Category: Captains blog

  • Weathering The Storm

    Last week we had a barbecue. Last week was the hottest night in living memory at New Horwich Park (Thursday), but by Saturday there was a major doubt whether we would be able to play cricket at all. Today there is even more doubt that the Under 13s will play due to heavy downpours. This […]

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  • Buxton Advertisergate

    I got an email this week from the Buxton Advertiser stating that they would no longer print the cricket teams. Another nail in the coffin of village cricket? Or another attempt to kick village cricket into the 21st century by forcing them to publish teams on Facebook, websites etc.  Joe Hall from Buxworth complained, Tim Budd from […]

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  • Weighty Matters

    posted 31 May 2015, 21:00 by Mike Madden  Ah the power of Facebook! I have been asked a number of times about rants on the WBCC FB page, and what I think about moving with the times, and copying Tinitwistle’s example with sponsorship etc.  Well, we are not selling valuable online advertising space, we are selling cheap and cheerful […]

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  • Encouraging Signs…

    On the face of it, there didn’t seem to be any encouraging signs from this weekend’s senior games. The firsts were all out for 84, and failed to take a single wicket as Broadbottom cruised to victory. They matched the Germans and Austrians at Eurovision with nil points. The seconds fared slightly better, having Charlesworth at 15-2 […]

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  • Man Flu

    Never believe everything that you read in the press, but never let the truth get in the way of a good story. The weekend contained two noteworthy incidents, both related to non attendance. Firstly, Peter Crowley cried off with a cold. It was a somewhat melodramatic statement of his condition that caused a stir, but if […]

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  • The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind

    Well, we have had our first unfulfilled fixture of the season, as the league website reports that Offerton 2nd XI conceded their Hawke Trophy match against Hayfield. To be honest, I am surprised it has taken 3 weeks, but then again, the juniors have not really started yet.  So what is the answer? Well, there have been various […]

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  • Boss Hog saves the day

    Saturday was not a good day for cricket. The weather ranged from drizzle to downpour, but it never seemed cold and wet enough to call the game off as Whaley 2nds hosted Tintwistle. We appeared to run out of sawdust as Tintwistle were in the field, but when it was our turn to bowl Colin miraculously found a […]

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  • Mystery Man Part Two…

    Of course, the answer to Mystery Man Part One was Callum McIlveen, and he can thank his younger brother Will for grassing him up.  And so on to Mystery Man Part Two. The First XI took to the field against Old Glossop with just ten men. Who was missing?  Speaking of the firsts, what a […]

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  • It’s Mystery Man Time…

    Those who remember the Cricket Club Newsletter (links to some of which can be found on the left hand side of this website), there was a regular item called ‘Mystery Man’. I gave a series of clues and the readers had to guess which member of WBCC they related to, or they could just ignore it.  So, […]

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  • Bring Me Sunshine…

    It was an amazing start to the season! The sun was cracking the flags at Whaley Bridge, and those of us who did not have to bat topped up our tans nicely in front of the pavilion. The second XI youth policy is starting to pay off with an emphatic victory against Buxton, but that […]

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