Cricket report

June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2017, July 2017

At the end of May, Tideswell collected 25 points for a walkover v Baslow 2nd XI to consolidate their position near the top of the 5th Division. Then June began, and the wheels (bails?) came off.

On 3rd June Sheffield Transport 2nds visited Tideswell, and can’t have been happy with a total of 66 all out with almost 18overs still to play. They would have cheered up a lot as Tideswell’s chase petered out at just 47 in the 27th over. Captain Greg Taylor opened the batting and was still there at the end with 21*.

A week later TCC travelled to Whittington to play theWanderers 2nd XI. On a large and slow field, they were put in to bat. It was nearly impossible to hit a boundary, which is one excuse for the miserable total of 35 they managed, at just above a run an over. Only Rohan Patel (15)got into double figures. Patel then took the ball and, with figures of 3-4, helped to remove 6 of the home side before the winning runs were scored.

The next match was at home again, v Coal Aston 4ths, who were well beaten by TCC in 2016. Conditions were better for this game, and the visitors were dismissed for 123 well inside the 46 overs (Dan Shirt 4-42),which looked like a gettable target. Greg Taylor, at no. 6, top-scored with 22 but batsmen 7-10 all got a duck as Tideswell subsided to 75 all out.

The following day Tideswell went to the Walton Dam ground to play a Youth Cup first round match vChesterfield Barbarians 3rds, which had been postponed from 20 May because of bad weather. Greg Taylor has only won the toss once this season so far, which is one excuse for the results, and, not surprisingly in the hot, dry conditions, the Barbarians elected to bat. The upshot was a score of 171-8, with Peter Burnyeat taking 3-26, including top scorer Richard Bygrave (58).There were several positive stats in Tideswell’s innings: Carl Jones as opener made 34, George Brown, back from his studies, made 24, Tideswell batted out the overs and the total was in 3 figures. The crucial stat, though, was that total:137-8. Out of the Cup.

Amazingly, owing to other results, Tideswell are still 3rd in the Division, and only 4 points behind Whittington Wanderers who are 2nd.

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