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Royton 30.6.12
Monday, 02 July 2012

Weather reigns on Middleton's parade

A wet weekend saw a reduced overs match and a draw at Royton on Saturday and a complete washout for the main event on Sunday, the Wood Cup semi-final against Rochdale at Towncroft.

The cup-tie will now be played on August 5, which was the original date pencilled in for the final. The new date for the final will be announced shortly.

Middleton v Royton Saturday June 30 2012

RAIN won the day on Saturday at the Paddock, writes Rod Highton.

Just 10 minutes before the start of play the rain came and the players eventually took the field at 3.30 in what had become a 30-over game.

Middleton won the toss and chose to bat. Scott Stanworth and Skipper Steve Davey put together a stand of 61 in 16 overs in difficult conditions and a rain break of 20 minutes before Stanworth (23) danced down the track to Royton's professional Mohamed Khan and was stumped by Craig Joy. Without addition to the score, Davey followed Stanworth back to the pavilion when he was bowled by Mark Woodward for 32.

Middleton's professional Michael Smith and Tom Hardman started sedately with both batsmen getting themselves in before the rain came again and tea was taken.

After tea both batsmen started to take the attack to Royton and put together a superb stand of 93 off just 73 balls  and in the last ten overs the pair added 88 runs which took Middleton up to  154 before Khan picked up both batsmen.

Smith was caught by Khurrum Hussain for 49 off 36 balls. His innings included three sixes and three fours.

Hardman was caught by Woodward for 41 off 45 balls with including five fours. Quite a decent total and one that was going to prove a challenge for  Royton.

Royton had progressed to 10 for nought off just over three overs before the rain came again and this time there was to be no return as the umpires had no choice but to abandoned the game with both teams picking up two points.

Great credit must be given to Royton and both umpires in trying to get the game played but unfortunately the rain was the winner again.


S Stanworth st Joy b Khan 23

S Davey b Woodward 32

M Smith ct Hussain b Khan 49

T Hardman ct Woodward b Khan 41

G Jones not out 0

D Core not out 0

Extras 9 Total 154 FOR 4 (30 overs)


A Good 3 0 16 0

M Smith 7 1 21 0

M Khan 12 1 43 2

M Woodward 2  0 10 1

L Brown 3 1 20 0

A Durose 3 0 40 0


L Mason not out 6

C Mcdonnell not out 3

Extras 1 Total 10 for 0


Z Zamna 2 0 4 0

T Hardman 1.1 0 5 0



Saturday, 30 June 2012
THE full 20/20 quarter final draw is: Clifton v Middleton, Heywood v Monton, Littleborough v Oldham and Werneth v Milnrow.
Twenty 20 Quarter Final
Saturday, 30 June 2012

Middleton are through to the quarter finals of the Twenty 20 Competition and will

play away at Clifton on Friday 6th July, 2012.

Squad 30.6 - 1.7.2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012

MIDDLETON have named a squad of 12 for the weekend games against Royton away on Saturday and Rochdale at home in the Wood Cup semi-final on Sunday. Both start at 1.30pm.

MIDDLETON: S Davey, S Stanworth, G Jones, T Hardman, R Jones, R Fitton, M Buckley, Z Zaman, G Walker, D Highton, D Core, M Smith (professional).


This weekend
Wednesday, 27 June 2012


MIDDLETON are away at Royton on Saturday and at home in an important Wood Cup semi-final fixture with Rochdale on Sunday. Both games start at 1.30am.

The second team are home to Royton on Saturday and play in the Burton Cup on Sunday.

Norden 20/20
Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Norden v Middleton 20/20

Dale Late Show Destroys Norden

Middleton edged home in a thriller of a game on Monday night at Woodhouse Lane but still have to wait for the result of the Rochdale v Norden game at Redbrook on Friday night, writes Rod Highton.

A Norden win will see the Moonrakers through but if Rochdale prevail it will go down to run rate.

Middleton won the toss and chose to bat first with professional Michael Smith and Captain Ste Davey opening the batting.

They got off to a steady start in the first two overs. The third over from Harvey Fitton was littered with a mixture of no balls and wides and Middleton scored 21 runs off it.

In the next over Chris Humphreys had Davey (11) caught by overseas amateur Ste Pimm and Middleton were 31 for one.

A partnership of 38 between Smith and Hardman took the score to 69 before Hardman was caught low down by Hashan Malik off Olly Makin and 16 runs later Grant Jones (10) was caught by Harvey Fitton again off Makin just two balls after hitting him for a big six.

Norden dismissed Smith with the score on 103, then Harvey Fitton took his second catch off Ste Wild and Smith was gone for 40 in the 15th over.

Norden put the pressure on and Middleton only scored 34 more runs in the face of some tight bowling.

Mark Buckley (5) went lbw to Norden's deputy professional Ashar Zaidi ( Accrington's professional) and three runs later George Walker was stumped by Nick Brierley off Wild for two.

Only three more runs had been added when Scott Stanworth (11) was run out.

Middleton got to 137 due to Danny Core and Reece Jones putting bat to ball and quick running before Reece Jones was superbly caught by Makin off Zaidi for seven. Core remained unbeaten on 12 and Richard Fitton only faced the one ball.

Middleton looked to be about 20 to 30 runs short of a decent target and they now had to produce the goods with the ball if they were going to have a chance of defending the 20/20 trophy any further.

Middleton got off to a flyer when Tom Hardman had Malik lbw with his third ball without troubling the scorers. Pimm joined Zaidi and they quickly took the score up to 28 before Zaidi was caught by the diving Davey off Buckley for 11 and three runs later Middleton had their third wicket when Hardamn had Pimm lbw for 16.

If people thought Norden were going to lie down and die they were wrong as Brierley and Ste Fletcher put together a stand of 54 with Fletcher's contribution being six which threatened to take the game away from Middleton.

However, in a remarkable four balls Dale Highton had the wicket of Brierley for a superb 42 off 35 balls with three sixes and three fours caught by Hardman.

Next ball Fletcher (6) was caught by Fitton and with the fourth ball and Makin's first he was stumped by Stanworth and Norden had slumped to 86 for six with seven overs left.

They battled on and a 30 partnership between Norden captain Dexter Fitton and Chris Humphreys saw the game see-saw one way then the other before Humphreys tied to hit one out of the ground and was comfortably caught by Smith off Core for four.

Four runs later after hitting his first ball for four, Harvey Fitton (4) was bowled next ball by Highton and six runs later the Highton-Stanworth combination teamed up again as Dexter Fitton went for 14 as Highton took his fifth wicket and finished with figures off 4 0 23 5.

So came the last over and Wild hit Core for four first ball but Core came back with just one run conceded in the next three balls and with his fifth ball Buckley tried to put him back over his head for a six only to find Reece Jones running in to take the catch and a delighted Middleton had won by just 5 runs.

A great advert for the 20/20 game despite a relatively low score by both sides. It had several twist and turns and some great catches and some generally good cricket from both teams.

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