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Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League

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September 14

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v  Mottram Home    12.30 Start

Pott Shrigley 106 for 9  Mottram 63 all out.

After a horrendous start the Hillmen found themselves at 8 for four, luckily Rick Clarke (37) was around to drop anchor and steer the lower batting through to give the home side something to bowl at. He was helped by Phil Beard (22) and Chris Oaks (21). Without these three the game would have been over before tea time.

All eyes now turned to the bowlers and they more than matched up to their task. Mottram were soon rocking at 20 for 4 but then staged a slight recovery before Rick Clarke again stepped up to the mark taking four quick wickets, the remaining wickets were shared between James Bridgford and Matt Baqueriza-Jackson as Mottram collapsed to 69 all out. Soon afterwards the end of season celebrations started in the welcome autumn sunshine bringing the playing season to a successful close.

Final wicket goes to M-JB-J.

Final wicket goes to M-B-J.












High Fives

High Fives


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Celebration Time

Celebration Time












Well deserved.

Well deserved.


Just Deserts

Just Deserts













Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hadfield Away    12.30 Start

Hadfield 194 for 8  Pott Shrigley 102 for 8.

A strong Hadfield side proved too much for a depleated Shrigley 2nd XI. Despite a good performance from Ian Tomenson taking four wickets for 46 from his twelve overs the Hadfield batsmen powered their way to 194 for 8.

This soon became a tall order as only two batsmen could reach double figures. Ian Tomenson again stepped up to the mark top scoring with 48 and was ably helped by Steve Barlow with 39 but their valliant efforts were not enough as Shrigley could only reach 102. A roller coaster season coming to a sad end.


September 7

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v  Chapel-en-le-Frith  Away    12.30 Start

Chapel-en-le-Frith 102 – 8 Pott Shrigley 103 – 6

Each team in this fixture had an opening batsman that batted through their side’s innings, making a major contribution to the match. Jack Gyte opened for Chapel and his 42 not out was the mainstay of their total of 102 for eight. Shrigley’s four bowlers all bowled tightly thruoghout. James Bridgford led the attack and deservedly had a remarkable return of 4 for 11 from his 12 overs. Matt Baqueriza-Jackson (2 – 20), Ryan Anderson-Fitter (2-40) and Harry Gascoine (0-22) all played their part in maintaining pressure on the home side.

Shrigley didn’t find the going any easier but had the answer in opener Si Dunn, he also batted through reaching a valuable 60 not out and with the help of Andy Tomenson (14) and Sam Cleaver (12) saw Shrigley take more needed points from another good win.

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Compstall Home     12.30 Start

Pott Shrigley 168 -8  Compstall  125 – 5

The 2nd XI made a  good return to batting form at home. Jon Wilkie (27) and Alex Hart (10) had a steady start then Paul Reynolds saw the 50 up. At this stage Steve Barlow took over, with two 6s and six 4s his attacking innings of 74 enabled the Hillmen to a decent score of 168 – 8. Jonny Dixon (17) and Ian Tomenson (12) also contributed.

Shrigley used six bowlers , all bowling such a tight line and giving nothing away, that Compstall took all 45 overs getting to 125 – 5 giving the Hillmen some much needed points.


August 31

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v  Offerton  Home

Pott Shrigley 169 – 7  Offerton  124 all out.

After a damp start Shrigley openers Si Dunn (13) and Sam Cleaver (15) eased their way to 25 before four wickets quickly fell. The day was saved by an important match changing innings by Ryan Anderson-Fitter, his 70 off 58 balls included six 4s and four 6s. He was helped along by Chris Oaks (24 not out) and Rick Clarke (19) giving the home side a respectable 169 – 7.

Once again the Shrigley bowlers stuck to their task, all putting pressure on the Offerton batting. James Bridgford (3 -37) made the initial breakthrough with the score on 38. Matt Baqueriza-Jackson then took over and proceeded to wreak havoc amongst the Offerton batsmen, his 6 wickets for 40 runs swung the game Shrigley’s way. Rick Clarke picked up the final wicket but the teams fielding along with six catches also played its part in another vital win.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v  Chapel-en-le-Frith  Away

Chapel-en-le-Frith 178 -9  Pott Shrigley  36 all out.

Despite this being another heavy defeat for the 2nd XI there were some positive aspects in the fielding and bowling. Four well taken catches and a run out featured in the innings of a strong Chapel side. Also the bowling held up throughout the game. Dan Allerton with 3 for 37, Amit Kapoor 2 for 34 and Ian Tomenson 2 for 40 all bowled well, Fred Marshall took the other wicket and Vinny Allen only conceeded 26 runs from his spell.

The batting was, to say the least, disappointing with no one making double figures. With only two games remaining a return to form is needed quickly.


August 24

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v  High Lane Away

High Lane 160 all out – Pott Shrigley 59 all out.

High Lane’s openers got off to a good, if slow start, putting on 55 before the first wicket fell. Bridgeford’s 11 overs only conceding 22 runs. The Shrigley bowlers gradually getting back some control with  Ryan Anderson-Fitter (4 – 28), Matt Baqueriza-Jackson (3-34) and Rick Clarke (2-53) as Lane closed on 160 all out.

The Shrigley batting however had a bad day as extras top scored with 16, only Alex Jackson (12) making it to double figures and Pott crashed to 59 all out. Oh for a Ben Stokes.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Stalybridge Home

Stalybridge 119 – 9  Pott Shrigley 115 – 7.

A fine run out by Dan Allerton, before Stalybridge had scored, had Shrigley on top right from the start. Once again the younger bowlers led the way with Harry Marchington (3-12) and Dan Allerton (2-23). Rich Caslaw (2-16) and Vinney Allen (1- 7) took care of the middle order forcing ‘Bridge to close on 119 for 9.

Despite also losing early wickets, Shrigley gradually took back control with two solid innings. One early on by Andy Tomenson (28) and a match winning 41 from Steve Barlow which held the team together. Jonny Dixon’s (11), Harry Gascoine (8) and Vinney Allen (5) helped Shrigley over the line in a good team performance.


August 17

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Charlesworth Home

Pott Shrigley 123 all out –  Charlesworth 73 all out

On a damp track Shrigley took first knock. Sam Cleaver top scored with 30 and was aided by several other batsmen getting into double figures as Pott closed on 123 all out.

The bowlers came to the rescue. Chris Oakes (2-15) made an early breakthrough then Matt Baqueriza-Jackson (2- 20) and James Bridgeford (2-17) pegged Charlesworth back  before Rick Clarke (4-21) wrapped up the tail. Another good win in testing conditions that keeps us in second place in the table.

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Dinting Away



August 10

Pott Shrigley 1st XI  v Hollingworth Away

Pott Shrigley 125 all out – Hollingworth  128 for 5

On a very damp day at Hollingworth, Shrigley lost the the toss and were inserted. At 50 for 1 with Simon Dunn looking confident the outlook seemed brighter but all was about to change as three ducks later Shrigley were looking shaky. Simon held the innings together until he went sixth out for a valliant 63. Only Rick Clarke 17 and Alex Jackson 10 made it to double figures with the Hillmen closing on a disappointing 125 all out from 34 overs.

Shrigley’s bowlers Rick Clarke (2-31) and Matt Baqueriza-Jackson (1- 24) made a super start and had Hollingworth rocking on 3 for 3 after the first couple of  overs but all was steadied by Tom Conway. His 87 saw Hollingworth home from only 23 overs despite losing two wickets near the end to Simon Howard.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v  Charlesworth  Home



August 3

Pott Shrigley 1st XI  v Newton Home

Newton 116 all out – Pott Shrigley 122 for 3

It took Shrigley bowlers eight overs to get the breakthrough then wickets fell regularly. Chris Oaks 3-23 was well backed up by Si Howard 2-11, Ryan Anderson-Fitter 2-18 and Matt Baqueriza-Jackson 2-35. Also a great run-out by Ian Tomenson.

Three of the Shrigley batsmen got into the 30s Tom Fletcher 32, Si Dunn 30 and Alex Jackson 33 not out, seeing the Hillmen back in the points and second in the League.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hollingworth Away

Pott Shrigley 98 all out –  Hollingworth 101 for 1

Shrigley 2nds came up against a strong Newton side that proved too much. A low score of 98 had one good point, that being the two top scores were by Tom and Dan Allerton, making 18 and 15 respectively.

Alex Halliday for Newton was on top form making 75 not out.



July 27

Pott Shrigley 1st XI  v   Mottram Away   Cancelled

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hadfield Home  Cancelled


July 21

President’s Day     Home – See Events


July 20

Pott Shrigley 1st XI  v Chapel-en-le-Frith Home

Pott Shrigley 148 for 8 –  Chapel-en-le-Frith 71 all out

A patient 21 from Tom Fletcher got the innings underway. This was followed by another determined 40 by Alex Jackson and a swash-buckling 48 not out from in form Jon Buckley gave Pott a chance closing on 148.

The Shrigley bowlers then turned on the style as Rick Clark excelled with top figures of 6 for 12. He was aided  by Matt Baqueriza-Jackson’s tight spell of 3 for 14. Adam Cawthorn also picked up an early wicket. The bowling and fielding was too good for Chapel on the day.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Compstall Away

Pott Shrigley 166 all out – Compstall  130 for 6.

The partnership of 80 by Jon Wilkie 52 and Steve Barlow 40 was crucial but was helped by Alex Hart 20 not out and 15 from Ian Tomenson helping Pott to 166 all out.

The tight Shrigley bowling and fielding soon had Compstall behind the required over rate and that was how it stayed as Pott maintained the pressure right to the end. Several of the younger members playing their part in a good team performance.


July 13

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Offerton Away

Pott Shrigley  113 all out – Offerton 115 for 7

Skipper Tom Fletcher (41) tried his best to hold the Shrigley innings together but the only other batsman to get double figures was Chris Oaks with 14 not out Pott closing on 113 all out. Chris also tried to upset Offerton by picking up 4 wickets for only 23 runs but the home side took the points winning by three wickets.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Offerton Home

Offerton 106 all out – Pott Shrigley 93 all out

Yet another tight game saw Shrigley bowlers doing their job by seeing Offerton back in the shed for 106. Vinney Allen leading the way with 3 for 25. The fielding also deserves a mention with six catches and a run-out.

The batting though could not get going. Only Steve Barlow 23 and Alex Hart 24 getting into  double figures, so falling agonisingly 14 runs short.


July 6 

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v High Lane Home

Pott Shrigley 224 for 6  High Lane 188 all out.

Great try A.J.

Great try A.J.


Another good effort by M.B.J. .......  but Black Socks ???

Another good effort by M.B.J. ……. but Black Socks ???










MINE shouts Jon B.

MINE shouts Jon B.




The 1st XI hosted High Lane who won the toss and elected to field first.
Shrigley batted out their 45 overs to post 224-6. Si Dunn 66
Ryan Anderson-Fitter 50 not out, Dave Coram 45 and Jon Buckley 20.

High Lane’s reply had a very shaky start and were 6-2 early on. They then settled putting the pressure back on to Shrigley.
Pott’s bowlers though stuck to their task managing to bowl High Lane out for 188.
M Baqueriza-Jackson taking 4-63 and Andy Cawthorn  3-28.

A great win to help keep us chasing that top spot!


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Stalybridge Away

Pott Shrigley 147 – 9  Stalybridge 149 -2

The 2nd XI travelled to Stalybridge St Paul’s Cricket Club.
Bridge won the toss and elected to field.
After losing early wickets Pott managed to bat out the 45 overs and posted 147-9. The younger end of the club getting the main share of the
D Allerton leading the way with a great 43 not out, helped by Alex Hart 18 and Will Richardson 20.

This gave Shrigley runs to bowl at and were helped by taking a very early wicket. Unfortunately, Staly put on a 2nd wicket partnership of 132.
managing to get the winning runs in their 43rd over.

A close game played in great spirit.



June 29

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Charlesworth Away

Charlesworth 181 for 7  Pott Shrigley 118 all out.

After Bridgford’s early wicket on 9 the next pair of Evans 61 and Morley 46 put on a hundred partnership turning the match Charlesworth’s way. Pott came back into the game with R.A-Fitter. taking 3 wickets Bridgford 2 and M.B-Jackson 1, keeping Charlesworth’s score to 181 for 7.

Shrigley’s batting was soon blown away by Morley and Woods taking four wickets each and Evans 2. The only real partnership of 32 coming from Matt B-Jackson 31 not out and Keeper William 21 as the innings closed on 118 all out.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Buxworth Home  Match Cancelled



June 22

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Hollingworth  Home

Hollingworth 112 all out – Pott Shrigley 113 for 7

An early wicket saw Adam Cawthorn (2 for 30) make the breakthrough then further wickets fell at regular intervals and when Rick Clark was brought on, he ran through the rest of the side finishing with great figures of 5 for 19 off 9.5 overs. Hollingworth finishing on 112 all out. Only Waqar 39 not out put up any resistance.

Shrigley had an even worse start finding themselves at 16 for 4 at which stage Alex Jackson  then dropped anchor and steered the Shrigley reply with a match winning performance of 44 not out. Alex was helped by Ryan Anderson – Fitter (12) and brother Mathew with another dogged 22 not out to see Shrigley take the points.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Charlesworth & Chisworth  Away

Pott Shrigley 75 all out. Charlesworth & Chisworth 76 for 4

Ian Tomenson found himself fighting a rear- guard action  being the only Shrigley batsman to reach double figures with 34. Extras were next top score with 20, as no one else got into double figures. This left Shrigley on 75 all out.

Despite the best efforts of Rich Caslaw 3 for 10 and Vinny Allen 1 for 17,  Charlesworth had litte difficulty in reaching their target of 76 for 4, in a rain affected week which saw low scores throughout the 5th Division.


June 15

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Newton   Away

Pott Shrigley 110 for 3   Match abandoned.

Early wickets fell for the Hillmen at 20 and 29 but Simon Dunn 34 not out and Dave Coram 20 not out, had pulled things around only to be beaten by the dreadful weather.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hazel Grove  Home

Pott Shrigley 70 all out – Hazel Grove 71 for 8.

In another low scoring nail biter Shrigley again came out on the losing side. Having only managed to score 70 all out, the home bowlers soon made inroads into the early Hazel Grove batting only to be denied by the tail enders once more who just managed, in between the showers, to make enough runs to take the points.


June 8

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v  Mottram Home  Abandoned

June 9

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Whaley Bridge Home

Pott Shrigley 63 all out – Whaley Bridge 64 – 8


June 1

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Chapel-en-le-Frith – Away

Pott Shrigley 163 all out  –  Chapel-en-le-Frith 52 all out.

Pott triumph in statement win. 
On a cloudy afternoon after a morning of drizzle Pott Shrigley lost the toss and were put in to bat. After the early loss of Fletcher in the first over for 0 caught at slip from the bowling of Hallam, Cleaver well assisted by Dunn made a devastating start which saw Pott score 91 off the first 10 overs. Cleaver particularly took a liking to the length of youngster Beal, dispatching him for several 4’s and 2 straight 6’s.  The first change bowling of Chapel-en-le-frith’s Burgess & Smith rained back in the rampant attacking batting from Pott and balanced the game at 110-4 at the drinks interval after the loss of Cleaver for [67], Dunn for [19] and A.Jackson for [9] all caught out in the cover ring. Anderson-Fitter & Coram we’re unable to capitalise on steady starts being stifled by the lack of pace from Burgess & Smith.  The loss of Coram [11] & Anderson-Fitter [11] saw Pott Shrigley in an uneasy position 123-6 after 30 overs.  The experienced Paul Cocks patiently crafted 18 and with able assistance from Bridgford & Cawthorn to take Pott to a defendable total of 163 at tea.  Cleaver top scoring with 60, Hallam with figures of 5 wickets for 48 from 11 overs and Burgess with 4 wickets for 27 off 12.
Chapel made a steady start to their innings with Jackson & Gyte cautiously taking Chapel to 16 before the loss of the first wicket.  It was pace bowler Cawthorn who made the breakthrough for Pott, trapping Gyte LBW in front of middle stump with a quick full delivery.  Bridgford then got straight into the action taking the next 3 wickets for the loss of just 7 runs including a LBW, a caught behind from keeper Dunn and a excellent over the shoulder towering catch from Anderson-Fitter leaving Chapel 25-5.  Cawthorn, not to be left out at the other end then took the key wicket of opener Jackson with a short pitched delivery that Jackson could only fend off to Fletcher at backward point.  Bridgford and Cawthorn continued to clean up the tail end and bowled Chapel out for the loss of just 52 runs.  Bridgeford finishing with figures of 7 wickets for 28 runs off 10 overs and Cawthorn 3 wickets for 22 from 10 overs, Jackson top scoring for Chapel with 15.  The result leaves Pott Shrigley joint top of the Derbyshire & Cheshire League Division 3

Tom Fletcher


Pott Shrigley  2nd XI v Chapel-en-le-Frith – Home

Chapel-en-le-Frith 55 all out –  Pott Shrigley  – 56 – 8

This game was a tense match with the bowlers on top from the word go.

No batsman in the home team managed to get to double figures, extras being top scorer on 12. With the score on 21 Rich Caslaw made the breakthrough taking two wickets. Will Richardson then grabbed a caught and bowled. Rich was the joined in the attack by Dan Allerton and between them sent Chapel back for what looked at the time was a poor 55 all out. Rich Caslaw super figures of 5-17 and Dan Allerton 4- 7  and Will Richardson 1-16.

Again wickets tumbled and with Pott  teetering on 19-5, Chapel were in with a chance.  Pott struggled to 36 – 8 when the two star bowlers came together again. Amazingly, Rich Caslaw was the only batsman on the day to reach double figures. His 16 not out was top score and along with Dan Allerton’s 6 not out they inched the Hillmen over the line in a dramatic finale. No nails left.


May 25

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Offerton –  Home

Offerton 111 all out. Pott Shrigley 112 – 1

The Hillmen put on another top class performance. Offerton won the toss and batted first but the early batsmen could not handle  opening bowlers Adam Cawthorn 5 – 49, his best return so far, and Rich Caslaw 3 – 8, one being a good catch in the deep by young Dan Allerton. Their attack and flair saw the visitors sink to 29 – 6. Only a stand of 77 by Simpson and Ryles gave them any hope at all. Skipper fitter took the last two wickets which saw Offerton 111 all out.

A positive opening stand of 78 by Simon Dunn and  Sam Cleaver set the tone. Despite losing Dunn for 21 Cleaver smashed his way to 76 not out, seeing Pott home at 112 – 1.

Well done to all as we are —- TOP OF THE LEAGUE.

Adam Cawthorn takes 5

Adam Cawthorn takes 5










Great catch

Great catch


Good take Jon

Good take Jon










Simon Dunn drives straight.

Simon Dunn straight drives.


Sam Cleaver top scores.

Sam Cleaver top scores.











Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Offerton – Away

Offerton 223 – 6   Pott Shrigley 95 all out.

A strong Offerton side were far too good for a weakened Shrigley side and dominated throughout. The bowlers though stuck to their task. Best performance went to Will Richardson taking three wickets for 37 runs.


May 18

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v High Lane – Away

High Lane 45 all out – Pott Shrigley 46-1

The HILLMEN scoop 39 points this weekend.

The  1st Team with a great win away at High Lane. The bowlers led the way-  James Bridgford 4-14 Adam Cawthorn 2-25, Matt Baqueriza-Jackkson 1-0, were backed up in the field with two superb run outs and a retired.

Sam Cleaver fell L.B.W. with 18 of the 23 runs, leaving Simon Dunn 10 no, and Alex Jackson 9 no, to take the points in 11.5 overs.

Firsts back from a nine wicket win at High Lane

Firsts, plus Jonny Ward, back from a nine wicket win at High Lane













Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Dinting – Home

The second team also had a fantastic win again at home to Dinting CC. Rick Caslaw  with 5 for 14 – plus a hat trick and Simon Howard 4 – 8 were clearly in a battle for Man of the Match. Vinny Allen 1-4 and John Crook helped close the innings at 51 all out.

Despite losing three batsmen to Stowell, Andy Tomenson with 23 saw the Hillmen over the line.


Jonny Ward

Jonny Ward












Andy Tomenson

Andy Tomenson



May 11

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Charlesworth Home

Pott Shrigley  collapsed right from the start and  struggled to a disasterous 39 all out. The bowlers were  slightly better taking 5 wickets before the visitors made it over the line.

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Buxworth Away

Buxworth were put in to bat by Pott Shrigley, managing 119 all out. I.Walker made 50, while best bowler of the day,Vinny Allen took 4 wickets. Pott Shrigley knocked off the total for the loss of only one wicket, Andy Tomenson and J.Williams were the masters of the chase ending with unbeaten half-centuries to take full points.


May 4

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Hollingworth  Away

Two great wins to start the season off!

The 1st XI at Hollingworth bowled the hosts out for 100.R Anderson-Fitter 3-1, J Bridgeford 3-7.
The total was chased down for the loss of  only 3 wickets.
D. Coram 33* and R Anderson-Fitter  32* seeing the Hillmen home.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hollingworth Home

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI elected to field first, bowling Hollingworth out for 93. Vinny Allen took control by taking 4-16 as Tindell made 46.

In a thrilling chase, Pott Shrigley won by just one wicket with Jonny Dixon, holding the side together, making 34* whilst Morris took 6-24.



April 27

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v  Newton  Home CANCELLED – RAIN

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v  Hazel Grove Away CANCELLED – RAIN