Saturday, 21 April 2018
Main Menu
Club News
Senior Cricket
Junior Cricket
Social Section
Ladies Section
Club History
Club & Room Hire
Around The Ground
Weather Forecast
Contact Us
Forthcoming Club Events
Middleton C.C. Bonfire Night Fundraiser
Middleton CC Poll
Who will be Middleton's top run scorer in the 2017 season
Middleton V Littleborough 02/06/12 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 June 2012

Stanworth Sees Middleton Home

Scott Stanworth saw Middleton home against Littleborough on Saturday at Towncroft as they threatened to spoil the game.

Littleborough won the toss and elected to bat and were soon one down as John Henderson the former Lancashire man was adjudged LBW by former Test Umpire John Holder for 3 off the bowling of Zaffer Zaman with the score on 7.  Littleborough's Australian Professional Clinton Perren joined Mark Whiteley and together they went about repairing the damage with a stand of 62 which came in 22 overs before Whiteley (31) was bowled by Danny Core. Littleborough's overseas amateur Worrin Williams joined his Professional and together they upped the run rate with some good running and turning the strike round. The score had reached 108 when Williams (14) was caught and bowled by Dale Highton.  Perren then started to play his shots and along with Tom Pye they took the score up to 144 when Highton had Pye stumped by Scott Stanworth for 9. Then Tom Hardman took the scalp of Perren when he enticed him in to a nick and Stanworth took the catch. The Australian had scored 88 off 117 balls with 6 x 4s in a valuable knock for his team and Littleborough were 152/5. Eighteen more runs were added before Highton picked up his 3rd wicket when he had Matt Micklethwaite caught by George Walker for 14.  There was one more wicket to fall and it was Callum Rushton (5) who went when Middleton Professional Michael Smith took the catch off the bowling of Hardman. Joe Barnes and Littleborough veteran Phil Deakin took the score to 200 with sensible batting and cleaning hitting as they finished with seven wickets down. Barnes finished on 11no and Deakin 17no.

Middleton with a new opening partnership of Stanworth and 18year old Matt Lee opened the batting but with the score on 22 Lee was stumped by Jamie Roche off the bowling of Rushton for 2.  Then came the rain that had been threatening and the players left the field for just over an hour before returning and Middleton had been set a revised target of 174 off 41 overs.
Stanworth and Smith put together a partnership of 64 off 56 balls before Smith (24) unluckily played on to Williams. Stanworth and Grant Jones took Middleton up to 114 before Jones was LBW to Deakin for 7.  A partnership of 34 between Stanworth and Hardman almost got Middleton home but Deakin picked up his 2nd wicket when he had Hardman caught by Rushton for 15. Perren then got in to the act when he had Walker LBW for 7 with the score on 164 and an unusual fact of every bowler on the day had picked up a wicket.  Middleton Captain helped Stanworth to see Middleton over the line with 4 overs to spare. Davey ending on 6no and Stanworth a magnificent 74 no off 114 balls with 5 x 4s to give Middleton 4 points and continue their unbeaten run.

Tuesday sees the Moonrakers play Heywood at the Crimble in the John Willie Lees 20-20 competition with a start time of 4 oclock and on Friday they travel to Woodhouse Lane to play Norden in the last game of a Round Robin.
Saturday sees the 1st team traveling  down the motorway to play Clifton with the seconds at Towncroft both games start at 1.30.
Sunday sees Towncroft host the Inter League game between the CLL and the Bolton League with a start time of 1.30

Middleton v Littleborough Scorecard

J Henderson LBW Zaman 3
M Whiteley b Core 31
C Perren ct Stanworth b Hardman 88
W Williams ct and b Highton 14
T Pye st Stanworth b Highton 9
M Micklethwaite ct Walker b Highton 14
C Rushton ct Smith b Hardman 5
J Barnes no 11
P Deakin no 17
Extras 8 Total 200/7

T Hardman      9 0  43 2
Z Zaman        11 1 34 1
D Highton       21 2 76 3
D Core             9 0 42 1

S Stanworth no 74
M Lee st Roche b Rushton 2
M Smith b Williams 24
G Jones LBW Deakin 7
T Hardman ct Rushton b Deakin 15
G Walker LBW Perren 10
S Davey no 6

W Williams   11 0 63 1
C rushton      5 1 33 1
P Deakin      13.4 2 39 2
C Perren        8 1 21 1


Home of the Moonrakers

Middleton C.C. currently have three senior teams competing in the Penine Cricket League, and five junior teams.

Senior matches take place on the majority of Saturday and Sundays.

The Junior sides play on various nights throughout the week, as well as the Under 13s playing on Sunday mornings.

We have a function room that is available for hire all year round. For more information click here.

Facebook  /middcc  
 Twitter  @middletonccnews
Club Opening Hours
Sat        12 noon-11pm
Sun        12 noon-11pm
Mon  8:00pm-11pm   
Tues  8:00pm-11pm   
Weds  8:00pm-11pm   
Thurs  8:00pm-11pm   
Fri  4:00pm-11pm
Play Cricket Website
For all fixtures, results and statistics please visit our Play Cricket website here.
Training Times
Senior Training
Mon/Tues   6pm-8pm
Thursday   6pm-8pm
Under 9s, 13s & 15s Training
Thursday    4.45pm-6.00pm
Under 11s Training
Friday     5.45pm-7.30pm  
Club Membership

The Club is always on the look out for new members. Be it purely social or playing membership, we are always looking to expand our community.

Membership forms can be picked up from behind the bar or downloaded from here.

50/50 Club
The Club hold a weekly draw. The cost is £5 per month, and the weekly prize is £50. Anybody interested should contact Peter Collinson.
Who's Online
We have 2 guests online
Site Hits
Visitors: 1531994
Sport on TV

Sky Sports HD 

BT Sport



News Feed