Category: Are you Shaw

  • Take Me Away In a White Coat

    In 1981 Compstall overcame a valiant Dove Holes in a closely contested U17s Final. Dove redressed the balance the following season, as both teams benefited from a conveyor belt of local youngsters, all keen to learn and develop their variable seams of potential. Fast forward to 2015, and around 5 or 6 players (and possibly […]

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  • A Lesson in Demographics

    Things that make you go hmmm. Study any team photo from the last twenty years and ask yourself whatever happened to Ian Collier, Milky Morton or Alex Tweddle? When did you last see David Booth, John Arnfield, Jason Tatton or Kieron Morton? Born and bred Whaley cricketers who emerged from the junior ranks. Add to […]

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  • An apology

    Perhaps I was a tad harsh on the happy clappy brigade Each and every one of them works tirelessly for scant reward. Together they make the club grow stronger Emerging from the rubble the DCCL will embellish the truth Calm heads are required Rough days lie ahead Only fools rush in Wise men say Learn […]

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  • Yes I’ve got a few thoughts

    Whaley Bridge is a microcosm of the imbecilic, happy clappy, Emperor’s Clothes mentality currently infesting village cricket. Meanwhile the bigwigs grin themselves to death, totally oblivious to the surgical innovation so desperately required. Firstly, instead of debating the role of senior cricket towards juniors the DCCL should be questioning the attitude of juniors towards senior […]

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  • Are You Shaw?

    This page is dedicated to the musings and observations of Neil Shaw. Hopefully he will keep us fully up to date with his unique view of the “Goings on” of Whaley Bridge Cricket Club.To walk or not to walk. That is the question “There are two teams out there, but only one is playing cricket […]

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