good game was going to be had on another fine Standish batting wicket.  Unfortunately it was not to be as the Standish middle and lower order collapsed to 179 all out in the 34th over.  The matches were sponsored by Dermots Barber Shop of Standish.

 

 
Match Sponsored by Suzanne Dennis Optometrist
 
 

Saturday 11th June, saw Standish CC 1st XI entertain Blackrod CC at the Green Lane ground.  Blackrod won the toss and batted first, Sam Heeley led the team by example taking an excellent 1 handed diving catch also becoming the youngest ever 1st XI captain at just 20 to captain Standish CC.  Blackrod scored 152 all out in the 48th over, with all the 4 of the Standish bowlers taking wickets and giving Standish a real chance to record a victory.  In reply, Standish ran Blackrod close with R Smith scoring 67 of the team’s total of 139 in a hard fought game.

 

Standish CC 2nd XI made the short journey to Blackrod in the reverse fixture which saw Standish win the toss and put Blackrod in to bat.  Blackrod amassed a target of 238 for 6 off their 48 overs giving Standish a huge mountain to climb, J Ashurst was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 43 off 10 overs.  In reply Standish lost wickets early and regularly making the task very difficult from as early as the 3rd over.  Standish were all out for just 65 runs in the 24th over with only A Hill and J Heaton troubling the scorers with 16 runs each. The matches were sponsored by Suzanne Dennis Opticians of Standish, next game is Saturday 18th June against Spring View.

 

 
Match Sponsored by Waggs Boutique
 

 

Saturday 4th June, Standish 1st XI travelled to Walshaw in Bury to take on the unbeaten league leaders with full strength side on a beautiful summer’s day.  Walshaw won the toss and batted first.  Standish restricted Walshaw to 62 for 2 at the drinks break, however, dropped catches allowed Walshaw to post a target of 204 from the 48 overs.  Standish never really got going and failed yet again to build any partnerships losing wickets on a regular basis after the fall of the first wicket in the 12th over.  Standish were all out for 123 in the 37th over with R Smith 32 and S Heeley 31*.

 

In the reverse fixture Standish 2nd XI welcomed bottom of the table Walshaw to Green Lane.  Standish won the toss and batted first posting a target of 161 in 40 overs with N Smith 40, S Sutherland 24, J Heaton 22 and A Hill 20 being the main contributors to the total.  In reply Walshaw lost early wickets and were reduced to 27 for 6 before 7th wicket partnership propelled them to 113 in the 28th over.  Walshaw were finally bowled out in the 33rd over for 138, with R Cobley taking 5 for 28 and E Chapman 4 for 43.  The match sponsor was Waggs Boutique and the next home game is Saturday 11th June, Standish v Blackrod starting at 13.30.

 
 
Match Sponsored by The Beauty Room
 

Saturday 28th May, Standish 1st XI hosted Atherton 1st XI at the Green Lane ground.  Atherton won the toss and put Standish into bat.  Standish never got going with the top 4 batsmen all scoring double figures and totalling 47 of the final total of 68 for the team.  Atherton never looked comfortable against the pace of T Hassan who claimed 3 for 31, supported by some excellent fielding.  Atherton passed the target in the 20th over for the loss of 4 wickets giving them all 13 league points.  The match was sponsored by The Beauty Room, Standish.  Next game Saturday 4th June against Walshaw.

 

In the reverse fixture Standish 2nd XI travelled to Atherton to play their 2nd XI.  Atherton won the toss and put Standish in to bat.  Standish struggled against a good opening bowling partnership with only M Hadfield 33 and H Whittington 18* reaching double fixtures, as Standish were all out for 93 in the 39th over.  In reply Atherton cruised to victory passing the target in the 20th over for the loss of just 2 wickets.

 

 
Match Sponsored by FX Leisure
 

Saturday 21st May, Standish 1st XI travelled to Golborne last Saturday with a full strength side.  Golborne won the toss and put Standish into bat.  Standish made a good start and were 82 for 2 at the halfway stage of their innings, with plenty of batting still to come.  Standish went on to make 171 for 7 from their 48 overs.  In reply Golborne looked solid from the start and were 81 for 2 at the halfway stage of their inning’s setting up what looked like an interesting finish.  Standish battled hard in very windy conditions however, Golbourne passed the target in the 45th over for the loss of 5 wickets.

 

Standish 2nd XI took on Golborne 2nd XI in the return fixture at Green Lane.  Golborne won the toss and elected to bat first.  At the halfway stage of their innings Golborne were 78 for 3 and on course for a reasonable score, with wickets in hand.  Standish used their bowlers well and bowled Golborne out for 98 in the 36th over, with S Sutherland 10 overs 4 for 24 and S Critchley 9 overs 4 for 13 doing most of the damage.  In reply Standish reached passed the target in the 26th over for the loss of just 2 wickets, J Heaton with an unbeaten 37*.  The matches were sponsored by FX Leisure, next match Standish v Atherton 28th May starting at 13.30.

 
 
Match Sponsored by Mark Fraser Builders
 

Saturday 14th May, Standish 1st XI entertained Elton 1st XI at the Green Lane ground in Standish.  Elton won the toss and put Standish into bat on a day that would surely be rain affected.  Standish had their best start so far this season scoring well and racing to 68 in the 11th over before R Cobley 45 was caught behind.  R Smith 31 was bowled in the 17th over before rain ended the Standish innings on 122 for 5 with 16 overs to go.  Elton had a reduced target of 96 from 24 overs when play finally resumed and eased to victory with 6 overs to go for the loss of 3 wickets.  Standish had battled hard  trying to keep Elton contained and took a couple of early wickets with good catches made it look interesting, but sadly the rain had already done the damage earlier.

 

Standish 2nd XI travelled to Elton for the 2nd team fixture and won the toss electing to bat.  Standish made a good start reaching 33 by the 10th over before losing their first wicket.  From there on in the batting collapsed with Standish all out for just 83 in the 30th over.  Once again rain affected the match and Elton were left needing just 73 from 24 overs to win.  Elton cruised to victory in the 11th over without loss.  This week’s matches were sponsored by Mark Fraser Builders.  Next week Standish play Golborne starting at 13.30.
 
 
Match Sponsored by Jackson Opticians
 

Saturday 7th May, saw Standish 1st XI host Flixton 1st XI at the Green Lane ground.  In a weather affected match which was shortened to 34 overs Standish won the toss and fielded first.  Standish CC’s new signings S Sutherland and T Hassan opened the bowling taking wickets in the 2nd, 6th and 8th over reducing the visitors to 4 for 42 with the Flixton Sub Pro run out cheaply for just 4 runs.  S Sutherland finishing with figures of 8 overs 3 for 37 and T Hassan 12 overs 3 for 72.  Flixton went on to amass a score of 198 all out in the 34th over.  In reply Standish never got going with only 3 players making double figures with the bat.  Standish finally collapsed to 78 for 10 in the 30th over with G Edwards retiring from the game injured.

 

 

In the reverse fixture Standish 2nd XI travelled to Flixton in Manchester with a mix of youth and experience in the side.  Standish won the toss and put Flixton in to bat fearing weather would interrupt the already shortened game (34 overs).  Flixton scored 254 for 5 in their 34 overs with J Alcock taking 3 for 56.  Standish offered little resistance to the Flixton bowling attack with J Heaton 36 being the only batsman to trouble the scorers, as the team were all out for 57 in the 22nd over.  The match was sponsored by Jackson Opticians and the next game is on Saturday 14th May against Elton.

 
 
Match Sponsored by Elaine Stewart Hair & Beauty
 

Saturday 30th April, saw Standish 1st XI make the short journey to Adlington.  After winning the toss Standish put Adlington in to bat.  With some excellent bowling and fielding Standish restricted Adlington to 55 to 2 at the drinks break, Adlington went on to make 148 all out in the 46th over, with S Heeley with figures of 10 overs 2 maidens 4 for 38.  In reply Standish started well and looked on top with S Maiden 36, R Cobley 21, before R Smith got 36, a couple of quick wickets then upset the rhythm before S Heeley 29 came to the crease.  In a very tight game the points were shared as Standish were also all out 148 on the last ball of the game.

 

In the reverse fixture a well supported Standish 2nd XI entertained Adlington at the Green Lane ground.  Standish won the toss and put Adlington into bat.  Adlington scored 169 all out in the 45th over, C Gunn with figures of 12 overs 2 maidens 3 for 38 and J Alcock 8 overs 3 for 26.  Standish battled well to get themselves in contention with N Smith 72, C Chapman 23 but sadly the target was just 15 runs too many giving Adlington the victory, as Standish were bowled out for 155 in the 43rd over.  The match was sponsored by Elaine Stewart Hair & Beauty.  Next game Saturday 7th May Standish v Flixton.

 

 
 
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Saturday 23rd April, saw Standish CC welcome Darcy Lever to the Green Lane ground for the first home game of the 1st XI season.  Darcy Lever won the toss and put Standish in to bat on a grey overcast afternoon.  Standish started well scoring freely in the first few overs, with R Cobley racing to 20 before being bowled.  R Smith came to the crease with the score at 21 for 1. Smith was the only other batsman to trouble the scorers with a score of 41 before being caught on the boundary as Standish were all out for just 90 in 27.5 overs.  Darcy Lever took just 17 overs to pass the target without loss, M Fawcett *50 and S Crook *42.

 

Standish 2nd XI played the reverse fixture travelling to Darcy Lever with a mix of youth and experience.  Darcy Lever won the toss and batted first collapsing to 29 for 7 in just 12 overs and finishing on 121 all out in the 36th over.  Youngsters C Gunn recording figures of 11.3 overs 3 maidens 5 for 19 and E Chapman 10 overs 1 maiden 3 for 41, and J Alcock 4 overs 2 for 13.  In reply Standish were 13 for 4 in the 10th over but went on to win the match by 3 wickets passing the target in the 36th over.  M Hadfield top scored with 33, T Atkinson 21, C Chapman 20 and S Critchley *12.  Thanks to the match sponsor Stores Direct Ltd the next game is Standish CC v Adlington CC on 30th April, 13.30 start.

 
 
 
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Saturday 16th April, saw the start of the cricket season for most clubs up and down the country and Standish CC were no exception.  An injury hit 1st XI travelled to Little Hulton in the Bolton & District Cricket Association League for the first game of the season.  After losing the toss and being put into bat wickets fell as early as the second and third ball on a good looking wicket.  Jonathan Cooper was the only Standish batsman to trouble the scorers with an unbeaten 84* in an innings totalling 124.  In reply Little Hulton passed the target in the 21st over for the loss of 5 wickets, with Andrew Fox recording figures of 6 over's 1 maiden 4 for 16.  Little Hulton won by 5 wickets.

 

Standish CC 2nd XI played the reverse fixture at the home ground of Green Lane.  Again Little Hulton won the toss and put Standish CC in to bat.  Standish managed 68 all out using just 27.2 of the 48 over's, with only 3 batsmen recording double figures.  In reply Little Hulton passed the target in the 15th over for the loss of just one wicket.  Little Hulton won by 9 wickets.  The match ball was sponsored by the Wigan Courier and the next game sees Darcy Lever visit Standish, with a 13.30 start time.