TCC Cricket report

May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2016, June 2016

The May Day Bank Holiday weather cancelled any hopes of cricket, but the sunshine that followed was much more like. On 7 May TCC travelled to Sheffield Collegiate, who batted first and knocked up an impressive 178-3 (Michael Roundtree 108*). After tea the rain set in and batting became a lot harder, TCC managing just 82, Mike Sayers top-scoring with 32.The previous weekend also saw an away match, v WhittingtonWanderers 2nd XI. TCC got the League season off to a winning start, knocking up a rather modest 109-9 (Ian Hoverd 23), but defending this with ease as the home team succumbed to Greg Taylor’s wiles and were dismissed for 69 (Taylor 6-13). Pitches are settling down at this time of year.

On 14 May, in the first home League match, Tideswell faced Baslow 2nd XI, who didn’t even turn up in 2015, thus gifting TCC 25 valuable points. This year they came with 8 men and … gifted Tideswell 25 points by losing a very low-scoring match. The target of 53 that they set looked a formality, but the pitch saw to it that Tideswell lost 7 wickets getting there. Ian Hoverd (19*)was the anchor as others came and went.

Friendlies

Youlgrave Lodge have been regular opponents in early-season friendlies, and the score is currently 2-1 to Tideswell. The match on 8 May was very close. Tideswell & Eyam scored 132-6 (Adam Lomas 31) and the match ended with Youlgreave on 131-6. Greg Taylor took 5-12.On 15 May the two teams were at it again, at Youlgreave, where Tideswell managed 103-8 (Kevan Hancock 23). Youlgreave knocked this off in the 24th over.

For anyone who’d like to watch some cricket, there will be an evening 20-20 v Dore Moor on 8 June and another on Tues 14 June v Peak Park. The next home League match is on the first Sat of Wakes, 18 June, v Hallam 5th XI.

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