Friday, June 30

o-argh!

Typical farmer....

Bring home the Bacon

Good luck tomorrow folks - enjoy the day.

Thursday, June 29

who cares!

what rccc are saying about us. if we keep trying our best
and keep playing as a team we will be ok this season.

as for the knee - no bone damage, feels ok will be
running on it by the weekend and ok for cricket
the week after.

good luck on sat boys, don't let the early start catch
us out.

What the Catholics Say!

Well team one, it seems that the boys from Rochdale (Pope loving ones) don't see you as a threat to the NMCL Div1 title. I hope this opinion of theirs can give you even more of an incentive to beat Ashton this Saturday and maintain your place at the top of the pile!!!

Come on boys show us what you're made of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Early finish? You can always pop over to Broadway and watch Team 2!

Whats Football?

No change to the Team 2 fixture, so can we meet at the Robin Hood at 12.30pm please

Andy Smith
Mike Ainscoe
Mike Jones
Phil Yates
Stuart Hunter
Nick Fletcher
Ben Hope
Phil McManus
Matt Hunt
Daniel Moriarty
Rob (Superman is Back) Holt

Wednesday, June 28

selection

It has been confirmed that we can start at Ashton Ladysmith CC at 10.00am - please either be at the Robin Hood car park 8.30am-8.45am or at the ground directly latest 9.30am. Team is:
M. Deegan
K. Coe
P. Meehan
C. Brooks
C. Parkinson
S. Smith
P. Skundric
N. Hudson
P. Allen
N. Butterworth
S. Pilkington
Footnote: Please note this has been arranged so that you can watch the football - can I suggest that we all decide upon a venue to watch the game together?
Footnote #2: Please note also that we are top of the league - a position that I for one want to retain longer than one week - CRICKET MUST BE A PRIORITY ON SATURDAY

Um yeah ...

Indeedy. Have dropped hat-trick chance catches for both Nick and Flash BUT DEFINITELY NO-ONE ELSE! In my defence, I have held hat-trick catches at other times including in one very big game for English Universities, so there is some redemption ;-)

Tuesday, June 27

trend?

Paul - how many catches have you dropped when tsj
bowlers have been on a hatrick?

A Near Miss

I once nearly claimed a hatrick!! At Rochdalians it was, but someone put the third guy down at slip. Eh Paul!!! That could have been my only major contribution to team one.
Nevermind :-(

3 of a kind

Particularly pleased to see that the NMCL website has no mention either of my 6 wicket haul or the hat-trick. I blame Big Bird! I've been trying 20 years for that - succeeded at something like the 25th attempt ;-)

Flash, if you listen to Birdy, Scunners doesn't work at all. Though if you ask him, he'd probably say he works "at least 5 hours in that shift" rather than the 3 he's been credited with (arf, arf*).

* TSJ in-joke for our other readers**.
** both of you

showing pain

Ash - 8th July is away against Robinsons, then 15th away to Catholic club so better get right ASAP!!!

Top Of League

great effort to 1 and all, it only gets tougher
from here as everyone wants to beat top dog.
def 2pm we are no charity, does skunners not
work in mornings aswell?
had an xray on my knee yesterday everything seems
ok just soft tissue damage ie strained ligaments,
hopefully will be ok in couple of weeks.

p.s. great slip catching at weekend!!!

Monday, June 26

Early doors

I vote for 10am - the time of day won't make any difference to the conditions (it's set fair for the next few days anyway isn't it?). Personally I'd rather get back early, not so I can watch footy but so I can spend more afternoon time with the boys!

Saturday

10 till 2 match. Only if they play blind-folded and on one leg!

Saturday

Even though i'm not available on saturday I think the game should be played at 2 O'clock.

Saturday

Just heard from league that we are not allowed to shift game to sunday (cannot cope with all fixtures on Sunday and a different day brings potentially different weather so advantage/disadvantage, etc).
Only thing is we have been asked by ALSCC to move to 10am start so that we can get game out of way before footy. Can all likely 1st teamers please give a show of hands for 10 / 2 as a start time.
For what its worth (and me being an egg-chaser) I want to play at 2 - not that bothered about footy (I keep saying it and they keep winning); 10am might be a little too interesting for that dewy opening spell!; means we meet at Robin at 8.30am! And we have been kind to the opposition before (RCC beat us in the cup).

Top of the League

Top of the League then eh! COME ON!!!!!!

A big thanks to Catholic Club for beating Rochdalians on sunday.

Lets keep grinding out these results boys.

Go Team One!!!

Excellent weekend for you guys then!

Lets hope you can keep this going and bring back the goods come September.

Who did what over the weekend?

nervous laughter

tentatively.....we are top of the league......

TSJCC Jackets Russ?

Russell,

Have you put another order in for the jackets/rain coat?

Just to remind you that the 'old man' wants one and can i put an order in for a medium one for Lisa as well.

Any chance of some new navy blue caps?

Cheers

10 points

Good weekend - well done everyone!
Availability for this week - we will inform everyone as to Sat/Sun on Tuesday.

Friday, June 23

Me too!

Yup, I'm going straight there tomorrow, will meet you at the ground!

D O T D

Might re start the dick of the day half yard down in one on saturday - only ever recipient was Pete Ducky before the wife (CDO's) smashed it.....

Going Straight there

Osama and I will be going direct to the match.

Thursday, June 22

20 / 20

As CDO I would like to thank everyone involved in organising the 20 / 20 on Sunday - I have been informed that we have made considerable funds for the Club - and, despite a poor showing on the field, despite the weather, despite a lack of basic good manners from one team, despite a lot of other things out of our control - we came through it - Cheers for all your support and hard work - esp. all team members; Mrs Brooks and Mrs Meehan; The BBQ people; Derek and Martin; Daz/Mrs Daz and the locals; The bloke who lent the Bouncy castle; Scott and Helen for the 'Shy'; Nelly's lady for her stint on the bar; Mrs Coe for manning 'Shy' and castle; the bloke who lent the PA system; the church for the seating etc; and last but definitely not least, Mike Ainscoe (and Deborah) who, without asking, did the teas and manned the Bar ALL DAY LONG - good work fella!

20 / 20

As CDO I would like to thank everyone involved in organising the 20 / 20 on Sunday - I have been informed that we have made considerable funds for the Club - and, despite a poor showing on the field, despite the weather, despite a lack of basic good manners from one team, despite a lot of other things out of our control - we came through it - Cheers for all your support and hard work - esp. all team members; Mrs Brooks and Mrs Meehan; The BBQ people; Derek and Martin; Daz/Mrs Daz and the locals; The bloke who lent the Bouncy castle; Scott and Helen for the 'Shy'; Nelly's lady for her stint on the bar; Mrs Coe for manning 'Shy' and castle; the bloke who lent the PA system; the church for the seating etc; and last but definitely not least, Mike Ainscoe (and Deborah) who, without asking, did the teas and manned the Bar ALL DAY LONG - good work fella!

selection

Saturday 24th June - away - v West Leigh Meet Robin 12.30
M. Deegan
K. Coe
D. Phillips
P. Meehan
C. Parkinson
A. Parkinson
P. Allen
P. Skundric
S. Smith
M. Cotton
R. Peacock

Sunday 25th June - Home - v - Springhead meet ground 1.15
M. Deegan
N. Butterworth
D. Phillips
P. Allen
P. Skundric
S. Smith
C. Brooks
S. Pilkington
A. Smith
A. Parkinson
M. Jones

20/20 @ Old Trafford

The roses 20/20 game is almost sold out......... less than 1,000 left, so be quick!!!

How did the 20/20 down at the meadows go? Did you get much play in between Showers?
Results? Walshaw?
Please put me out of my misery!

Wednesday, June 21

Availablility

I am available this weekend but saturday only.

Tuesday, June 20

Diplomatic silence

Hi Flash,

(walshaw mode on)
I know you've gone to the trouble of spending your hard-earned time on blogging here at this site but I can't be pestered hanging about. I was here earlier but then I decided to go back to my own blog and use its facilities, eat and drink its metaphorical content, and then pop back here in time for a quick reply. Sorry I can't stay longer, got to bugger off again for a shower ... guess I'm just an arrogant ******* ******.
(walshaw mode off)

Monday, June 19

weekend

good win sat, 10 wkts in 2 games - easy this
bowling lark. what happened with walshaw
on sunday, heard a few grumblings.

Saturday, June 17

Password for Rowdy

Message for Rowdy,

Please can you email me so I can set you up with a login!
Ta,
P

Friday, June 16

Any chance???

So is there any chance of nets been moved to Wednesday then???

Bar

Matt - I believe there will be a fully stocked bar on Sunday.

Looks like weather will be good too.

From the team picked in the BT - looks like Walshaw are taking it seriously - only the pro and one other change from Saturdays team.

Saturday

Looks like another good sunny day tomoz, should
be a good game. a win will see us cement our place
in the top 4. so lets be avin a top drawer performance

Sunday

Will there be a bar on sunday, its just I've got quite a few coming down to watch and they've asked if there's one?

The Razzle is on with the Pasta Salads etc... Is there anything else you need me to do apart from get a raffle prize?

Thursday, June 15

You getting giddy again Kc??

Wednesday, June 14

Wakey Wakey!

Yes Cotters - Tis the witching hour....8 bells ye shall hear....and on the eighth if thou art not present.....the ghost of Crompton Meadows shall seek thee out.....BEWARE I KIDDETH THEE NOT!!!!!!

Team 2

To meet at the ground at 13.00pm

A Smith
M Ainscoe
M Jones
S Hunter
P Yates
R Peacock
C Parkinson
B Hope
D Moriarty
M Cotton
S Pilkington

Team 2

Whats team 2 then?? Must be a strong side.

So we need to be at the ground for 8 on sunday. I don't think i've ever seen 8 o'clock on a sunday before!!

Selection - 20/20

SQUAD is as follows - can everyone bring raffle prizes (bottle / etc)

15 names - some will play twice, some will play once - selection down to Captain on day (and subject to Russ / Me being able to walk!)
M. Deegan - Captain
K. Coe - Vice
C. Brooks
R. Brooks
P. Meehan
P. Skundric
N. Butterworth
S. Smith
A. Smith
M. Cotton
C. Parkinson
R. Peacock
S. Pilkington
M. Jones
P. Allen
ALL PLAYERS to be at the ground for 8.00am Sunday - without fail - we will have a mountain to climb to get it all ready for 10.30 start - don't let the club down.

Selection - 1st team

1sts - v - Glodwick AWAY meet Robin Hood 12.30 - 12.45
M. Deegan
K. Coe
R. Brooks
C. Brooks
A. Parkinson
P. Meehan
N. Butterworth
D. Phillips
P. Allen
P. Skundric
S. Smith
No places for C. Parkinson, R. Peacock, M. Cotton - all in 2's - SORRY!

Tuesday, June 13

small balls are better than big balls

I presume young Duckworth that you mean ste smith?

It is true, no one is going to want to come to training on tuesday if England only need to scrape a really boring draw for both england and sweden to go through!

I'm all for moving selection and practice. If anyone is there tonight we can ask and sort it then.

Dan, do you have the availability sheet and will you be there tonight?

the big duck lands

Hi Guys and Girls ( smithy )

Great win at the weekend, I'm availabile / really really would like a game of cricket on Saturday. Would love to play in the 20/20 on Sunday but I have our little party to attend ( which I hope alot of you guys can come down to later ) and if I said I could play the wife will kill me. ( I know, all the people i've taken the P#*s out of over the years for there wives not letting them play and know I'm part of the club )

see ya at the weekend.

Ducky

P.S. COME ON ENGLAND !!!!!!!!!!
it was so funny watching the U.S. get beat today I wish you guy could have been here.

Monday, June 12

Next weeks net session

With next weeks England v Sweden game been on Tuesday evening, It would be good idea to move the net session and selection (if wanted) to wednesday evening, Anyone agree??? Matt Hunt mentioned this

Well done + availability!

FANTASTIC result on Sat boys, well done. Sounds like a terrific batting effort yet again.

Really looking forward to the weekend, am available for league and 20/20 [IF REQUIRED or considered good enough to force my way back in!!!]

availability

ok for sat

Thursday, June 8

End of season bash - Bless you my son

Have not been doing any fines so there is a back log - will attempt to play catch-up on Saturday so as many people at pub as poss.
Also - it has been decided that this year's theme is to be MONKS - for a variety of reasons - Dicky P's sandals, the folically challenged playing fraternity (baldies), Nelly B's mate will still have his sack cloth from the Vikings, vows of silence (Boris), chastity (Boris) and abstinence (Boris) - also seeing Scott P and Russ in large hooded habits will be a tremendous sight (remember the guys at the Hark to Towler - "You're the biggest bloke in here...."

Wednesday, June 7

Richard

Richard - I put them through your letter box after the game

Ash

No problem - good to see you back and playing (not just spectating!)

availability

cdo - ready to go, will prob only be able to get down for
about 1.15

Dan

Dan - Still missing Subs for Failsworth on 27/05/06.

selection

HOME - v - F & H meet 12.45
M. Deegan
K. Coe
C. Brooks
R. Brooks
N. Butterworth
D. Phillips
C. Parkinson
A. Parkinson
P. Allen
R. Peacock
P. Skundric
Ash can you confirm your availability

Tuesday, June 6

20-20

I will be unavailable for the 20/20 due to work

Dan

PS I will bring the subs envelope tonight

Monday, June 5

20/20

Do we ever play away??

I'm available for the 20/20 weekend and if anything needs doing beforehand just let me know and i'll help out.

can't believe it!

We're at home again on Saturday! I like this ground. Ash - nice try son - I bat where my Captain tells me - but if its lower than No1 - we're having words!

well batted n bowled

great win on sat lads, getting tight a top of league
now. cdo i see nellie out scored you did you drop
down the batting order? any chance of forcing
myself in to the side.

No Can Do!

Sorry not available to play or really help out on the day as it's my daughters brithday party. If i can help prior to the event will do. Hope to see a bit of the fist match if possible but thats about it i'm afraid.

20/20

For this weekend - can everyone interested in having a game in the 20/20 tournament - 18th June please provide their availability to me / Dasher / Smifffy - that way we can select a team/squad. Obviously ownership of (and payment for) kit will be a prerequisite for selection. ALL CLUB MEMBERS: I WILL BE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP ON THE 18TH - WE DID WELL LAST YEAR - BUT ONLY THROUGH THE HARD WORK OF A FEW CORE PEOPLE (TWO OF WHOM ARE NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR).
BE PREPARED FOR MY CALL......

ouch!

Never been this sore before - feels like I played Rugby! All to do again Saturday against F & H

Friday, June 2

Anyone need a sofa?

Hi chaps,

We've just bought a new bit of furniture and so we're looking to get shot of our existing 3 piece suite. It's cream, fabric, quite nice really. Cost about a grand 3 years ago, we'd accept any sensible offer (150-200ish). Need to get rid by next Friday if possible!

Anyone interested, drop me a line or talk to me at the game tomorrow where applicable!

Can't wait to play tomorrow with a bit of sun on our backs, should be lovely!

East Lancs new home

Just had a look at ELPM purposed new home. It looks pretty good! Once they have it sorted can you see them hanging around in the NMCL with those facilities?

Dr Doom

The old man is okay to play on the sunday so expect some doom and gloom coming from the slip cordon!

Be prepared

No worries, already spoke to Dr Singh about Sunday. He is unavailable, but we have a 12th, 13th and 14th man for sunday so its OK. Could you confirm Dr Dooms availability for Sunday please.

Sunday no go!

Sorry Smifffffffffffffy buti'm not available for the Sunday game.
Do you want me to ask Dr Singh on his availability?

weekend selection

To meet at The Robin Hood at 12.45 both days

Saturday

A Smith
M Ainscoe
M Jones
S Hunter
P Yates
D Moriarty
B Hope
N Hudson
Dr Singh
N Fletcher
S Pilkington

Sunday

A Smith
M Jones
S Hunter
P Yates
C Payton
N Fletcher
D Moriarty
B Hope
N Hudson
G Fletcher
S Pilkington

Sorry for the delay folks. Post on here if unavailable or call me if you know my mobile

Team two?

There appears to be no selection list for team two's weekend games!
Any chances of it being published so i know if to turn up or not!

Come on Smifffffffffffy or Danny, let us know so the 'old man' can have a bit more notice if he is needed.

cheers

Thursday, June 1

5 Points Sat ?

Good luck folks Sat - weather forecast looks spot on.

selection

1st Team - v - Rochdalians Home - 03/06/06
Meet - as early as poss - No Clive! If you can help - come down.
M. Deegan
K. Coe
P. Allen
R. Brooks
P. Meehan
M. Cotton
D. Phillips
N. Butterworth
P. Skundric
S. Smith
C. Parkinson