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2nd XI 2010

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1st XI
Match Reports
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Fixtures, Please note the amended fixtures (in red) for Division Three of the Palace Shield.  A downloadable version in PDF format is also available here.

Date

Fixture

Venue

Result

Points

League
Position


17 April

Norcross II

Home

Lost   :( 4 10th Match report

24 April

Blackpool III 

Away

Won   :) 12 (16) 6th Match report

1 May

Walton-le-Dale

Home

Lost   :( 0 (16) 9th Match report

8 May

Harris Park

Away

Lost   :( 4 (20) 9th Match report

15 May

New Longton

Home

Won   :) 12 (32) 7th Match report

22 May

Great Eccleston III

Home

Won   :) 11 (43) 7th Match report

29 May

South Shore II

Away

Match abandoned
due to rain
2 (45) 7th Match report

5 June

Freckleton II

Away

Won   :) 10 (55) 8th Match report

12 June

Gregson Lane

Home

 Lost  :( 4 (59)   Match report

19 June

BAC/EE Preston II

Away Lost  :( 2 (61)
Match report

26 June

Hoghton II

Home

Lost  :( 3 (64)
Match report

3 July

Norcross II

Away

Lost  :( 4 (68) 9th Match report

10 July

Blackpool III

Home

Won   :) 11 (79)
Match report

17 July

Walton-le-Dale

Away

Lost  :( 1 (80)
Match report

24 July

Harris Park

Home

Match abandoned
due to rain
4 (84)
Match report

31 July

New Longton II

Away

Won   :) 12 (96)
Match report

7 August

Great Eccleston III

Away

Lost  :( 3 (99)
Match report

14 August

South Shore II

Home

Lost  :( 2 (101)
Match report

21 August

Freckleton II

Home

Won   :) 12 (113)
Match report

28 August

Gregson Lane

Away

Lost  :( 2 (115)
Match report

4 September

BAC/EE Preston II

Home

Won   :) 12 (127)
Match report

11 September

Hoghton II

Away

Won   :) 12 (139)
Match report


Statistics :

Batting Performances   Bowling Performances
     
Player Innings Not Outs Runs Average Best Score
Iain Bradley 2 0 156 78.00 91
Dave Hewson 6 0 222 37.00 74
Chris Norris 16 3 458 35.23 76*
Stephen Gilbert 1 0 21 21.00 21
Michael Payne 14 1 258 19.85 70*
Rick Howarth 7 3 79 19.75 22*
Ian Russell 13 0 183 14.08 43
Stephen Hamer 18 4 190 13.57 48*
Adam Hooley 16 3 176 13.54 25*
Peter Baxendale 13 1 144 12.00 44
Andrew D Pearson 3 0 36 12.00 21
Adam Russell 14 1 154 11.85 25
Stephen Green 15 3 132 11.00 22
Daniel Flannagan 3 2 11 11.00 7*
Spencer Bibby 13 1 109 9.08 37
Stuart Cook 7 1 32 5.33 25*
Anthony Moon 3 1 10 5.00 5
Tom Aikenhead 2 1 4 4.00 4*
Josh Pope 14 2 47 3.92 11
Les Christopher 9 7 7 3.50 4*
Matt Dalton 3 0 8 2.67 2
Adam Sexton 5 0 5 1.00 5
Patrick Bibby 1 0 1 1.00 1
Dec Tracey 1 0 1 1.00 1
           
*= Not Out          
 

 

Player Overs Balls Maidens Runs Wks Economy Average runs per wk Strike rate Best Performance
Les Christopher 194.2 1166 43 542 38 2.79 14.26 30.68 5-36 off 15
Adam Hooley 151.3 909 29 473 29 3.13 16.31 31.34 6-13 off 7.5
Chris Norris 115.1 691 29 307 27 2.67 11.37 25.59 6-26 off 9
Rick Howarth 97.3 585 17 375 18 3.85 20.83 32.50 6-49 off 16.3
Stuart Cook 112 672 31 312 16 2.79 19.50 42.00 3-31 off 14
Andrew D Pearson 31 186 4 94 12 3.03 7.83 15.50 6-30 off 11
Daniel Flannagan 51 306 8 160 7 3.14 22.86 43.71 2-28 off 10
Michael Payne 9 54 2 35 3 3.89 11.67 18.00 2-26 off 4
Matt Dalton 10.1 61 1 37 2 3.66 18.50 30.50 1-5 off 3.1
Josh Pope 32.4 196 6 120 2 3.70 60.00 98.00 1-28 off 6
Peter Baxendale 4 24 0 18 2 4.50 9.00 12.00 2-18 of 4
Stephen Gilbert 8 48 1 27 1 3.38 27.00 48.00 1-27 off 8
Adam Sexton 6 36 0 44 1 7.33 44.00 36.00 1-27 off 3
Tom Aikenhead 6 36 1 24 0 4.00      
Iain Bradley 6 36 0 26 0 4.33      
Dave Hewson Jnr 5 30 0 29 0 5.80      
Adam Russell 11 66 0 68 0 6.18      
Patrick Bibby 0.1 1 0 4 0 40.00    

 

 

 


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Match Reports:
 
 
Eccleston 2nd X1 - 137 all out (44.4 overs)  Norcross 2nd X1 - 138 for 9 (41 overs)
Points - Eccleston 4 - Norcross 12

 

With unbeknown balmy weather for the first game of the season and with the ground in pristine condition (many thanks to all who have worked so hard to achieve this), Norcross won the toss and inserted us into bat.  With the wicket being slow and low, although would improve as the day progressed, we managed to maintain a steady 3 runs per over throughout with wickets tending to fall at regular intervals.  The main contribution was the extras total of 47 mainly due to some wild and erratic bowling by some of the Norcross bowlers.  Helpful contributions were made by Norris 19 and I. Russell 20, with the pick of the Norcross bowlers being young spinner Keys who returned 4 for 18.  Moony provided the main entertainment for the day (and probably the best bit of entertainment seen at Eccleston for many years) whilst returning for a second run for the second successive ball (he was already out of breath having completing the first two!), two thirds of the way down the wicket his legs went to jelly and ended up flat on his face - despite his frantic attempts to crawl into the crease the Norcross keeper who, despite being in fits of laughter, managed to take off the bails and ran him out.  Moony returned crestfallen to the Pavilion to a heroes welcome and duly sunk his first pint of bitter of the day.  Captain Norris was pleased with the total and thought we might have enough provided we bowled well and held our catches.  Hooley and Sir Les opened the bowling and with a wicket apiece kept things tight for the first fourteen overs.  However, Norcross captain Allen then set about us with some lusty hitting (albeit being dropped whilst in single figures) whilst being ably supported by Heges.  Norris managed to sneak one past Heges (28) then Hooley trapped Allen in front for an excellent 64 to make it 113 for 4.  Norris rallied the troops for a big effort, with still plenty of overs left we just had to bowl them out.  Everyone gave it their all and with Norris taking five wickets in his next four overs Norcross found themselves eight runs short with only one wicket left.  However, a couple of scampered twos then four byes (terrible fielding placements by the Captain!) brought Norcross home with four overs to spare.  A case of so near yet so far, a great effort by all and a few lessons learned.  Many thanks to all the Norcross lads who played the game in the best possible spirit.

Eccleston 2nd X1 - 124 all out (45 overs)  Blackpool 3rd X1 - 118 all out (41.4 overs)
Points - Eccleston 12 - Blackpool 6

Another sunny day with the first away game of the season against Blackpool, now playing at Warton village. On inspection of the wicket it certainly appeared underprepared; this view would prove correct with totally inconsistent bounce (a mixture of shooters and flyers) throughout the day, definitely not conducive to the development of young batsmen.  Ever the brave we won the toss and elected to bat first.  This didn't appear to be the best decision as we slumped to 35 for 5 at the midway point - albeit against some good hostile bowling by the Blackpool bowlers.  However, Ian Russell (42 - six 4's and two 6's) and Steven Green (20), shared an excellent stand of 50; then a superb cameo from Adam Russell (18no) - his first runs in senior cricket - brought some respectability to our innings.  A flurry of wickets in the last over and we closed on 124.  Was it enough? - at least it gave our bowlers a chance.  Blackpool's openers came out playing 'all the shots' but were soon back in the Pavilion thanks to Sir Les and Hools.  The middle offered greater resistance and gradually started to eek out the runs; albeit with the odd wicket being captured (and some excellent fielding).  Sir Les just 'kept on bowling' and Norris managed to capture a wicket from 7 overs of utter tripe - fortunately he crocked his knee (again !) allowing the return of Hools.  However, at 110 for 6 with plenty overs remaining, it was looking a forlorn hope.  Then the deciding moment - Sir Les fancied a bowl at the other end - the Captain obliged with Adam Russell bowling a tight over to allow the change.  Hools struck with his first ball dismissing the dangerous Niak - a few overs later Sir Les got the equally dangerous Eckton - then two wickets in three balls from Hools (the final one an excellent catch stood up to the wicket by Spenny) and it was all over; a victory by 6 runs.  PHEW !! And well done to all - we certainly had to 'stick at it'.  For the record - L. Christopher 20 overs - 4 for 44, A. Hooley 13.4 overs - 4 for 34.


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