Match Reports

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Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League


September 15th

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Offerton Home (12-30 Start)

Pott Shrigley 201 all out  Offerton 145 – 6

This was a good performance to end the season on a high note. Pott’s first three batsmen all weighed in with good scores. Tom Fletcher again led the way but unfortunately suffered Jug avoidance being out on 49. He was helped to start the innings in a positive style by Alex Jackson 29. Sam Cleaver came back to his normal form scoring an attacking 77. Simon Howard also added 17 lower down the order helping the Hillmen close on 201.

The bowlers also did their bit by keeping things tight from the start. As Offerton tried to break free wickets started to fall then Bates dropped anchor with a defiant 44 as the visitors batted 51 overs for their 145- 6. Hannaghan had the best return with 3-20.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Offerton Away (12-30 Start)

Offerton 133 all out  Pott Shrigley 134-1

To round off a great day the 2nd XI also won away at Offerton.

Shrigley were asked to field having lost the toss and Offerton made 133 all out from exactly  45 overs. Alex Hart bowled their last batsman with the last ball, taking an impressive 5 for 39. His five wicket haul helped greatly to see the points safely in the Shrigley bag. A notable run out was made by Fred Marshall scoring a direct hit from Mid Wicket.

The  response from Pott’s batsmen was a really positive one hitting 134 for 1. Andy Tomenson, in attack mode, made 60 not out,  Robert Street 31 and Alex Hart 29 not out.
A very good performance ensuring that we don’t finish bottom of divison 6 leaving Buxworth trailing in our wake!



September 8th

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Stayleybridge SP Away (12-30 Start).   CANCELLED – RAIN

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Whaley Bridge Home (12-30 Start).   CANCELLED – RAIN


September 2nd (Sunday)

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Hollingworth  Home 1.00 pm Start.

Hollingworth 187-7  Pott Shrigley  189-4.

Day two of this marathon weekend saw a huge change round in fortunes.

Hollingworth made a confident start as they passed 50 for 0. It was only when Matt Baqueriza-Jackson and Paul Cocks were introduced that  Shrigley started the fight back, both taking tree wickets. Rich Caslaw picked up another while Ian Tomenson had a tight spell with 0-20 off his 12 overs. This slowed the Hollingworth batsmen back somewhat to what was still a decent 187-7.

With skipper Tom Fletcher leading from the front, his well crafted innings of 68, including eight 4s and was the basis of a great Shrigley run chase. Sam Cleaver  also came back into form with an attacking 48 runs which included five 4s. Paul Cocks 20 also helped at the start. It was left to the middle order to chip in a few runs each to secure some much needed points. Great batting all round.

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hollingworth  Away 1.00 pm Start.

Pott Shrigley 137-9  Hollingworth 139-2.

Shrigley’s innings was a remarkable demonstration of grit from Andy Hart. With enormous concentration he opened and carried his bat scoring 85 not out. Well done Andy. From the rest of the team only Skipper Wilkie could manage double figures. With extras being second top score 19 the Hillmen closed on 137 – 9.

Hollingworth took their time and easily picked off the runs needed at 139- 2.


September 1st

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Chapel en le Frith Home

Pott Shrigley 120 all out. Chapel en le Frith 123 – 4.

Another bad start saw Shrigley at 23 for 4 then a rvival was led by Alex Jackson. His superb cover drives saw hin to a deserved 63. He was helped bySteve Barlow and together took the score to 79 before Steve was LBW. Alex took the score on to 117 before he was bowled after which Matt Baqueriza-Jackson  with a dogged 12 raise the total to 120 all out.

Despite early tight bowling Andrew Hibbert took his time waiting for the bad ball. His 67 saw the visitors easily over the line, losing only four wickets.

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Chapel en le Frith Away

Pott Shrigley 109 all out – Chapel en le Frith 72 all out.

What a terrific fight back this turned out to be. Taking first knock only three Shrigley batsmen reached double figures. A slow start from Andy Tomenson 32 and Tom Mahoney 8 took the score to 45 then catastrophy struck as four wickets fell for no runs, Of the remaining  batsmen only Tom Allerton 20 and Tom Coates 16 offered any resistance and the innings fell away to a megre 109 all out.

The Shrigley fighting spirit then came to the fore. Adam Cawthorne opened the floodgates, his 5 for 34 saw off  most of the Chapel top order. He was well backed up by the experienced Vinny Allen with another masterclass of 3 for 8 off only four overs. With Tom Coates and Alex Hart picking up the other couple Chapel collapsed to 72 all out. A morale boosting win, just what was needed.



August 25

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v High Lane Away

It was a shock start for Shrigley’s in losing Tom Fletcher for 1 early on but 30 from Jamie Hart and 24 from Sam Cleaver steadied the innings for a while. Harry Marchingtion with 19 and Jonny Dixon 18 also helped the cause but the innings then tailed off reaching a modest 135 all out.

A shock looked to be on as Ian Tomenson 3-28 and Matt Baqueriza-Jackson set about the early High Lane batsmen having them 18-3 but then the middle order pulled things around led by a great knock from Rick Manion 92, who saw the away side home by five wickets.

Pott  Shrigley 2nd XI v Buxworth Home 

The 2nd XI also found runs hard to come by. Robert Street led from the front with 31 and Tom Allerton also tried to hold things together with 28 not out but again the innings subsided to 116 all out.

Again two early wickets, one each from Amit Kapoor and Dan Allerton, gave some hope but Pott could not make any more headway as Buxworth then cruised to an eight wicket win.


August 18

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Charlesworth Home

Pott  Shrigley 131 all out Charlesworth 135 – 8.

This was a roller coaster of a game from start to finish. Shrigley’s innings looked full of promise at 25-0 but ten minutes later it was in turmoil at 25-4. Simon Howard 25 and Adam Cawthorn 35 then pulled things round, helped by the tail Pott gave their bowlers  an outside chance finishing on 131 all out.

The same pair opened the bowling, Simon’s 4-34 showed the rest the way to go. Pressure began to tell on Charlesworth and wickets began to tumble. Bardsley 40 however was to prove the thorn in the side for Pott and eventually saw the visitors nervously over the line with ony two wickets to spare at 135-8. What difference would another 20 runs have made?

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Charlesworth Away

Pott  Shrigley 87 all out Charlesworth 91-7.

A weakened 2nd XI innings never really got into gear. Only Jon Wilkie with 24, Tom Coates not out 32 and Alex Hart 11 made it to double figures with 4 being the next highest score in a low total of 87.

Shrigley didn’t give up easily as Charlesworth struggled losing half their wickets for 68. Dan Allerton again led the way wth 4 for 13 off his four overs. Alex Hart with two wickets and Vinney Allen one  pushed the home side all the way, passing Pott’s score with seven wickets down.

Another fighting defeat.


August 11

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Birch Vale Away –  Cancelled

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hadfield Home –  Abandoned


August 4

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Hollingworth  Home

 Hollingworth 168 for 9 Pott Shrigley 119 all out.

Hollingworth openers made a good start reaching 82 When Jason Hanaghan 3-24 made a breakthrough. This was followed by another three wickets all falling on 87. The skipper took a great  one handed diving catch  followed  another by one handed leap by Matt Baqueriza Jackson. Soon the scoreboard had Hollingworth on 95-7 looking down and out but the tail wagged helping them to 168 for 9.

Pott also started well putting on 42 before Andy Tomenson went on 18 soon followed by Ryan Anderson Fitter with 23.  The next six wickets fell for only11 runs only Hanaghan 35 and Dixon 21 showed any spirit putting on 20 to see the innings close on 119 all out.


Skipper shows how it's done - Great catch.

Skipper shows how it’s done – Great catch.


Another one hander by M.J.B.











Caught & Bowled.

It's mine. No It's Mine ****

It’s mine. No It’s Mine ****


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hollingworth  Away

Hollingworth 284 for 9  Pott Shrigley 74 for 9.


28th July

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Offerton Away

Offerton 95 all out. Pott Shrigley 97 for 1.

Shrigley bounced back in some style as Offerton were never allowed to settle.  Shrigley’s attack pressed from the start and kept the home side on the back foot. Only four batsmen managing to  reach double figures as exras top scored with 19. All four bowlers used picked up wickets, two each for Si Howard, Rich Caslaw and a welcome back cameo from Matt Tarr with 2 -8 off 8 overs. The main strike bowler of the day was Ian Tomenson taking 4-24 from his 11 overs showing the others how it was done. The excellent fielding deserves a mention too with six catches being taken.

Openers Tom Fletcher and Ryan Anderson-Fitter showed how it should be done, calmly and comfortably easing their way to 81 before R.A.F. holed out for 34. Tom Fletcher 38 not out saw Shrigley gain top points with Will Richardson on 12.

A well deserved victory to bolster up the points total.


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Offerton Home

Offerton 150 all out. Pott Shrigley 121 all out.

A confident start was made by Offerton who had the home side chasing leather for a time but the introduction of spin from Andy Dawson brought Pott back into the game. His four wickets and a catch kept the score to 150 when earlier 200 plus was on the cards. It could have been much less if all the catches had been taken.

Dawson 42 also shone with the bat as he showed his experience. Other top scores were Robert Street 15 and Paul Reynolds 14. A good effort but it was not to be, falling short by 30 runs.

Andy Dawson  soon gets his first wicket.

Andy Dawson soon gets his first wicket.

Andy hangs on to a skyer.

Andy hangs on to a skyer.










Make that two.

Make that two.

One that got away.

One that got away.












21st July

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Stalybridge St. Paul  Home

Pott Shrigley 123 all out  Stalybridge St. Paul 124-6


Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Whaley Bridge Away

Whaley Bridge 169-9 Pott Shrigley 75-9.



14th July

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

Pott Shrigley 156 all out Chapel-en-le-Frith 157 for 2.

Shrigley were inserted at Chapel and slowly made their way to 104 for 2. The amazing  fact was that skipper Tom Fletcher had scored 82 of the 104 runs scored. Wickets then fell quickly with Simon Howard 23 being second top score as only another eight runs came from the tail leaving Pott on 156 all out.

Chapel made light work of reaching their target. The openers put on 87 and when the second wicket fell at 150 only seven runs were required for an overwhelming win.


7th July

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v High Lane Home

High Lane 116 all out. Pott Shrigley 119 for 7.

Shrigley elected to field and wickets fell at regular intervals. Matt Baqueriza-Jackson (3 for 20) again led the way and was backed up by Rich Caslaw (3 for40) with the other bowlers picking up wickets and keeping the pressure on High Lane. Only McCarthy (47) kept the innings together to reach 116 all out.

Shrigley’s batsmen also struggled but Simon Howard’s 45 proved a match winning performance and with helpful runs from Alex Jackson, James Samarji and Jamie Hart it was enough to pick up the winning points at 119 for 7.

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Buxworth Away

Pott Shrigley 223 for 9. Buxworth 145 all out.

The Pott openers had a great day, Skipper Wilkie hit a fine 50 but  Andy Tomenson took the honours with a superb attacking 113 not out. Tom Allerton also chipped in with 22. The innings then quickly subsided to 223 for 9.

Buxworth were always behind the clock as Alex Hart took two early wickets then Vinny Allen took another couple. Dan Allerton and Henry Cocks picked up wickets and at 74 for 7 it all looked over but the next three batsmen managed to double the Buxworth total to 145 before Allen cleaned up the tail taking 4 for 32.


30th June

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Charlesworth Away

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Charlesworth Home


23rd June

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Birch Vale Home

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hadfield Away Conceded


16th June

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Hollingworth Away

Pott Shrigley 2nd XI v Hollingworth Home

Looks out from here Harry.

Looks out from here Harry.










Youngsters playing their part  this week.

Youngsters playing their part this week.



9th June

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Offerton Home

Pott Shrigley 276-5  Offerton 156-7

Match winning hitting from Alex Jackson

Match winning hitting from Alex Jackson











Alex 141 not out receiving applause from both sides.

Alex 141 not out receiving applause from both sides.


One innings dominated the fixture versus Offerton on Saturday. On a straw coloured track Alex Jackson made his entrance with Shrigley having made an unsure start at 13-2. He started slowly, but with help from Ed Rawsthorne 41, Steve Barlow 14 and Andy Hart 47 completely dominated the game with superb hitting  to all parts of the ground mainly several huge straight drives for sixes . This was by far his highest score to date -141 not out.

The large score seemed to overawe the visitors who also started cautiously. Wickets fell at regular intervals but their main saviour was the determined knock of opener Ian Bates 82 n.o. when time ran out with their score on 156-7.  Matt Baqeriza-Jackson led the bowling with 4-18 off his twelve tight overs, Hanaghan and Tomenson sharing the other three to fall.


Pott Shrigley 2nds v  Offerton Away

Offerton 175 all out  Pott Shrigley 178-7

Offerton took first knock and despite having five ducks in their innings still made 175 all out mainly due to Andy Thomas with 60 not out. Alex Hart being the pick of the bowlers with 4-42.

The Shrigley openers Jon Wilkie 32 and M. Dunn 19 gave  a good start but it was Jon Ward 55 who held the middle together with Jon Dixon 17. All the tail-end batsmen chipped in with a few vital runs each which saw Pott pass the post with only three overs left.

Well done to both teams.


2nd June

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Stalybridge St. Pauls Away

Stalybridge St. Pauls 241-6. Pott Shrigley108 all out.

An opening partnership  of 80 saw Stalybridge start well and so it continued. The top scores coming from Wilde 78 and Hammond 56. three others over 20 saw the home side reach 241. Best bowling came from Rob Vaughan with 2-51.

Shrigley had a bad start at 5-3 then Ed Rawsthorne  29 joined Steve Barlow 33 n.o. and tried to steady the innings but wickets then tumbled again only Rob Vaughan 16 of the rest reached double figures as 108 all out was  the disappointing  closing total.

Pott Shrigley 2nds v Whaley Bridge Home

Pott Shrigley 246-5  Whaley Bridge 101-9

At 11-2 the score for Shrigley matched the drab weather but Paul Reynolds 45 and Robert Street 15 lifted spirits. This was followed by Ian Tomenson  with  a superb 91 n.o. which took the game away from Bridge. He was also helped by Jon Dixon 22 and Andy Hart with a useful 46 n.o. This took the 2nds to their best score so far this season on 246-5.

Whaley Bridge started as the clouds began to lift. Vinnie Allen kept one end tight as at the other Rich Caslaw then Henry Cocks picked up two wickets each only Crowley 24 for Bridge showed much resistance as wickets tumbled and Shrigley gained a much deserved win. Caslaw with 4-14 and Henry Cocks 3-23 led the way and Ian Tomenson 2-6 helped clean up the tail. Six catches were taken, Jon Dixon with two behind the wickets in a much improved performance.


26th May

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Chapel en le Frith Home

Pott Shrigley 186 all out. Chapel en le Frith  187-7

Tom Fletcher pulls for four.

Tom Fletcher pulls for four.










Andy Tomenson launches a six.

Andy Tomenson launches a six.

Take that.

Take that.










Tom Fletcher on his way to a fine 56.

Tom Fletcher on his way to a fine 56.


A mixture of styles saw Shrigley get away to a great start on a flat track with openers Tom Fletcher 56 and Andy Tomenson 29 putting on 64 for the first wicket. Andy Hart later added 21 and Ed Rawsthorne 18. Three others reached double figures which saw Pott to a reasonable 186 for 7.

Chapel also started well with Jackson and Wood posting 54. Shrigley regained control for a while with wickets going to Matt Baqueriza-Jackson 3 Ian Tomenson 2 and Ryan Anderson-Fitter 2 but a fine 56 from Hallam down the order saw Chapel through to the win.


Pott Shrigley 2nds v  Chapel en le Frith Away

Pott Shrigley 61 all out. Chapel en le Frith 62-3

Both teams reached 17-2 but that was the only comparison. In Shrigley’s innings taking first knock only Jonny Dixon with his top score of 24 made double figures. Chapel’s bowling was  much too good on the day making the visitors struggle to a poor 61 all out. Theyer taking  6-31 and Dodds 3-3. Chapel took only 14.2 overs to gain the 62 runs needed.


19th May

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v High Lane Away

Pott  Shrigley 251-6 High Lane 220 all out

An good all round batting display saw Shrigley post their highest score for some time. Skipper Ryan Anderson-Fitter fell one run short of a well deserved ton. He led the way with a superb attacking 99 and was well backed up with Paul Cocks making 40 not out and Alex Clarke 34, helping Pott to 251 for 6.

High Lane made a steady start then three wickets were shared amongst the Pott bowlers but when the Skipper brought himself on he quickly cleared up the rest of the High lane batsmen.who finally were bowled out for 220, Anderson-Fitter finishing with 6 for  64. Rick  Mannion made a battling 88 not out but it wasn’t enough to stop Pott gaining their first win of the season.

Pott Shrigley 2nds v Buxworth Home

Pott Shrigley 213 all out Buxworth 214 for 9

This game seesawed all through. Batting first Shrigley took control, both Jamie Hart 75 and Andy Tomenson 68 played shots all around the sun drenched outfield and all looked set fair but after this pair departed only Jon Ward and Rich Caslaw reached double figures as Meij and McCormack tore through the rest of the team. Still 213 seemed a reasonable score.

Buxworth made a steady if slow start and at 71 for 1 it looked good for the visitors. Two juniors then combined to catch Owen 41 as Will Richardson took a catch in the deep off Dan Allerton’s bowling. Regular bowling changes brought several wickets to Kapoor 3, Allerton2, Cocks 2 and Allen 1 but a late stand led by Johnson 50 and Huddleston 22 saw Buxworth over the line- just.

Caught in the deep.

Caught in the deep.

Just out of reach.

Just out of reach.


12th May

Pott Shrigley 1st XI v Charlesworth Home

The first team elected to bat first and set the target of 113-8 for Charlesworth & Chisworth from their 45 overs.
Tom Fletcher top scoring with 28.
The bowling in reply was tight and restricted Charlesworth to 59-8 but a late resurgence had Charlesworth at 102-9 going into the 33rd over. 10 very tense overs later Charlesworth managed to hold on and get the winning runs as Pott pushed for that last wicket.
Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson 6-34 and Harry Marchington with a great first team debut taking 2-14.

Not the result we wanted but a great game of cricket and lots of positives to take.

2nds v Charlesworth  Away

Charlesworth were bowled out for 97 as they hosted Pott Shrigley, A Miller with 34.  P Cocks then hit 41 as Pott Shrigley chased down their target for the loss of 5 wickets.


6th May – Hawke Trophy

Old Glossop 187- 2

Pott Shrigley 2nds 57 all out.


Alex Hart bowls our first ball in the Derbyshire & Cheshire League

Alex Hart bowls our first ball in the Derbyshire & Cheshire League









....... and soon gets a caught and bowled.

……. and soon gets a caught and bowled.

Rich Caslaw from the Wall End

Rich Caslaw from the Church End









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No play so far.







took the most points in a tight game that kept swinging from one side to the other. Rich Caslaw  and Vinny Allen one wicket apiece early on but it was young Dan Allerton who nearly proved a match winner with his 5 wickets for 27 runs. A great shy at the stumps from Andy Hart got another wicket. It went all the way to the final over with the winning runs coming with only three balls to go. A terrific match played in the true spirit of the game. Well played to all.

Sorry Andy it's curtains.

Sorry Andy it’s curtains.

Looks like Rich has broken the speed limit and maybe a window!

Looks like Rich has broken the speed limit and maybe a window!

Rich Caslaw gets the first Ashley wicket.

Rich Caslaw gets the first Ashley wicket.













26th August

1st XI  No Game


2nd XI v Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge Away (1.00pm Start)

Pott Shrigley 245 for 3 – Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge  79 all out.


19th August

1st XI v Holmes Chapel Away

Pott Shrigley 63 for 9 – Holmes Chapel 66 for 3


2nd XI v Warrington Home

No Play – Rain.


12th August

1st XI v Westminster Park Home

Westminster Park 213 all out.  Pott Shrigley 113 all out.


2nd XI v Timperley Away. 

Timperley 229 for 8 Pott Shrigley 89 for 7

Marc Ash 5 for 63.  Jon Wilkie 36, Marc Ash 23.


5th August

1st XI v Winsford Away

Pott Shrigley 149 for 4  (45 overs)  –   Winsford 75 all out (30 overs).


2nd XI v Styal Home

Pott Shrigley  183 for 5 (45 overs)  –  Styal 110 for 7 (45 overs).

Jamie Hart on the attack.

Jamie Hart on the attack.












Robert Street pulls for four.

Robert Street pulls for four.

Pott Shrigley 183 for 5 (45 overs)  –  Styal 110 for 7 (45 overs).

The Shrigley innings started positively with Ali Baker-Brian 24 and Jason Hannaghan contributing a great knock of 62. This was followed by an attacking innings of 43 from Jamie Hart. After a lull in the scoring Robert Street hit a quick 17 not out helped by Vinney Allan 9 and Paul Renolds 6. This saw Shrigley close on a good score of 183 for 5.

Styal lost a quick wicket to Marc Ash but then made steady progress until Ali Baker-Brian made the breakthrough with a quick piece of fielding leading to a run out. Jason Hannaghan’s 3 for 23 off 13 overs put Styal on the back foot and despite Pott using seven bowlers they eventually battled on for a draw finishing on 110 for 7 after 45 overs.


29th July

1st XI Audlum Away

Audlum 168 for 8   Pott Shrigley 136 for 8.

After inserting the home side Pott got off to a flyer with Ian Tomenson taking three quick wickets, his 3 for 21 and one from Arjit Rastogi soon putting the visitors on top. Three decent stands then saw Audlum swing the match around until Matt Baqueriza-Jackson 2 for 37, Alex Hart 1 for 25 and another from Rastogi 2 for 46 brought the Audlum innings to a close on 168 for 8.

Shrigley’s innings had a similar start, of the first five batsmen only Andy Hart made double figures. His patient 39 held the visitors innings together. On his dismissal Argit Rastogi (not out 27) took over and along with the tail put on 80 of the 136 for 8 scored in  coming away with a draw.


2nd XI Europa Exiles Home

Europa Exiles 87 for 7  Pott Shrigley 90 for 3.


22nd July
1st XI v Glazebury Home
Pott Shrigley 64 all out. Glazebury 66 for 7.
M-B-J makes the breakthrough.

M-B-J makes the breakthrough.

Safe hands of Phil Beard.

Safe hands of Phil Beard.

Catch of the year so far by Alex Hart.

Catch of the year so far by Alex Hart.

We can do this.

We can do this.

A giant leap for Pott by Skipper R-A-F.

A giant leap for Pott by Skipper R-A-F.

 Another poor batting display by Pott left all involved feeling dejected at an early tea. Only Skipper R.A.F’s 20 had troubled the scorers. It looked as though the game had already been lost and the result a formality. Somehow though the team regrouped and took the game back to Glazebury. Some spectacular fielding saw four superb catches taken the best being a diving lunge forward by Alex Hart to complete a spirit raising hat trick by Matt Baqueriza-Jackson which raised Shrigley’s hopes, but despite a run out by M-B-J it was not to be. Several skiers fell safely and a few lusty blows by the Glazebury lower order saw them home.
22nd July
2nd XI v Glazebury Away
Glazebury 190  all out  Pott Shrigley  177  for 8


15th July

1st XI v Knutsford Away

Pott Shrigley 145 all out  Knutsford 146 for 7.

2nd XI v Appleton Home

Pott Shrigley 135 all out,  Appleton 135 for 9.

Alex Hart on his way to 45.

Alex Hart on his way to 45.

Rich Caslaw opens his shoulders.

Rich Caslaw opens his shoulders.

Nick Metcalfe shows how to sweep.

Nick Metcalfe shows how to sweep.


Ed Rawsthorne pins down the openers.

Ed Rawsthorne pins down the openers.

This game provided the most nail biting finish yet, a tie. The game was a roller coaster all afternoon. Pott Shrigley batting first saw an early wicket fall but Andy Tommenson 14 and Ali Baker-Brian 24 and Robert Street 10, steadied the innings. Appleton’s bowlers regained control until Alex Hart’s attacking 45 and Rich Caslaw 15 came together to wrestle the game back the home sides way with a partnership of 46. Then five wickets fell for only 4 runs as the innings quickly folded on 135.

Ed Rawsthorne led the fightback, his 4 for 38 off 13 penetrating overs opened up the Appleton batting. Nick Metcalfe’s devious spin then took over, his 3 for 19 regularly pegged back Appleton’s progress. Skipper Mac Ash and Ali Baker-Brian both picked up the other two wickets as the game went right down to the last ball. With each run vital Shrigley’s fielding also played its part, four well taken catches, two by that man Rawsthorne who was in the game right to the end.


8th July

1st XI v Trafford Metrovics Home

Pott Shrigley 68 all out Trafford Metrovics 69 for 8.

This was another low scoring game but this time Shrigley came out on the wrong side. It was not a day for batsmen on either side. Of the 18 wickets to fall only three batsmen managed double figures, but only one for Pott. Matt Baqueriza-Jackson’s 27 was the only score worth noting as three ducks, three LBW’s and one run out saw a miserable score of 68 all out.

As it happened it was nearly enough. Jason Hannaghan led the way again with another good performance of 4 for 19. Tom Eastwood and Matt Baqueriza-Jackson also helped taking two wickets each but it was not to be as a nervous Metrovics inched over the line with two wickets in hand.

2nd XI v Trafford Metrovics Away

Pott Shrigley 136 all out  Trafford Metrovics 139 for 6


1st July

1st XI v Tranmere Victoria Home

Winning the toss Tranmere decided to bat first and soon wished they hadn’t. They came up against a rampant Jason Hannaghan who was right on top form his 6 wickets for 26 runs dominated the visitors as they collapsed to 64 all out.

It wasn’t a complete walk in Shrigley Park as it took 23 overs and  four wickets were lost in scoring the 65 runs needed to take the points which keep Pott in fourth place..

2nd XI v Wilmslow Away

Pott Shrigley 164 for 4  Wilmslow 112 for 6


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24th June


+++++++++++++++ THIS WEEK ONLY ++++++++++++++

                  ECB ‘Cricketfest’ day on Saturday 24th June

This is and event co-ordinated nationally by the ECB aimed at encouraging as many people as possible to get involved with cricket, whether younger, older, playing, helping, or just spectating!  It is for all age groups through Juniors up to seniors.

 The event will start at 2.30 with the first matches being the junior ones starting at 3.00pm.  The junior parents are encouraged to join in, as the junior matches will be on a ‘players v parent’ basis for the different age groups.  Following this there will be a seniors T20 match with the Presidents XI vs the Coaches XI.  There will be refreshments throughout the day including teas, cakes, barbecue and a bar. With some good weather it should be a fantastic day, and a chance to show off some hidden skills by parents! please make a note on your calendar and COME AND JOIN IN ********************************************************************************************

17th June

1st IX  v  Old Parkonians  Home

This always promised to be a close encounter which it turned out to be. The Parkonians  innings was a stuttering one. Only Lindop’s 41 rescued the innings from total disaster as the Shrigley bowlers kept chipping away at the other end. They were well backed up in the field by some classy glove work from Jamie Hart and  some super acrobatic catching but the total of 120 seemed under par.

Luckily for the top of the league side Shrigley’s batting also had an off day with only three players making double figures, Matt Baqueriza-Jackson’s 24 being top score batting at number seven as the home team crashed to 102 all out. A disappointing result which keeps Pott still in the chasing pack.

Ian Tomenson takes off and holds on.

Ian Tomenson takes off and holds on.

Tomenson strikes.

Tomenson strikes.

Matt B-J chips in.

Matt B-J chips in.

2nd XI  v  Appleton  Away

Right from the start Pott’s bowlers started to take wickets at regular intervals. Richard Caslaw proved to be by far the pick of the attack, his penetrating 5 for 17 off only seven overs tore out the main part of the Appleton batting. The rest were shared  between Si Howard 2, Ali Baker-Brian 2 and Marc Ash 1. Only Yaar down the order showed any resistance his 47 ensuring that Appleton had a reasonable total of 151 all out.

A confident start was made by Andy Tomenson  and Ali Baker-Brian and despite using six bowlers none could separate the dominant Shrigley openers who played shots all round the park. Tomenson  went on to make 75 n.o. and Ali Baker-Brian 59 not out. What could have been a tricky total to chase turned into an easy victory keeping Pott in fourth spot.


10th June

1st XI No Game

2nd XI Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge Home            Cancelled – Rain


3rd June

1st XI v Holmes Chapel Home

Holmes Chapel  130 all out – Pott Shrigley 132 – 9 

The tightest game of the season so far saw Holmes Chapel take first knock, after winning the toss, on a damp wicket and found runs hard to come by with Rastogi and Rawsthorne keeping things tight. Rastogi took an early wicket then  a bowling change saw Alex Hart pick up another. A 50 run stand steadied the Chapel innings somewhat until the dramatic introduction of Skipper Fitter 4-31 and Matt Baqueriza-Jackson 3-20,  Skipper Fitter also added a run out to add to his day. This superb bowling performance plus three catches by Jamie Hough finished the Chapel innings closing on 130 all out.

The start to Shrigley’s innings was even worse than Chapel’s as the Hillmen slumped to 3 for 12. Luckily the Hart brothers turned the game around with Andy scoring14 as brother Jamie scored a determined 35. Three wickets then fell and the momentum switched back to Chapel. Phil Beard’s 19 edged Pott closer but then Matt Baqueriza-Jackson started to hit out, he had five boundaries in his 28 not out. A nail biting finish saw Pott take the points creeping to 132-9 in a dramatic climax to the match of the season so far.

2nd XI v Warrington Away

Warrington  95 all out – Pott Shrigley 97 – 2

Warrington found Shrigley’s bowling too hard to handle right from the start. Though five batsmen made it to double figures none got past 19. Marc Ash 2-14 (including 6 maidens off 13 0vers) took an early wicket followed by Nick Metcalfe and Ian Tomenson both with 1-18. Tony Hennon 2-16 then picked up two more but pick of the bunch was Ali Baker-Brian his 4 for 17 off only 6 overs wrapped up the home side’s innings at 92 all out. With four catches, this was a great all round performance.

A positive start was made by Jon Wilkie his 25 included four 4s and Andy Tomenson 31, this took Shrigley over half way. Another well crafted 29 from Jon Ward saw Pott passed the post with little worry. A good day all round helping keep in  touch with the leaders.


27th May

1st XI v Westminster Park Away

Pott Shrigley 165 all out – Westminster Park 118 all out.

For the second week running Shrigley’s opening batsmen were dismissed early on but Steve Barlow 34 and Andy Hart 26 put together a steady, valuable partnership. When this determined pair were eventually out four of the middle order and tail enders  contributed valuable runs by getting into double figures. This helped Pott post a reasonable score of 165 all out on a showery day.

Westminster Park started well with Saad 50 leading the way but the introduction of Arjit Rastogi 4 for 20 and Alex Hart 4 for 32 left Park’s innings in tatters. It only remained for Matt Baqueriza-Jackson to claim a run out then bowl the last batsman leaving Park all out for 118. This all round performance has lifted Shrigley back up into the leading pack.

2nd XI v Timperley Home.

Pott Shrigley 138 – 6 Timperley 139 – 1

In memory of Manchester

In memory of Manchester

As a minutes silence for the Manchester attack was ending the rain began to fall. Covers were rushed on as the 40 minute deluge began. With a hurculean effort by the players and ground staff play began about an hour later.

Operation Canute 1

Operation Canute 1

Operation Canute 2

Operation Canute 2

Operation Canute 3

Operation Canute 3

Shrigley again started slowly then just as runs started to flow Andy Tomenson 12 miss-pulled a short ball to give a catch to mid wicket, he was soon followed by Baker-Brian 14 and Alfie Parker 11. With Pott rocking Rich Caslaw 43 and Robert Street 24 made good progress. Paul Renolds 22 also added valuable runs as the overs ran out leaving Pott with a moderate total of 138-7.

An early catch by Tony Hutter off Alfie Parker’s bowling was the only success the Shrigley bowlers were to have, despite tight accurate spells from Metcalf and Ash. Huzurbazar’s 79 not out saw Timperley through to an easy 9 wicket win.


20th May 1st XI v Winsford Home Pott Shrigley 136 all out Winsford 118 all out. Despite heavy rain and dark skies the worst of the elements were overcome by the tremendous work of the ground staff  and players. By deploying covers and  mopping what remained, the fact that the match was played at all was a credit to all involved. Pott started cautiously and then started to dominate, openers Alex Jackson (30) and Ryan Fitter (47) took the score to 70 before the first wicket fell. After that great start the bowlers regained control, of the remaining batsmen only Shaun Wilson (19) made double figures as Pott closed on 136 all out. The Winsford innings matched the home side’s almost exactly as they made 75 without loss. Then both Jason Hannaghan (3-27)and keeper Jon Buckley combined in dismissing five wickets between them. They were well backed up by superb bowling from Arjit Rastogi (4-26) and Ed Rawsthorne(1-24) to tumble Winsford out for 118 still 18 runs short. It was a well deserved win for all the effort put in. Match Ball sponsored by Dolphin Com Ltd – Many Thanks   2nd XI v Styal Away Styal 125 All out Pott Shrigley 126 – 1. A good all round bowling performance saw Styal struggling for runs right from the start. Two wickets  each from Rich Caslaw and Marc Ash put Shrigley on top, then an inspired change saw Ali Baker-Brian rip the middle order out by taking three wickets for only seven runs. With Tony Hennon taking the final wicket this saw Styal all out for 125. Four good catches were also taken, two by Alfie Parker. The batting continued in the same vein as the bowling, Jon Wilkie (35) Andy Tomenson 54 n.o. and again Ali Baker-Brian 23 took Pott to an overwhelming victory 126-1 in only 28 overs. The 25 points have lifted Shrigley to joint top place in the league. It’s been a long time since we could say that- well done all. ************************************************************************************************

13th May

1st XI v Audlem Home

A.J. putting his back into it.

A.J. putting his back into it.

Jon Buckley swoops.

Jon Buckley swoops.

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2nd XI v Europa Exiles Away

Batting first Shrigley were soon in trouble as both openers were back in the shed with only 11 runs scored, then a good partnership developed between Ian Tomenson (43) and Robert Street (41 not out) but when Tomenson was well caught only Marc Ash (12) was able to give Rober any support. The innings fell away with Pott only managing to total 119 for 7.

Shrigley then found the Exiles opener Preston in fine form, his 78 not out powered the home side to an easy victory. Despite using six bowlers only two wickets fell, Marc Ash and Andy Tomenson taking one each.


6th May

1st XI v Glazebury Away (1.30)

Pott Shrigley  183 all out  Glazebury 184 for 7

After losing an early wicket Alex Jackson 27 and Ali Baker-Brian 31 pulled things back on course. Though all the middle order reached double figures only Jon Buckley 22  and Phil Beard 19 stayed any length of time. A closing total of 183 looked better than what might have been.

Glazebury’s innings also lost wickets at regular intervals but five batsmen with scores 20 plus saw Glazebury home, seven wickets down with five overs to spare. Matt Baqueriza-Jackson was Pott’s star bowler with a superb performance taking 6-47 off 14 overs. Jon Buckley also had a good day with the gloves taking three victims. At least the 14 points gained keeps us up with the pack.

2nd XI v Appleton Home (1.30)

After a steady start by Jon Wilkie 12 and Andy Tomenson 22 the middle order took control. Jon Ward led the way with a cultured 62 not out, he was well backed up by Steve Barlow 42 and Eddie Rawsthorne 26 which saw Pott power to 194 for 6.

After an early loss the Appleton second wicket added 80 runs but on making a breakthrough the Pott bowlers proved to good as no one else reached double figures, the innings finishing on 158 all out. Richard Caslaw 4-28 and Eddie Rawsthorne 4-45 were helped by Steve Barlow 2-42. This was a good all round display in all areas of the game.


29th April

1st  XI  v Knutsford Home (1.00) 

Pott Shrigley 149 all out Knutsford 153- 3

With Knutsford’s attack swinging the ball both Pott’s openers were out with only 11 runs on the board. Ryan Anderson-Fitter then played a captain’s innings of 46 along with Mike Rippin 21, Jamie Hough 17 and Ian Tomenson 14, they managed to get Shrigley to an under par 149-9.

An early wicket on 8 for Alex Jackson then another to brother Matt at 33 briefly raised hopes for the home side.  Knutsford’s keeper Longden  then started to take on the bowling, regularly finding the boundary with some big hitting. His 70 not out along with Arshad’s 46 was enough to get the win with 9 overs to spare.

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2nd XI v Bowdon Vale 2s  Away (1.00)

Bowdon Vale 165 -5 Pott Shrigley 166 -5

Bowdon Vale won the toss and batted first but from the start found runs hard to come by. Only skipper Williamson (46) came to terms with a tight Pott attack. All six bowlers used bowled a good line, Vale closing on 165-5.

After another steady start Pott lost two quick wickets but a confident Jon Wilkie 61 and Eddie Rawsthorne 49 (oh no!) got the innings moving again. In form Richard Caslaw 25 not , saw Pott home to a five wicket win with ten overs to spare and another valuable 25 points.


22nd April

1st  XI  v  Trafford MV Away (1.00)

Pott Shrigley 208 for 3  Trafford 67 all out.

Jamie Hough and Mike Rippin led a solid all round batting display both scoring 71. This was well backed up by skipper Ryan Fitter who added a useful 32.

Trafford were never comfortable with Shrigley’s aggressive attack. Tom Eastwood was outstanding taking 6 for 29, and with  Alex Jackson and Matt Baqueriza-Jackson taking two wickets each Bowdon were bundled out for 67.

25 points and joint top. Keep it going.

2nd  XI  v  Trafford MV 2 Home (1.00)

Trafford 179 all out Pott Shrigley 161 all out.

Good to see Jon Ward back and he top scored with 39. A couple of dropped catches allowed Trafford to get 20 to 30 more runs than they should have and that was the difference in the end. Good start with 13 points though.

2nd team 2

PSCC 2nd XI Back Left – E Rawsthorne, A Bateman, A Tomenson, S Coates, N Metcalfe, R Caslaw, R Street, J Dixon (WK) Front Left – J Ward, M Ash (C), J Wilkie (VC)

Clash of the Titans.

Clash of the Titans.


Sorry your out.

Sorry your out.


Great take.

Great take.

************************************************************************************************ ************************************************************************************************ Pott Shrigley Cricket Club had a good season in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance. The first team finished joint 6th with 8 wins over the season. Matthew Tarr scored most runs with the bat, with a high of 94, with Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson leading the way with wickets and best figures of 6 for 11. The second team finished fourth with 9 wins. Jon Wilkie top scored over the season and Shaun Wilson had the top individual score of 99. Marc Ash took most wickets. The club were pleased to consolidate and attracted a number of new players over the course of the season. We will reflect on the season at our presentation evening at Shrigley Hall on Friday 7th October.   ************************************************************************************************ September 17 1st XI v Glazebury Home img_1618-copy-copy                       Great way to end the season with a win over Glazebury who finished on 105 all out. Matt Baqueriza-Jackson leading the way again with a season’s best of 6 for 11, then Kyle Paterson saw the Hillmen home scoring 27 not out.   2nd XI v Appleton Away Appleton 166 all out Pott Shrigley 170 for 6  Another great win away and a well deserved fourth place in the league. *****************************************************************************