Rick Halkon, our Coaching and Development Officer, was last night named Trafford Coach of the Year. The annual awards ceremony took place at 'The Point' at Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Rick will now go forward to the Greater Manchester awards in November.
Sale Cricket Club collected several awards at the Annual Cheshire County Cricket League Dinner at Mere Golf & Country Club on 30th September 2011 where the guest speaker was former Test Player Graham Thorpe.
Firstly Chairman Mike Wilkes collected the Henderson Rose Bowl for the League's most improved Club (see picture above), an accolade reflecting the club's successful playing season as well as progress made off the field with the state of its facilities, coaching, etc.
The Over 40's team picked up the trophy for winning their regional league for the second year in succession, and this year they also won the competition for the regional winners.
In the Players of the Year awards, selected by the teams themselves, Rick Halkon came runner-up in Division One with his amazing record haul of 79 wickets, losing only to Marple's overseas player Dom Michael.
Mentioned, but not awarded at the Dinner, was Sale's winning of the 2011 Cheshire Shield.
Ten Sale CC members were present at the Dinner - Cricket Chairman Mike Wilkes, Cricket Secretary John O'Donnell, Cricket & Club Treasurer Roger Lee, Club President Rob Moore, Club Coaching & Development Officer Rick Halkon, Over 40's Captain Iain Harrop and fellow Over 40's players Alan Whitelegg, Nigel Davenport, Stefan Peilober and Carl Hicks.
Sale Cricket Club was named Chance to Shine Project of the Year at the Brit Insurance annual achievement awards at Lords Cricket Ground on 3rd November.
The star-studded event was attended by the Governor of the Bank of England and Chance to Shine President, Mervyn King, England captains Andrew Strauss and Charlotte Edwards along with fellow England players Chris Tremlett and Jade Dernbach.
The judges praised the club for securing additional funding that allowed the club to employ a dedicated Sports Development Officer to deliver their programme, which resulted in a massive over delivery against the KPI’s and has ensured the sustainability of the programme as the overall income generated by the post will see it continue after the Chance to Shine funding has ended.
Sale Sports Club Chairman Rob Moore; and Coaching & Development Officer Rick Halkon collected the award.
Chance to Shine was established by the Cricket Foundation in May 2005 and set out to bring competitive cricket - and its educational benefits - back to at least a third of the country’s state schools.
Sale Cricket Club has worked with 12 schools in the Sale area, delivering over 550 hours of cricket through a combination of curriculum and after-school coaching and competition. All curriculum coaching has been delivered free of charge to the schools involved.
Schools coaching is based around games and encouraging competition. The club has established an inter school cricket league for the primary schools that is entirely teacher led to ensure sustainability. The winner of the league has the pathway to the national ASDA Kwik cricket competition.
The club has also benefited from a large increase in junior members and the establishment of a girl’s cricket team competing in the Cheshire league for the first time in 2011.
Jim Love, Regional Manager for Chance to Shine, said: “The professional approach that Sale took to their project really stood out, as well as the way they brought the school sports network together. As a result they delivered real added value and over achieved against the targets we set them”.
Sale Sports Club Chairman Rob Moore manages the project on behalf of the club and said, “Chance to Shine has been recognised as one of the most successful grassroots sport initiatives ever, so to be named Project of the Year is a great honour for the club”. He went on to say “We are very pleased to be able to provide this valuable initiative to the local community”.
The programme is delivered by Trafford Sports Coach of the year Rick Halkon, who said “It is fantastic to receive national recognition for something that everyone involved in the program has worked so hard for. All the passionate volunteers at Sale Sports Club can be immensely proud to be recognized by one of the country’s leading charitable organisations.”
Message from the new Chairman
For those of you who do not know me, I am Matt Millward more famously known as Tower (something to do with my height I believe). I have been a member at the club since I was 10 years old and Sale Cricket Club is my second home. You may think that is a little sad but I can assure you my love for the club will hopefully make me a Chairman who can think about the long term health of the cricket section and provide a fun welcoming environment for all members and parents to enjoy. I have seen the cricket section thrive over the last few years and I am proud to say I have helped to get us where we are today, by taking on the roles of 1st XI captain, 2nd XI captain and Secretary. Now as Chairman I have the task of taking us to a higher level than we are currently at. We obviously will try and reach the Premier league both 1st XI and 2nd XI after narrowly missing out last season, but we also need the whole club to aim to be playing the highest standard possible throughout, especially on the Sunday and Saturday 3rd team. Having come from playing in the Under 11s here at Sale I know how important the juniors are to us and how important we can be to the juniors. I have formed lifelong friendships through cricket at Sale and I cannot stress strongly enough how hard people work behind the scenes to make Junior cricket prosper at Sale. Having re-formed the Junior section only 9 years ago I cannot believe how well we have done, but I know there is still a lot of room for improvement especially in communicating with parents, I hope you can remember that we are all volunteers who give up our time through the love of cricket and are always here to listen to new ideas and any gripes you may have, at the end of the day my aim is to provide a facility and culture that people can enjoy.
The AGM was held on Friday 7th October and the following appointments were made:
New Sightscreens on their way
We have been looking at several different models and manufacturers of sightscreens to re-place our wind damaged old sight screens with a view to placing an order in January ahead of the 2012 season. We have been fortunate to receive a very kind and unexpected donation from one of our ex-members Neil Fitton. Neil’s donation will significantly help our purchase of new screens. Thank you Neil!
Junior Winter Nets
Paul Battersby and Nick Brookes are working towards their level 2 ECB Coaching Qualifications and Richard Foreman towards his Level 1 ECB Coaching Qualification. All are due to be completed ahead of next season.
Outdoor Junior Training
Outdoor Training for Boys will start on Monday 16th April 2012 at 6pm till 8pm at the club. Outdoor Training for Girls will start on Monday 16th April 2012 at 5pm till 6pm at the club. Academy Sessions: Formalised and will be invite only.
One to One Coaching can be sort through the Sports Development Officer and will cost £15 for a 1 hour session.
Chev recognised at Trafford Sports Awards
Sale Sports Club’s Sports Development Officer Rick Halkon was awarded Trafford Coach of the Year at the awards ceremony held at The Point at Lancashire county Cricket Club. Well Done Chev!
Senior Winter Nets
Starts Thursday 16th February, 8pm, Belle Vue for 1 hour (so be arrive early to be sure to get a bat!), cost £4 for Senior Members, £3 for Juniors / Students / Un-employed.
Who’s up for a challenge?
The Millward brothers Tower and Millers are planning to do the 3 peak challenge next year to help raise money for a well deserving charity and Sale Sports Club. Going to climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, all in two days!!!! Or at least that’s the plan.
Would anyone like to join them? Basic itinerary will be something like the following:
The initial thought was to do this in April, call it pre-season training if you like! If you are up for the challenge and to help raise some money please speak to Tower.
Joining Day will be Saturday 24th March from 12pm to 5pm. Process will be very quick for existing members.
Cricket Force Weekend: Also Saturday 24th March.
All junior members will be eligible to play for each of the Club's junior sections (Tennis, Cricket & Hockey).
Please NOTE there will be a limited to the number of cricket members we take on so be quick!
Boys £90 and Girls £50
Any families with more than one child shall pay £50 for a second child, and £30 for a third child. The cricket section membership will include:
Sale Sports Club launched Sky Sports ‘Get Involved’ week on Monday 4th June with a live Sky Sports News broadcast from the club’s Sports Fun Day to promote their initiative to encourage more people to get involved in their local sports club.
The fun day included Cricket, Hockey and Tennis challenges and a fun run, as well as go-carting, zorbing, face painting, whack the rat and a bouncy castle.
Sale was chosen for the Get Involved live broadcast based on the club involvement in the local community and the success it has had increasing its membership to over 600 in the last 3 years.
The fun run was a designated Street Games event with over a 100 runners. Former England hockey international Charlotte Hartley was on hand to start the fun run and present medals and T-shirts to all participants.
Sky reporter Fraser Dainton opened with a live interview with club President Rob Moore, who explained the challenges that volunteer led sports clubs face in raising funds in the current economic climate. A further 6 live broadcasts during the day promoted Cricket, Tennis, Hockey, volunteering and the social aspects of the club.
The club received special praise for its innovate approach of employing a dedicated Sports Development Officer, Rick Halkon, to work in local schools and to provide a link to the club.
The club then formed part of the rolling news agenda of the day with an hourly report featuring quotes from Rob Moore and Rick Halkon.
The fun day allowed the club to highlight the challenges faced by the hockey section that have to train and play in Manchester due to the shortage of facilities in Sale.
The fun day followed a Jubilee Party on the Sunday, covered by BBC radio Manchester, which launched a year of fund raising to improve the club facilities.
Sale President Rob Moore said, “Not only was our Sports Fun Day greatly enjoyed by everyone who participated, it also allowed us to promote the benefits of getting involved”, he went on to say “I hope that this weekend will give us the platform to take our club to the next level”.
Message from the Chairman
So far the main obstacle of 2012 has been mother nature. All senior teams are going well, with the 1st XI especially being affected by the weather missing out on another big win against Heaton Mersey by 4 wickets which would have put us right in the mix. 2nd XI are travelling well after a slow start and look in prime position for a charge for the title. Both 3rd teams are being competitive when they manage to get on the playing field, we just hope the weather turns so we can all get lots of cricket in during the second half of the season. Calvin Flowers is leaving us in a couple of weeks and I would like to thank him for his efforts during the start of the season, we wish him well during his time back in South Africa. We are continuously trying to improve the ground and a big thanks is due to John Stepney for helping sort the landscaping of the corner, it will look really well once we get the gardeners in. Thanks must all go to everyone who has assisted with teas so far this year, the rota seems to be working well and duties are getting shared about, I hope this can continue for the remainder of the season. Junior cricket has also been badly affected by the weather, again a big thanks to all team managers and coaches for their assistance. I think next year we will be handing out Sale Sports Club wellies. Finally it was good to see so many cricketers down at the Jubilee weekend, we really showed the rest of the club the way forward and there was some great interviews on Sky Sports, I especially enjoyed our resident DJ John O'Donnell and Dan Osbourne who just wanted to join a GOOD Club. Also little George Fields aspiring to be as good as Rick. That is all thanks to everyone for all your hard work.
1st XI Captain’s Report—Ian Dixon
The 1st team are in good shape as we reach the half way point of the season; still undefeated in the league we sit 3rd in the table behind Grappenhall & Bowdon. Building on the momentum gained from last season’s division 1 campaign, the team have won 6 of the 8 games played and drawn twice against both of the promoted teams. We have recently been knocked out of both cup competitions after a promising start in each format. The T20 defeat to Didsbury showed what we must aspire to if we are to become a premier league club in the coming seasons. Our aim for the remainder of the season is to continue to win as many games as possible and clinch promotion via finishing in the top 2. After comprehensively beating Bowdon earlier in the season, this should be a realistic target over the final 12 games.
New recruits Wiahn Lubbe, Calvin Flowers and Taz Tharsan have settled in well and have each turned in match winning performances. A special mention should also go out to Rick Halkon who last week returned from Bollington with career best figures of 9-42 and is currently top of the Cheshire League wickets table for all 3 divisions. Batting stats (including cup) Wihan Lubbe 661 runs – average 50 –Highest score 78. Calvin Flowers 457 runs – average 35 – highest score 74. Dan Halkon 272 runs – average 22 – highest score 63. Bowling stats (including cup) Rick Halkon 38 wickets – average 15.11 – best figures 9-42. Wihan Lubbe 17 wickets – average 17 – best figures 4-17, Calvin Flowers 14 wickets – average 32 – best figures 2-17.
2nd XI Captains Report—Keith Wellings
At the halfway point of the season the 2nd team sit 2nd in the division and in a very strong position to hopefully achieve the pre-season target I set the team of being promoted to the premier division. We are still undefeated in the league and have turned in some great performances during the first half of the season. We need to keep that horrible feeling of missing out on the last game of the 2011 season at the front of our minds and use it as motivation to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
There have been some fine individual performances so far this season. The Millward brothers have been a real bonus for us this year. Andy producing some fantastic bowling spells and Matt starting to find the kind of form with the bat that we all know he is capable of producing. Rob Walton arriving from Sale Moor has given us a much needed boost. His fielding is second to none and his no nonsense batting style has taken many a bowling attack to the cleaners. Brad Ross is developing into a very good fast bowler and has produced some excellent spells so far without much luck. You will get a 5 for soon Bradley!!!!
Batting Stats (League only): Keith Wellings - 309 runs –average 34.33 – highest score 70. Rob Merga – 211 runs –average 42.2 – highest score 57*. Matt Millward – 206 runs –average 29.43 – highest score 54*. Rob Walton – 158 runs – average 79 – highest score 51*.
Bowling Stats (League only): Andy Millward – 17 wickets –average 15 – best figures 4-34. Brad Ross – 17 wickets –average 16.29 – best figures 4-23. Rob Moore – 14 wickets –average 11.21 – best figures 4-36. Rob Merga – 12 wickets – average 15.25 – best figures 4-29. Gareth Watterson – 8 wickets – average 18.38 –best figures 4-27.
Sun 3rd XI Captains Report—Lionel Thompson
Currently sitting 4th in the 3rd XI standings we've made a solid start to our league campaign. With 7 points being the difference between 2nd and 4th in the league we're very much targeting a return to the top flight. For this to happen we need to continue to get the solid contributions from our players along with that little bit more when required to bowl a team out.
Batting hasn't been a problem this year with two 200+ run innings so far and many more to come I'm sure. Notable senior knocks with the bat from Max Lloyd, Howard Briggs and Abdul Waheed. Along with juniors, Mikey Nuttall, Johnny Dickens and Harry Stepney who are all tipping in with the runs when required.
The bowling department is firing too, Shah Zeb frequently removing the top order batsmen along with the support of exciting prospect Harry Stepney (watch this space) and Max Lloyd. Bowler of the season so far though is Sully Butt. Taking a five'fer on debut and constantly chipping in regularly with wickets he's proving to be a real chip off the old block. Keep it up fella only 30 more wickets this year to match your old man's best!
Good to have an ever dependable pair of gloves behind the stumps and in Brent Osborne we certainly have that. We're in a blessed position in that we regularly have a board umpire in Shergs and have so far had a scorer every week with Ozzy (coloured pens and all). Both would be sorely missed if not there, so massive thanks has to go out to them...all we need is a tea lady every week (fancy it Sav?).
Sale Tigers, the only 2nd XI in the division, have a 1W 4L record. The team is developing fast, pushing more experienced opposition. It has a balanced bowling attack, keen fielders and a batting line-up led by Keir Wishart and Ross Davenport, each with top scores of 25 (retired). Chris Smith
U11 1st XI have performed well after losing opening two games to strongest two sides in the league Alderley Edge and Bowdon, having played 9, lost 2, won 4, abandoned 3, leaving them joint 3rd in the league. They have progressed into the quarter finals of the U11’s cup having beaten Wythenshawe, where we are to play Timperley. Everyone has contributed when called upon, notable batting performances from Sam Battersby 130 runs, Tom Gill 103 runs, George Dellaman 47 runs. Bowling Yash Raja and Tom Slaney leading wicket takers with 5 each, followed closely by George Dellaman, Tom Gill, Tom Robertson, Adam Holland and Nick Clarke who have all bowled well. Notable performance by u9 Billy Dawson filling in vs. Bowdon Vale 2overs 8runs 3wkts well done! Culminated in Sam Battersby being selected for Cheshire u11s as wicket keeper batsmen. Well done to all who played, shame about the weather! Paul Battersby
In a stop start season with 6 matches cancelled the U13's won 3 and lost 3 in the league. We beat Ashton on Mersey, Didsbury and South West Manchester and lost to Brooklands, Timperley and Urmston. In the Cheshire cup we put up a creditable performance against a strong Grappenhall team after posting a good score of 103-7 and having Grappenhall 0-1 we lost by 7 wickets. In the league cup we lost to a hard hitting Timperley for the 2nd time in the season by 33 runs. On the plus side there were consistent batting performances from Milo Price Philips, Joe Cannon and Dan Osborne with Milo scoring 130 runs at an average of 26. The bowling was headed by George Field with 12 wickets at an average of 10.75 followed by Joe Cannon with 8 wickets. The fielding improved considerably as the season progressed with us only conceding more than 110 once when Timperley scored 122 at their home ground with a short boundary. The positives for next year’s U13's is that half this year’s team will be eligible to play again next year and hopefully a top four position is achievable. Brent Osborne
Under 18’s have played 4 in the league won 3 lost to the previous winners, in semi final of the cup. Harry Stepney hit a 50 last week in the quarter final, 3rd in league with a game in hand. Gareth Watterson
The one question that most people ask me is “when will we get a new clubhouse?” We have been looking at this project for some time, although it is important to emphasise this is about improving the facilities of the whole club and trying to get a facility that hockey and football can use somewhere in Sale, as two of the biggest costs to the club are maintaining the house and astro pitch hire fees.
We have done a lot so far using volunteers and favours, but we now have to start spending real money on professional fees. So to take this forward we have organised a year of fund raising, starting with the jubilee weekend. Despite the weather the weekend was a great success. We did raise some vital funds, but thanks to the involvement of Sky Sports News in our fun day we can’t put a price on the publicity we received. We launched their “Get Involved” week, a message that hopefully we all live and breathe at the club! Those who volunteered over the weekend did a great job, thanks for all your help.
However it doesn’t stop there. Over the next year we would ask individuals and the sections committees to run their own fund raising events. If any members are entering an event (such as a run or bike ride), please consider donating some of your sponsorship to our development fund. You can split with any charity you choose (doesn’t have to be Christies). We have Sale Sports Club Just Giving web page set up and it’s really easy to create your own sponsorship page from it.
If you have any ideas or need some support, then please do not hesitate to contact Alex Moore who will be glad to give advice.
Rob Moore - Sale Sports Club President
Sixteen year old Sale bowler Johnathan Dickens achieved a very rare feat on Saturday, taking 5 wickets in 5 balls against local rivals Timperley. Playing for Sale 3rd XI he bowled all 5 victims and finished with incredible figures of 2 overs, 1 maiden, 6 wickets for 4 runs.
It capped a day in which the Sale side dominated. In a total of 223-0 declared, both Mark Almond and Cheshire Under 14’s Harry Stepney scored unbeaten centuries. Dickens then dispatched Timperley in short order, as they were bowled out for 71.
His amazing feat created a new record for Sale, beating Garry Saunders’ record of 4 wickets in 4 balls in the 1990’s.
In truth the Salians were just glad to get a game of cricket, having had 9 out of the previous 13 games cancelled due to the poor weather this season.
Alex Moore, a volunteer and keen tennis player at Sale Sports Club, has grabbed the chance to volunteer at the Olympics. She is working in the press operations team at the Aquatics centre, a role that involves a fine balance of looking after athlete needs and those of the press.
Alex has been an active volunteer at the club for 10 years, most recently managing the club’s Coaching and Development Officer and supporting the massive growth in junior tennis and holiday activities. This once in a lifetime opportunity to get involved in the world’s largest sporting event was one she couldn’t miss.
We caught up with Alex on Day 4 of the Games:
“Everything about the games so far has surpassed my expectations and there is a real one team feel between volunteers across all roles in the park.
I am experiencing and seeing what goes on once the athletes have completed their race/dive, the highs and lows of competition and the importance of the media getting the athletes story out to the world.
It's like a wave being in the mixed zone. One minute calm and then the swimmers arrive and the media clamber to get their story and calm again once the swimmer leaves the area to warm down.
I am loving every minute!”
CRICKET coach Rick Halkon, from Sale Sports Club, has been recognised for outstanding services to grassroots cricket by cricketing great Shane Warne.
Former Australian International Warne presented him with a special coaching certificate during the second Investec Test Match against South Africa at Headingley.
Rick was given the chance to attend the Test Match as part of the Sky Sports ECB Coach Education programme.
He was one of 15 coaches who met with Warne during lunch on the pitch at Headingley, as part of programme’s ‘Reward and Recognition’ scheme.
Rick has been coaching in Sale for five years and runs sessions for 150 children at Sale Sports Club.
Last year Rick delivered 560 hours of coaching across 10 different schools and he continues to run academy workshops for those who show special promise.
Rick said: "There has been a massive increase in interest because of the work that Sky Sports and the ECB do to raise awareness of the game.
“I didn't have a coach as a child and now our club has 25. This can definitely be accredited to the help that Sky and the ECB have given."
The Sky Sports ECB Coach Education Programme aims to attract and train coaches at all levels of cricket in England and Wales.
The programme’s ‘Reward and Recognition’ scheme, aims to identify those cricket coaches across England and Wales that go above and beyond the call of duty to help grassroots cricket flourish.
Sale 2nd XI 2012. Back row (L-R): Rick Hampton, Mark Almond, Rob Moore, Andy Millward, Rob Walton, Harry Stepney, Dom Gandy. Front row (L-R): Rob Merga, Keith Wellings (Captain), Lionel Thompson, Gareth Watterson. Not pictured: Brad Ross, Matt Millward, John Hampton, Roux Joubert, Paul Battersby, Rory Woodward
Sale Cricket Club celebrated a double promotion this season. The 2nd XI crowned an excellent year finishing champions of division 1, confirming promotion to the premier league for the first time in the club’s history. The 3rd XI confirmed promotion to division 1, meaning Sale now have two senior teams playing at the highest possible standard in the Cheshire league pyramid.
Sale 2nd XI finished the season with a tense game at Dane Road against Stockport. Chasing only 155 Sale found themselves in trouble at 120-8, but news soon filtered through that Middlewich had only managed a draw at Irby confirming Sale were champions. The tail then wagged for Sale as the home side were bowled out with scores level, a tie, meaning 18 points and the Championship beyond any doubt. Rob Merga was the man of the match scoring 41 and taking 3-45.
The key to Sale’s success this season was been the bowling that regularly had the opposition in trouble. Rob Moore topped the averages with 31 wickets at 12.2, with Andy Millward (36), Rob Merga (35) and Brad Ross (27) forming a formidable quartet. Captain Keith Wellings topped the batting averages with 426 runs at 32.8, with Rob Merga (484) and Rob Walton (388) having fine seasons.
The 3rd XI confirmed their return to the top flight of Sunday cricket by beating Champions elect Urmston on the last day of their season. Young leg spinner Sully Butt finished top bowler with 20 wickets at 12.7, whilst Howard Briggs, Harry Stepney and Max Lloyd all topped 250 runs with the bat.
The 1st XI had a bright start to the season and was in contention for promotion at the halfway point, only for their form and the weather conspiring to deliver a creditable mid table position. The ever reliable Rick Halkon finished with 55 wickets including a league record 9-42 against Bollington. Nineteen year old South African Wihan Lubbe scored an incredible 1,100 runs at an average of 50 and took 30 wickets.
After much work and effort the Cricket section is proud to publish our Development Plan for 2013 to 2016. It has been signed off by Sale Cricket Club’s committee and the Cheshire Cricket Board. It outlines our aspirations for the next four years and details how we are going to (hopefully) achieve them!
TWO YEAR FREEZE ON BAR PRICES
The club can confirm an inflation busting price freeze on members bar prices following a renegotiation of our contract with Marston’s. We did not pass on the 2.8% increase in beer duty in the March 2012 budget to members and have now improved our brewery deal meaning we can guarantee that we will not increase draught beer prices until February 2014, a freeze of two years!
THE CLUB NEEDS YOU
COUNTY CRICKET AT SALE IN 2013
WELCOME TO TIM AND ASH
AROUND THE SPORTING SECTIONS
FROM THE CLUB COUNCIL .… IN BRIEF
SIX YEAR FREEZE ON SUBSCRIPTIONS
A freeze to club subscriptions for a record sixth year was announced at the club AGM on 5th April. This comes two months after we announced a TWO YEAR FREEZE ON DRAFT BEER PRICES. We want to do what we can to help members during the current economic conditions and provide great value to you all.
The club sets a general subscription rate for all members; sections can then add a levy onto this for specific section related costs. If you want more details of what this includes please speak to your section committee.
RICK HALKON WINS J P DAY AWARD
Rick Halkon was announced as the winner of the J P Day Sports Person of the Year award at the AGM after taking 55 wickets in all competitions, with the highlight being named Cheshire County Cricket League performance of the month with 9 wickets for 42 runs at Bollington.
This was the third time Rick has won this award, cemented his place in the annals of the club having only failed to take 50 wickets on one occasion in the last 6 seasons. Off the field his exploits were once against recognised as he met Shane Warne when collecting an award from Sky Sports for his coaching in Cheshire.
THE CLUB COUNCIL NEEDS YOU
All standing officers were re-elected at the AGM, but 2 vacant positions went unfilled. The club council manages the day-to-day operations of the club, as well as looking towards our long term development. The club can only function effectively if we have a full and active club council.
We are seeking an Assistant Membership Secretary to look after our membership database, and a House Chairman to look after the club’s buildings. We will also need an Honorary Secretary next March after Jim Younger indicated he was stepping down at the end of the year. If you are interested but want to know a little more please email Rob Moore, the Club President, call on 07775 880433, or speak to your section representative.
As well as recruiting a new Coaching & Development Officer and head tennis coach we’ve been looking at how we can improve our facilities. We realise they are not up to standard and no longer meet our playing or social needs, draining our finances rather than support the playing of sport. We are assessing the feasibility of a new build clubhouse and an artificial pitch in Sale. We are working up a feasibility study that assesses all options including both 3G and sand filled pitches.
We need your help to progress, if any members are entering an event (such as a run or bike ride), please consider donating some of your sponsorship to our development fund. You can split with any charity you choose. We have Sale Sports Club Just Giving web page set up and it’s really easy to create your own sponsorship page from it.
HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMPS
TIM HAYWARD and ASHLEY WEBSTER are running Tennis and Multi-Sport camps for 5-15 year olds over the Half Term Holiday. New to the sports camps in 2013 is Rock-it-ball (a highly energetic and extremely fun game) and Zumba/Dance.
To sign up to the Sports Camps please email Tim, or call 07875 961887. If Tennis is more your game then please email Ash, or call 07545 846744. Details of the camps, including a leaflet and booking form can be found on our website now.
THE SPORTING YEAR …. IN BRIEF
It rained a lot! The Cricket 2nd XI went up as champions to the premier division & the 3rd XI were promoted to the top division. Junior cricket was so successful that numbers were capped at 140, including a girl’s team. Tennis saw promotion for both the ladies 1st & a gent’s team.
Men’s Hockey celebrated their 125th anniversary season with a dinner at the Worsley Marriot, the 1’s finished 3rd in a higher division and reached the Cheshire plate semi-final & the 3’s were promoted as champions. The Ladies Hockey 1’s finished 3rd and reached the last 16 of the National Vase with a trip to Andover and the 3’s are still fighting for promotion. Junior Hockey continues to grow with 40 boys & girls.
Spartans Rugby are 3rd in their league hoping for promotion, established a regular 2nd XV & finished 5th in the international Bingham Cup (which they organised and hosted). Junior Football ran 4 teams from under 10 to under 17.
Sunday 21st April sees a musical tribute to Dave Shannon, numerous friends will be playing from 2pm until late. Admission is free, with donations to Cancer Research.
Snail Racing is back on Saturday 11th May from 7.30pm. Please donate a prize or sponsor a snail for £10, contact Sarah Roberts
|Joe Cannon||U14 v Deane & Derby CC||Bowling figures of 4-18||25 April|
|Adam Holland||U11 Panthers v Ashley CC||25 retired||28 April|
|Josh Sutcliffe||U11 Tigers v Didsbury||21* (carried bat through innings) & 2-4 (including bowling final over in a 1 run victory)||28 April|
|Ethan Simpson||U11 Tigers v Didsbury||Fielding excellence, with a match-winning boundary save in the final over||28 April|
Notable achievements in May:
|Ben Moss||U9 v Brooklands||2 fine catches, as part of an excellent all-round performance||31 May 2013|
|Daniel Osborne||U14 v Radcliffe||29 runs and 2 stumpings||30 May 2013|
|George Jones||U14 v Radcliffe||Bowling figures of 4-2-11-3; and 23*||30 May 2013|
|Matthew Holland||U11 Panthers v Cheadle||16* (top-score in low scoring game); outstanding fielding including 1 run-out and 2 economical overs||26 May 2013|
|Sam Battersby||U13 Eagles v Ashley||31* retired; 2 catches and 2 stumpings||24 May 2013|
|Theo Brodbeck||U9 v Timperley||Hat-trick (one caught behind and two bowled)||21 May 2013|
|Viraj Soraitha||U11 Panthers v Lindow||Bowling figures of 2-0-3-2 and a run-out with a direct hit||19 May 2013|
|Joe Cannon||U14 v Urmston||Bowling figures of 3-0-15-3||16 May 2013|
|Mal Clarke||U14 v Urmston||Bowling figures of 4-0-13-3||16 May 2013|
|Will Radcliffe||U14 v Urmston||44 runs||16 May 2013|
|Gabriel Smith||U13 Colts v Ashton-on-Mersey||Bowling figures of 4-1-5-3||13 May 2013|
|Adam Holland||U11 Panthers v Stretford||27* retired||12 May 2013|
|Callum Ross||U9 v Poynton||Bowling figures of 3-0-5-4, with an all-bowled hat-trick and 4 wickets in one over||12 May 2013|
|Joe Cannon||U13 Cup v Grappenhall||30* retired, 1 catch and a triple-wicket maiden to seal the game||7 May 2013|
|Theo Brodbeck||U9 v Cheadle Hulme||20* (all in boundaries)||7 May 2013|
|Isaac Brooks||U9 v Cheadle Hulme||25* (inc. a 6 in final over with match in the balance) and 3-5||7 May 2013|
|Tom Gill||U13 Eagles v Lindow||32* retired||3 May 2013|
|Mal Clarke||U14 v Monton & Weaste||Bowling figures of 4-21||2 May 2013|
Picture by George Franks: Charlie Reid (Cheshire 2nd XI)
Sale hosted the prestigious representative fixture between Lancashire 2nd XI and Cheshire Development XI on Thursday 6th June, a match that yielded 551 runs and produced a last over win for Cheshire. Sale bowler Taz Tharsan made his debut for Cheshire.
The awarding of this match was the culmination of many years hard work from the club to improve the facilities, including the relaying of the entire square in 2007. The quality of the wicket was praised by both sides and we hope to see more games of this stature in the future.
The match winning performance for Cheshire came from Alderley Edge’s Charlie Reid, who scored 107 and took 2-38, as they chased down Lancashire’s score of 275-9.
Cheshire did well to peg Lancashire back to 275 in 45 overs after regular 1st teamer Luke Proctor scored a fluent 88 and Arron Lilley struck 78.
In a well paced reply Reid received good support from Ross Dixon (38) of Chester and Adam Roylance (32) of Grappenhall, and despite a run out in the last over Cheshire got home with one ball to spare to achieve a famous victory.
As holders of the Timperley 7's trophy the Ladies vets were determined to retain the shield.
Silver Fox played a blinder by actually getting the trophy back off Gill's mantelpiece, a feat in itself. It felt like Groundhog day with the first match, as last year, being played against Lymm, another victory ensued which was very satisfying, two more wins in the group over Macclesfield and Moss Park & a defeat by Telford ensured that we won our group fairly comfortably.
Having ignored / forgotten Timperley's suggestion that clubs wore fancy dress that depicted a film for fear of distracting our highly tuned and focussed players Groundhog day again as the semi-final was played against the 101 Dalmatians......aka......Wilmslow, just as well Little Jen was in Cayman as goodness knows what she'd have guessed. A 1-0 victory to Sale led to the chant "who knocked the dogs out ooh,ooh, ooh"
The final was a closely fought affair against Chester, thankfully Scares had been "their" umpire for the group games and passed on some helpful tips for their short corner routines, 2-2 at the end of normal time, Kelly Mott then slotted home the winner, great assist from Savs - what a surprise!
Celebrations continued until about 2.30am, a new party game "2 truths & a lie" about yourself, a bit like Call My Bluff by having to guess the lie - as a word of warning to you all....never go shopping with Helen Elcock!
Great performances from our squad, aiming for the hat-trick next year.
Sale Sports Club are launching a weekly multi sport sessions called Sale Sporties for boys and girls aged 2 to 3.5 years old.
Every Saturday morning at St Anne's Church Hall, Trinity Road, Sale. Starting February 1st.
Sessions run 9 am - 9:45 am and cost £4.50 per session.
The session will aim to develop the fundamental skills a child needs for a lifetime of sports participation: throwing, kicking, hitting, running, etc.
Each multi-sport session will have a focus on a particular sport, with the sport rotating every few weeks. We start with football, but will cover tennis, hockey, cricket and other sports throughout the year.
Places limited to 14 so please contact Tim Hayward (our Head Coach) to register your attendance. Text or call him on: 07875 961887.
Sale Sports Club is a not for profit Community Amateur Sports Club and Clubmark Accredited.
Dear Parents and Guardians
Thanks for enrolling your son or daughter for junior cricket coaching and membership of our thriving junior cricket section for the 2014 season. We appreciate the sacrifices parents make supporting your young sportsmen and women – the cost of kit, subscriptions, offers of transporting team members to away matches etc.
We also appreciate that many of you spend some time at the club, especially on a Monday evening when coaching takes place over a two hour period – and in the last few years summer Monday nights have been as cold and inhospitable as evenings in February!
So this season, we are ensuring that the clubhouse is open for your use from 6.00 p.m. onwards – the bar will be open and there will also be access to a Rijo coffee machine with freshly ground coffee. Come inside and relax with a drink and a book or newspaper – or with friends - while your children are busy outside. Or take a drink outside in the sun and enjoy the view over the ground carpeted with frenzied activity.
Please come into the club via the front entrance where there are also toilet facilities. The front door has a security code, you will be advised of this as part of your welcome pack.
May we also remind you that when you pay for the subscription of your child for junior coaching, you are also automatically made a non-voting member of the club and have full rights of access to the club at any time during opening hours.
You and your sons and daughters are also most warmly invited to come into the club after matches and training sessions during the season for refreshment and socialising.
We wish you a successful and enjoyable season supporting junior cricket at Sale Sports Club.
In between the showers there were plenty of achievements to celebrate in the early weeks of the junior cricket season. Congratulations to all:
|Alex Barry||Took wicket with 1st ever ball in a cricket match||U9 Badgers v Cheadle||24 April 2014|
|Joe Moss||27 retired||U11 Panthers v Stretford||27 April 2014|
|Viraj Sorathia||24 not out||U11 Panthers v Stretford||27 April 2014|
|Sam Moss||20 not out||U9 Squirrels v Brooklands||30 April 2014|
|Nathan Gray||Bowling figures of 2-1-2-2||U9 Squirrels v Brooklands||30 April 2014|
|Joe Cannon||29 not out & 3-0-15-3||U16 v Deane & Derby||30 April 2014|
|Sulaiman Butt||27 runs & 2-1-1-1||U16 v Deane & Derby||30 April 2014|
|Sam Battersby||33 retired||U13 Colts v Brooklands||2 May 2014|
|Joe Moss||25 retired||U11 Panthers v Urmston||4 May 2014|
|Dan Newton||Match-winning final over (2-0-4-2) and 2 catches||U11 Panthers v Urmston||4 May 2014|
|Ben Moss||25 not out||U9 Squirrels v Urmston||6 May 2014|
|Milo Price-Phillips||42 not out, 3 catches & 2-14||U16 v Monton & Weaste||7 May 2014|
|Joe Cannon||Bowling figures 3-0-9-3||U16 v Monton & Weaste||7 May 2014|
|Tom Robertson||27 runs||U13 Colts v Wythenshawe||9 May 2014|
|Tom Gill||35 retired||U13 Colts v Wythenshawe||9 May 2014|
|Tom Kellett||33 retired||U13 Colts v Wythenshawe||9 May 2014|
|Gabriel Smith||30 retired||U13 Colts v Wythenshawe||9 May 2014|
|Adam Holland||4 wickets for 0 runs in 2 overs||U13 Colts v Wythenshawe||9 May 2014|
|Ross Davenport||31 retired||U13 Colts v Didsbury Buffalos||16 May 2014|
|Tom Gill||31 retired||U13 Colts v Didsbury Buffalos||16 May 2014|
|Dan Newton||25 retired & 3 catches||U11 Panthers v Brooklands||18 May 2014|
|Joseph Seabright||25 retired & 2-0-3-2||U11 Panthers v Brooklands||18 May 2014|
|Max Brodbeck||26 retired||U11 Panthers v Brooklands||18 May 2014|
|Tom Slaney||25 runs & 4-0-14-3||U13 Colts v Bowdon||19 May 2014|
|Tom Robertson||3 catches||U13 Colts v Bowdon||19 May 2014|
|James Dodds||All-bowled hat-trick and 5 wickets in 2 overs||U9 Badgers v Brooklands||21 May 2014|
|Isaac Brooks||26 retired||U11 Tigers v Timperley||22 May 2014|
|Jared Moran||Partnership of 33 runs for 0 wickets in 4 overs & 2-0-3-0||U9 Squirrels v Stretford||23 May 2014|
|Ben Moss||Partnership of 33 runs for 0 wickets in 4 overs||U9 Squirrels v Stretford||23 May 2014|
|Isaac Brooks||25 retired||U11 Tigers v Cheadle||25 May 2014|
|Georgie Gill||21 runs||U11 Tigers v Cheadle||25 May 2014|
|Adam Holland||Bowling figures of 4-0-9-3||U13 Colts v Ashley||30 May 2014|
Flaming June, it wasn't, but there was still a fine batch of junior cricket performances. Highlights included a hat-trick and nine run-outs shared between two fielders in one match.
Photo credit: George Franks photography
U11 Panthers v Woodford
U11 Panthers v Woodford
U11 Panthers v Woodford
U11 Panthers v Woodford
U11 Tigers v Lindow
U13 Eagles v Urmston
5 run outs
U9 Squirrels v Hale Barns
4 run outs
U9 Squirrels v Hale Barns
U9 Tigers v SW Manchester
Bowling analysis: 2-1-1-1 and 2 run outs
U9 Tigers v SW Manchester
Bowling analysis on debut: 2-1-2-0
U9 Squirrels v Sale Badgers
12 June 2014
21 runs and 3-13
U9 Squirrels v Sale Badgers
12 June 2014
21 runs and 3-0-5-4
U13 Girls v Hayfield Girls
Ruth Leach Baxendale
U13 Girls v Hayfield Girls
U13 Girls v Hayfield Girls
U14 v Bowdon
22 runs (including a huge six)
U9 Badgers v Ashton-on-Mersey
U13 Colts v Wythenshawe
U13 Colts v Wythenshawe
Bowling analysis: 2.5-1-2-5
U16 v Ashley
Bowling analysis: 2-0-10-3
U9 Squirrels v Stretford
20 runs and 2-1-1-1
U9 Squirrels v Stretford
U13 Eagles v Timperley
U9 Tigers v Ashton-on-Mersey
U9 Tigers v Ashton-on-Mersey
The junior cricket season was celebrated this afternoon at two events: a tea party for the under 9 players and a presentation for the other junior squads.
The 2014 Award Winners were:
|Under 9 Badgers||Player of year (Rick Halkon Trophy)||James Breen and Callum Ross|
|All rounder of the year||James Dodds|
|Fielder and young player of the year||James Newhill|
|Under 9 Squirrels||Player of the Year (Colts Trophy)||Sam Moss|
|Batsman of the year||Theo Brodbeck|
|Bowler of the year||Robin Smith|
|Under 11 Tigers||Player of the year (Roger Lee Trophy)||Adam Downs|
|Batsman of the year||Isaac Brooks|
|Fielder of the year||Dylan Walker|
|Under 11 Panthers||Player of the year (Lundi Munch Trophy)||Dan Newton|
|Batsman of the year||Viraj Sorathia|
|Bowler of the year||Zikria Nadeem|
|Under 13 Eagles||Player & Batsman of the year||Max Tait|
|Bowler of the year||Eric Gornall|
|Under 13 Colts||Player of the year (Rob Moore Trophy)||Adam Holland|
|Batsman of the year||Sam Battersby|
|Bowler of the year||Vaasu Goyal|
|Under 16||Player & Batsman of the year (Joel Alderson Trophy)||Milo Price-Phillips|
|Bowler of the year||Joe Cannon|
|Girls||Under 15 Player of the year||Hannah Wisher|
|Under 11 Player of the year (Chance to Shine Trophy)||Ruth Baxendale|
|Bowler of the year||Mia Battersby|
|Batsman of the year||Georgie Gill|
|All||LS Thompson Under 13 Fielder of the year||Jared Moran|
|LS Thompson Under 18 Fielder of the year||Tom Gill|
Many thanks to local supermarkets, Sainsburys and Co-op, for providing the catering for the two events.
Photo: Adam Holland receives the Roger Lee Trophy from Nick Brooks
All the scorecards can be found here.
Sale sports club team up with Nike joining in with the Great British Tennis Weekend. Sunday May 17th, 2-4pm. Find out more here:
Sale sensed victory, but the home wicket is proving to be one of the best surfaces in the county, with only 1 more wicket falling as the game petered out to a 13-7 points draw in favour of Sale.
Earlier in the week Sale had secured their second cup win of the season, this time in the T20 cup against Didsbury. Sale batted first, with form men Rickelton (83) and Lawrence (47) in dominant mood as Sale racked up 187-3.
Didsbury made a great start scoring 50 off the first 4 overs, but as wickets began to fall they dropped behind the run rate finishing on 172-7. Ali Barrowman and Rick Halkon took 2 wickets each.
Performance of the day came from Sale 2nd XI captain Gareth Watterson who took 7-72 against Nantwich. Sale gave league leaders Nantwich a real scare, falling 11 runs short of their target of 229 all out. Siyan Siraj scored 53 in even time and opener Jamal Benzafar scored 45, but Sale lost wickets at crucial times as they were dismissed for 218.
Sale 3rd XI made short work of visitors Marple 4th XI on Sunday. Shah Zeb and Joe Cannon took 3 wickets a-piece as Marple were bowled out for 85. Dan Osborne (47 not out) and Joe Cannon (21 not out) saw Sale to a 5 wicket victory.
Sale Silverbacks, our Over 40’s side, finally began their 2015 campaign on Wednesday night after a complete league washout the week before. Facing Urmston at home, the Silverbacks exorcised recent demons against their biggest rivals with a 4 run victory after a tense fought last over in the gloom.
Asked to bat 1st, Sale made 124-3 in their 20 overs, Mark Rowe and Iain Harrop both making 33 retired with helpful support from Paul Battersby (20) & Nigel Davenport (24 not out)
In reply, Urmston lost opener Fenton to a well-judged catch in the deep from Smith off Brookes in only the 2nd over and had 2 very good lbw shouts turned down. However Marshall & Higginbottom then put on 70 before both had to retire bringing a new lease of life to the Sale bowlers, who thanks mainly to Paul Hanrahan (3-17), turned the game in Sale's favour.
Needing 12 from Ian Holland’s last over, Urmston could only manage 8 runs from some accurate medium pace and Sale Silverbacks registered only their 2nd win in the last 8 years.
Wednesday sees the Silverbacks visit a much improved Cheadle side. On Saturday the 1st XI travel to Tattenhall, with the 2nd XI playing the reverse fixture. On Sunday the 3rd XI visit Romiley and there is an inter-club friendly and BBQ for everyone else, contact Matt Spells.
The U13 Eagles only managed half a game against Didsbury, making 101-5 in 19 overs with hard-hitting innings from James Layton (30* retired) and Eric Gornall (34* retired).
The under 16s maintained their unbeaten record. Batting first they scored 122-6 - Daniel Osborne (53*) made his third consecutive retired 50 and Will Radcliffe 27. Tight bowling by Sale restricted Winton to 75-6 off their 20 overs. Debutant 13 year old Vaasu Goyal (2-18) and Joe Cannon (3-20) were the pick of the Sale attack.
The under 10s lost a tight match to Stretford. Strong performances from James Breen (2-2); Callum Ross & Theo Brodbeck shared a partnership of 29 in 4 overs including a huge 6 hit by Theo.
Our under 9 derby was abandoned at the mid-point. James Newhill hit 30 including a 6; Robin Smith (1-5) completed a week in which he took a wicket for three different Sale age group sides.
Opening batsman Ian Dixon top scored with 44 as Search sponsored Sale posted a below par 153. Sale got off to the worst possible start as Ryan Rickelton was bowled without scoring on a surface offering some assistance to the bowlers. Dixon and Tyrone Lawrence counter attacked to get the score to 51. The departure of Lawrence for 21 saw wickets fall at regular intervals, including an unfortunate run out for the luckless Dixon.
A stand of 38 between Rob Grant (34) and Rob Greenhough (25) for the sixth wicket gave Sale something to defend as they were bowled out in the 46th over.
Tattenhall were favourites at tea due to the additional overs they received from bowling Sale out. However tight bowling from Sale meant the home side were never in the hunt and batted out for a draw from an early stage.
The wickets were shared around as Rick Halkon (3-44), Tharshan Thayalan (2-21) and Lawrence (2-13) reduced Tattenhall to 115-9 with 8 overs to go, however the last pair of Williamson and Gibbon held on to secure a draw.
Sale 2nd XI only had themselves to blame for losing at home to Tattenhall’s second string as they drop a number of catches defending a modest total of 135.
Matt Millward top scored with 37 and Mike Wolanski chipped in with a useful 22 in Sale’s disappointing total. Sale had Tattenhall in trouble at 60-3, but after spilling a number of chances the visitors cruised to a 5 wicket victory with 11 overs to spare.
Sale 3rd XI suffered a heavy defeat at Romiley on Sunday. Sale found a very wet wicket after the home side had left the wicket uncovered overnight. Sadly for Sale they lost the toss and could only muster 131-9 thanks to a late order recovery led by Nick Brooks (33 not out). After tea the wicket gradually dried out as Romiley coasted home for the loss of 5 wickets.
Sale Silverbacks, our over 40’s side, kept up their winning start to the season with a convincing win over last season’s play-off finalists Cheadle.
Nick Brooks got Sale off to the perfect start, Blood caught at point by Carl Hicks without scoring. After 2 maidens from Paul Hanrahan, Mark Almond took over from the far end and quickly had Roberts caught at mid-on, wickets fell at regular intervals with only Cheadle opener Watkin (20) showing any resistance.
When tail ender Dooler was caught by Barry Craven off the final ball of the innings Cheadle were bowled out for 63. Ian Holland took 3-17, supported by 2 a-piece for Hanrahan, Almond and Iain Harrop. Sale replied in style knocking the small total off in 14 overs for the loss of 3 wickets, Mark Rowe 24 and Nigel Davenport 26 not out.
Sale faces a busy week of fixtures. On Wednesday the Silverbacks host Brooklands, with the 1st XI playing at Brooklands in the T20 cup on Thursday. At the weekend the 1st XI host third placed Oulton Park, with the 2nd XI travelling to Warrington. On Sunday the 3rd XI host Ashley, whilst the 1st XI visits Oxton in the 3rd round of the Cheshire Cup.
The under 13 Eagles had a similar fate at Ashton-on-Mersey. James Layton continued his good form with 20 and 2-7, Jack Farren scored 22 and Eric Gornall conceded just 4 runs in 3 overs with 1 wicket. The under 13 Colts, couldn't catch Cheadle despite Dan Flisk's 31 (retired). The under 9 Badgers were unsuccessful away at Whalley Range with Molly Saunders and Ruth Baxendale making the hosts work hard for their victory.
The under 16s did manage to continue their excellent start to the season against Dean and Derby. Sam Battersby (62) and Joe Cannon (41*) opened with a century stand. Two wickets apiece for Adam Holland, Joe Cannon and Tom Gill as well as 3 stumpings and a catch by Daniel Osborne dismissed the visitors to bring about a comfortable victory.
Captain Chris Canning led from the front with a match winning innings of 83 and 82 not out as Sale chased down Oulton Park’s 220-6 to win by 5 wickets on Saturday and coasted home by 44 runs at Oxton on Sunday.
Search sponsored Sale asked Oulton Park to bat first but found wickets hard to come by on the excellent surface at Dane Road. Danny Leach led the way for the visitors with 73 as they passed 130 for the loss of just 1 wicket.
Sale rotated the bowling well, with fifth change bowler Ali Barrowman claiming 3 wickets as the visitors were restricted to 220-6.
Sale got off to the worst possible start as both openers were dismissed for one run. Tyrone Lawrence (63) led the rebuilding efforts firstly with Keith Wellings, then with Canning.
When Canning fell for 83, Sale still needed 48 off the last 5 overs, but the two Rob’s (Greenhough and Grant) kept their heads to see Sale home, both finishing on 27 not out.
Early morning rain reduced the Sunday cup game to 35 overs per side, but Sale soon made up for lost time as their leading batsmen dominated the Oxton attack. Opener Ryan Rickelton made 79, number three Lawrence hit 44, and Canning an unbeaten 82 as Sale posted an imposing 228-6.
In reply Oxton made a confident start, adding 55 for the first wicket in even time. However they were always behind the rate, and once Fernando was 4th man out for 57 Sale took control.
In the field Grant and Lawrence took 2 wickets each, with Dan Osborne claiming 3 stumpings. Regular ‘keeper Canning handed the gloves over for the day, but remained in the thick of the action affecting two run outs as Oxton finished on 184-8.
The 2nd XI had a bad day with the bat after reducing Warrington to 155-9, only managing 83-8 in a losing draw. Mike Wolanski (4 wickets) and Greg Gyves (3 wickets), both bowled well on the comeback trail from injury.
The 3rd XI game on Sunday was cancelled due to an unfit square.
Earlier in the week the over 40’s clash with Brooklands was cancelled and both senior teams suffered T20 cup defeats. The 1st XI lost to Brooklands and the 2nd to Cheadle Hulme.
On Wednesday the over 40’s visit Bowdon. On Saturday the 1st XI travel to promoted Davenham and the 2nd XI welcome Upton to Dane Road. On Sunday the 3rd XI make the short trip to Cheadle.
The under 10s overcame Stockport on Tuesday. Final pair, Callum Ross (18 and 1-6) and Theo Brodbeck again scored heavily and were well supported in the field by Harvey Devenport (2-1-2-1) and Joel Copeland with a wicket, a catch and a run out.
The under 9 Badgers lost a thriller at Bowden by one run. Robin Smith (26) and Ben Thomas almost made the 36 runs required from the final four overs. Rahul Minocha scored 20 and Arjun Amudalapalli took 2-7. The under 9 Squirrels competed well against Stretford. James Newhill (15) top scored for the Squirrels, and Shaheer Chaudhry provided the high point in the field with a memorable run out.
The under 13 Eagles lost in the Cup to a strong Brooklands side. James Layton (26) and Ibraheem Shareef (13) battled well for Sale.
The under 16s picked up a win and maintained their 100% record when opposition Winton conceded the fixture.
Davenham produced a lively wicket and did well to post 172-9, thanks to 69 from skipper Mark Greaves. Sale bowled accurately, with 7 clean bowled, an LBW and a stumping. Lawrence once again led the attack for Sale with 4-44, supported by Rick Halkon (3-55) and Ali Barrowman (2-28).
In reply Sale were always up with the run rate as Lawrence and Keith Wellings (26) put together a good partnership for the third wicket. However wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and when Lawrence went for 66, to one of three outfield catches for Greaves, Sale still had work to do.
Rob Greenhough (19) was once again on hand to marshal the lower order as Sale reached their target for an over and two wickets to spare, much to the relief of Sale Captain Chris Canning.
Sale 2nd XI produced a disappointing bowling display at home to Upton to lose by 10 wickets. This overshadowed a fine performance from Rick Hampton on what is proving to be one of the best batting tracks in the league this season.
Hampton hit his first ever century for Sale, scoring 105. Next best was young ‘keep-batsman Dan Osborne with 35. However Sale’s total of 194-8 proved to be well short of par as Upton coasted home with 10 overs to spare.
Sale 3rd XI suffered a 6 wicket reverse at Cheadle on Sunday as the home side successfully chased down 153.
On Wednesday Sale Silverbacks, our over 40’s side, maintained their lead at the top of the North East division with a 6 wicket victory over Bowdon. Sale chased down Bowdon’s 89-7 with 3 overs to spare.
Graham Bolton led the way with 21 and 2-5, well supported by Paul Battersby (35 retired) and Tristan Brodbeck (2-16).
On Wednesday the Silverbacks host Bowdon Vale. On Saturday the 1st XI make the short trip to Urmston, whilst the 2nd XI welcome Bowdon to Dane Road. On Sunday the visitors are Heaton Mersey in the 3rd XI competition.
The under 16s kept their 100% record in the Salford League intact with a five wicket victory over Monton & Weaste at Dane Road. The visitors managed a useful total of 113-4, with Nathan D'Cunha picking up two wickets. Sale reached the target with two overs to spare. Dan Osborne top-scored with 36.
Both under 9 teams lost narrowly: the Squirrels by 5 runs to Cheadle and the Badgers by 10 runs to Whalley Range.
44 junior awards were handed out by Ryan Rickelton at the end of practice on Monday, recognising achievements in matches played in the first six weeks of the season. The achievements range from half-centuries recorded in under 16 fixtures to notable catches in the first over of a player's first ever under 9 match. Leading the juniors with three awards each were Dan Osborne, James Layton and James Newhill. The full list will be on the club and play cricket websites shortly. Thank you to Pinnacle Payroll for sponsoring our Ashes Awards.
Sale 72 all out (34.1)
Sale lose by 227 runs
Sale 1st XI slipped to second spot in division one of the Vivio Cheshire County Cricket League following a comprehensive defeat at Urmston. Previously unbeaten Sale subsided to a 227 run loss as they had no answer to a fine all-round display from Callum Parkinson.
Search sponsored Sale asked Urmston to bat first and looked like restricting the home side to a chase-able score, with 15 overs to go the score was 143-1. However destructive batting from Parkinson (110) and Joseph O'Connor (56) in the closing overs left Sale with a target of 300.
In reply Sale were never in the chase as wickets fell at regular intervals. Matt Spells and Chris Canning were the only top order batsmen to make double figures as the batting failed for the first time this season. Parkinson completed a memorable day adding 5-9 to his century earlier in the day.
Earlier in the week Sale exited the T20 cup after losing by 35 runs to premiership side Toft. Rick Halkon and Jon Hall took two weeks each as Toft posted 191-4. In reply Ryan Rickelton got Sale off to a good start with 43 at the top of the order, but Sale failed to build any partnerships. Greg Gyves hit a useful 21 later order runs as they closed on 156-9.
There was better news for Sale 2nd XI, who bounced back with a successful run chase at home to Bowdon. Gareth Watterson and Mike Wolanski took two wickets a-piece as Bowdon posted a below par 206-9.
In reply Rick Hampton (47) and Jamal Benzafar (34) got Sale off to a great start. Siyan Siraj then played a match-winning 64 not out, well supported by Greg Gyves (33) Despite losing a couple of late wickets, Sale coasted home with two overs to spare to secure a 5 wicket victory.
Sale 3rd XI successfully chased down Heaton Mersey's 170 all out in the final over to secure a 3 wicket victory on Sunday. Tom Riley (4-28) and Howard Briggs (3-33) took the wickets for Sale. Youngster Sam Battersby (57) and veteran Mark Almond (43) got Sale off to a great start, with Krish Sambasivan (22 not out) and Shah Zeb (11 not out) seeing Sale over the line.
On Wednesday Sale Silverbacks, our over 40's side, maintained their 100% record against Bowdon Vale.
Bowdon Vale won toss and invited Sale to bat on what looked a great wicket, Sale were soon into their stride with openers Mark Almond and Paul Battersby scoring freely at both ends.
With tight bowling from the 3'H's, Holland, Hanrahan and Harrop, ably assisted by some slow 'spin' from Tris Brodbeck, Vale struggled to force their advantage home and finished 3 runs short but only 3 wickets down!
On Wednesday the Silverbacks host Bramhall. On Saturday the 1st XI will be looking to get back to winnings ways at home to Weaverham, whilst the 2nd XI make the short trip to Brooklands. On Sunday the 3rd XI visit Stockport Georgians.
Stretford and Sale under 10’s could not be separated after 40 dramatic overs. Our correspondent, Tris Brodbeck, takes up the story.
"One man down, Sale batted first, posting 274 (Callum Ross 23, Harvey Devenport 12, Joel Copeland added four 4s). Stretford's all-star line-up began a tense reply. The home side reached 217-5 at the halfway stage. Sale had their noses ahead, with excellent out-fielding - their diving around the boundary to stop 4s was the source of some umpiring controversy, but the scorers were steadfast. Despite superb death bowling from James Breen (2 wickets in the penultimate over, for figures of 3-0-7-2) Stretford's last pair took them to the brink, but no further."
The under 11s' cup run continues. After a 'bowl-off' victory in their opening round game, the under 11s benefited from a walk-over in the next round.
Meanwhile, in the league, they ran Timperley close thanks to economical bowling from Jared Moran, Suchit Sapkal and Isaac Brooks. Isaac was also in the runs, scoring 26 retired. Theo Brodbeck hit 24.
The under 16s suffered a similar fate to their seniors on a visit to Urmston on Wednesday. They will look to return to winning ways at Deane and Derby this week.
Luke Brunt (29) and Eric Gornall (19) were the major contributors to the under 13 Eagles' season high score of 117. Despite 3-12 in 4 overs from Tom Stackable, Wythenshawe chased down the target.
The under 9 Badgers lost to Timperley. Rahul Minocha top scored (15) and took a boundary catch; Ben Brunt took 2 wickets.
The U15 girls came up against strong opposition in Stockport Georgians. Mia Battersby top scored (12) and the whole team showed progress in their bowling and fielding.
The under 13 Colts won a tight contest. Ashley were restricted to 80-8 with Dan Flisk taking 3-11. Batting at number 7, Flisk hit a rapid 31 (retired) to win the match.
Ashley won the undercard, defeating the Badgers - for whom Robin Smith and Thomas Conway added 39 runs - and the under 7s.
There was a better outcome for Sale's youngest juniors on Sunday at the Poynton Festival where our team reached the semi-finals, winning three of four group games. Strong performances from James Newhill and William Dyson, including a partnership of 31 against Warrington; and from Nathan Gray, who conceded just 2 runs in the final over against Macclesfield.
Earlier in the week, the under 9 Squirrels lost a high-scoring match with Timperley. Four Sale batsmen reached double-figures, led by James Newhill (26 and 2 for 6), who was joined by Kit Jordan 13, Will Dyson 12, Fergus Banks 10.
The under 13 Eagles broke their 2015 duck with a fine victory by just two runs away at Hale Barns. Billy Dawson top scored with 31 (retired) and Ibraheem Shereef (18) gave good support. Dawson picked up a couple of wickets in the Hale Barns reply, as did Dan Gray (2-6) and Jack Farren (2-9).
Success also came the way of the under 11s, who comprehensively defeated Whalley Range. Isaac Brooks (25 retired) and Malachi Tazaki-Quayle (21) were the major contributors to a score of 90-5. The visitors were restricted to 54-6. Saad Khan recorded 2-1-1-1 and Suchit Sapkal 2-1-5-2.
The under 10s played Bowdon Vale on Tuesday. Despite tight bowling by Aidan Bridle and Shreyas Verma, the visitors set a target of 313. A good platform was set by Joel Copeland and Maaz Khan (who hit 3 fours, including a perfect straight drive) but Sale couldn't keep up the required rate.
The under 16s progress was halted by the wet weather on Wednesday, and look to get back into action at Deane and Derby this week.
Search sponsored Sale got off to a good start reducing Timperley to 50-3. Daniel Cooper (90) and captain Craig Grindley (50) then rebuilt the inning, taking the score to 140.
As wickets began to fall it looked like Sale would keep the score below 200, but for a brutal final over from which Timperley plundered 28 runs to close on 217-8. Tyrone Lawrence was once again the key bowler for Sale with 5-58.
In reply Sale lost a wicket with the 2nd ball of their reply, and found themselves in a similar position to the 1st innings at 60-4. Keith Wellings (pictured above) and Ali Barrowman (29) added 50 to get Sale back into the game. Rick Halkon then joined Wellings at 140-7 with 10 overs to go, as Wellings with 50 from 77 balls tried to force the win.
However Sale couldn't keep up with the rate, and when Halkon fell for 26 off the last delivery of the game Sale were 191-8, Timperley taking 14 points to Sale’s 7 in a good contest between two good sides.
Sale 2nd XI picked up 9 points with a good display with the bat against top of the table Timperley, but were unable to contain the visitors on another great track at Dane Road.
Rob Merga (71) and Dan Osborne (47) top scored for Sale as Sale posted 242-6, in reply Timperley reached the target for 3 wickets in the 49th over, Joe Cannon taking two wickets for the home side.
Sale 3rd XI held on for a losing draw at home to Didsbury 4th XI on Sunday. Some wayward bowling from Sale allowed Didsbury to post 267-2. In reply Sale secured maximum batting points, closing on 161-7. Shah Zeb (31 not out) and Manoj Kumar (30) top scored for Sale.
Sale Silverbacks, our over 40’s side, continued their winning run last Wednesday evening with a convincing 8 wicket victory over previously unbeaten Cheadle Hulme.
Having won the toss, Sale invited their visitors to bat 1st on a great looking wicket, and after a strong bowling and fielding display restricted Cheadle Hulme to 105-5. Howard Briggs was the pick of the bowling with 3 wickets, only Richard Battye showed any resistance with a well-made 30 not out.
In reply openers Paul Battersby and Mark Rowe made swift inroads into their modest target before Battersby was well caught at mid-wicket for 22 and Rowe was run out on 28. This brought together the form pair of Mark Almond (30 not out) and Nigel Davenport (15 not out) who finished the job with overs to spare, giving a 6 point cushion at the top of the North East division table.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks visit Urmston. On Saturday the 1st XI make the short trip to Didsbury, whilst the 2nd XI welcome Grappenhall to Dane Road. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Bowdon.
The under 13 Eagles won their second match on the trot, totalling 102 against Didsbury Buffalos, with Tom Stackable top-scoring. The Buffallos were bowled out for 89.
The under 11s played a local derby against Brooklands on Sunday, winning comfortably. Batting first, Sale totalled 106-6, with Isaac Brooks making 26 retired, Mal Tazaki-Quayle 20, Saad Isham 18 and Dylan Walker 15*. The visitors were restricted to 65-8 with Saad (2-1-1-2) and Shreyas Verma (2-1-5-2) leading the attack.
The under 9 Squirrels played away at Hale Barns. Batting first the Squirrels made 282 with five players reaching double figures, led by George Breen with 13. The home team replied with 227; James Newhill was the pick of the bowlers (2-5).
The under 9 Badgers won their first game of the season, against Lindow. Batting first, the Badgers made 258 (Robin Smith 20). Lindow fell 30 short of their target. Thomas Conway took 2-12 and Dan Billinge, on debut, 2-9.
There were also two very impressive performances for the Cheshire under 12 team by Viraj Sorathia, taking 5-22 against Derbyshire and 4-27 against Wales.
Finally, Sale continued its investment in girls cricket by hosting an evening of cricket activities for the Sale Moor 2nd Girls Guides. Thanks to Mike Sambell, Nick and Joely Brooks and Tris Brodbeck for running an enjoyable evening for 30 keen girl cricketers and potential future club members.
The full scorecards can be found here.
Search sponsored Sale chose to bat first and got off to a solid start, Ian Dixon and Rob Greenhough (pictured above) adding 66 for the first wicket before Dixon was caught behind for 37.
Tyrone Lawrence added 60 for the second wicket with Greenhough, to take the score to 121 with 20 overs to go. Greenhough was out next over for 47, the highest score of the day.
Sale then pushed the score on as Lawrence was third man out for 45. The remaining Sale line up all made double figures as a series of partnerships got the final total to 233-7.
Oxton started well, keeping up with the required rate through the early overs. With 20 overs to go they had reached 121-3, on par with the Sale innings. With a developing partnership between Marc DeBrabander and Guyan Fernando the home team were putting themselves in a strong position.
Rob Grant made the crucial breakthrough the following over, DeBrabander caught at slip for 44.
Rick Halkon quickly followed this up with a double wicket maiden, bowling Fernando for 34 and Luke Filer without scoring, as Oxton were reduced to 130-6.
Oxton soon abandoned their run chase and looking to play out the remaining overs, which they managed to do for the loss of 2 more wickets, closing on 180-8. Halkon finishing the pick of the bowling with 4-72 as Sale took 14 points to Oxton’s 7.
Sale 2nd XI made it three wins in a row with a comprehensive 6 wicket win at home to Oxton.
Oxton posted 218-6, Joe Cannon 3-59. This would have been a competitive score a few years ago, but the Sale square has now matured into one of the best in the county, as Sale passed their score with ease.
Jamal Benzafar led the way, posting a destructive 108 not out as Sale coasted home within 33 overs. His century come up from just 73 balls, including several huge sixes. He was well supported by Rob Merga (54 not out), as the home side reached their target for the loss of 4 wickets.
The 3rd XI had a comfortable 9 wicket victory over Marple 4th XI on Sunday. Despite dropping numerous catches they dismissed the home side for 142 in the 35th over, Rob Moore 5-19.
Sale ran out comfortable winners after tea as Dan Osborne (75 not out) and Adam Holland (55 not out) added 137 for the 2nd wicket to reach their target in the 32nd over.
Sale Silverbacks, our over 40’s side, beat Brooklands by 15 runs on Wednesday. They stay top of the North East division by 2 points.
Paul Battersby and Mark Almond both retired on 30 as Sale posted 144-3. In reply Paul Hanrahan took 2-20 as Brooklands closed on 129-7.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks host Bowdon. On Saturday the 1st XI welcome Middlewich, whilst the 2nd XI play the reverse fixture. On Sunday Romiley are the visitors for the 3rd XI.
The under 11 team's cup run ended in semi-final defeat at Alderley Edge.
Sale 64-6 (20 overs)
Alderley Edge 65-2 (10.4 overs)
Sale's total leant heavily on James Dodds, who made an impressive 27 retired. Alderley Edge's reply began shakily with Suchit Sapkal taking two early wickets (2-1-1-2), but the home team pushed on to victory.
The under 16s had returned to winning ways the previous week at Urmston.
Urmston 110-4 (20 overs)
Sale 111-4 (17.2 overs)
Urmston's innings was kept in check by disciplined bowling, led by Mal Clarke who conceded only 11 runs from his 4 overs. Sale's reply featured Daniel Osborne and Tom Gill as joint top scorers with 29.
The under 13 Colts completed their league season with a convincing victory over Timperley.
Sale 138-6 (20 overs)
Timperley 56 all out
Runs flowed for the Colts: Adam Holland (30) and Max Tait (32) retired; Joe Moss (26) and Isaac Brooks (24) also prospered. Timperley found the Colts attack too hot: Matt Holland (3-34), Viraj Sorathia (2-5) and Zikria Nadeem (2-5) did the damage, with Max Tait picking up three catches.
The under 9 Squirrels defeated Whalley Range by 56 runs.
Sale Squirrels 290 (16 overs)
Whalley Range 234 (16 overs)
James Newhill top-scored for the Squirrels with 29. Nathan Gray contributed 21. James was also busy in the field collecting a catch and two direct hit run outs. Dattu Vadukutte also managed a catch and a run out with a direct hit.
The under 9 Badgers lost narrowly in a high-scoring contest at Stretford.
Sale Badgers 275 (16 overs)
Stretford 277 (16 overs)
Oscar McCarthy was Sale's top performer on the day with 18 runs, two wickets and a fabulous catch. Rahul Minocha picked up two wickets, despite carrying an injury that required medical treatment after the match.
The under 15s played (and defeated) Brooklands in a friendly (surely some mistake?)
Brooklands 123-9 (20 overs)
Sale 124-1 (13.2 overs)
Search sponsored Sale won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Leandro du Toit (16) made a fluent start before offering a simple stumping in the 6th over.
Just four more runs were added before number three Andrew Davies was pinned LBW by Halkon for 2. Kieran Boyle was bowled for a 13 ball duck soon after to reduce Middlewich to 29-3.
Jamie Williams and captain Nick Gill began to rebuild the innings, adding 38 before Williams inexplicably hit Halkon to Ben Watkin at midwicket, who took the catch at the second attempt to send him back for 33.
Gill soon chased a wide one from Ali Barrowman and was smartly caught at gully by Jon Hall to put Middlewich in trouble at 75-5 with 20 overs remaining.
Wickets continued to fall as the dangerous Kristian Clowes edged an attempted sweep to Chris Canning for 5, Middlewich now 88-7.
Halkon then rounded off his day in the perfect way, taking a hat-trick to end the Middlewich innings without further addition to the score (see picture above by George Franks). Halkon’s final figures of 17.3-8-32-9, eclipsed his 9-42 against Bollington in 2012.
Openers Ian Dixon and Ryan Rickelton got off to a flying start, taking 24 runs off the first three overs. The score had reached 33 when Rickelton edged Nigel Stubbs to Williams at slip for a run-a-ball 13.
Tyrone Lawrence joined Dixon at the crease, playing some expansive shots on his way to a brisk 26 before he edged behind.
With 12 needed Dixon took 14 off what would turn out to be the last over from Stephen Bliss, including a huge six over midwicket, to reach 46 not out and seal a comprehensive victory.
Sale 2nd XI’s chance of a late promotion run was probably halted by regular first teamer James Conford at Middlewich. His unbeaten century meant Sale could only manage a losing draw, closing on 188-9 in pursuit of the home side’s 216-6.
Rob Merga (73) and Jamal Benzafar (53) continued their fine form with the bat.
The 3rd XI match against Romiley on Sunday was cancelled without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain.
Sale Silverbacks, our over 40’s side, are now one win away from clinching the NE division title. On Wednesday they completed an 8 wicket win over Bowdon, whilst nearest rivals Cheadle Hulme lost to Urmston.
Mark Rowe, Steve Macdonald and Mark Almond all retired on 30 as Sale posted 149-2. Ian Holland took 2-26 as Bowdon got close with 136-6.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks visit Bowdon Vale. On Saturday the 1st XI visit Cheadle Hulme, whilst the 2nd XI welcomes Nantwich to Dane Road. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Ashley.
Radcliffe 129/9 (20 overs)
Sale 134/3 (16.2 overs)
Radcliffe faced a suffocating opening spell from Mal Clarke (4-2-4-1) but picked up pace through their innings and looked poised to set a large total when captain Dan Osborne, enjoying an evening without keeping pads, came on to bowl the 18th over. He took 3-12 and with Tim Martin (1-5) squeezed the home team. Earlier, Joe Cannon had taken 3-19.
Sam Battersby led the Sale reply making a fluent 50 retired. Joe Cannon made a steady 24 before Dan Osborne brought the match to a rapid conclusion with 44 from 15 balls.
Sale Squirrels won their 5th consecutive match on Tuesday.
Sale 296 (16 overs) - Ben Habershon 17, Arthur Tazaki 14, Brayden Ross 14
Didsbury 277 (16 overs) - Brayden Ross 2-3, Fergus Banks 2-14.
Sale Badgers lost narrowly to Brooklands, while the under 7s won a tight match with their Brooklands counterparts. Aswin Punnoose top-scored (17) and Taha Chaudhry took the bowling honours with 3 wickets.
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After rain curtailed the final after just 3 overs Sale won the toss for home advantage where the final will be replayed on bank holiday Monday, 2pm start.
Half Term Camp
We have just completed a brilliant 3 day holiday camp. Every day we had > 20 children for a mix of tennis games, cardio movement, hockey, cricket, football and of course capture the flag. We were blessed with good weather and fantastic junior competitors that played their hearts out and some to win the daily prizes on offer. The tag rugby became a little physical and messy – so lots of dirty clothes. Sorry parents! I will know better next time.
We also had some external junior performance tennis players that dropped in to have a hit with our up and coming stars. The feedback was really powerful. Good players analysing their own performance and seeing what they need to work on next. Well done to all.
The first Cardio Tennis of 2016 has gone down well. Why don't you join in? Sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Just contact Derick Barrett to book your place
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Following the recent resignation of Alan Buchanan, the club council unanimously elected Sue Laister to take up the position under Rule 25-Section 3 of the Club Rules.
Alan Buchanan was elected as president at the last election but over the Christmas period he indicated that he wishes to relinquish the role with immediate effect.
The council wish to express their gratitude to Alan for the leadership he has shown during the year which has allowed the club to make progress on a number of key issues – not least examining and evaluating the options for the development of our facilities in the future in terms of hockey playing surface, changing facilitates and clubhouse. Alan has maintained a resolute focus on development and has been a key player in our negotiations with Trafford and on the working party which the council has established under the chairmanship of Steve Hodkinson.
Sue Laister is a long standing member of the ladies’ hockey section. She has played both hockey and cricket at representative level and is a qualified hockey coach and cricket umpire. She has great professional commercial experience and has been a club vice-president. She will continue to double up the presidency with her former role as club commercial director.
At a recent council meeting, Dave Walmsley – who is a past president, secretary, social secretary and treasurer of the club – agreed to take over the vacant position of club secretary which he combines with his role as a vice-president.
Pre-season training runs from late January until the end of March.
Senior nets are held on Thursday evenings from 28 January 2016, 7.45-9.15pm, at Sale Grammar School sports hall. New members are very welcome and a strong turnout from existing members is encouraged. Contact Chris Canning for further details.
Junior practice is held at Sale High School sports hall (Croft Road entrance) on Sunday afternoons from 24 January 2016.
- 3-4pm – under 9s and under 11s (school years 3-6)
- 4-5pm – under 13s and under 14s (school years 7-9)
Under 16 squad members should attend senior nets.
Contact Chris Smith for further details.
A good news story regarding how our Coaching & Development Officer has been working to promote girls' cricket within local schools.
Playing God Save the Queen in the early hours of Saturday morning 16th January 2016 for a hard core of brass band fans is how Sale Brass opened the Butlins Mineworkers Brass Band contest.
Winning first prize in the 4th section is how they finished it! They took home a trophy and £2,000 in prize money and were delighted to defend the title that they first won in 2015.
The band played the Seafarers, by Bruce Fraser, which tells the story of naval heroes setting sail on the quest for a faraway island, longing for distant sweethearts and the discovery of buried treasure.
Congratulations to the Ladies Hockey 1st team who won promotion yesterday from Cheshire Division 1 and look forward to competing in North Division 2 next season, they have been the outstanding team in the division playing exciting, attacking hockey scoring 109 goals in 20 games and fully deserve this success.
The Club Committee are delighted to announce our new steward Gwen Partridge will be starting on Thursday 3rd March.
Initially this will be part-time with Gwen working Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Gwen has a wealth of pub and hotel catering experience, she was the licensee at the Briton's Protection in town for 15 years. As many of you probably know this is an extremely popular pub, well known for its friendly welcome and atmosphere and she comes highly recommended to us.
With Gwen starting we now have the opportunity to review the product lines in the bar and we would welcome members' suggestions - we can't promise to stock everything but your input and feedback is very important. If you have any suggestion then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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- From Monday 18th April the bar will be open for drinks only from 6 p.m.
- From Friday the 22nd April the bar will be open for drinks and food (e.g. burgers, paninis)
- The bar will open from 8 p.m.
We will also be opening the bar from 1pm on Saturdays, starting Saturday 23rd April with the first home cricket fixture.
Search sponsored Sale made a disappointing start to the season after being well beaten by Oulton Park in division one of the Vivio Cheshire County League.
On Saturday the 1st XI make the short trip to Didsbury and the 2nd XI host Bowdon. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Cheadle and the newly established 4th XI play their first game at home to Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge. The Over 40’s (pictured above) start their campaign at home to Bowdon Vale on Wednesday.
The opening match of the Under 16s defence of their league and cup double was ended by snow. The visitors Radcliffe were struggling at 14-1 (5 overs), when the umpire called the match off. Tom Kellett bowled a challenging spell, beating the bat, finding the edge and picking up a wicket. Earlier, Sale had themselves found scoring difficult, managing just 78-8 in 18 overs. Adam Holland was the sole batsmen to combine fluency with resilience, scoring an accomplished 32.
Sale and Stretford u11’s were involved in a thrilling contest in testing conditions on Sunday at Stretford .
Batting first, Sale ’s James Dodds (25), Callum Ross (28) and then Maaz Khan (25) all retired, Callum’s aggressive innings including 5 boundaries. This was followed by intelligent hitting and running between the wickets in the final overs from Harvey Devenport and Mia Battersby, helping Sale to post a competitive target of 112 from their 20 over allocation.
In reply, Stretford were contained by accurate bowling but as conditions deteriorated and the ball became slippier, the extras total rose! Requiring 6 runs from the final over, Robin Smith bowled with great skill but excellent Stretford running led to them requiring a single off the final ball, when Robin produced a beautiful delivery which resulted in a dot ball.
The previous time these two teams met, the match also resulted in a tie!
Sale Squirrels Under 9 Team played their second friendly league game on Monday night at Ashton on Mersey. After a slight delay due to the rain, Ashton on Mersey batted first starting as usual on 200 runs. Ben Brunt opened with an impressive spell, Pranav Sheshagiri chipped in with two wickets, and James Newhill took two for 6 in his 2 overs. The home side were restricted to 254.
Sale began positively, with Ben Brunt looking in good form, and Jacob Cleary made a very promising debut. In the middle overs Sale began to fall behind the required rate leaving the total on 226 with four overs remaining. Despite an expansive innings of 27 from James Newhill, a couple of late wickets left Sale 10 runs adrift at the end of the game.
The Under 9 Badgers had an away game at Urmston. The home side batted first and made rapid progress on a good batting wicket before two run outs in the fourth over brought Sale Badgers back into the game. Impressive bowling from Kiko Tazaki Quayle and Lucy Dodds kept the scoring rate in check at the midway point of the innings. Powerful batting with five boundaries in the 11th over helped Urmston propel themselves to an eventual total of 300 (starting as usual on 200). Brayden Ross bowled tidily at the death in his two overs, his first over being a maiden.
Chasing a huge total, Sale made a slow start but the momentum was picked up by Lucy, Kiko and Alex Mansfield. Sharp fielding by the home side kept the Sale total in check, but impressive batting from top scorer Brayden Ross (16) and Herbie Brodbeck saw the visitors end on 233.
The Under 9 Squirrels (pictured above) had a home win on Friday night against Trafford Metrovicks. After a steady start with five runs in the first two overs, Sale took the initiative with the opening pair Angus Rawson and Ben Cleary adding 26 in their next two overs, both batsmen ending their four overs with 10.
James Newhill and Sacha Adams proceeded to bat the visitors out of the game in the next four overs, adding 68 runs. James making 55 off 16 balls including four 6's and seven 4's. Sacha provided great support with 11, his highest score for the under 9's. The home side reaching halfway on 299.
After consolidating the innings, with Dan Bradley contributing 11 in the third pairing, Ben Brunt and Luke Billinge provided a final flourish with some classy shots, Ben scoring a season's best 16. Indeed five of the batsmen recorded their highest score of the season in an impressive total of 339.
Henry Reeves started the reply with a testing maiden over, setting the tone for the innings. Despite some dropped catches, significant improvements in the bowling saw a huge reduction in extras conceded. Dan Bradley (1-8), Ben Cleary (0-3 in his 2 overs) and Ben Brunt (0-5 in his 2 overs) kept up the pressure on the visiting batsmen.
Wickets started to tumble in the last pairing, James Newhill 2-5 and Sacha Adams 1-13 benefitting from good catches as Sale clinched an emphatic 75 run victory.
The u10s kept up their impressive form registering a third consecutive victory away at Bowden Vale. With a number of players taking part in their first game of the season Sale were put into bat by the home side on a lovely evening in Bowden. Every player contributed runs with the bat with some fine shots and big hitting from Arthur Tazaki-Quayle (21), Dattu Vadakutte (13) and Thomas Conway (9) helping steer Sale to 290 from their 20 overs.
Sale: 273-3 (48)
Sale win by 7 wickets
Sale 1st XI got their season back on track in a high scoring encounter in their Vivio Cheshire County League division one game away at 2nd place Grappenhall. Still missing a number of regular players, the visitors chased down a massive 269 to claim the 25 points.
Asked to bat first in the baking summer sun, Grappenahll got off to a flying start with McCoy & Roylance leading the team to 50-0 after 10 overs. However, some good bowling from Richard Adams & Tyrone Lawrence reduced the hosts to 68-3.
That brought Barnes & overseas star Ninan to the wicket who together marshalled the middle part of the innings excellently. The partnership of 150 was eventually broken in the 46th over with Barnes departing for a well-made 62. Australian Ninan finished the innings unbeaten on 116 setting sale 270 for victory.
The visitors reply got off to a bad start with both openers departing early. However, Tyrone Lawrence (pictured above by George Franks) and Australia U19 star Brooke Guest steadied the innings with some outstanding stroke play. A heavy rain storm when Sale were 69-2 couldn’t hold back the 2 in form batsmen who picked up where they had left off after a 30 minute delay. The left handed Lawrence took a liking to some full bowling from the Grappers attack whilst the classy Guest never looked troubled throughout the innings.
After 40 overs Sale required just over a run a ball with 8 wickets in hand and both batsmen chasing their first hundred of the season. Lawrence was first to get there with a glorious cover drive. Guest followed the next over.
A magnificent innings of 120 for Lawrence ended with Sale needing just 7 to win. The partnership worth 255 has club treasurer Roger Lee looking through the history books for highest 3rd wicket partnership.
The loss of Lawrence proved only a minor blip with Guest steering the visitors over the line with 2 overs to spare. Ending not out on 133 from 132 balls, Guest showed his international class and left the travelling Sale crowd excited of what may follow during the season.
In what was a double header against Grappenhall, the 2nd XI also claimed 25 points with an outstanding victory. Batting first, the 2nd XI set an impressive 219 -8 from their 50 overs. New signing Santhosh Rajasekaren top scored with 56 whilst club stalwart Jamal Benzafar hit 43.
Grappenhall looked to be on track for the victory but some excellent bowling from captain Gareth Waterson & Siyan Siraj saw the visitors bowled out for 203. It was a great team performance and shows encouraging signs for the coming weeks.
Sale Silverbacks made it 5 wins in a row in the Over 40s competition with a comfortable 8 wicket win over neighbours Bowdon.
Bowdon struggled to score against some disciplined Sale bowling, reaching 95-6 off their 20 overs. Abas Rizvi was the pick of the Sale bowling with figures of 3-2.
Sale got off to a flying start with openers Ian Holland (pictured above by George Franks) & Nigel Davenport both retiring at 30. This set the platform for the Silverbacks to reach their target with 2 overs to spare.
On Sunday the 3rd XI made it a 75 point weekend for the club with their first victory of the season against Bramhall. The visitors batted first and were restricted to 158 due to some good bowling by Ben Watkin who claimed 3 wickets.
Sale reached the target with the loss of only 5 wickets. Soans Praveen again top scoring with a well-made 57, Sam Battersby also contributed 37 at the top of the order.
The 4th XI lost by 87 runs to Ashley 4th, Viraj Sorathia taking 3-14 amd Kaytlin Watterson bowling and batting well.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks host Urmston. The 1st XI are in action in the T20 competition on Thursday at home to Mobberley, they also travel to Cheadle Hulme on Saturday whilst the 2nd XI play the reverse fixture. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Stockport and the 4th XI host Bredbury St Marks.
Sale Badgers under 9s played Cheadle on a beautiful summer evening last week. Captain Pranav won the toss and put the hosts in to bat. The Badgers bowled well as a unit, restricting Cheadle to just 45 runs after 12 overs, before an onslaught by the last pair brought 73 runs off the last 4 overs. Pick of the bowlers were Vikrant conceding just 4 runs and Likhith who went for only 6.
In reply, the Badgers were always behind the rate and lost wickets at regular intervals to some disciplined Cheadle bowling. That they remained in the game at all was down to some lusty hitting from William opening the batting, and Brayden and Herbie down the order, but the total of 318 remained out of reach. Thanks to Arjun who stepped in to help with the bowling and get the game underway while a quarter of the team were being led astray by a faulty satnav, and to Shesha for scoring.
Urmston Tigers: 98-9 (20)
Sale win by 22 runs
Sale Silverbacks made it 6 wins out of 6 games in the Over 40s competition before heavy rain washed out all weekend fixtures.
The Silverbacks opened up a 6 point lead at the top of the Vivio Cheshire County league North East division on Wednesday with a comfortable 22 run win over nearest challengers Urmston.
Sale were asked to bat first and started strongly, opener Abas Rizvi scoring a quick 14, stand in skipper Graham Bolton hitting 29 and Mark Rowe retiring on 31 (pictured above by George Franks). Sheetal Shethi wrestled back control with 3-28 in the middle overs, before a late flourish from Asad Khan and Ian Holland took the total to 120-7.
Two early wickets for Bolton, including an unplayable delivery to Chris Turner, kept the Urmston reply in check as this visitors fell behind the required rate. The introduction of Soans Praveen turned the game decisively in Sale’s favour as he took 4-13, well supported by Tariq Butt with 2-26 as Urmston closed on 98-9.
On Thursday the 1st XI rounded off their T20 campaign with a convincing win over Mobberley, but failed to progress to the quarter finals due to an earlier defeat to reigning Premier League champions Hyde.
Brooke Guest and Tyrone Lawrence continued from where they left off at Grappenhall with a dominating batting display, adding 85 for the 2nd wicket inside 8 overs. The partnership ended when Guest fell for 67 off just 28 balls, including 11 boundaries.
Lawrence continued to punish the visitors as he finished unbeaten on 88, off a comparably pedestrian 54 balls, including 12 boundaries. Sale closed on 199-2.
Mobberley were never in the running as wickets fell at regular intervals, eventually being bowled out for 102 in the 19th over. Emerging junior Mal Clarke picking up 4-16 on his bowling debut for the 1st XI.
The 1st XI were frustrated by rain on Saturday that prevented them playing bottom of the table Cheadle Hulme. It was a similar story for the 2nd, 3rd & 4th XI’s, who all saw their games cancelled without a ball being bowled.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks visit Cheadle Hulme. On Saturday the 1st XI travel to relegated Marple, whilst the 2nd XI host Nantwich. On Sunday the 3rd XI welcome Toft and the 4th XI travel to Heaton Mersey 4s.
On the positive front, the u11’s have qualified for the top section of the Group Phase which is a great achievement so well done to all players. The first match in this top section against Cheadle on 12th June was lost to rain.
The under 9 cup match on Monday at Ashton on Mersey was rained off, we are still awaiting another date. The under 9 Squirrels have had no game this month yet.
The June Draw of the 200 Club has now taken place.
The first prize of £79.50 was won by Nigel Davenport
Second prize of £26.50 went to Anne Monaghan
We are up to 53 members now but we still need more people to enter in order to bump up the prizes and generate much-needed funds for the club so please take out a subscription if you haven’t already done so in order to be part of the next monthly draw from as little as £5 per month.
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Fortunately for Sale the top four teams in the division all lost meaning they didn’t lose any ground against their promotion rivals.
The 2nd XI were well beaten by Nantwich at Dane Road after being bowled out for 96, Naveed Ahmed top scoring with 26. Gareth Watterson taking 4-36 as the visitors struggled to their target for the loss of 5 wickets.
The 3rd and 4th XI both had their games abandoned on Sunday. The 3s reached 91-4 against Toft when the rain arrived, Soans Praveen unbeaten on 36.
The 4th XI game at Heaton Mersey was well poised when the weather called a halt. Linesh Sorathia taking 5-24 in Mersey’s 96-8, Sale were 28-2 when the heavens opened.
Earlier in the week the Silverbacks lost their first game of the season at Cheadle Hulme, as they slipped to 2nd place in the Over 40s North East division.
It proved a bad toss to lose on a very wet wicket, only Mark Rowe (30 retired – pictured above by George Franks) and Nigel Davenport (22) came to terms with conditions as the Silverbacks closed on 91-4.
In reply Mark Almond took 3 early wickets to keep the game finely balanced until Phil Dare and Richard Battye hit 30 a-piece to reach their target in the 19th over.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks visit Bowdon Vale. On Saturday the 1st XI welcome promoted Bollington to Dane Road and the 2nd XI travel to Stockport. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Marple and the 4th XI host Stockport Trinity.
On a very damp evening at Winton, the match got underway once wading birds had been persuaded to leave the outfield. Sale put in their best batting performance of the season. Tom Gill and Adam Holland scattered the field (as well as any remaining fowl), recording 50* retired each. It was, though, to be a night for the batsmen, as Sale’s bowlers struggled with a ball that rapidly took the form of a cake of soap. Nathan D’Cunha took Sale’s sole wicket, as Winton aqua-planed to their target. Big thank you to: a) our parents for struggling through heavy rain and heavier traffic to the match and b) our hosts for allowing the match to be played.
Bollington won the toss and invited Sale to bat, Ian Dixon and Mat Spells reaching 65 without loss at drinks. They added a further 12 runs before Dixon was first to go for 41.
Spells was next out for 42, adding 31 with Tyrone Lawrence for the second wicket.
With overs running out Lawrence and Brooke Guest looked to accelerate. Guest hit 47 off 39 balls in an 83 run partnership before Dan Halkon hit 14 off 10 balls in a 21-run stand. Lawrence finishing unbeaten on 60 off 65 balls.
The slow start to the innings meant Sale posted a below par 212-4 on another excellent Dane Road surface.
After an early wicket for Lawrence Bollington made a confident start, Rick Hough and Faiz Kippie adding 102 for the second wicket before 3rd choice spinner Dixon made the break through, removing Kippie for 47.
Hough fell LBW to Rick Halkon 20 runs later for a well-constructed 80, but the visitors were still favourites.
With the chase going down to the wire Lawrence returned to take 2 wickets in the penultimate over and Ali Barrowman one in the final over to secure a 14 point winning draw as Bollington closed on 207-7. Lawrence added 4-35 to his runs earlier in the day.
On Sunday Sale defeated Oxton in a bowl out to set up a plumb tie against Hyde or Chester Boughton Hall, Lawrence taking the winning wicket in the second round of sudden death. The match had to be abandoned shortly before tea with Sale on 207-5, Brooke Guest unbeaten on a magnificent 107.
The 2nd XI had a good win at Stockport thanks to a fine spell of bowling from Gareth Watterson. He took 6-35 as the home side were bowled out for 140. Earlier in the day Sale had been bowled out for 157, Narsi Ramaswarmy and Joe Cannon making 30 a-piece.
The 3rd XI were frustrated at Marple on Sunday after persistent rainfall after tea. Sale dismissed the home team for 114 in the 41st over, Shah Zeb and Joe Cannon both taking 3 wickets each. Debutant Dan Newton took 2 excellent catches in a fine fielding display.
The rainfall left Sale only 20 overs to reach their total, loss of 3 early wickets hampered the chase as petered out into an 8-7 draw.
The 4th XI lost by 6 wickets at Stockport Trinity after being bowled out for 60.
Sale Silverbacks suffered their second defeat of the season on Wednesday after a batting collapse at Bowdon Vale saw them lose by 29 runs in pursuit of 99.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks welcome Bramhall. The 1st XI travel to Tattenhall on Saturday, whilst the 2nd XI host Bramhall. On Sunday the 3rd XI welcome Didsbury and the 4th XI are at Cheadle Hulme.
U13 Colts 59 (10.1) beat Hale Barns 58-7 (20) – Cup
U13 Colts 136-5 (20) beat Lindow 124-3 (20)
U11s 59-5 (20) lost to Didsbury 60 (19) – Cup
U11s 101-4 (20) lost to Brooklands 107-4 (20)
U10s 227 lost to Whalley Range 266
U10s 233 lost to Bowdon Vale 282
U9s 260 lost to Ashton on Mersey 279 – Cup
U9 Squirrels 269 beat Didsbury 262
Sale u16s fielded first, Monton made a strong start, reaching 60 without loss in 8 overs. A fine running catch by Adam Holland off Zikria Nadeem's bowling kick-started Sale's fight back. Tight bowling by Joe Cannon (1-16) and Nathan D'Cunha (1-10) slowed the run rate and Max Tait converted two catching opportunities into run outs.
Sale opened with a Cannon, but the explosives were at the other end. Tom Gill blasted 31 off many fewer balls. Finding themselves ahead of the required rate, Joe Cannon (38*), Adam Holland (17) and Sam Battersby (12*) batted sensibly, manoeuvred the ball into gaps and secured the under 16s' first win of the season.
On Tuesday the U13 Colts won their cup game away at Hale Barns. Fielding first, the Colts bowled and fielded tightly, restricting Hale Barns to 58 for the loss of 7 wickets. The wicket takers were Suchit Sapkal, Zikria Nadeem, Matt Holland, Billy Dawson, Thomas Burt and Mal Tazaki Quayle, however all bowled accurately and consistently. Matt Holland contributed further by taking a brave, stinging catch at mid-on, the fielding play of the season so far. In reply, the Colts made 59 off 10.1 overs, Zikria Nadeem making an impressive 31 retired and Dylan Walker contributing a nerveless 12 not out. Thanks to Alex and all at Hale Barns for getting the game on, despite the recent rain and unpleasant weather.
On Friday, the U13 Colts hosted Lindow in a league game played on the artificial wicket at Sale. Once again the weather tried its best to scupper the game, but special thanks are due to Sean and Mr Chairman Battersby for their advice and assistance in getting this game played. As ever, Sean's assistance is especially appreciated.
Batting first, the Colts faced good opening bowling, but batted consistently to post 136 for the loss of 5 wickets off their 20 overs. Viraj Sorathia opened and made a highly impressive 32 off 18 balls, Isaac Brooks making 30 retired and Dylan Walker again contributing 25 runs in good time. Both Isaac and Dylan hit 6s, and Viraj's innings included a 5. In reply, Lindow batted well throughout their 20 overs, posting 124 for 3 wickets. David Van der Linde batted impressively making 30 not out, and Thomas Rae added to his excellent bowling with a quickfire 20. Pick of the Lindow batters was Callum Sherrington, who made 30 retired off 16 balls including 2 extremely well struck sixes. Viraj Sorathia bowled exceptionally, taking 2 wickets, with Isaac Brooks picking up the other wicket with a good caught and bowled. Luke Brunt and Dan Gray kept wicket tidily, a great effort given the circumstances. The standard of ground fielding from both teams was of a high standard given the conditions, with some excellent run saving and commitment shown. Thanks to Simon and the Lindow team for their commitment to getting the game played.
Sale u11s narrowly lost against Didsbury u11’s in a low scoring encounter in the South Manchester JCL cup. Scoring proved difficult in testing conditions and Sale reached 59 from their 20-over allocation. Shreyas Verma (15) and Jared Moran (18) were the pick of the batsmen.
Defending the modest total, Sale put in their best bowling and fielding display of the season. Alex Ross put in a great spell, conceding only 2 runs and capturing two top-order wickers in the process. Several of the younger team members, Robin Smith and Ben Habershon in particular, bowled with great control. Didsbury eventually reached their target at the end of the 19th over.
In a high-scoring game, Sale u11s were narrowly defeated in a thrilling match against a strong Brooklands team. Batting first, Brooklands amassed 107-4, despite accurate bowling from Alex Ross, Will Dyson and Nathan Gray. The Sale team bowled and fielded with great enthusiasm, with minimal extras being conceded.
In reply, Sale were given a strong platform from James Dodds (26 retired) and Callum Ross (21). Despite some aggressive hitting at the end from Theo Brodbeck (20 not out), Sale ended up just short of their target.
Sale u10s suffered two consecutive defeats against strong opposition having gone into the games on the back of three wins.
Against a very good and fast bowling attack Sale struggled with the bat against Whalley Range scoring 232 from their 20 overs with only Dattu making it into double figures with 10. Despite bowling and fielding well with Ben H, Seb and Kit the pick of the bowlers Whalley Range scored well finishing on 266.
In a re-match against Bowden Vale, Sale fielded first in wet conditions which made bowling difficult. Fergus and Thomas bowled tightly with Dattu, Louis & Seb picking up the only wickets. Chasing 283 to win Sale got off to a good start with Louis (16) and Thomas (5) scoring 21 off the first 4 overs. Unfortunately, the run rate couldn't be sustained and after losing 8 wickets in the next 16 overs Sale finished 49 runs short on 233.
It has been a busy period for the under 9's. They played their second round cup game at Ashton on Mersey on Monday night.
Sale batted first and with large boundaries found run scoring a little difficult but kept patient. Four batsmen reached double figures, Herbie Brodbeck, James Newhill, Ben Cleary and Luke Billinge and a respectable total of 260 was attained.
The home side made a flying start and after 4 overs were halfway to their target. Tidy bowling from the later bowlers kept the home side in check, with Luke Billinge and James Newhill both returning figures of 1 fo 3 in their 2 overs, but Ashton overtook the Sale score during the final four overs and finished on 279.
Last Thursday, the under 9 Squirrels beat a previously unbeaten Didsbury side away.
After a solid batting performance where five players reached double figures in their respective four overs, Squirrels posted a total of 269. Special mention should be made to Amy Seddon and Lucy Dodds who both scored 10.
Sale bowled superbly to defend the total, Henry Reeves was outstanding with figures of 3 for 5 in his 2 overs, James Newhill took 1 for 1 in his 2 overs and Amy Seddon completed a great debut with a wicket.
Didsbury began the last over requiring 10 to win but superb death bowling again by Luke Billinge ensured Sale were victorious by 7 runs.
Electing to bowl first with rain around, Sale had opener Josh Harding caught at 1st slip off Tyrone Lawrence for just seven. Henry Dobson and Dylan Reeves then tried to consolidate, taking the score to 45 off 20 overs before Reeves was bowled by Ali Barrowman for a patient 13.
Without adding to the score Dobson called new batsman Koppack through for a single, but he was easily run out by Lawrence.
With a scoring rate under 2 an over Tattenhall had reached 52 when Dobson inexplicably hit the ball straight to Lawrence 29. Two quick wickets for Barrowman and one for Richard Adams reduced the home side to 54-7.
Captain Owen Williamson hit a brisk 26 to lift his team to 93, before he ballooned a high catch to Luke McCoy, the innings closing shortly after for 99 all out. Lawrence took the final wicket to finish with 3-15, well supported by Barrowman with 3-7.
With rain in the air, Sale’s openers Mat Spells (pictures above by George Franks) and Brooke Guest set about their task of scoring the runs required as quickly as possible, taking twenty-six runs off the first four overs.
With the score on 58 Spells was stumped for 33 (off just 35 balls). Guest and McCoy continued the scoring rate as two successive fours from Guest took him to 46, needing a boundary to seal both his fifty and the Sale win, he was bowled by Dobson
With the rain starting to get heavier McCoy went first ball of the next over to a juggling catch from Dobson, for 17. However Ian Dixon held his nerve pulling his fourth delivery for four to seal a six-wicket victory. Within minutes of leaving the field large puddles started to form on the outfield meaning a resumption would have been doubtful.
The 2nd XI couldn’t force a win against bottom of the table Bramhall in a game reduced to 78 overs. Sale declared on 152-6 off 35 overs, Joe Cannon (38), Siyan Siraj (34) and Abas Rizvi (30) leading the way.
With only one wicket left the visitors managed to hold on for a draw, reaching 100 off the remaining 43 overs, Siraj the leading bowler with 4-19.
The 3rd XI were well beaten by league leaders Didsbury on Sunday. Sale batted first, reach 128-3. Howard Briggs (45) and Ian Holland (38) the unbeaten batsmen. Sale took 3 early wickets to reduce the visitors to 26-3, Shah Zeb claiming two of them, but lost only 1 more wicket as they reached their target with overs to spare.
The 4th XI were involved in a close game at Cheadle Hulme. Sale reached 170-9 in pursuit of the hosts 184-4. Linesh Sorathia top scoring with 75 and taking 2 wickets, son Viraj adding a valuable 27.
Sale Silverbacks couldn’t beat the weather as their game at home to Bramhall was cancelled.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks welcome Cheadle. The 1st XI travel to Oulton Park on Saturday, whilst the 2nd XI host Upton. On Sunday the 3rd XI welcome Cheadle and the 4th XI are at Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge.
U10s 286 (20) v Brooklands 209 (14), match abandoned
U9 Badgers lost to Lindow
U9 Badgers lost to Bowdon
Alderley Edge won a crucial toss and elected to bat in another high scoring u11’s game. Three of the younger Sale players again bowled with great skill. Arjan Amdualapalli bowled a beautiful spell of away swing, conceding just 4 runs from his 2 overs. Dattu Vadakutta deservedly took his first wicket for u11’s following a probing spell, ably supported again by Ben Habershon. Strong hitting at the end of the innings took Alderley Edge to a very competitive total of nearly 6 runs per over.
In reply, Sale were always struggling to keep up with the target rate, despite useful contributions from Callum Ross (17), James Dodds (14) and Theo Brodbeck (13).
This was a very creditable team performance against one of the strongest opponents we are likely to face this season.
The u10s played a friendly match against Brooklands on a wet Thursday evening that provided an opportunity for many players that attend junior training to play a competitive game. Brooklands won the toss and put Sale into bat under a dark grey sky. It wasn't long before it began to drizzle with Sale making a good start through a solid opening partnership between Arnav and Arjun. James (u9) was next in playing in only his second hardball game. Some lovely shots saw James quickly race to 22 to set Sale on the way to a big score. Good contributions with the bat from Nathan, Herbie, Juan & Kit saw Sale post an impressive 286 from their 20 overs.
As the rain became heavier Sale took to the field bowling in what were now proving to be very difficult conditions. Despite this the team bowled and fielded superbly restricting Brooklands to just 209 after 14 overs. Herbie (u9) in his first hardball game impressing with 2 wickets for 8 runs in his spell that included a hat-trick chance after clean bowling consecutive batsmen. Also impressing with the ball were Juan, taking his first wicket, Arjun and Ruth. In total Sale took 11 Brooklands wickets 4 of which were run outs from some great pieces of fielding.
Alas, at this stage the rain was now hammering down and unfortunately the match was brought to a premature end. Some great cricket played though by the Sale team and a moral victory claimed!
On Friday 24th Sale Badgers hosted Lindow for another friendly. Captain Jaskaran won the toss and elected to bat first. The innings got off to a tricky start against some excellent bowling, until Brayden and Herbie added 29 in their partnership and a late onslaught from James and Aswin added 51 in the last 4 overs. In light drizzle the Badgers bowled well, taking wickets regularly through the Lindow innings. Taha and Jaskaran were the most economical bowlers, and despite two late wickets from Pranav, Lindow made their target in the final over of a thoroughly enjoyable game.
On Monday 27th the Badgers were away at Bowdon. Batting first, Sale’s innings featured every style of play: some exciting scampering between the wickets from Eddie and Tom Fenton, some assiduous blocking from Hector and Alex (who also hit a 4), then some muscular hitting from Pranav and Dylan (who top scored with 25 including four 4s and a 6) before the innings closed with William and Pranav (batting twice) the victims of some excellent fielding from Bowdon. The badgers fielded well in reply, achieving several run outs, but some tidy bowling went unrewarded due to complete lack of co-operation from the bails: they stubbornly refused to be dislodged although the ball twice struck the wicket, and once passed between the stumps. William was finally rewarded for bowling a good line and hit the top of off stump – at which point the bails decided to do the decent thing and fall to the ground where they belonged, but by then Bowdon had romped to victory.
Both under 9 Squirrels games were postponed this week due to rain.
With games around the league being rained off, Sale took the opportunity to gain ground on their nearest rivals in the Vivio Cheshire County League division one. With the worst of the weather avoided Sale elected to field in what would be a 92-over contest.
With both teams missing senior players Oulton Park made a confident start. Martin East and Danny Leech racing to 120 inside 20 overs. East was first to go for 68, shortly followed by Ben Tomlinson to a sharp catch by Brooke Guest at short cover.
Tom Hyslop joined Leech who worked busily to take the score to 147 before Leech was bowled attempting to run Richard Adams to third man for 65.
Hyslop was well caught by Mat Spells on the leg-side boundary for 23 and Eddie Roberts was run out by Luke McCoy for just 3. Oulton Park had now lost 5 wickets for 64 runs since their opening partnership and Sale were back in the game.
Pat Roberts marshalled the tail with a quick fire 40 that helped the home side post 235-8 in their 46 overs. Tyrone Lawrence was the pick of the bowling with 3-53.
Sale made the worst possible start losing Spells for a duck, leaving Sale 2-1. Lawrence joined opener Guest and they began to play ever more fluently until Guest was run out by Pat Roberts after a calamitous mix-up for 43 (with three sixes and three fours).
Luke McCoy then skied a short Blandford delivery to sub fielder Ben Kettle for 4, reducing Sale to 63-3. Lawrence was joined by a limping Chris Canning who immediately upped the run rate.
Canning (pictured above by George Franks) passed 50 off 44 balls, including 24 from one Tomlinson over, in a stand of 97 with Lawrence. Lawrence falling for 47, well caught by Ashwell on the boundary.
Canning pressed on and took 24 off another over, this time from Matt Parkinson, to bring the target down to 51 off the final 15 overs. After scampering two to complete his century (from 66 balls), he then launched his seventh six to bring the runs required below twenty.
After two quick wickets Canning hit Hyslop for six, dot, four, four to seal the 4 wicket win with 6 overs to spare. Canning’s inning of 121 not out off just 76 balls included 11 fours and 8 sixes.
Sale 2nd XI’s home game against Upton was cancelled mid-morning after heavy rain.
Sale 3rd XI secured their 2nd win of the season against Cheadle on Sunday. After bowling Sale out for 35 at the start of the season the visitors once against asked Sale to bat first. A much improved performance on a wet surface yielded 178-8. Soans Praveen was the mainstay with 45 runs, well supported by Abbas Rizvi with 35.
In reply Cheadle never got into their stride, Mal Clarke making early inroads with two wicket, before a decisive spell of 3-4 from leg spinner Joe Cannon saw the visitors bowled out for 87. Tom Riley and Will Radcliffe also claimed a brace in a fine all-round performance.
Sale Silverbacks bounced back to winning ways with a convincing 37 run win over Cheadle on Wednesday. Openers Mark Rowe (35) and Iain Harrop (34) both retired after setting a good platform. After losing 4 cheap wickets in the pursuit of quick runs in the middle overs, Soans Praveen (15) and Paul Hanrahan (14 not out) ensured a competitive 125-6 was posted.
In reply Cheadle sent in Stevens and Hall as pinch hitters, reaching 26 off the first 3 overs. However both were run out as the Sale fielders kept their cool. A miserly spell of 2-8 from Rizvi and 2-17 from Hanrahan meant the visitors innings petered out to 88-8.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks make the short trip to Brooklands. The 1st XI host Warrington on Saturday, whilst the 2nd XI play the reverse fixture. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Hyde and the 4th XI host Timperley.
U14s 63 (11) beat Radcliffe 62-2 (10.5)
U13 Colts 95-6 (20) lost to Timperley 97-7 (19.5) – CUP
U13 Colts 125-2 (20) beat Timperley 93 all out (19.5)
U11s 62 all out lost to Alderley Edge Wizards 63-4
Sale U16s were home in time for the European Championship semi-final on Wednesday. Winton, doughty opponents a fortnight ago, collapsed against sustained, pressure bowling from Sale, who did not put a foot wrong. Vaasu Goyal took two wickets in the opening over and finished with 4-1-11-4, as well as scooping a diving catch. Captain Joe Cannon picked up 3-5 and Georgie Gill took 2-2 to add to a run out. Nathan D'Cunha's spell applied a vice to the Winton innings (4-1-4-0).
Dan Newton showed there were no demons in the pitch, hitting 14* as Sale coasted to a comfortable victory and an early night.
On Thursday, the u14s played Radcliffe in a game lucky to go ahead and badly disrupted by the weather. Big thanks to Sean Nicholl, who again went the extra mile to get the game played. Radcliffe batted first, and after a couple of rain disruptions, posted 62-2 off 10.5 overs. Vaasu Goyal and Zikria Nadeem took the wickets, ably supported by good bowling from Ibraheem Shereff and Kaytlin Watterson. Chasing a target of 63 off 11 overs, Zikria Nadeem (19 not out) and Dan Newton (42 off 22 balls), Sale reached their target in the 6th over, punishing the bad ball and running between the wickets superbly. A superb batting exhibition. Ross Davenport again skippered impressively, adjusting to the conditions expertly. Special thanks also to Marc Newton, Nadeem Rana and Cat Moss for cover work above and beyond the call of duty.
On Tuesday, the u13 Colts hosted Timperley in a cup quarter final in a game hastily rearranged due to rain on Monday. Sale batted first, making 95-6, Zikria Nadeem and Dan Newton both retiring with 30 not out. Batting second, Timperley reached 97-7 off 19.5 overs, assisted by an unfortunate 5 penalty runs at a critical stage. Sale put in an impressive team effort, almost defending a below par total with wickets shared between the superb Saad Khan (3-14), Suchit Sapkal (2), and 1 each for Mal Tazaki Quayle and Dan Newton.
Another competitive game against Timperley, who we wish well in the semi final. Special thanks to Rob Matthews at Timperley for getting the game on, and John Dodds and Paul Battersby for running the game.
On Friday, the U13 Colts again hosted Timperley in a league game at Sale. Sale batted first, making 125-2 off 20 overs, Zikria Nadeem 33 retired, Isaac Brooks 35 retired and Dan Newton 35 retired with excellent contributions, and Matt Holland and Luke Brunt adding some momentum at the end of the innings. Timperley were eventually dismissed for 93 in 19.5 overs in an impressive all round fielding display, the spin twins Brooks and Nadeem doing the damage early on with 3 wickets each, and Matt Holland capping an excellent individual display with 2-1-7-3. Luke Brunt deserves a special mention for some excellent wicket keeping, including an excellent catch and a calm run-out to seal the victory. The Colts remain top of the South Manchester u13 League, with tough matches against Stretford and Whalley Range coming up.
Sale U11s took a young side containing six u10’s regulars down to Alderley Edge on Sunday morning. Batting first, Sale reached a creditable 62 off their 20 over allocation. Theo Brodbeck was the pick of the batsmen, opening the batting and reaching an excellent 18, ably supported by Callum Ross who scored a quickfire 13.
Alderley Edge were made to work hard for their victory, with promising bowling from Dattu Verdakatte who bowled a wicket maiden and Robin Smith in particular. There was some fine fielding from several of our debutants, including Arthur Tazaki-Quayle and James Newhill. The highlight of Sale ’s fielding was two stunning catches, one from Rahul Mohanraj and the other by Maaz Khan.
Overall, the team showed great promise and played with great enthusiasm against the strongest team we have faced this season.
Sale invited the visitors to bat first and soon had Mike Rudd well caught by a diving Brooke Guest for a duck in the fifth over. They had only added 13 runs more runs in the next 10 overs when Mal Agar fell to a juggling catch at slip by Chris Canning for 7, both wickets falling to Tyrone Lawrence.
More smart fielding, this time from Luke McCoy, removed Will Fleetwood for 1 off Rick Halkon. Who followed up 4 balls later by trapping Adam Green LBW for 13. Warrington were 23-4.
Overseas player Huw Stone struck partnerships of 24 with both Rich Heaney and James Rudd to take the score to 71-6 from 36 overs. A further 23 runs were added with James Lewis before Stone clipped Ben Watkin to a running Canning at mid-wicket for 40.
The final three wickets then fell quickly as Warrington closed on 121 all out in the 46th over, Mal Clarke finishing off the innings with a run out. Rick Halkon finished leading bowler with 3-35.
Sale openers Brooke Guest (pictured above by George Franks) and Mat Spells were in no mood to hang around, motoring on at 6 runs per over in the early stages, Guest in particular continued his fine form.
Spells was caught on the edge for the circle for 17 with the score on 70. Guest added a further 19 runs with Lawrence before he fell for 54.
With victory in sight Lawrence (30) and McCoy (18) went on the offensive, reaching the target inside 25 overs. Sale’s fourth consecutive win saw then climb above Oulton Park and set up next week’s big clash against leaders Didsbury.
The 2nd XI made it a double over Warrington, winning by 5 wickets. Gareth Watterson and Joe Cannon took 3 wickets each as the home team were bowled out for 155 in the 42nd over.
In reply openers Jamal Benzafar (32) and Narsi Ramaswamy (33) got off to a good start. Siyan Siraj then top scored with 39 in the middle order as Sale comfortably reached their target in the 48th over.
On Sunday the 3rd XI had a great win at 2nd placed Hyde, although victory looked unlikely in the early stages as Sale struggled to 40-4 after being asked to bat first.
A barnstorming partnership of 90 from Howard Briggs and Soans Praveen shifted the momentum, Briggs in particular raining sixes in his 48, and Praveen adding 51. Despite this Sale’s total of 171 all out looked inadequate with a very short boundary on one side.
Hyde made a confident start, seeing off the opening bowlers without alarm. The introduction of spin twins Joe Cannon and Abas Rizvi turned the game in Sale’s favour, firstly drying up the scoring rate, then taking wickets. Only opener Gaskins came to terms with the spin attack adding 47 before he was well caught by Ian Holland at short cover off Rizvi. Only one other batsmen made double figures as Hyde subsided to 111 all out in the 37th over. Rizvi finishing with 5-22 and Cannon 3-29.
The 4th XI held on for a losing draw at home to Timperley. Tom Riley took 3-44 in the visitors 195-6, Sale struggling to 70-8 in reply.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks completed a comfortable 88-run victory at neighbours Brooklands in the Over 40s competition. The Silverbacks batted first on a tricky surface, reaching 135-9, Paul Battersby top scoring with 30 and Iain Harrop making 28.
In reply the home team never got in the chase. Tariq Butt did the damage with 4-12, well supported by Soans Praveen (3-7) and Abas Rizvi (2-4), as Brooklands were bowled out for 47.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks are at home to Bowdon. The 1st XI host Didsbury on Saturday, whilst the 2nd XI travel to Bowdon. On Sunday the 3rd XI welcome Grappenhall and the 4th XI go to Disley.
U13 Eagles lost to Ashley 86
U11s 108-6 beat Lindow 74-4
U10s 257 (20) tied with Prestbury 257 (20 overs)
U9 Squirrels 276 beat Whalley Range 254
The Under 14 team, lightly sprinkled with three under 15s, lost a friendly against Brooklands in the final over of the match. Batting first, Sale leant heavily on the clean hitting of Tom Gill (41* retired) and Adam Holland (25). But for a 10th wicket partnership of 27 between Gabe Smith & Nathan D’Cunha, Sale would have fallen short of three figures.
Vaasu Goyal and Kaytlin Watterson each took an early wicket, but Brooklands recovered and closed in on the target. Two late wickets, taken by Max Tait and Adam Holland, gave Sale a sliver of hope. Brooklands went into the final over needing four - and duly hit a boundary off the first ball.
Last ball thriller - In a gripping match, U13 Eagles visited Ashley on a sunny evening on Thursday 14th. Bowling first, Sale restricted Ashley to 86 in a fine fielding performance - pick of the bowlers were Joe Moss 1 for 9 off 3, George 0 for 7 off 3, and Theo Brodbeck 2 for 6 off 2, on a hat trick in his second over after Joe Moss took a beautiful one-handed catch at cover. Harvey Davenport bowled the only maiden of the match, which featured the Eagles debuts from under 9 stars Herbie Brodbeck and Brayden Ross, looking comfortable in a hardball format alongside their older brothers.
In the run chase Sale were always a little behind the rate, the innings dominated by a partnership of 33 between Ibraheem (who was run out on 28 just short of retiring) and Joe Moss (who survived a big caught behind appeal before being brilliantly caught out for 17). Needing 13 from the last 2 overs, Sale were almost powered over the line by an unbeaten 11 from George in a partnership of 21 with captain Yaqoob, but the quality of the Ashley bowling proved too much even for the skills of Callum Ross at the death.
U11’s finished the season with a strong performance and victory against Lindow Lions. Batting first, Sale scored more than 100 thanks again to strong batting from Callum Ross (29 retired) and Harvey Davenport (15). Sale scored quickly in the final few overs thanks to Jared Moran and Sam Moss.
In reply, Lindow were always behind the required rate and steadily lost wickets. Debutant Arjun Jay bowled tidily, supported by Ben Habershon and Nathan Gray, both of whom again took wickets at important times. This was another excellent team performance, with alert fielding from Arthur Tazaki Quayle and Will Dyson.
Well done to all the boys and girls involved in u11’s matches this season!
Sale snatched a tie off the last ball of the match in a game that they really should have won away at Prestbury.
Some good bowling saw Sale take 6 wickets restricting the home side to 257 from their 20 overs. The stand out bowling performance coming from Arnav who took 2-4 from his two overs including a maiden. The other wicket takers were Mollie & Ben. However, Sale weren't as tight as normal in the field with Prestbury benefitting and adding runs to their total.
Louis (15) and Thomas (8) got the run chase off to a great start in a stand of 23 from the first four overs but the runs slowed with only 19 added off the next eight although no wickets were lost. With 6 overs remaining only 4 runs were needed for victory but the loss of 5 wickets including two suicidal run outs meant 5 runs were needed to win off the last ball which Ben neatly pulled for 4 to secure a tie.
Overall an enjoyable game played on a lovely summer evening against very welcoming hosts.
On Friday night, Sale Squirrels hosted Whalley Range despite inclement weather during the day, the under 9 team were keen to make up for lost time. A superb bowling and fielding performance restricted the visitors to 254 (starting on 200), Henry Reeves set the tone with a wicket off the second ball. Amy Seddon, Lucy Dodds and Alex Mansfield also took wickets but particular mention must be made of Dan Bradley who produced his best bowling performance of the season and Roan Gardner who made a promising debut.
Chasing a moderate total it was decided to send the most experienced batsmen out first to set the tone for the innings. Ben Brunt and Luke Billinge responded superbly with a blistering opening stand of 42 in 4 overs to bring Sale within sight of the visitors’ total. Ben was in superb form, easily surpassing his previous highest score, mixing power with touch as he compiled 30 from 18 balls with five boundaries. Luke Billinge provided great support with 13 off 8 balls.
The remaining batsmen dealt calmly with the situation as Sale moved gradually ahead of the opposition total. With wickets counting as -3 to the total the danger was always there of falling back behind the Whalley Range total in the closing overs but Henry and Alex ran steadily between the wickets to ensure Sale finished on 276, 22 runs ahead of their opponents.
Sale Under 9’s also sent a team (Spitfires) to the rearranged tournament at Poynton on Sunday. In the opening fixture Sale Spitfires won an exciting match against Macclesfield Tigers. Starting at 100, Sale restricted their opposition to 120 after their 6 overs. Henry Reeves taking a wicket in his over and Herbie Brodbeck bowling a maiden over. Sale chased down the total comfortably, Brayden Ross and James Newhill leading the response and helping their side to a winning total of 127.
As the temperature soared, Sale lost games two and three despite impressive individual batting performances from James Newhill (23 off 8 balls in game 2) and Luke Billinge (21 off 8 balls in game 3).
Sale’s fourth game saw a return to winning ways against Poynton. Sale turned in an impressive display in the field with Angus Rawson contributing his first maiden over for Sale. Spitfires raced to victory with a solid all round batting performance.
Match five was against Bowdon. All six members of the team were superb. Chasing 138, Herbie and Luke made a lightning start, Herbie blasting his way to 20 off 8 balls. Dan and Henry were particularly impressive in the middle overs before James and Brayden put the game beyond the reach of the opposition. A convincing 37 run victory was achieved and Sale finished on a high.
With three teams finishing equal top of the group, Sale lost out on a place in the semi-finals by 9 runs. However a fantastic day was had by all 8 players and families. A special thank you must be made to Callum Ross for scoring most of the games.
Our Ladies Hockey 1st team won promotion from Cheshire Division 1 this season and will be competing in North Division 2, and they are looking for sponsors.
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We did it! The LTA initiative of Tennis for Kids has been a great success at Sale Tennis Club. We ran two classes, simultaneously, for up to 20 children aged between 4 and 8. Many of the children had never played before but we aim was to give them a really exciting course to stimulate their imaginations and hopefully a love for tennis. Each week we tried a series of exercises, teaching and encouraging the children to play, have fun and by the end of the short course, a number of children were successfully playing the ball across the net and some had captured the rudiments of serving. Of course, we got carried away and started getting the parents in on the act. As a coach and a parent, this was the magic piece for me. Some parents were natural coaches. Others struggled a little but by listening, adapting and working together, parent and child could learn new skills.
At the end of the course, the students were presented with rackets and a ball. Now they can work on their skills at home, in the park and a number have already asked about the summer tennis camps the next course w/s 5th Sept.
See photos here: Tennis For Kids
U13 Colts 114-4 (20) beat Whalley Range 106 all out
U9 Squirrels 312 beat South West Manchester 236
Girls U8-12 66 (18) lost to Didsbury 71 (18)
The u13 Colts played their final league game away at Whalley Range on Friday. Still in with a chance of winning the league, this was a tense game for the Colts, and the game could have gone either way.
Batting first, the Colts posted a reasonable 114 for 4 off 20 overs. Matt Holland opened, and made a gutsy 12. Viraj Sorathia led from the front again with a faultless 30 retired, ably supported by an excellent 24 not out from Luke Brunt. Both players punished the bad ball impressively. Sporting an impressive haircut, Dan Gray added real momentum at the end of the innings, making 10 not out in a crucial phase of the game. Both Luke and Dan batted excellently in a pressurised game situation.
Whalley Range started their innings well, opener Fred making 27 and number 4 R Ahmed adding a quick fire 31 retired. The Colts looked second favourites at this point, then Adam Downs entered the fray, bowling a great over under real pressure, taking 2 wickets and facilitating a run out before finishing with 2-11 off 2 overs. To Adam's credit, this spell changed the course of the match, firing up the Colts when the game seemed to be slipping away. Suchit Sapkal contributed 2 run-outs, Dan Gray added a run-out, and Zikria Nadeem took a key wicket early in the innings. Viraj Sorathia showed great tactical awareness, bringing himself on to bowl the 19th over. This over yielded only 2 runs, with two batsmen bowled in an aggressive, controlled over of pace bowling. When Suchit ran out he last batsmen off the first ball of the last over, Whalley Range had lost 4 wickets for no runs and finished their innings on 106 all out.
Great credit goes to Whalley Range, who played with great spirit ensuring the game could easily have gone either way. The Colts showed they could dig deep when necessary, and this result was based on a team effort, combined with great bowling and fielding under pressure.
The Colts have finished the u13 South Manchester Junior Cricket League unbeaten, and have narrowly missed out on winning the Title. This season therefore represents an excellent performance by a talented group of young cricketers. There is great potential within this squad, which the Club hopes to develop this further moving forward to the 2017 season.
To bring the u10 season to a close an in house friendly game was arranged to try and include as many of the 24 players that have represented the u10s this season (see picture above).
In the end 12 players (and 2 older siblings - thanks to Matthew T and Malachi T-Q for getting involved) took part in a hardball Pairs game with each pair facing 5 overs and each player bowling a minimum of 2 overs.
The game was played in a great spirit with lots of enthusiasm and good humour. Well done to the winning pair of Louis & Juan (42 runs) who narrowly beat Robin & Kit (37) and Aidan & Arthur (32). Well played also to Dattu & Sam (26), Seb & Shaheer (19) and Ben T & Herbie (16).
Everyone bowled well with Dattu being the pick of the bowlers taking 3 wickets in the game with one each for Herbie, Juan, Louis, Malachi Matthew & Robin. Well done also to Arthur and Kit who bowled the games only two maiden overs. Thanks to all that got involved - a great way to bring the season to an end.
On Friday night Sale’s two under 9 teams played a friendly. In typical under 9 style the result of the game was in the balance until the last ball of the match.
Sale Badgers batted first and posted a useful total of 274. Henry took an early wicket again for Sale Squirrels as the batting side were restricted to 229 (starting at 200) at the halfway stage. Dylan provided the acceleration to the Badgers innings with a quick-fire 19.
Sale Squirrels made a lightning start to their reply with James hitting 49 off 15 balls. Badgers bowled tidily, Brayden picking up a couple of wickets as the Squirrels stuttered as they closed in on the target. The rivalry between the two teams reached a peak in the last over which began with Squirrels four ahead but with wickets counting as -3 to the total, Herbie tried desperately to take a wicket. In the end Ben Brunt confirmed victory for the Squirrels with a four off the last ball of the match.
Sale Squirrels also won at South West Manchester on Sunday with what was their most impressive all round performance of the season. Both teams fielded relatively inexperienced sides. Batting first, James Newhill (31) and Luke Billinge (10) set the tone with an opening stand of 41. Roan Gardner and Amy Seddon kept the scoreboard ticking over with steady batting and running between the wickets. The last four batsmen all scored their highest score for Sale, Jacob Cleary (16) and Joshua D’Cunha (7) followed by Ben Cleary (15) and Angus Rawson (13). Pleasing was the fact that no run outs occurred in the innings, which closed on 312.
South West Manchester found it hard work against a tidy fielding and bowling performance by the Squirrels, Roan Gardner impressing in the field with a run out and a wicket and Ben Cleary confusing the young opposition with his leg breaks. Squirrels finished winners by 76 runs and ending the season with four successive victories beginning in late June with success at Didsbury. Highest scores, improved running between the wickets and backing up in the field are all good signs and indicate there is huge future potential at Sale Cricket Club in the junior section.
Sale Girls played in a thrilling 9-a-side contest against Didsbury Girls on Monday evening. Sale’s team captain, Amy Seddon, won the toss and chose to bowl first. Katie Dunne bowled a tidy opening spell and picked up a wicket in her second over. Further accurate bowling followed from Emily O’Leary (2-0-2-1), Lucy Dodds (2-0-4-0) and Molly Saunders (2-0-6-1). Gracie Burt too showed promise with great bowling, restricting Didsbury Girls to 71 from their 18 over allocation.
Ava Mottram and Katie Dunne got the Sale reply off to a flying start. Ava ended up as the team’s top scorer with an incredible 22 not out, comprising 4 fours and a huge 6 over mid-wicket. Sale’s middle order were then restricted by some probing Didsbury bowling. Amy Seddon hit several fine shots, whilst some excellent calling and running between the wickets from Kiko Tazaki-Quayle kept the scoreboard ticking over. Ruth Baxandale came in at the end of the innings and rapidly increased the scoring rate, scoring 18 runs in just 12 balls. In the end, Sale came up just short of their target.
Most importantly, the match was played in a wonderful spirit and all players were a great credit to their respective clubs.
Urmston elected to bat first and made positive start reaching 24 off the first 4 overs. Two wickets in 4 balls for Pete Britton and Graham Bolton checked their reply. Bolton kept the pressure on, also picking up Chris Turner in his spell of 2-9.
Spinner Tariq Butt kept control of the middle overs picking up 2 further wickets. With opener Colin Riddler retiring for 31, it was left to Stuart Higginbottom (26 not out) to marshal the score to 112-7.
Mark Rowe and Abas Rizvi got the Silverbacks off to a great start, adding 42 for the first wicket. Rizvi was first to go for 17. Skipper Iain Harop was looking good on 17 when he fell to a sharp catch from Shetty.
With Rowe retiring shortly after for 33 it was left to Bolton to see the Silverbacks home, doing it in style hitting his third six off Kurt Edgington with 4 balls to spare (see picture above by George Franks).
The Silverbacks will meet leaders Cheadle Hulme next week to determine who finishes champions and with it a home draw in the quarter finals.
Sale 1st XI lost ground in their chase for one of the promotion spots in division one after securing a winning draw at Davenham.
After being asked to bat first Sale were reduced to 24-2. Brooke Guest and Luke McCoy then added 95 for the third wicket. Guest fell immediately after drinks for 51.
McCoy then took the score to 151 when he watch caught for 70. Skipper Chris Canning played a typically aggressive innings, adding 49 off 37 balls, as Sale closed on 229-9.
Sale made a good start, reducing the home side to 8-2. Sam Hunt then added a quick-fire 35 before he became one of Rick Halkon’s 3 victims.
Opener Christian’s 67 ball vigil finally ended when he was dismissed by Richard Adams for 19. Canning kept ringing the changes to force the win, but despite two late wickets for Tyrone Lawrence Davenham were happy to settle for a losing draw as their innings closed on 177-8. The points finished 14-7 in favour of Sale.
In the reverse fixture at Dane Road the 2nd XI secured a fine victory to move up into the top half of the table. After being 92-3 at drinks the visitors were restricted to 178-6 off their 50 overs, Ben Watkins taking 3-35.
After tea Sale chased down the total with time to spare. Siyan Siraj hit a powerful 59 before being caught at long-on. At the other end opener Joe Cannon played sensibly reaching 51 with the total in sight.
Watkins completed a fine all round display knocking off the remaining runs in his 46 not out to secure a 6 wicket win.
Sale 3rd XI suffered a 6 wicket defeat at Alderley Edge on Sunday. Skipper Ian Holland led the way with 60, well supported by Soans Praveen (28) as Sale posted 171-9 in 45 overs.
In reply the home team were reduced to 28-3, with two wickets for Mal Clarke and one for Robbie Squire. However they only lost one more wicket as they knocked off the runs with 15 balls to spare. Sam Perry (78) and R Mallard (50 not out) top scoring for Alderley Edge, substitute ‘keeper Will Radcliffe claiming three victims.
The 4th XI had no fixture this week.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks host Cheadle Hulme in a title decider. The 1st XI welcome Weaverham on Saturday, whilst the 2nd XI make the short trip to Brooklands. On Sunday the 3rd XI play at Bramhall and the 4th XI entertain Ashley.
Kidiewinks sessions will be back at the club starting Monday 12th September.
Babywinks (4mths – 18mths) 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Sessions include singing, dancing, puppets, baby artwork and even baby gardening plus parachute play, musical instruments and much, much more - all wrapped up in a theme that is fun and different every week.
Kiddiewinks (18mths – preschool age) 1.40pm – 2.40pm
Each week has a different theme, it could be “Music and movement”, “Food”, or “Space” with classes being structured in a way that has the children doing a different activity every 5 minutes or so with no time to get bored or restless! Each session is designed to teach your little one to share and take turns while also boosting their confidence and self esteem and because we incorporate the pre-school curriculum they are always learning along the way!
For parties in Trafford, please call Kate on 07870 625 513 or message through Facebook at Kiddiewinks Limited – Trafford.
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Weaverham opted to bat first and reached 34 before Jake Lightfoot skied a running catch to Luke McCoy for 5. Two balls later visiting captain Ian Eaton tried to cut a ball that was too close to him and edged through to Chris Canning, both wickets going to Tyrone Lawrence.
Opener Kevin Waterhouse was joined by Wilden Cornwall of the Leeward Islands, they added 27 in even time. After surviving a close stumping shout Waterhouse fell to good running catch from Brooke Guest off Lawrence to take the score to 61-3.
Ryan Simms scored just one when he became Lawrence’s fourth victim, when he was well caught down the ground by Ali Rizvi.
Ian Dixon then delivered with the prized wicket of Cornwall, pinned LBW for a fluent 26 (pictured above by George Franks). Sale followed up the wicket with some tight bowling to leave Weaverham on 89-5 at drinks.
Alex Nash and James Lewis steadily rebuilt the innings, adding 29 before Nash edged Ali Barrowman to the Canning for a composed 17. Lewis then edged Dixon to Canning for 31, followed two balls later by a clean bowled Kev Douglas, to leave the score 137-8.
The innings closed as George McCormick skied a ball from Guest that was brilliantly caught out of the sun by a tumbling Joe Cannon (pictured above by George Franks), and Matt Jamieson was bowled tried to hit the returning Lawrence through midwicket. Lawrence finishing with 5-39 and Dixon with 3-36 as Weaverham were bowled out for 157 in the 50th over.
Weaverham were made to pay for dropping Guest on at backward point on nought, as he and fellow opener Matt Spells put together a century opening stand. Guest hitting a huge six to bring up the milestone.
The runs continued to flow as the score raced to 135 when with Guest on 90, and looking as comfortable as ever, he missed a sweep off Stuart Hayes and was bowled. His 77 ball innings included 11 fours and 2 sixes.
With just three runs needed, Tyrone Lawrence hit Cornwall straight to Jamieson at cover for 14. It was left to McCoy to hit the winning runs with 20 overs to spare. Spells finishing unbeaten on 44.
Sale 2nd XI lost by 54 runs at Brooklands, Gareth Watterson and Siyan Siraj taking two wickets each in the home sides 167-7.
Despite keeping up with the run rate after tea, Sale lost too many early wickets, being bowled out for 113 with 17 overs still to play. Only Watterson came to terms with conditions with 43.
The 3rd XI had a disappointing performance at bottom of the table Bramhall, losing by 79 runs. Rob Moore took 3-39 in the home team’s 172-9. Mal Clarke top scored with 18 as the 3s slumped to 93 all out.
Sale 4th XI had the better of a drawn game with Ashley. Zikra Nadeem made 53, well supported by Michael Grant (43) and Vaasu Goyal (38 not out) in Sale’s 189-7.
In reply Ashley reached 177-5, Nadeem adding 4-37 to his earlier runs to complete a fine all-round performance.
Earlier in the week Sale Silverbacks had to settle for 2nd place in the North East division after a narrow 7 run defeat to Champions Cheadle Hulme, despite a fine 57 run partnership between Abas Rizvi (30 retired) and Iain Harrop (24 not out).
On Wednesday the Silverbacks travel to Bollington in the quarter final. The 1st XI travel to Oxton and the 2nd XI play the reverse fixture. On Sunday the 1st XI play premiership Hyde at home in the Cheshire Cup, the 3rd XI visit Stockport and the 4th XI are at Bredbury St Marks.
Sale's Isaac Brooks enjoyed a successful week representing Cheshire u12s at the Shrewsbury School County Cricket Festival last week. Bowling left arm spin, Isaac claimed a total of 12 wickets, jointly winning the Festival bowling award. Included in his figures, Isaac bowled 4 overs, 4 maidens, 0 runs and 2 wickets against Shropshire, and returned figures of 9 overs, 7 maidens, 2 runs and 1 wicket against Derbyshire. Isaac also claimed a hat trick in a 20 over game against Derbyshire, finishing with figures of 4-11 in this match. Cheshire u12 finished runners up in the festival, a creditable performance by a squad of talented cricketers, superbly coached and managed by Ben Tomlinson, Ben Istead and David Batty.
Sale 186-4 (37.2)
Sale win by 6 wickets
Sale kept up the pressure on the top 2 teams in division one of the Vivio Cheshire County League, thanks to a 6 wicket win away at Oxton.
In an early start, Oxton won the toss and elected bat in excellent conditions and raced to 50 inside 10 overs due to some wayward bowling from the Sale openers. This prompted the captain Chris Canning to introduce the spin of Ian Dixon and Brooke Guest from the 11th over to restrict the hosts. The change paid off with Guest claiming the wicket of the dangerous Gibson, caught at backward point by Matt Spells with the score on 55.
Dixon and Guest slowed down the run rate with some excellent bowling during the middle overs, the Oxton batsmen content with singles. With the score on 98, Dixon bowled Ben Roberts for 21 and Guest struck again in the next over removing Jamie Crawley. This brought overseas star Guyan Fernando to the crease who looked to give the innings a kick start hitting a couple of early boundaries, all rounder Dixon finished with figures of 15 overs 1-33. Tyrone Lawrence was re-introduced for a 2nd spell and claimed the prized wicket of Fernando clean bowling the Sri Lankan around his legs. Opener Marc De Brabander was proving more difficult to dismiss and hit a classy 75 off 131 balls, he was finally dismissed by Lawrence, LBW from around the wicket.
Some excellent fielding by the visitors led to confusion in the middle with Sale claiming 2 run outs. Richard Adams was brought into the attack and took the final 2 wickets finishing with figures of 2-23. Oxton declared with the score on 182/9 due to only having 10 players present, a broken down car led to Shaaiq Choudhry not playing.
The Sale reply got off to a bad start losing the in form Guest, clean bowled by Roberts for 5. Tyrone Lawrence then joined Spells in the middle and moved the score onto 56 with Spells the aggressor, playing beautifully through the offside. An unusually slow innings by Lawrence ended when he was caught behind for just 8 off the bowling of James Fraser. Fernando then struck to remove Dan Halkon for 1 to leave Sale struggling at 57-3.
Ian Dixon joined Spells at the wicket and played carefully in the early stages. Spells continued his free flowing innings reaching a well made 50 with a clip of his legs off the bowling of Fraser. However, Oxton brought Calum Andrews into the attack and he struck with his third ball to remove Spells due to an excellent catch by wicket keeper De Brabander.
With Sale still needing 100 to win, skipper Chris Canning was the next batsman in and got off to a fast start hitting his first ball through point (pictured above by George Franks). Targeting the short leg side boundary, Canning looked in excellent touch launching 2 sixes over mid wicket. This prompted Oxton to bring opener Ben Andrews back into the attack looking for the prized scalp of the Sale captain. The extra pace on the ball was to Canning’s liking taking the over for 29 runs.
Inside 10 overs after drinks, Canning had taken the game away from the hosts bringing up a classy 50 with another 6 over square leg. Sale finished the game off in the 38th over with Dixon hitting the winning runs finishing on 26 not out. In a partnership of 103, Canning ended on 73 off just 43 balls.
The 25 point win keeps Sale in 4th place in division 1. However, with the top 2 teams losing, the points gap has shortened and with Sale playing 2nd place Grappenhall in the next game it looks set to be an exciting finish to the season.
And Sale will be able to concentrate on the League after losing their Cheshire Cup Quarter Final match on Sunday against Hyde of the Premier Division. Batting first, a young Sale side made 83 - thanks largely to stalwart Tyrone Lawrence's 43. Hyde chased down the target for the loss of one wicket.
Returning to Saturday, in the reverse fixture, Sale 2nd XI made it a 50 point day for the club beating Oxton by 8 wickets. Winning the toss and electing to bowl, Sale restricted the visitors to 186-5 in their 50 overs. Tight bowling from opener Gareth Watterson put Sale onto the front foot and he was well supported by Abas Rizvi and SiyanSirj. Sirj finished with figures of 10 overs 3-38.
Captain James Hall fell early in the reply but that brought Siraj to the middle to join Rory Woodward. An excellent century stand finally came to an end when Woodward was caught falling short of what would have been a good fifty. However, Siraj continued to play some expansive shots and was supported by the incoming Rizvi. The pair knocked the total off inside 36 overs with Siraj finishing 100 not out.
Sale's senior teams were unbeaten in league fixtures over the weekend. On Sunday, the 3rd XI enjoyed the better end of an exciting drawn match at Stockport. Batting first, Sale made 192-8, built around a strong middle-order performance - Abas Rizvi (44), Soans Praveen (55) - and late acceleration from Sully Butt and George Franks.
Stockport looked set to overhaul the total in quick time, reaching 65-0 in ten overs. The introduction of spinners Rizvi and Butt altered the match dramatically. Unable to cope with clever flight and some sharp turn on a dry surface, seven Stockport batsmen succumbed by the 30th over. Their lower order showed more fight, hanging on for a draw at 183-8. Rizvi ended with figures of 5-31.
The 4th XI had a convincing victory at Bredbury - 175 runs the winning margin. Michael Grant made a century; Zikria Nadeem adding a 50.
Earlier in the week Sale Silverbacks were on top in their quarter final tie away at Bollington. With the hosts on 94-5 in the 18th over, the rain intervened and the tie will need to start again this week.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks travel to Bollington in the quarter final. The 1st XI host Grappenhall and the 2nd XI play the reverse fixture. The 3rd X1 travel to Toft whilst the 4th team play Heaton Mersey at home.
On Wednesday, the Under 16s play in the Salford Youth Cricket Association Cup Final away at Winton CC.
Search sponsored Sale won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first, who got off to a bad start when skipper Keith Wellings was run out for 4.
Leg spinner Rick Halkon soon found his rhythm, picking up the next 4 wickets to reduce Cheadle Hulme to 54-5 at drinks, top scorer Qasim Ali was his final victim, well caught by Tyrone Lawrence for 31.
Sohaib Abbasi was next to go for 22 with the core on 68, one of two wickets for Richard Adams. The final 4 wickets fell for 18 runs, Cheadle Hulme being bowled out for 86 in the 40th over, Ben Watkins with a brace and Ali Barrowman with one. Rick Halkon finishing the leading bowler with 4-42.
A brief shower during the tea break offered some hope to the visitors, but it soon passed as Sale looked to wrap up the win.
Despite the early wicket of Brooke Guest for 10, Sale were always in control. Tyrone Lawrence and Mat Spells added 58 for the second wicket. Lawrence was first to fall for 32, followed 6 runs later by Spells for 28.
Skipper Chris Canning and Ian Dixon calmly knocked off the remaining runs to secure the win.
With news that second placed Grappenhall had beaten leaders Didsbury, Sale are now 43 points off a promotion place with just 75 points to play for.
Sale 3rd took a big step towards maintaining their Sunday premier division status after winning a tight game in unique circumstances. With 6 runs required off the last 10 balls the combination of a bye and 5 penalty runs for the ball striking a helmet on the field secured the win.
Sale asked Marple to bat first, Rob Moore making an early breakthrough. Opener Mark Nicholson anchored the innings with 67, but Sale’s triple spin attack kept the run rate under control. Sulaiman Butt being the pick with 3-36 as Marple closed on 151-6 off their 45 overs.
Sale got off to the worst possible start losing both openers for 2 runs and slumping to 39-4. Two promising young cricketers led the fightback for Sale as Joe Cannon (16 years old – pictured above by George Franks) and Dan Newton (13 years old) added 66 for the 6th wicket.
Newton was the aggressor, adding 41 in support of opener Cannon who anchored the innings with 61 not out. Despite losing Newton and Butt Sale reached their target to secure the win.
The 2nd XI lost the reverse fixture at Cheadle Hulme on Saturday, Abas Rizvi top scoring with 73 in a below par 120 all out. The home team reached their target for the loss of 4 wickets, Zikria Nadeem with 2-8.
The 4th XI lost at Stockport Trinity on Sunday.
The 1st XI welcome Marple on Saturday and the 2nd XI travel to Nantwich. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Champions Didsbury and the 4th XI play their final game of the season at home to Cheadle Hulme.
Sale’s outside chance of promotion was ended on Saturday after the Vivio Cheshire County League programme was completely washed out for the first time since 2007. With a gap of 43 points and just 50 points on offer from the final two games any prospect of catching Grappenhall is purely mathematical. All four of Sale’s cancelled games this season have been against teams in the bottom half of the table in what has been a wet summer.
The 2nd XI made the long trip to Nantwich and looked set for a late start before another downpour around 4 pm ended any prospect of play.
The 3rd XI suffered a 5 wicket reversal at Sunday premier division champions Didsbury on Sunday. Sale were bundled out for 92, Sam Battersby top scoring with 18. Shah Zeb (3-23) and Sulaiman Butt (2-3) secured a couple of bowling points. The 3s now need to win their final game against Grappenhall, or rely on other results to maintain their premier division status.
The 4th XI finished their season with a losing draw at home to Heaton Mersey, Zikria Nadeem with 6-40 in the visitor’s 155-8. Sale reached 140-9 in reply, Irfan top scoring with 35 and Joe Wicks finishing unbeaten on 20.
On Saturday the 1st XI travel to Bollington and the 2nd XI welcome Stockport to Dane Road. On Sunday the 3rd XI head to Grappenhall for their final game of the season.
All the scorecards can be found here.
An under strength Sale team lost the toss and were asked to field first. Bollington captain Rick Hough was the chief tormentor, as he had been in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, scoring 104 not out in the home team’s 203-6. Ali Barrowman (2-30) and Ian Dixon (2-48) were the leading bowlers.
Search sponsored Sale set off confidently as Brooke Guest reached 30 off just 27 balls, before he dragged a wide delivery from Alex Durie onto the stumps. Sale continued to score quickly but lost wickets at regular intervals, only skipper Chris Canning (23 off 16 balls) and Ben Watkins (10) reached double figures. Sale were bowled out for 91 in just 21.5 overs.
Sale 2nd XI lost against Stockport, meaning they will go into the final round of matching needing a draw to guarantee their first division status. Abas Rizvi scored 61 in Sale’s 150 all out, Stockport reaching their target for the loss of 3 wickets.
Sale 3rd XI finished their league campaign with a narrow defeat at Grappenhall, meaning they need Toft to avoid defeat at Bramhall next week to maintain their premier division status. Sale almost snatched victory as Joe Cannon with 97 not out (pictured above by George Franks), supported by Dan Newton (34) and Zikria Nadeem (19) took the score from 49-6 to 184-8, before Sale we bowled out for 186 in the final over.
Earlier in the day Grappers had reached 190-7, Sale ruing dropping James Jenkins early on before he made a rapid 55. Ian Holland (2-15) and Cannon (2-47) were the leading bowlers.
Sale conclude their season next week as the 1st XI welcome Tattenhall to Dane Road and the 2nd XI travel to Bramhall.
The junior section's end of season presentation event was held on Sunday, 25 September. Achievements across seven junior teams were celebrated with awards, speeches and a party tea, courtesy of the event's generous sponsors, Sainsbury's of Sale.
The award winners:
Rick Halkon Trophy (Under 9)
Brayden Ross & Herbie Brodbeck
Colts Player of the Year (Under 9)
Roger Lee U10s player of year
Lundi Munch under 11
Rob Moore Trophy U13 (Colts)
Under 13 Player of the Year (Eagles)
Under 14 Player of the Year
Chance to Shine U11 – girls
LS Thompson Outstanding Fielding U13s
Sale CC Under 9
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 9
Bowler of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 9
Clubman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 9
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 9
Bowler of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 10
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 10
Bowler of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 10
Clubman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 11
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 11
Bowler of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 13 Colts
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 13 Eagles
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 13 Colts
Bowler of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 13 Eagles
Bowler of the year 2016
Sale CC girls
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC girls
Bowler of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 14
Batsman of the year 2016
Sale CC Under 14
Bowler of the year 2016
At the end of the junior cricket season, parents were invited to take part in an on-line survey to give their views on cricket at Sale and what can be done to improve it. 46 responses were received.
The results were analysed and an overview presented at the junior presentation event in September. The coaches and club committee will review the feedback and use it to shape the club's approach to the 2017 season. Many thanks to everyone who took part.
A summary of results is can be read here: http://www.salesportsclub.com/admin/resources/junior-section-survey-1.pdf
Preparation for the 2017 cricket season for Sale CC's senior teams starts on Monday 23 January, 9-10pm at Chorlton High School, Nell Lane, M21 7SL. Nets will be held every Monday evening until the end of March (with the exception of 13 February).
With four senior teams in the CCCL next season, all players - existing members and new - are encouraged to come along and get ready for the season ahead. The invitation is extended to all juniors in school year 8 and above.
Sale CC's junior pre-season practice gets under way at Sale High School on 22 January. 3-4pm for soft ball practice (school years 2-5) and 4-5pm for hard ball practice (school years 6-9).
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We have also been congratulated as being the first club in the North West to achieve ClubMark.........just pipping Deeside.....unlucky!
Well done to everyone who played their role in this - that's what teamwork's all about - but a particular big thank you to Rob Riley and Phil Langridge - great job!
A series of Trafford mini-cricket festivals for girls starts at Timperley Cricket Club on Sunday, 7 May (12 noon - 4pm).
Just over a month later, on 13 June, Sale will host the second in the series of events.
Meanwhile, Cheshire Cricket Board is co-ordinating a summer of events promoting cricket for women and girls, which can be read about here.
To get ready for the summer of cricket, join in our girls-only training sessions held at the club on Mondays, 5-6pm, starting on 24 April.
Please get involved and help to grow cricket for women and girls. Contact Chris Smith (07766993483) or Mike Sambell (07887 772074) for more details.
Senior training has now started at Sale Cricket Club on Thursday evenings. Training starts at 6pm each week, and all playing members are encouraged to attend to make the sessions a success. Junior cricketers interested in playing senior cricket are especially welcome, as are prospective new members. Please contact Nick Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
The u11s winning start to the season was halted by a strong Brooklands team on Sunday at Dane Road. After losing the toss and being put in the Sale batsmen came up against some good accurate bowling which limited the home team's score to just 60 runs from their 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets.
Will Dyson top scoring with 14, a knock that included two lovely straight drives for four. Robin Smith, Shaheer Chaudhry & Krish Gupta also finding the boundary with accomplished shots.
Although performing admirably in the field Brooklands proved too strong reaching their target with 7 overs to spare for the loss of 3 wickets. Krish and Naman Mudaltar taking one wicket each clean bowling the batsman with a run out, following good fielding by Seb Ross on the boundary and Arthur Tazaki-Quayle behind the stumps, accounting for the third.
Although a defeat it was a game from which Sale can hopefully learn a lot from.
Search sponsored Sale got off to a great start, skipper Abas Rizvi and Viraj Sorathia adding 88 for the first wicket (pictured above by George Franks). Rizvi was in dominant mood, adding 59 off just 58 balls. Zikria Nadeem (12) joined Sorathia, adding 41 for the second wicket.
Simon Orton started to get Cheadle back into the match, taking wickets at regular intervals, but Sorathia kept his composure as he passed 50.
When Sorathia fell for a well-crafted 62, Sale were 156-6. Sohaib Farooq then hit a quick fire 14 as Sale were bowled out for 179 in the 43rd over, Orton finishing on 6-43.
Shah Zeb got Sale off to the perfect start, removing opener Kapoor for a duck. Cheadle continued to lose wickets at regular intervals as they had no answer to spinner Rizvi.
Only Haroon put up any resistance with 40, when he fell the score was 126-8 it wasn’t long before Rizvi took the final wickets to end with 7-22 as the visitors were bowled out for 135 in the 39th over.
On Saturday the 1st XI suffered a defeat at Davenham in a rain affected game. With the match reduced to 66 overs Sale opted to bat first.
Ali Rizvi hit 32 at the top of the order and in form Jeremy McFarlane hit 69, but no other batsman made double figures as Sale were bowled out for 131 in the 33rd over, Robin Taylor taking 4-40.
Aqib Narwaz took two early wickets, but Davenham never looked in trouble, coasting home with5 overs to spare for the loss of 5 wickets.
Both the 2nd and 4th XI’s benefitted from walk overs at the weekend, Northwich unable to raise a 2nd XI on Saturday and Wilmslow 3rd XI defaulting on Sunday.
Early in the week the Silverback’s over 40’s match against reigning divisional champions Cheadle Hulme was cancelled due to rain.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks host Brooklands and on Thursday the 1st XI play their next T20 cup match at home to Didsbury. On Saturday the 1st XI host Urmston and the 2nd XI make the short trip to Ashton on Mersey. On Sunday the 3rd XI entertain Bramhall and the 4th XI visit Cheadle Hulme.
U11s 67-6 (20) beat Ashton-on-Mersey U11s 36 all out
U10s 276 (20) beat South West Manchester 213 (20)
U9 Squirrels 211 v Brooklands 295
U9 Badgers 308 beat Stretford 269 by 39 runs
A young Sale Eagles u13’s team played with great spirit against a strong Stretford team on Friday evening.
Winning the toss and batting first, the Eagles were indebted to James Dodds (21) who batted with determination on a very tricky pitch. Wickets fell quickly against accurate bowling from the opposition, although having 7 players clean bowled means that some work needs to be on defence and patience! Theo Brodbeck (10) played several handsome shots towards the end of the innings.
Stretford cruised to their target, although special mention should be made to Arnav Kamble who bowled with great accuracy and Robin Smith who deservedly picked up a wicket for a fine spell of bowling.
Sale under 11s having been invited to bat by AoM & forced onto the artificial wicket by the previous weeks weather, scoring freely proved to be difficult for our batsman. Shaheer & Ben H being the standout batsmen with 11 & 17* in a total 67/6 in 20 overs.
A Superb opening spell of bowling by Dattu 3-4 & Naman 1-2 left AoM 6-4 after 4 overs. Brilliantly backed up by everyone else with Nathan 1-6 Seb 1-6 & Ben H 2-3 (including an outstanding caught & bowled) bowling AoM out for just 36. Excellent from all that played.
After having the disappointment of their first home game washed out last week, the Under 10’s were back on the road on Monday night. This time destination was South West Manchester CC in Chorlton for their first hardball game.
Sale won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first in a 20 over game of pairs cricket. Testing opening bowling by Thomas Brassell and Herbie Brodbeck and two run outs from wicketkeeper James Newhill left the home team on 203 (starting on 200) after the opening four overs. Amy Seddon followed up with a maiden over as the visitors kept tight control of the game. Ben Cleary’s spin confused the batsmen before Brayden Ross sent down a wicket maiden in over 15. James Newhill and Pranav Sheshagiri sent the total into freefall with a final four overs that bought three wickets and just one run conceded between them. James being directly responsible for five of the seven wickets lost by Chorlton, who posted a target of 213. Particularly pleasing was the fielding, backing up and communication between the players.
In reply Sale lost a couple of early wickets but moved ahead of the target in over 8 as Will Taylor and Pranav batted patiently. Thomas Kennedy and Ben pushed ahead in overs 9 to 12, Thomas continuing his impressive start to the season, making 12 in his first hardball game. Thomas Brassell and Dan Bradley eased Sale to the 250 mark, Thomas scoring a couple of stylish boundaries. The final pairing, James and Brayden saw the visitors to a final total of 276 with a series of well run singles. Again there was massive improvement in the batting, with only 3 wickets lost in the 20 overs, and none after the eighth over of the innings. Next up for the under 10’s is the Cup game away at Didsbury in early June.
Sale Squirrels U9s played an experienced Brooklands team on Friday night. Despite the fact that most of the Sale team were playing in their first ever game, they had enthusiasm on their side - and the signs were good when captain Harsimar Rekhi won the toss and elected to put Brooklands into bat.
Sale again opened the batting with their most experienced pair, James and Jacob, getting the Squirrels off to a strong start, staying in touch with Brooklands' initial run rate. They were supported admirably by the rest of the team, with some very good scampering between the wickets by Harsimar and Farhan, and particular credit going to Seamus Farrell, Eoghan Walker and Rohan Vakil, despite facing some quick, accurate bowling by the visitors.
We finally had some warm sunshine for our match at Stretford, and with the warmer weather came the Badgers’ best performance so far, even though we were a player short due to a late withdrawal. Our captain for the day, Alex Mansfield, lost the toss but we got the result we wanted by being asked to bowl first. Stretford got off to a flying start, with 35 runs scored off their opening pair. In amongst this, Hector Bridle picked up the first of his two wickets in the match, and Alex secured a run-out off of Elizabeth’s bowling.
Stretford had set a challenging target, but Thomas and Elizabeth cut loose from the first ball, with Thomas hitting 3 boundaries, some “generous” fielding and the pair of them rotating the strike regularly as they put 40 runs on the board. Hector and Alex maintained this momentum, with some beautiful strokes from Hector in particular as the pair added four more boundaries and another 32 runs to our score. Matthew and James stretched our lead in the middle before Rey Bhardwaj, partnered first by Elizabeth and then by Alex, got the boundaries flowing again with an entertaining final flourish to push the Badgers over 300 runs for the first time this season. It was a great batting display by the team, exemplified by some great footwork and only conceding two wickets in the whole innings compared to the opposition’s seven.
The full scorecards can be found here.
Losing the toss, Sale under 14s were put into bat by Poynton in their first cup match of the season. Openers Zikria Nadeem and captain Viraj Sorathia got the innings off to a fine start, Viraj retiring on 41 from 35 balls with 5 fours. Dan Newton dominated the bowling, plundering 30 from 20 balls, Zikria hitting a rare six which clattered on the pavilion roof and 5 fours in his 37. At 122 in the 16th over a massive total looked possible but some fine bowling from Poynton's J. Chignell and T. Fredrickson saw Sale lose 5 more wickets while adding just 9 runs.
Ibraheem Shareef struck early for Sale, having Poynton's wicketkeeper/captain C. Bowden smartly caught behind by Dan Gray. Further wickets were shared amongst the bowlers despite a fine knock from N. Caine - 40 from 38 balls with 2 sixes - until, in the 17th over with Poynton struggling on 85 for 5, Yaqoob Sharif (4 for 10 from 3 overs) took a devastating hat trick - all clean bowled with yorkers - and the innings was closed by George Howling (2 for 11 from 2.4). We go on to meet Bramhall or Stretford in the 2nd round. Thanks to Linesh for scoring, and to all the parents who braved the traffic to get to the ground and enjoy a beautiful evening's cricket.
Sale SC runners up in the Trafford & Hulme Club of the Year 2017
Search Sponsored Sale were asked to bat first by visitors Oxton in a game reduced to 80 overs. Ali Barrowman top scored with 31 as Sale posted 158-9. Greg Gyves (29), Jeremy McFarlane (28) and Ben Watkins (24 - pictured above my George Franks) all made positive contributions.
In reply Oxton had reached 43-0 before the rain returned and the game abandoned.
Sale 2nd XI picked up 11 points from their trip to Congleton. After being asked to bat Jamal Benzafar hit 70 as Sale posted 227-9 in 50 overs. The game was finely balanced with Congleton on 103-3 off 25 overs when the rain arrived.
Sale 3rd XI saw their lead at the top of the Sunday premier league reduced after securing a draw at home to Hyde. Sale asked the visitors to bat first, holding them to 164-9. Abas Rizvi, Zikria Nadeem and Meisam Syed all took 2 wickets each.
Sale’s run chase fell 17 runs short, as they closed on 147-9 in their 45 overs. Mohammed Rizvi held the innings together with 55 not out.
Earlier in the week the Silverbacks, our over 40’s side, lost their top of the table match at home to Urmston by 12 runs. The Silverbacks bowled well to hold the visitors to 102-8, Paul Hanrahan taking 3-14.
In reply the Silverbacks lost wickets at regular intervals, only opener Asad Khan (21) came to terms with the Urmston attack. Some later order hitting from Ian Holland (23 not out) gave Sale hope, but the asking rate was too much.
The 4th XI had no fixture this week.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks visit Cheadle. On Saturday the 1st XI visit Bollington and the 2nd XI play the reverse fixture. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to Grappenhall and the 4th XI host Ashley.
U13s 89 all out (20) tied with Alderley Edge (Cup)
U13s 112-6 (20) beat Alderley Edge 106-7 (20) (League)
U13 Eagles 80 All Out lost to Didsbury Buffaloes 103-4
U9 Badgers 234 “lost” to SW Manchester 256
(Catch up from two weeks ago, Ed): The u13s put in a good team performance to defeat Stockport on Friday evening. Batting first, Sale made 140 with Dylan Walker contributing a powerfully hit 22 runs at the top of the order, and Isaac Brooks 31 retired and Maaz Khan 32 retired sharing a match-winning partnership, both batting sensibly and playing good cricket shots. Mal Tazaki-Quayle contributed 12 off the last 3 balls of the innings, playing some impressive attacking shots against tidy spin bowling. The Sale bowling was consistent and economical throughout, with wickets shared by the impressive Saad Khan, Maaz Khan (2), Mal Tazaki-Quayle, Suleman Khan (bowling with good pace) and Arthur Tazaki Quayle (2). Stockport eventually finished on 79 off their 20 overs, with Louis Jackson impressing in an improved fielding display.
After the Under 13’s cup match was rescheduled due to rain, on an overcast Sunday morning we played on the Astro to avoid a mudwrestle. Sale lost the toss and Alderley Edge batted first, immediately discovering that captain Saad Khan's bowling was unplayable - 1 for 9 from 4. Progress was initially very slow for the visitors. Jared Moran took 2 for 10 from 2, including a fine caught and bowled, and his fielding at cover saved several boundaries. Suleman Khan got a fine run out from backward point. Alderley's innings built momentum in the second half, with Max Davidson retiring, supported by Josh Chalk and B Sharif, as they closed on 89 for 7.
Chasing, alas, we kept losing wickets. 4 for 13 after 5 overs, Jack Brassell (19) set about rebuilding the innings, first with the indomitable Jared and then sharing a 6th wicket partnership of 28 with Theo Brodbeck. Mal Tazaki-Quayle and Maaz Khan brought the total in sight. With 13 needed from the last 3, two more quick wickets brought doughty no. 11 Arnav Kamble to the wicket. The finish was to prove excruciatingly tense for both sides (and the onlookers). Fine judgement from the last wicket pair was able to turn every wicketkeeping error into a scrambled bye, and just 4 were needed off the last over. With scores level, a cheer went up from the Sale team, but deadly accurate bowling from Josh Bell dashed our hopes and Alderley Edge go through to the next round as they lost fewer wickets.
On Friday, Sale u13s won a keenly contested game at Chelford cc against Alderley Edge Wizards. Losing the toss again, Sale were invited to bat on a green wicket and posted a respectable 112-6. Isaac Brooks 33 retired and Mal Tazaki-Quayle 27 put on a key partnership, combining solid defense with powerful hitting, typified by a flat 6 by Mal over mid-wicket. Suleman Khan continued an impressive run of form with a powerful 25 not out including 6 boundaries. Saad Khan opened the bowling with real pace, bowling both openers and picking up 2-15. Alderley Edge batted well, keeping up with the rate impressively. A sharp catch by debutant Ivan Flitcroft off the bowling of Mal Tazaki-Quayle inspired Sale, together with a sharp delivery from Suchit Sapkal to remove the dangerous C White for 26. Maaz Khan chipped in with a wicket, well caught by Suleman Khan. A run out by Saad Khan and an economical spell by Isaac Brooks including 2 maidens helped the Sale cause, and Mal Tazaki-Quayle bowled the final over under real pressure conceding only 4 runs as Alderley finished on 106-7. A top fielding and team performance by Sale, typified by the fielding of Arthur Tazaki- Quayle and Edward Allanson, both making numerous crucial stops at key points of the game.
An experienced Didsbury team defeated the Sale Eagles u13’s in the first match of the league group phase.
Didsbury raced to more than 60 in the first 10 overs but were pegged back by some accurate bowling from Arnav Kamble and Tanay Patel. Will Scott, making his debut, picked up a wicket (clean bowled) with his first delivery! Theo Brodbeck and Jared Moran picked up a wicket apiece too.
In reply, the Eagles were indebted to Theo Brodbeck, who capped a fine all-round performance by top scoring with 19 runs including several handsome lofted drives.
All ten outfield players bowled two overs and batted too and special mention should be made to Jack Brassell who kept wicket extremely well again and removed one of their danger batsmen with a sharp stumping.
We enjoyed a competitive match on a chilly evening in Chorlton. Due to cup fixture congestion, SW Manchester were short of players and so in order to ensure the match went ahead, Badgers turned up with some spare. More on that later. Our captain for the day was Rey Bhardwaj, who won the toss and elected to field. The Badgers put on a strong and very encouraging fielding performance, with very few runs conceded from the bat thanks to some excellent fielding, and on the whole some tidy bowling. The highlights were Sammy Cuffe taking a wicket on his debut, and an excellent run-out from distance by James Dyson. Hector and Rey were our most economical bowlers and Alex conceded no extras. But for a couple of missed catches, and the bails refusing to budge when Matthew Mather hit the stumps, we would have reduced our opponents to a very low score.
Hector and Alex led us out to bat and didn’t give anything away, but on this occasion they both struggled to score. Our next pair, Joseph Britain and Charlie Marson, got the scoreboard ticking over with some excellent and enthusiastic running between the wickets, with Joe in particular timing some lovely shots to top score with 13. Matthew and Sammy were next and kept the scoreboard moving, with Matthew adding another boundary to his tally, before Rey and James finished our innings. Rey would have added another boundary had his shot not glanced the umpire, and James surprised us with a late rally of two boundaries of his own.
A final note on our volunteer to play for the other team - No one from Badgers wanted to swap sides to allow the game to go ahead, so Elizabeth kindly volunteered… and proceeded to hit 13 runs and took a wicket against us! This, combined with our bad luck in the field was the difference between the sides. As coaches, we agreed to call it a draw…
Search sponsored Sale were asked to bat first, Ben Watkin and Mat Spells adding 24 for the first wicket. When Spells was third man out for 20, the score was 53-3.
Brooke Guest and Ali Barrowman (15) added 39 for the 4th wicket. Influential Jeremy Mcfarlane then joined Guest, putting on 69 to take the score to 161-5. Guest fell for 62, becoming one of Tom Horsfield’s 3 victims.
McFarlane then accelerated the score, reaching 56 off just 50 balls to take Sale to 201-9, the final few wickets falling in the quest for quick runs in the final overs.
Bollington made a confident start, adding 48 for the first wicket. The introduction of spinners Watkin and McFarlane turned the game in favour of Sale. Watkin made the breakthrough, taking Leese caught and bowled for 37.
Two further quick wickets reduced the home team to 63-3 before Rick Hough and Harri Dickinson added 40 for the 4th wicket. Hough was then run out for 18 and Dickinson was caught for 43.
James Cross (33 not out) attempted to marshal the lower order, but Watkin (4-66) and McFarlane (3-47) cleaned up the tail as Bollington closed their innings on 175 in the 42nd over.
The 2nd XI couldn’t take the final two wickets to secure an outright win in the reverse fixture at Dane Road. Sale posted 207-8 in their 50 overs, young opening pair of Zikria Nadeem (32) and Viraj Sorathia (23) getting the 2s off to the perfect start. Naveed Ahmed top scoring with 44 and Jamal Benzafar adding 36 at number 3.
Sale’s young spin attack nearly secured all the points, but Bollington held on at 133-8. Nadeem completed a fine all-round display with 3-53, backed up by Sulaiman Butt with 2-22.
Sale 3rd XI maintained their lead at the top of the Sunday premier division with a convincing win at 3rd placed Grappenhall. Sale asked the home team to bat first, restricting them to 164-9 off their 45 overs. Skipper Abas Rizvi leading from the front with 5-35 (pictured above by George Franks).
Sale made short work of the reply, reaching their target for the loss of 3 wickets in the 24th over. Rizvi getting his team off to a great start with 51 at the top of the order. Grant Whittaker (39), Viraj Sorathia (34) and Mohammed Rizvi (28 not out) all made positive contributions.
On Sunday, the 4s turned in another solid performance to maintain their unbeaten status. Losing the toss again (maintaining a 100% streak), Ashley chose to bat on a wicket that resembled the new M6 link-road. Owais Khan opened the bowling, and bowled with pace and aggression to claim 6-24 off 8 overs in an excellent spell. The unlucky Joe Wicks backed his opening partner well, and deserved a couple of wickets after another dependable spell. Isaac Brooks grabbed 3 quick wickets with his spin, and Howard Briggs claimed the other wicket in his solitary over. Good catches by Jay Jayoraman and Tris Brodbeck typified a solid fielding performance, and Ibraheem Shereef and Dylan Walker capped excellent senior debuts with impressive fielding and wicket-keeping displays.
Chasing Ashley's total of 82, Jay Jayoraman hit a powerful 51 not out, which included some impressive hitting. Excellent support was provided by Tris Brodbeck, who mixed stout defence with some quality attacking strokes.
Earlier in the week the Silverbacks, our over 40’s side, won at Cheadle to stay in 3rd place in the North-East division. Sale posted 132 and restricted Cheadle to 100 and secure the win. Paul Hanrahan led the way with 32 retired and 3-20, well supported by Abas Rizi (32 retired) and Mark Almond 3-28.
On Wednesday the Silverbacks visit Bowdon. On Saturday the 1st XI welcome divisional leaders Oulton Park to Dane Road and the 2nd XI travel to Heaton Mersey. On Sunday the 3rd XI travel to 2nd placed Didsbury and the 4th XI host Heaton Mersey.
U13s 107-9 (20) beat Alderley Edge 82 (20)
U10s 275 (20) beat Didsbury 275 (20) on few wickets lost (CUP)
U10s 292 (20) beat Wythenshawe 200 (20)
Sale never looked back after being given a blistering start to this cup-tie by Dan Newton, who struck ten boundaries in scoring 52* retired from 37 balls. The run-rate was maintained by Viraj Sorathia (40) and Zikria Nadeem (29*), with all of Sale’s batsmen playing selflessly to set the home team a challenging target.
Lindow struggled to make headway against Sale’s attack, which saw seven of the nine bowlers used take wickets. The three left-arm spinners - Isaac Brooks, Mohammed Rizvi and Viraj Sorathia – returned combined figures of 7-0-14-5.
The match, played on the longest day, ended at 9.30pm – play delayed by heavy traffic on the drive to the ground and the time Lindow fielders spent hunting for balls driven and pulled into the undergrowth beyond the boundary.
On Friday the u13s played Alderley Edge Hedgehogs at home. Batting first, Thomas Burt opened impressively, playing some attractive shots in a rapid 10. Isaac Brooks batted sensibly making a solid 18 before Saad Khan hit an imposing 30 retired. 107 for 9 was a par score at best, and impressive bowling and fielding was needed.
The team did exactly what was required, all contributing to an impressive performance restricting Alderley to a total of 82. Opening the batting, Tejas Rao made an excellent 31 retired, however Saad Khan with 3-10 off 4 pacy overs and Isaac Brooks with 3-9 including his second hat-trick of the season off his 4 overs produced excellent spells, with Maaz Khan picking up a further wicket and the Tazaki-Quayle brothers both effecting excellent run outs at key stages. Suleman Khan enhanced his fielding reputation with a quality catch off a rocket shot at gully. Special thanks to Oliver Jackson, who displayed great commitment turning out at short notice and fielded impeccably.
After a lengthy break caused by school holidays and inclement weather, Sale’s Under 10’s had back to back away games this week. Their current good form continued, with wins at Didsbury in a hardball Cup match on Wednesday and at Wythenshawe in a softball friendly league match the following night.
The rearranged cup match at Didsbury started very late, Sale invited the home side to bat first. A succession of sharp deliveried from opening bowler Thomas Brassell soon put Sale on the front foot, clean bowling both batsmen in his second over. Pranav Sheshagiri and Dan Bradley followed up with tidy performances, completing seventeen dot balls in their four overs as the score progressed slowly to 217 (starting at 200) after 8 overs. Amy Seddon and Angus Rawson kept the scoring in check, both collecting wickets along the way. After a slight acceleration near the end of the innings the home side pushed along to a testing total of 275.
After a slow start, Sale were up against it. Thomas Brassell set the innings rolling with two crisp boundaries. Inspired, Pranav did likewise in the following over. James Newhill and Herbie Brodbeck took their opportunities when they were presented, as Sale reaching 237 at the midway point of the innings. Amy and Dan ran energetically and a close finish beckoned. An exciting game, running past 9pm reached its climax as Angus and captain William Taylor took on some fast bowling, each collecting a five as the pressure mounted. William top scored with 15, his highest score for Sale and made in the most difficult of circumstances. Needing eight to win in the last over, after frenetic running, scores ended up level after 20 overs, both sides finishing on 275. Sale were victorious on the grounds of having lost fewer wickets. An incredible game that ended with the Sale players running around the ground in celebration.
Fresh from their success at Didsbury, Sale, made a steady start the following night at Wythenshawe. Starting at 200, Dylan Parekh and Angus Rawson rotated the strike nicely. Thomas Brassell and Dan kept the momentum going. With the thick grass making boundaries a challenge, James Newhill and Thomas Kennedy tried to accelerate the run rate, James finally hitting the first boundary of the innings in the eleventh over during an innings of 17. Ben Cleary also hit a stylish boundary through the leg side, batting positively with Roan Gardner. Starting the final four overs at 255, Brayden Ross took advantage of pace on the ball, collecting four boundaries in a powerful innings of 28. Energetic backing up from Herbie Brodbeck helped push the final total to an imposing 292 at the end of the 20 overs.
An inexperienced home side found the going tough against a Sale side fresh from a tough hardball game the night before. Thomas Brassell set the tone for the innings with a challenging opening over and Dylan’s whirlwind leg spin left the opposing batsmen bemused. Sale were dynamic in the field, collecting five run outs, backing up was exceptional, and decision making was improving, reducing overthrows to a minimum. The highlight of the innings was a sensational over from Brayden, which included a hat-trick. A smart stumping by wicketkeeper James was followed by two clean bowled to send the Sale players crazy. The celebrations certainly matched the skills on display.
Wythenshawe scored 44 runs but lost 11 wickets (-4 per wicket lost) so finished on their starting total of 200 leaving Sale victorious by 92 runs. Two long evenings, with games finishing at 9.10pm and 8.45pm respectively but the superb performances mean that 4 out of 5 games have been won this season. Add to that 3 wins out of 4 at the Congleton tournament in May illustrates the progress being made, especially as the team keep switching from hardball to softball games!
- Continued commitment to Clubmark and ECB Safeguarding policy to ensure a positive, safe cricketing experience for our junior membership
- Representing the interests of the cricket section whilst contributing to, and supporting the Sports Club plans to develop and improve club facilities
- The development and implementation of a Recruitment Plan for girl cricketers from local primary schools
- To review and build upon links between the junior and senior sections, further developing opportunities for junior members to train and play in senior cricket
Didsbury Diamonds u13’s - 273
The Sale Girls u13’s team played their first match of the season away at Didsbury Diamonds on Monday evening and began with a solid victory.
Batting first, Sale got off to a flying start with Elisabeth Mansfield plundering several boundaries in her 18 runs. Momentum was maintained by Gracie Burt in the middle order who hit a fine straight drive to the boundary, whilst Isabelle Beaumont played a controlled innings and played very straight. Captain Amy Seddon (23) and Lucy Dodds (20) blasted their way to a 43-run partnership in 4 overs, helping the team to post a very competitive score.
In reply, Didsbury were always behind the required run rate. Ava Beaumont and Kiko Tazaki-Quayle bowled very tidily, Kiko being very unlucky not to take a wicket when the ball passed through the batter’s stumps! Jessica Parish kept up the pressure with a fine spell of accurate bowling and Ava Beaumont took a well-deserved wicket. The Sparks fielded with great enthusiasm and merited their fine victory. The match was played in a superb spirit throughout and all players from both teams were a credit to their clubs.
The full scorecards can be found here.
Trafford Council granted planning permission for a 2-storey community clubhouse and pavilion and a new indoor tennis centre in February. Since then work has gathered pace culminating in the start of building work this week, with construction expected to be completed by the spring of 2019.
The new clubhouse will deliver Sport England compliant changing facilities that are accessible to all and an exercise studio, as well as providing a first class viewing vista from a bar and function room on the first floor.
The new facilities will allow the club to broaden its appeal and contribute to the health and well-being of local residents by working with other local organisations to target those who will benefit from increasing their physical activity rates and reduce social isolation.
Mike Kane wished the club the best of luck, “It’s great to have the relationship with this club. I’ve seen the plans and they’re world class, it’s going to be so exciting”.
“Clubs like this build so much solidarity in communities, being a member of a club improves people’s health and their outcomes and that’s why this type of development is so important.”
Local councillor Jane Baugh was also on hand to hear the club committing to do more for children’s services in the area, as well as increasing activities for all age groups.
The club, founded in 1854, is funding the redevelopment through the sale of surplus land for much needed local housing.
Steve Hodkinson, Chair of the development committee, praised the role of local developer Darren Brown of Lunbro homes and main contractors Brierstone;
Steve said, “This project has been a long time in the making, so thanks to Darren. He has been involved from the start, has been good to his word and great to work with, as have Brierstone”.
Club President Matt Whiteley concluded by praising the enormous amount of work a number of volunteers have put in to get the project to this important stage.
There was a great start to the Walking Netball session in the sunshine at the Club on Thursday.
We had 9 ladies turn up, some of whom hadn't played for a considerable period of time!
The next session is 13:30 this Thursday (9th Aug) so get your trainers ready and don't forget to spread the word friends and family.
Here we go again... Last Man Standing is back, starting from Friday 5th October. Last time the prize pot was over £100 and this time we are hoping it will be even bigger! Entry is still only £3 and, as well as the possibility of winning the pot, you are helping to raise vital Club funds! For an entry form please see Alison or Jamie Broadbent. Just to whet your appetite here are the fixtures for the first weekend we are running...
Brighton v West Ham United (Friday)
Burnley v Huddersfield Town
Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton
Fulham v Arsenal (Sunday)
Leicester City v Everton
Liverpool v Manchester City (Sunday)
Manchester United v Newcastle United
Southampton v Chelsea (Sunday)
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City
Watford v A.F.C. Bournemouth
You’ve got to be in it to win it!
Friday 26th October 6.30 – 9pm
Fancy dress themed Tennis & Multi-Sports Awards Evening.
For all for Adults, Parents, Juniors and friends from all sport sections welcome.
Bar will be open and food is being served… Join in the fancy dress, tennis drills, or watch the fun and enjoy the presentation. Children can join in their own tennis and multi sport games too!
Halloween costume Competition for:
Best DIY costume.
Zombie Wrapping Game
Pumpkin carving competition – Bring along your pumpkins 🎃
The one with the most votes wins a prize!
£10 per person Inc. Lasagne/Shepherd’s Pie and Hotdog/Nuggets with chips for children.
Contact Organiser, Head of Tennis – Matt Pearsall for tickets by latest 18th October at email@example.com or ask any member of the tennis coaching team https://www.facebook.com/events/239977346649730/
Thank you – Matt and the coaching team
Dance or just listen to rock and country music from the Banks Band – a specially reformed local group of talented musicians who are guaranteed to continue the high standard of recent musical events at the club.
Saturday October 20th from 8.00 p.m – bar open at 7.30
Tickets £10 from firstname.lastname@example.org
OR online via WebCollect: Tickets
And get November 17th in your diary – Comedy night at the Club.
Tickets £10 from email@example.com
The Committee at Sale Cricket Club has conducted a review of the Club's Development Plan.
A copy of the revised Development Plan has been added to the "Links" page within the Cricket section on this site. This document will be subject to further review by the Committee as part of the Club's application for Clubmark re-accreditation in 2019.
The Committee is keen to involve Members in this review process. Please therefore direct any questions or comments regarding the Development Plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sale Cricket Club is committed to providing cricket in a safe and welcoming environment. A Review of all club safeguarding policies has been completed on behalf of the Committee by Nick Brooks, Club Welfare Officer. A full list of club safeguarding policies and supporting guidance has been added to the "Juniors" page on the Cricket section of this site.
Please contact Nick direct on email@example.com if you would like to request a copy of any of the policies, or if you have any questions regarding safeguarding at Sale Cricket Club generally.
Please also contact Nick if you would be interested in contributing to the Club's continuing Safeguarding work. The Club is working toward Clubmark reaccreditation in 2019, and assisting with the Club's safeguarding commitments represents a great way to support the continued success of the Club's Junior section.
Notice is hereby given of the section AGM that will take place in the Stockton room on Thursday 8th November, 8pm prompt start.
Please make every effort to attend, we've got a big season coming up in our new home.
Tickets £10 from WebCollect
or through Dave Walmsley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter your team of four now! Via Alison (email@example.com), or Anne Monaghan.
Christmas and New Year Bar Opening Times
The members bars will be open as follows during the festive period however if there are any special requests please contact either Sue Laister, John or Alison.
Saturday 22nd December – 2pm to midnight
Sunday 23rd December – 8pm to 10pm
Monday 24th December – 1pm to 10pm
Christmas Day & Boxing Day – Closed
Thursday 27th December – 8pm to 10.30pm
Friday 28th December – 8pm to midnight
Saturday 29th December – 2pm to midnight
Sunday 30th December – 8pm to 10pm
New Year’s Eve – 7pm to midnight
Tuesday 1stJanuary – Closed
Wednesday 2nd January onwards – hours as normal
1st Prize – Nick Buchanan – £99.00
2nd Prize – Marion Rawson - £33.00
Jackpot – Dave Wilkinson – £399.50
The proceeds from the 200 Club will be used to help meet the costs of fitting out the new clubhouse.
This is a great way to help support the club so if you haven't already done so why not take out an entry from as little as £5 a month.
Click HERE to find out more including how to enter.
Remember that it’s really important that as many people as possible support this fund-raising scheme to ensure that we can continue to enjoy the sporting and social activities of the Club.
If you start subscribing before the 1st July you will also be eligible for the additional Christmas Jackpot prize draw so don’t delay.
To find more information including how to enter the draw click on the following links or just go to the Club website.
Click HERE to view the draw Terms & Conditions
Click HERE to view the instructions on how to set up your subscription on WebCollect
Click HERE to view the 200 Club Frequently Asked Questions
The Club has again been invited to supply marshals for the upconing Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday 7th April. This is a great way for the Club to raise funds, so look out for detals of the registration process in the near future and block out the date in your diary now.
We are aiming to get 60 volunteers from the Club this year so we need you!