Year: 2013

Its Raining Runs

Two weeks ago it seemed that the seconds were destined to go through an entire season without attaining maximum batting points (200 runs). Now we have done it in consecutive weeks, recording magnificent victories after a thrilling run chase on both occasions. Now, this might be considered understandable against bottom of the

All Is Well

I have to report that all is well with Whaley Bridge Cricket Club. The first team are second in the league and looking set for promotion, whilst the seconds have won back to back matches, conceding a total of just 101 runs in the process.  The website is receiving regular contributions, including

The Catch

There are some moments in sport that transcend the game itself. Moments of breathtaking athleticism or skill that render the rest of the game unimportant. The Banks save, the Cruyff turn, and the Scorpion kick are all moments that will live long in the memory, and for those at High Lane yesterday

Junior Woes

There’s an old Whaley Bridge Cricket Club saying that goes “Never start a sentence with ‘Gibbo reckons…’” and we had a similar problem to this with the under 11s last week. When asking around for which juniors could bowl, one of our smarter boys suggested the keeper. No problem, I thought, so

Cup Fever Cured!

Twiddley diddley dee, twiddley diddley dee sang Michael Jackson back in the seventies, and whilst that lyric featured the reprise “Tweet Tweet”, it is fair to say that Whaley Bridge Cricket Club’s contribution to the DCCL knocokout trophies this season did NOT warrant a Tweet, and lets face it, very few things do. Gibbo’s ill fated three was a possible candidate,

The World Keeps Turning

The start of the cricket season is always an emotional occasion, and this season it was also unexpected, happening on the scheduled date for once. Our game at Buxworth was marked by a minutes silence in memory of David Beeley, Crompy’s first ever first team opening partner. The silence was immaculately observed and our thanks to