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Founded in 1859 and over 158 years old, Stainborough Cricket Club is everything a village cricket club should be – a beautiful setting, great facilities, spectacular views, competitive cricket and a thriving and bustling social scene. Come and visit us and take a look round – take the road through the Strafford Arms car park to the right of the pub to our ground. There's plenty of parking next to our pavilion.

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Winter Shutdown

Stainborough Cricket Club is now closed for the winter, and will be open again in April 2018 for the new season. All the best to all members, players and supporters, we'll see you next season. Thanks for your support and enjoy the close season.

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Well, That's It!

A damp end to the 2017 season as the first team's home game was called off because of an unfit pitch. The first team finished 6th in division 2 with 208 points, after an inconsistent season following a brilliant start. Congratulations to champions Brodsworth and runners up Hemsworth on their promotion to division 1. The second team were beaten away at division 4 champions Pledwick, after posting just 102 all out in the first innings. Pledwick easily knocked off the runs for the loss of just 2 wickets. Congratulations to them and to runners-up Ackworth. The second team finished in 8th position in division 4, after a difficult season where player availability was (as at many clubs) a great problem. On Sunday, the away game against Wath was abandoned due to rain with Wath on 62-3 chasing 110 to win, leaving the Sunday team in 5th place in division 2, firmly in mid table. Well done to all those who turned out for all our teams throughout the season.

Washout

The autumn took its toll on Saturday, as the first team game at Rothwell was washed out without a ball being bowled due to rain. This ensured a blank weekend, as there were no games scheduled for the second team nor for our Sunday team, so it's on to the last day of the season next Saturday as our first team take on top of the table Hemsworth in a game which could decide the championship. The seconds are away at Pledwick, and the Sunday lads bow out the day after at Wath.

Double Delight

Good wins for both teams on Saturday as both our sides moved up the table. Taking on Featherstone at Stainborough, our first team took the unusual step of winning the toss and choosing to field first on a greenish wicket. The decision soon proved to be correct as Ashley Potter removed the opposing skipper with his first ball. Ashley and Tom Reid took wickets regularly, but some spirited resistance from the late middle order saw Featherstone struggle to 150 all out. Ashley finished with 5-52 and Tom with 4-39 from their spells. In reply, we were always in control due to a solid 41 from skipper Andy Beck and a typical innings from Tom Reid (27 not out). The game finished in an unusual way - we needed 8 to win with keeper Dave Clayton on strike, and opposing skipper Tom Wragg sent down to leg-side wides in a row, both of which reached the boundary to give us 10 wides from 2 balls to win the match. The seconds had a good win at Netherton, bowling them out for just 120 after knocking 199-6 from our innings. Jon Pepper led the way with 91 to set us up with a decent score, then Dave Addy took over with 6 for 32 to knock them over for 120, despite a good 78 from opener D Illingworth. On Sunday, rain prevented a result as our lads travelled to Harley, but not before Tom Reid hammered a sparkling 148 not out as we piled up 305-6 from our 40 overs. With Harley on 71-1 in reply the heavens opened and the match had to be abandoned due to the rain.

One Hundred and Eighty

Nope, we've not being playing darts, but Luke Potter hammered no less than 180 from 120 balls out of a mammoth 287-7 as Stainborough's Sunday team batted first against Sprotbrough. The next highest score was just 22 as Luke targeted an Audi in the Strafford Arms car park, proving superb entertainment in front of a large Bank Holiday Fun Day crowd. In reply, Sprotbrough made a real go of it, led by Harry Graham with 78, but eventually they subsided to 199-9 to complete a winning draw for our lads. On Saturday, the firsts had a superb away win at league leaders Brodsworth, who made the fatal mistake of getting over-confident after bowling our side out for a meagre 123 despite a good partnership between J McLee (38) and Dave Webster (26). In reply they were never in it, thanks to aggressive bowling from Tom Reid (5 for 40) and outrageous off-spin from Joe McLee, and they subsided to 75 all out. So confident were Brodsworth, that one of their batters decided he didn't a bat, and duly lost his middle stump to Joe McLee! A great win. Not so positive for the seconds, who lost at home to league leaders Ackworth, who hit 212 for 6 in their innings after winning the toss, with a century for Jack Willis. In reply, we managed just 83 in the face of some good bowling from a strong Ackworth side.

Seconds Massacre

Pride of place this Saturday goes to our Second Team, who annihilated South Kirkby by bowling them out for just 31 in just 15 overs. In an astonishing first innings for South Kirkby, Bailey Hopkins top scored with 18, with the rest of the batsman contributing just 11 between them including no less than 6 ducks. In reply we lost Paul Brown early, but Nathan Tinker and Robbie Richardson knocked off the runs in just 9 overs to complete an easy victory. At Stainborough, a disappointing first innings total of 145 by Stainborough was never going to challenge visitors Whitley Bridge. Once again we had a poor start, losing Jon Pepper and Callum French in the first 4 overs. Declan French (38) and Joe McLee (34) staged a recovery, but once they were out the team struggled to 145 from just 34 overs. In reply, to be honest we were never in it, as L Longstaff (78 and J Pearson (43) added 123 for the first wicket. Skipper Tom Reid took the 2 wickets to fall but the result was never in doubt.

Dodworth Beaten

Dodworth Old Boys were soundly beaten in our friendly 20-20 game last night. Further details and scores when available.

Low Scoring Games

The First Team lost out away at local rivals Darton on Saturday in a low scoring game. On a difficult wicket, our lads struggled to 129-9 from the full 46 overs, with decent contributions from Joe McLee (31), Tom Reid (28) and skipper Andy Beck (20). In reply, Darton also struggled to cope with the bowling of Tom Reid and Joe McLee, and lost 7 wickets in chasing down the total. Meanwhile at Stainborough, the Seconds had an easy win against 9 man Frickley, who were bowled out for 71. Pick of the bowlers was Robbie Richardson with 3 for 6 from just 3 overs. In reply, the result was never in doubt as Paul Brown hit a rapid 47 out of 72-2 to win the match for Stainborough. On Sunday, a thrilling game saw Stainborough come out on top in a very close affair against Upper Haugh. Batting first, we amassed 214-7 thanks to an aggressive 70 not out from Josh Abson and a rapid 53 from Lewis Shepherd. In reply, Upper Haugh appeared to be making light work of the total as Josh Middleton (57) and Sam Thompson (108) put on 157 for the first wicket. After Middleton fell, wickets fell regularly and Upper Haugh finished 4 runs short on 210-6, with Josh Abson finishing with 5-36.

Dodworth Old Boys

On Friday 18th August, a Stainborough Select XI will take on a Dodworth Old Boys XI in a 20-20 game in memory of Dodworth Cricket Club. The game will start at 6pm, there will be food available and the bar will be open. Peter Boycott and Trevor Bower have kindly agreed to umpire the game, so thanks to them both from all at Stainborough CC. Teams will be announced in due course, why not come along and have a great evening of cricket with old friends from Dodworth?

Good Comeback

A much-needed win for the First Team on Saturday in a low scoring game at Knottingley. Batting first on a wicket helpful to the bowlers, Stainborough lost wickets regularly, but 3 partnerships of around 30 saw us struggle to 109 all out. It was not a total which would take some defending, and defeat looked inevitable when Knottingley were 56-1 in reply despite a wicket for young Jack Pepper in his first over. However, Tom Reid and Joe McLee then got to work, taking 9 wickets for 36 between them to bowl out Knottingley for 92 to complete a great win for our lads. Tom finished with 6-35 and Joe with 3-28 as the Knottingley batsmen simply had no answers. At Stainborough, another low scoring game saw our Second Team lose by 3 wickets to Garforth. Batting first we were soon in trouble, losing Gerald Webster in the first over and Paul Brown a few balls later. A recovery followed thanks to a good partnership of 39 from Dean Warden and Robbie Richardson, then Dean stood and watched as 6 wickets went down at the other end. Some late hitting got us to 102 all out, which would turn out to be not quite enough. In reply, Garforth also lost wickets regularly, but were always on target to overhaul our score which they did for the loss of 7 wickets, despite a superb bowling performance by evergreen Dave Richardson who finished with 5-43 in a long spell of 13 overs.

Bad Trot Continues

Another bad day for Stainborough CC on Saturday as both teams were bowled out for low scores on a day where the weather and the pitches favoured the bowlers. Fielding first at Stainborough, our first team lads had Glasshoughton at 125-4, but could not contain Alex Clemo who hit an undefeated 67 to take Glasshoughton to 230-6. In reply, Stainborough were in truth never in it. Wickets fell regularly, although a spirited knock of 23 from Tom Reid and some late hitting from the evergreen number 11 Shane Abson managed to scrape us to a single batting point as we were eventually bowled out for 110. The second team bowled and fielded well away at Ferrybridge, restricting the opposition to 136 all out despite 47 from opener Joe Angell. Pick of the bowlers were John Hall with 3-30 and returning Dave Exley with 3-37, who both caused the batsmen problems and kept the run rate down. In reply, a typical opening partnership between the belligerent Paul Brown with 31 and the methodical Gerald Webster with 25 seemed to be keeping us on target for a win, but a devastating 13 over spell from Stuart Ellison changed the game. He took 7 wickets for just 8 runs, including two golden ducks, and we were eventually bowled out for 97. An unusual statistic from the 2nd team game - J Hart of Ferrybridge c Gerald Webster (age 79) b Dave Exley (age 59) 3, combined age 138. Is this is record? We think so, unless someone knows better...Better news on Sunday in a match reduced to 30 overs a side because of rain. Batting first against Sheffield Collegiate, an awesome innings of 98 not out from Paul Brown saw us set a daunting target of 188 from 30 overs, but Sheffield were never it in the reply thanks to a devastating 6 over spell of 5-22 from Jack Pepper, including his first ever hat trick. Eventually they subsided to 84 all out in just 18 overs, to complete a fine win for our Sunday team.

Twin Defeats

Both our teams lost out on a disappointing Saturday this week. The firsts posted a reasonable score of 197 against Notton at Stainborough, largely thanks to skipper Andy Beck with 64 and a good knock from young Lewis Shepherd with an aggressive 45. In reply, Notton looked to be heading for defeat at 65-5, but a wildly attacking innings from Richard Nordon changed the game. He hammered 80 from just 32 balls including 8 sixes before getting out with just 8 needed. There was still time for a wobble as the 9th wicket fell shortly afterwards, but last man Da Mata saw Notton home to win by 1 wicket. The seconds finished a distant second away at Hatfield, who posted a huge 303-4 with their top 4 all exceeding 50 as some of our bowling figures took a hammering. In reply, truthfully we were never in it, although star opener Paul Brown hit a typical 58 to take the game to the opposition. Once Jonathan Pepper was run out for a creditable 34, the rest subsided to leave us all out for 129 - a losing margin of 174 runs.

Sporting Dinner

This year's dinner will again be held at the Griffin Suite, Shaw Lane Sports Club, on Friday 13th October 2017 at 7pm. The main speaker will be none other than former Southampton and England midfielder Matt LeTissier, currently a Sky sports football pundit, and Barnsley's own Dave Cooper, ex Radio Sheffield football commentator and sporting impressionist. There will be the usual auction and raffle, and a delicious 2 course meal of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud. Tickets are priced at £35 each and tables of up to 12 are available. The event will be a sell-out, and over half the tickets have already gone, so to make sure of your place please give your booking and payment to Ian Fletcher or Jonathan Pepper.

The Spirit of Cricket

Stainborough's 2nd team game against Fenwick on Saturday showed that the true spirit of village cricket is alive and well at Stainborough. Having been decimated by injuries, holidays and unavailability of some players, many clubs would have conceded the game or played with fewer than 11 players. Not Stainborough. Former and retired players rallied to the cause, and we turned out a full team with an average age of 49, with 1 player in his 70s and 2 in their 60s. Defeat was inevitable, and the opposition hammered 241-8 in the first innings, including 58 from opener Josh White. After conceding an all run 5 while fielding at mid-off, ageing Ian Fletcher took the gloves again to allow Paul Brown to bowl, and Paul duly sent down 14 accurate overs, hitting the stumps 4 times to take 4-56. In reply, Stainborough were always on target to chase down the score, until Dave Webster was out with the score at 157. The lower order then succumbed and Stainborough were all out for 164 - a creditable performance in the circumstances to gain 4 points. A massive THANK YOU to the players who filled in. The firsts suffered a bad defeat away at Crigglestone after restricting them to 136, but a good bowling and fielding performance saw us bowled out for a disappointing 95 to relinquish our second place in the league. On Sunday, no less than 486 runs were scored as our Sunday lads chased down a daunting total of 242-5 by Greenmoor, with a big 134 from Callum Johnson. In reply, our top 6 all contributed well, led by Josh Abson with 70, and we reached the target with 7 wickets down and an over to spare in a thrilling game.

Family Fun Day

On Bank Holiday Sunday, 27th August, we are holding a family fun day during our home game against Sprotbrough. We will have a bouncy castle for the kids, the famous Stainborough barbecue, and the bar will be open all afternoon and evening. Later on after the game, outstanding singer Simon Whiteley will be performing live in the pavilion until late. Why not bring the kids along and enjoy a great family day out at Stainborough?

MOM Performance!

Fine wins for both teams on Saturday, with a thrilling Man-of-the-Match performance by Tom Reid at Stainborough. Batting first against Allerton Bywater, Stainborough made a steady start to reach 106 for the loss of just 2 wickets. When skipper Andy Beck was out, a mini collapse followed and our lads subsided to 133-7, at which point Tom Reid came in to bat. Tom hit a typically aggressive 68 from just 43 balls, all the time being supported by debutant Jack Pepper who scored a fine 22 not out at the other end. Tom was eventually out in the last over but had pulled Stainborough to a good score of 231-9. In reply, Allerton Bywater lost wickets in clusters, with Tom Reid the destroyer. There were 5 ducks, including 2 first-ballers, 2 second-ballers and one who was out absent as he never turned up! Only Mark Mosby, with a patient 28 off 64 balls, showed any resistance. Man of the Match Tom finished with 6-26 and shared the wickets with Joe McLee with 4-8, to leave us second in a very tight division 2. The seconds were able to enjoy an afternoon watching the firsts after an incredibly short game at Sykehouse. Batting first, Sykehouse were decimated by Luke Selwood with 6 for 18 and Dave Addy with 3-7 as they sank to just 38 all out. Opener Philip Townsend managed 22 of these, the next highest scorer was extras with 7, and the other 10 batsmen managed just 9 between them! In a situation tailor made for opener Paul Brown, the game was over in 7 overs as Paul hammered all but 1 of the required 39 runs to complete an easy victory. On Sunday the lads managed 159, batting first against Sprotbrough, with that man Tom Reid again top scoring with 43. Sprotbrough easily chased down the target with 7 overs to spare, largely thanks to Michael Burns with 55.

Junior Finals Day

The Barnsley Junior League U15 finals day will be held at Stainborough on Sunday 9th July, with the first semi-final between Barnsley Woolley and Upper Haugh starting at 10am. The second semi-final between Elsecar and Penistone/Worsbrough will follow at about 1pm, with the final at 4pm. Refreshments will be available and the bar will be open throughout the event.

Double Disaster

Both teams lost out on Saturday in a disappointing day's cricket. Batting first at Hemsworth, the first team lost wickets regularly and looked to be heading for a really low score, but an undefeated last wicket partnership of over 60 from Tom Reid (45 not out) and Phil Archer saw us reach a barely respectable total of 169-9. In reply, Hemsworth were in no trouble as they knocked off the runs for just 2 wickets with 12 overs to spare, largely thanks to Phil Crapper with 73. At Stainborough, the second team were bowled out cheaply for 116 on a green wicket against Pledwick, despite a typical 72 from 62 balls from Paul Brown, with Rob Gledhill taking 6-23. In reply, Pledwick made a slow start but the result was never in doubt and they eventually won the game after 36 overs for 4 wickets, with Andy Baker top scoring with 52. On Sunday, a weakened first team bowed out of the cup at Ackworth, who made an unassailable 271-2 in their innings, with 2 centuries. In reply, we were never in it as we were bowled out for 113.

Second Place!

Our first team moved back into second place in the division 2 table with a hard fought win against Rothwell, despite a torrid start to our innings. Oliver Lightfoot (6-54 from 14 overs) had Declan French caught behind with the first ball of the match, then brother Callum and Joe McLee soon followed to leave us 9 for 3 after 5 overs, a seemingly hopeless position. Things did not improve as we slipped to 58-5 and then 108-8, but enter Brad Wood at number 9, ably supported by Tom Reid and then by Phil Archer. Brad smashed the ball to all parts of the ground to score a brutal 59 at a run a ball, to leave us on 185 all out. It was not a big total, but after the start we had would it be enough? Rothwell made a slow but steady start in the chase, reaching 98 for just 2 wickets when the game changed. Top scorer Liam Toole (29) ended up having a chat with his partner at the same end, while the bails were gleefully removed at the other end to run him out. Rothwell never recovered from this disaster, and were eventually bowled out for 160 to lose by 25 runs. The next day, our Sunday team completed the double over West Bretton, who were restricted to 148-8 despite a patient 44 from fellow snow lover Denny Flynn, with the wickets shared between Jack Pepper, Lewis Shepherd and Dave Addy. In reply, a typical gruesome innings from Paul Brown (73 from 49 balls) meant that the result was never in doubt, and our lads knocked off the runs easily for 5 wickets, with 15 overs to spare.

Yorkshire OSCAs

The Yorkshire Cricket Board will be hosting the 2017 Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) on Sunday 23rd July 2017. The Awards will be held at Headingley Stadium Prior to play in Yorkshire’s T20 Blast Game against Worcestershire. The winners and runners-up in each category (with partner/friend) will be invited to attend the Yorkshire game in the afternoon. The winners in the ECB OSCA categories (the first section below) will be the Yorkshire nominations for the national awards which are held at Lords later in the year. Nominations close on 23rd June, so be quick! For further information click here.

Double Full Monty

Full point wins for both teams this Saturday, with pride of place going to the second team who scored a mammoth 337-7 in their first innings, thanks to a typical innings of 93 off 70 balls from Paul Brown, a fine 91 not out from Mark France and a violent 85 from just 53 balls from Dean Warden. Netherton succumbed to 127 all out to lose by a huge 210 runs, despite a rampaging 52 in just 21 balls from Kevin Townend. The first team also secured a fine 16 point win away at Featherstone, posting a decent first innings score of 208 thanks to solid innings from Declan French with 54 and new dad Jack Steers with 44. Myles Robinson was the pick of the Featherstone bowlers with 5-28 from 11 overs. In reply, Featherstone were never in it, and Tom Reid destroyed their batting line up with 6-28 as they were bowled out for 88 to give us maximum points.

Wash Out

Rain won the day at Stainborough as the enticing first team encounter against leaders Brodsworth was washed out without a ball being bowled. Although the rain did eventually stop, the heavy overnight downpours rendered the field unplayable. Despite the weather, the second team managed to get a game but had a disappointing loss at Ackworth after being bowled out for only 132. 5 batsmen reached double figures, led by skipper Matt Whittaker with 40 and Dave Webster with 29, but 4 ducks restricted the total. In reply, young Jack Pepper again showed his promise, taking 3-42 from his 7 overs, all caught by the skipper. The target wasn't enough though, and thanks to 71 not out from Gareth Webber the opposition easily knocked off the runs with 18 overs to spare. On Sunday, our lads travelled to Upper Haugh, where they were soundly beaten despite a man of the match performance from skipper JoeMcLee, who took 4-50 to help restrict Upper Haugh to 176-7 from their 40 overs. In reply, Sam Thompson destroyed our early batters with 6-17, until Joe came together with evergreen chairman Phil Archer to add some respectability to the score with a stylish 52, before eventually falling to see Stainborough bowled out for 122.

Bouncing Back

Despite a disappointing defeat at Whitley Bridge on Saturday, the first team bounced back on Sunday to hammer South Kirkby in the cup. Batting first, our lads hit 224, mainly due to a huge partnership between Man-of-the-Match Luke Potter (91) and Joe McLee (65), with that man Extras and Callum French the only other double figure scores. In reply, South Kirkby made a decent start, but after Steve Secker was out for 66, Luke Potter destroyed the innings with a devastating spell of 6-25 from just 5 overs to seal the Man-of-the-Match and clinch victory and put Stainborough into the 3rd round of the cup. The day before, Stainborough were bowled out for just 156 by Whitley Bridge, despite spirited lower order batting, and the opposition wobbled in the chase as they lost 7 wickets in their reply before eventually knocking off the runs with 12 overs to spare, leaving us in 3rd place in the table. The seconds also lost easily at home to South Kirkby, conceding 226-5 in the first innings thanks to 86 from M Wilson and 50 not out from G Mitchell. In reply, the second team lads succumbed to 120 all out, despite an attacking 30 not out from young Nathan Tinker who batted really well in difficult circumstances.

End of the Run

On Saturday our first team were finally beaten for the first time this season by local rivals Darton. Batting first, Darton made a good start and reached 94-0 off just 14 overs before spinners Joe McLee and Phil Archer came on. Joe took a wicket in his first over and went on to claim 6-21 as he and Phil stemmed the run flow, and Darton eventually collapsed to 176 all out. In reply, Stainborough made a disastrous start, slumping to 10-3 after just 3 overs. Wickets fell regularly until, at 55-8, Phil Archer and Declan French came together and put on 40 for the 9th wicket, but Stainborough were bowled out for 96 to lose by 80 runs and gain just 3 points to slip to second place in the table. The seconds had a low scoring win at Frickley, bowling them out for 95 largely due to a devastating spell of 4 wickets for just 13 runs in 4 overs from young Jack Pepper, who is a real fast bowling prospect. In reply, Jack's dad Jonathan carried his bat to 49 not out as Stainborough knocked off the runs for 5 wickets.

Five in a Row

A fifth win in a row for the first team, after a tense win at Stainborough in a low scoring game against Knottingley. Batting first in murky and wet conditions, Knottingley managed just 115 all out, despite a brave contribution from Extras who contributed 34 including 27 wides. Our slow bowlers did the damage in favourable conditions, with Joe McLee taking 5-40 and the ageless Phil Archer taking 4-23. In reply, Stainborough started well enough, but after the opening pair of brothers Tom and Joe Atkinson were separated, wickets fell regularly until a last wicket partnership between new signing Brad Wood and Jack Steers won the game by 3 wickets to see us gain another 14 points. The second team game at Garforth sadly fell victim to the weather and was abandoned without a ball being bowled, but the Sunday game against Warmsworth went ahead the next day. Warmsworth hit 215-8 from their 40 overs, despite a combined 5 wickets from Jack (3-49) and Jon (2-49) Pepper and another 3 from skipper Joe McLee. In reply, we were bowled out for 143 in 33 overs to finish well short, largely due to 5-31 wickets from Tommy Hyde.

League Leaders

For the 4th consecutive game the first team gained the maximum 16 points against Glasshoughton, once again racking up over 250 for the 3rd time in 4 games. Skipper Andy Beck hit 78, and no less than 6 other batsmen got into double figures as we scored 253-9 from our 46 overs. In reply, wickets fell regularly as Glasshoughton were reduced to 100-5, but some spirited lower order batting saw them reach 216 before being bowled out, with another 4 wickets for Joe McLee. Stainborough maintained their top spot in division 2 with the victory, but only by 3 points from Brodsworth in second place. The seconds lost heavily at home to Ferrybridge, who hit 278-6 after being put in. In reply we managed just 84, dragged out over 41 overs. On Sunday, our lads had a fine win over Greenmoor, knocking off 148 to win in just 21 overs, thanks to Jack Steers with 57 and Luke Potter with 40.

Match Ball Sponsor

A big thank you to Mr Richard Umbers, who has agreed to sponsor the match ball for the second team game on 13th May against Ferrybridge. Richard has played for the club for many years, starting as a junior before graduating to the senior teams and eventually becoming a successful captain. Off the field, Richard was active on the committee and spent a long time as treasurer of the club, overseeing the big improvement in the club's finances from 2005 when our pavilion was improved and the bar installed. Thanks Richard, your support is greatly appreciated.

A Mammoth Win

For the 3rd game in a row our all conquering first team pocketed the full 16 points, this time in a mammoth 268 run win, one of the largest winning margins ever in our league. Batting first, our top 6 batsman all reached double figures, headed by Luke Potter with 79 and skipper Andy Beck with 78 as our lads hammered the Notton bowlers. In reply, Notton's top scorer was Extras with 26, including 17 wides, and the next highest score was 13 in a total of 71 all out. Tom Reid was the main destroyer, taking 6 for 20 from 9 hostile overs. At Stainborough, the seconds were going well against Hatfield Town at 146 for 4 with lots of overs left, but eventually they collapsed to 177 all out, thanks largely to 5 for 38 from Jimmy Stafford. In reply, Hatfield made short work of the target due to a belligerent 111 not out from skipper Craig Pattinson off just 89 balls, eventually winning the match with more than 20 overs to spare.

Firsts March On

Another full 16 point win for the firsts against Crigglestone saw them go to the top of the table. Batting first, our lads hammered 252-4, with Joe Atkinson hitting a massive 136 not out and Joe McLee 61 not out. In reply, 10 man Crigglestone were bowled out for just 89 to give us maximum points, with Joe McLee taking another 4 wickets. The seconds lost heavily at Fenwick, who racked up 235-8 before bowling us out for 90. On Sunday, our lads restricted Harley to 169-4, but were then bowled out for 118 to lose the game, despite 40 from Josh Abson.

Full House

Wins for all 3 teams on the first weekend of the 2017 season. Away at Allerton Bywater, the firsts comprehensively defeated the hosts by bowling them out for just 71 after hitting 202 in the first innings, with good scores from Ryan Howarth (52), Tom Atkinson (39) and Callum French (30). In reply, Tom Reid at one stage had figures of 5 for 4 after 5 overs, ending up with 6 for 35. Joe McLee knocked over the other 4 to complete the victory. At Stainborough, the seconds were cruising at 115 - 0 (P Brown 84, Jon Pepper 25) chasing a target of 163 to beat Sykehouse, but once the openers were out wickets fell regularly and it was down to skipper John Baughan and Dave Richardson to add 6 nervous runs for the last wicket to clinch victory. On Sunday, our lads hammered 231 for 7 at West Bretton, thanks to a huge undefeated 8th wicket partnership of over 100 between Lewis Shepherd (83*) and Jack Steers (29*). In reply West Bretton were bowled out for 195, with another 6 wickets for Joe McLee making 10 in the weekend. Well done to all 3 teams on a great start to the season.

Celebrate at Stainborough CC

Why not celebrate your wedding evening, birthday, anniversary or corporate event at Stainborough Cricket Club, in our free function room situated in delightful country surroundings. We are open from the beginning of April to the end of September each year, and we can cater for up to 80 guests indoors. Outside, we have a huge area for children and a large car park. Our licensed bar is open until midnight, and we can also arrange live or recorded music and catering if required. If you would like to use Stainborough CC for your celebration, contact Jon Pepper 07740 786087 jonathan.pepper@networkrail.co.uk or Ian Fletcher 07765 957226 ianfletcher@wtnet.de.

*** Become an Umpire ***

Why not become an umpire at Stainborough Cricket Club? You may be a former player, you may already be umpiring in our league or a different league, or you may wish to learn more about the laws of the game. Why not join our club as an umpire for the 2017 season? Courses can be arranged free of charge if required and all our umpires receive several benefits including free tickets to social events, competitive match fees and loyalty rewards. For further details contact J Pepper (07740 786087) or I Fletcher (07765 957226).

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Friday 13th October, 7pm, Matt Le Tissier and Dave Cooper at our Sporting Dinner

This year's dinner was a great success once again, as Matt Le Tissier and Dave Cooper kept us all entertained. Our star guest sat down at the top table, not realising that he was about to be upstaged by legendary Barnsley impressionist Dave Cooper. As most of you know, Matt works on the famous Soccer Saturday programme on Sky during live football, along with host Jeff Stelling, last year's main speaker Paul Merson and other famous football names. Dave stood up and did his impression of Soccer Saturday, including Matt himself, and brought the house down. The expression on Matt's face as the guy next to him "did him" had to be seen to be believed!

Once again the Shaw Lane staff did us proud by serving up a delicious meal and keeping our thirst at bay behind the bar. Thank you to everyone who came and supported the club, bought raffle tickets and took part in our famous auction, which was skilfully run by the great Peter "I want you to have this" Raw once again.

This was the last year that the dinner was organised by Jon Pepper and Ian Fletcher, after an unbroken run of over 12 years. Someone else will be taking over next season, so thanks to Pep and Fletch from all at Stainborough Cricket Club, for their hard work on the dinner over many years.