Monday, July 31

Everything's Eye-OK!

I imagine we're all pretty sickened by the behaviour we were subjected to at the weekend, which has cost us 4 points. In any case, we must put it behind us and move forward on Saturday to try for the double over Dalians! Well done Ash for another fantastic batting performance.

My head has started to de-swell though my vision was pretty poor yesterday; don't think anything's fractured, but it was a close call. Another inch and a half inwards and I'd have maybe lost an eye. Yikes! Nice shiner now! Anyway, I will be fine to play (and captain!) on Saturday!

Wednesday, July 26

10 Ducks

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2285378,00.html

I started out in the Nidderdale League Division 4 and un surprisingly in the last match I played for KMCC I got a Duck against Goldsborough (1sts). Its a stinking rich village.

1st Team selection

  1. Martin Deegan
  2. Paul Meehan
  3. Ashley Parkinson
  4. Neil Butterworth
  5. Paul Skundric
  6. Ste Smith
  7. P.Allen
  8. D.Phillips
  9. Matt Cotton
  10. Richard Peacock
  11. Matt Ablett

Car Boot Sale

Clear out the loft, clear out your Grans loft and prepare the Car. It is our intention to hold a Car Boot Sale on the Top Field on the 24th Sept to raise additional club funds. Details to be finalised shortly.

Thursday, July 20

Wishing TSJCC Well

Poor Richie

Wednesday, July 19

what to do?

So Mr Ainscoe what it to be, medium pace filth or out the ground spin.

Skipper, wicket keeper and opening bat..... blimey busy day for you!

Take your chances

Good luck Team 2. I'm sure you'll have a simple score to chase with Mozzer back in the side - but beware those dropped catches. Any go down off Ste's bowling and blood could be spilled.

Go on Mike A. Show me how its done

1st team selection

I'll post this once unlike Mr Ainscoe's 3 times of the 2nds!!!

  1. Martin Deegan (Captain)
  2. Paul Meehan
  3. Ash Parkinson
  4. Paul Skundric
  5. Ste Smith
  6. P.Allen
  7. Clive Brooks
  8. Nick Hudson
  9. Matt Cotton
  10. Richard Peacock
  11. Ste Pilkington

er, Kieran...

consistency!!!
School has finished and I have to keep my brain going.
Have a pleasant hol but get the newsletter printed first you lazy toad!!!

er, Kieran ....

You ARE a miserable sod. Have a great holiday!

team 2 selection

er...just in case anyone didn't see it....after all, the average age of the team has suddenly seen a sharp rise...

Team 2 selection

For the game at ELPM
Meet at the Robin 12.45 or go staright there
Danny may also post this on the 2's pages

Mike Ainscoe (captain in Smifffffy's absence, opening bat AND temporary wicket keeper)
Mick (Damaged rib, playing as a batsman only) Jones
Phil (I'll wicket keep!) Yates - Phil unfortaunately had a dizzy spell 3 minutes after putting on the gloves to practice (or should it be practise?)
Ben (quiet and unassuming) Hope
Danny (reverse sweep) Moriarty
Nick (spin or pace??) Flectcher
Phil (lend us your mallet) McManus
Matt (good arm!!) Hunt
Chris (Tif) Payton
and last but not least, back by unprecidented demand for one match only...
Steve (I'm retiring after this game) Moriarty
Graham (plunger) Fletcher

....in other words THE DREAM TEAM
(bet it rains)

Team 2 selection

For the game at ELPM
Meet at the Robin 12.45 or go staright there

Mike Ainscoe (captain in Smifffffy's absence, opening bat AND temporary wicket keeper)
Mick (Damaged rib, playing as a batsman only) Jones
Phil (I'll wicket keep!) Yates - Phil unfortaunately had a dizzy spell 3 minutes after putting on the gloves to practice (or should it be practise?)
Ben (quiet and unassuming) Hope
Danny (reverse sweep) Moriarty
Nick (spin or pace??) Flectcher
Phil (lend us your mallet) McManus
Matt (good arm!!) Hunt
Chris (Tif) Payton
and last but not least, back by unprecidented demand for one match only...
Steve (I'm retiring after this game) Moriarty
Graham (plunger) Fletcher

....in other words THE DREAM TEAM
(bet it rains)

Team 2 selection

For the game at ELPM
Meet at the Robin 12.45 or go staright there

Mike Ainscoe (captain in Smifffffy's absence, opening bat AND temporary wicket keeper)
Mick (Damaged rib, playing as a batsman only) Jones
Phil (I'll wicket keep!) Yates - Phil unfortaunately had a dizzy spell 3 minutes after putting on the gloves to practice (or should it be practise?)
Ben (quiet and unassuming) Hope
Danny (reverse sweep) Moriarty
Nick (spin or pace??) Flectcher
Phil (lend us your mallet) McManus
Matt (good arm!!) Hunt
Chris (Tif) Payton
and last but not least, back by unprecidented demand for one match only...
Steve (I'm retiring after this game) Moriarty
Graham (plunger) Fletcher

....in other words THE DREAM TEAM
(bet it rains)

WARNING!!!!

After the Lord Mayor's Show......
Saturday was brilliant but could act like a cup final and give us an almighty hangover....
I know I'm a miserable sod, but this is the test of a good side - consistancy.
Bring home the Danish, Boys!!!
COME ON!!!!!

Tuesday, July 18

Cotters...

If you need someone to hold him down, I'm your man.

On another matter, well done team 1.

Remember the battle is won but the war is not.

Monday, July 17

Mozzer!

I wouldn't come to nets if I was you daniel!!!

Finally got to the bottom of it!!! - ENJOY

Yes Cotters and ....

The bloke who smashed those runs was also the one who was dropped on 0 (sorry Craig and Ash!) ;-) I should indicate that you bowled bloody well too Cotters.

Isn't hindsight great? Yet again another example (for me) of going out, thinking I need to smash anything remotely off straight and giving it away when playing myself in would have no doubt brought dividends (like Ash!). There's always next week, there's always next week ... (repeat to fade).

Saturday

It was an absolute pleasure to be in the side on saturday. It was probably the best game of cricket i have ever been involved in.

Thanks paul for mentioning the 27 off my last over!! I do have to point out that the guy who got the runs was dropped on my first ball of that infamous over (sorry craig!!!)

Congrates to Ash for what was probably the best inning i've seen at tsjcc. But i reckon my 0 not out off 1 delivery won the game!!!!

Classic!

It sounds a classic, I wish I could have been there to watch it. Well done Flash.... do you think the prematch banter helped ?
Anyway, lets see it through to the end and bring home the silverware, as not to do so after the effort from this match and the season so far would be criminal.

Come on Team Two lets us show a bit of back bone and emulate Team One and put in some fighting performances.

Come Onnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!

Smiffffffffffy I'm okay to play!

AMAZING

After reading that, I lost the power to cut and paste. Fortunately, it all came back and I'll post this in the newsletter. Ashley, never again will I take the p**s out of your punctuation - surely you were using Skunners' bat????

Synopsis

Quick match stats.

Catholic Club 243-7 (45 overs)
TSJ 244-9 (42.1) Ashley 140 not out.

After 10 overs RCC were on 16, after 17 they were on 45, after 25 about 150! Syab smashed what must have been about 85 in 7 overs. Cotters went for 27 in his last over, having bowled really well to that point. Scunners picked up 4 wickets and bowled pretty well. Ash also tight early on, and plenty of pace generated! We were about 60-4 at one point before Ashley cut loose. He was dropped early on and also right at the death!!! Mind you, one of their guys got 90 not out and he was dropped on 0!

Craig, Dasher and Clive all gave good support late on, and Cotters survived his 1 delivery!

I was quite pleased with my own figures of 0-20 off about 11, desperately wanted to come back on later!

....????

can someone fill us in with the weekend's events??? I'll try and get a newsletter to KC before he goes on hols and get the weekend's results in - and as Ashley seems to have done heroic deeds, we can forgive his lack of correct use of capital letters in his last post can't we?

not bad eh

thanks for the praise lads, had to do something since
i dropped a couple of catches. paul's right we need
to maintain this great effort and push forward i did
have some luck and you don't know when that will
change.

oh by the way - paul good bowling with no reward,
scunners well bowled at a difficult time and well batted
at the end craig.

Bring them all on ...

We need to focus, focus, focus over the next few games and ensure we do not slip up!

Ashley - one of the best innings I've ever seen from a TSJer. Fantastic strokeplay, a touch of luck and sheer bloody mindedness.

selection / availability

Can everyone please give the captains your availability over the next few weeks as holidays are upon us.

Brilliant

Excellent effort that folks, I'm just disappointed I was not there to see the last hour of the game.

A fantastic innings Ash - Well done!

Best Innings

Wow....
Ash to have the keys to Tottington?
Good luck for next 3 games boys.

Friday, July 14

Saturday

Going straight there tomorrow so see you all there.

COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And above all...

And above all....don't get locked in the changing room....

Thursday, July 13

Saturdays Goal - Have a Vision and achieve

remember...
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to the convictions of honor and good sense

and...

Its not enough that we (well not me) do our best; sometime we have to do what's required.

Go and succeed.

RIP Dusty Dawson

I have been asked by Nick Hudson to convey the sad news of Dusty's passing last Friday. Dusty was wicketkeeper for the John's during the 1980's, and many of the current players will have fond memories of Dusty.

RIP

Wednesday, July 12

Booyakasha

Ah, you can always rely on the DOPE when you need clarification. Thanks, Smiffy ;-)

I Knows it..

I can confirm, from my trusty Dictionary Of Pleasure and Ecstasy (DOPE) that the correct spelling is Ganja: pr Gaan -jah. I would also like to place an order for one of those hoodies.

Movin' and groovin'

I'm getting bored with the banter from RCC, so why not widen the net to encompass our friends and faithful reader from East Lancs. Do you know that Robbo and Gavin are in a band?

The mighty Coalition

Should provide a few ribs for our upcoming encounter ...

just wondered

if it might be 'ganja' rather than 'ganga'. Tried to look it up, but it wasn't in the Oxford Primary School Dictionary. Unless of course, you might be talking about 'gangsta'?? Again, not in the dictionary, although I have a few'gangstas' in my class.

Missed a trick!

Surely that should read ...

"HOT TOTTY'S GANGA DEN"

Hoodies

Russ,

Any chance we can get some hoodies with the club badge on the front so we could sell them to the local dope smokers/scallies who use the pavillion as a youth club/drugs den.

Maybe put something on the back like "HOT JOHNNY'S GANGA DEN"

Make Like Ollie

No not Doc's little one but Oliver Cromwell!
Take his example and crush the Catholics!!!!! (obviously not all out slaughter of the Irish)

Okay, don't get carried away, we don't want war crimes panel at NMCL meetings.

Good luck lads and give it your best and give yourself an edge in the title chase!!

selection

1st Team for Saturday 15th July -v- Rochdale CC
M. Deegan
K. Coe
A. Parkinson
P. Meehan
N. Butterworth
C. Brooks
M. Cotton
P. Allen
P. Skundric
C. Parkinson
S. Smith
12th Man R. Peacock
Scorer - Andrew

Tuesday, July 11

RCC

Check out the Catholics - I think Paul's whipping em up into such a giddy frenzy that we'll hopefully see a premature climax to their Championship aspirations, come Saturday.

Hoody

thought you'd know - Fletch!
Talking of Hoodies (yes I can do plurals) - Monks are the original hoody creator - so get your hooded habits at the ready!

Caps

With all this new gear knockin' about is there any chance of some navy blue caps?

both of mine are knackard!

CDO- Its hoody

ASBO

I want a TSJCC Hoody - or is it Hoodie, Mike?

Monday, July 10

Kit

Russ

Can i order a XXL Rain jacket for my dad,
And XL shorts.

Cheers

Dan

PS Can we not get tracksuits???

soz sir!!!!!

never really took an interest in certain subjects at
school - my English teacher was dull & boring!! - much
preferred playing cricket.

Danny/Paul how do I get on to RCCC site to post
a blog?

Come September ....

... here's a pic of the first encounter between Mike and Flash at footy next year ...

hate to mention it, but...

Ashley, shouldn't it be you're (using the apostrophe for the contraction of 'you are') as opposed to 'your'????

good game good game

Fantastic effort on sat boys, great result.
well batted cdo and well bowled neil.

Paul - your always needed - bowled 22 overs
on sat - knee shot to bits!!

see even marks ton couldn't stop the mulkeen boys?

Doc P

Couple not available saturday - so you might just sneak a game - its only Rochdale Catholic Club anyway.........

Congrats, boys!

You really don't need me any more do you? Every time I am unavailable you get 5 points! Fantastic stuff.

Guess you'll not need me for next weekend then?

Best make it large then!

Russ,

Can i change my order to XXL and Large jacket and a XL training top please

Ta!

Friday, July 7

Merchandise

Russ

I will go with your superior knowledge of such matters and have an XXL in both pls.

Thanks.

Merchandise

Russ,

Could you put me down for an XL Rain Jacket and also Phil McManus would like the same

Cheers

Smiffffy

surely you're just pretending to be a medium.....

Get your kit on!

Training top (L) for me please, Birdy!

Cotters, we've had a couple of orders for life-size replicas, but I had to turn them down as we're fresh out of the also requested voodoo pins!

Slightly Snug?

I have a medium sized rain jacket. Trust me, there is no snugness about it! You lot are just trying to make yourselves feel better!

Merchandise

So No Orders for the Lifesize Cotters then??

Message for Scot

In view of the slightly snug fit of the rain jackets you may be better with XXL. Myself , Nick Fletch and Nick Hud had XXL and they fit fine. Let me know.

Merchandise

Bird

An XL jacket and training top pls.

Thanks.

Thursday, July 6

Merchandise

Russ

You can put me down for a training top (large)

Cheers

Merchandise prices etc

Prices for the goods as displayed below:

Rain Jacket £22

Shorts £11

Training shirt £11

I also have some very smart new cricket shirts (as modelled by Andy Smith and Danny Moriarty) which are available for a very reasonable £16.

I will be at the match on Saturday in a spectating capacity, and if anyone wishes to order I will add you to the list.

Nick I am aware of your order and have put them on the list. Unfortunately I can only reorder once I have sufficient interest to enable me to obtain the same levels of discount as last time. I need to be ordering at least 10 garments.

Lovely merchandise

Chaps,

Here's the new range of Saints-wear. Bird will post prices.

Jacket

Jacket

Shorts

Shorts

Training top

training top

Shortly arriving at the online shop will be the Jamie Dell automatic ground leveller, a DIY foot-puncture repair kit and the newly patented Mulkeen Jnr hoick to leg swingometer. Rumours of a life size inflatable Osama Bin Lardy are as yet unfounded, though we do also hope to soon receive the Parkinson Senior Dyson and some more handcream for Dickie P.

RE:Merchandice

Russ,

Have you got the old man down for XL jacket and will you put Lisa down for a Medium jacket as well please.

And a XL training top (navy and white number?) for me please.
Ta

Merchandise idea ...

Does anyone have any photos of the new merchandise. I didn't see the stuff originally as I couldn't make the AGM, hence didn't make an order. If we get some pics online we may even tempt some of our casual readers into displaying their allegiance to the mighty Saints (I'm looking at you Mr David "these sites are compulsory reading" Brown) ;-)

Bird/CDO - pics to me for upload if you have any?

merchandise

Russ is probably starting another list for TSJCC badged merchandise after the popular response(esp the coats)get your orders in now!

Wednesday, July 5

1sts

1st Team for Saturday 8th July away at Robinsons meet 12.45pm
M. Deegan
K. Coe
P. Skundric
S. Smith
D. Phillips
N. Butterworth
P. Allen
R. Peacock
C. Brooks
M. Cotton
A. Parkinson
R. Brooks is not available and therefore we call upon our 12th Man R. Peacock - thus 12th Man for 2's also steps up. I have informed ours - can Smifffy / Mike A please inform P. McManus - ta.

selection

Team 1 selection will be announced on news of Big Bird

Team 2

The team to face Robinsons at home on Saturday is:

A Smith
M Jones
R Peacock
S Hunter
C Payton
N Fletcher
B Hope
M Hunt
D Moriarty
S Pilkington
R Holt

12th Man/Scorer? P McManus

Please be at the ground for 13.00

Tuesday, July 4

Nick Hud might have a thing or two to say ...

Chaps,

Forget the cricket stuff for a second and let's turn our collective attention to August and the resumption of 5 a side. I think I may have spotted a rather useful addition for the Superwhites! Scoop - get onto it!

Nick'd put him into Row Z

Some of the footowrk is amazing. A bit reminiscent of Mr Ainscoe at his best. Bet Flash'd put him into Row Z!

Monday, July 3

Availability

Another good 5 points at the weekend boys! What happened to team 2??

Anyway I'm available on Saturday if required.

selection

no probs smiffffy - see you there - "Oh yes, I'm the GREAT pretender....." - could be a song there somewhere?

late, late ...

Mike Ainscoe is going to be late for selection - 7.30ish. As we have a meeting afterwards and i have lots of stuff to do, i to will not be getting to selection till 7.30ish either. Is this OK team 1 skip and team 1 pretend skip?

Available

looking forward to it.

availability for Saturday

Ash - you OK?

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 8.30pm down at Ground after selection - Committee meeting - all members of committee please make the effort to attend.