Welcome to Outcasts Cricket Club
The 2017 Silver Boot evening once again was a great success. For the first time all 3 awards were shared.See the report on the Season 2017 page.
From an original fixture list of 21 matches, Outcasts won 4, lost 10 and one exciting match ended in a rare tie. 6 matches unfortunately had to be cancelled for one reason or another.
Highlights of the season from the completed averages:
David W scored most runs - 234 from 11 innings with a best of 71 not out, 29 x 4's and 6 x 6's at an average of 46.80. Steve P scored 202 from 10 innings with a best of 62 at an average of 28.86.
On the bowling front, Paul M was top wicket taker with 12, his best 3 for 7 with an average of 14.50 and economy of 4.55 from 38.2 overs. Chris T claimed 9 victims with a best of 3 for 8 averaging 14.78 and an economy of 4.59 from 29 overs. Fielding stats show Andy B and Colin W as top catchers with 6 each. Paul M has the most appearances with 13 and Colin W 12.
The Averages can be found on the 2017 Averages Page
Our annual Silver Boot evening has been booked and members circulated with the details. You can review the season via the Season 2017 page and all the match reports and score sheets.
The Committee met on 3rd October - Minutes of that meeting and earlier meetings can be found on the Minutes and AGM Page
Outcasts held their annual golf day for the Keith Ambrey Trophy on Friday 1st September. Details can be found on the Season 2017 page
Outcasts win convincingly at home to Chorley Hospitals - match report available
A close game at Lymm O P C C as Outcasts couldn't hold their nerve in the last two overs - match report available
Outcasts winning run comes to an end at Brooksbottom C.C. where Rammy Dads knocked off the required 92 runs with plenty of overs to spare. Report to follow.
Despite a huge downpour a couple of hours before the match against Rammy Traders was scheduled, Mike at Winton assured us the ground was fit to play. And so it was, as Outcasts batted first to make 103 on what turned out to be a lovely sunny evening. Ramsbottom Traders replied strongly and were in a good position to win comfortably until their self enforced retirement rule changed the momentum in Outcasts favour. In the final over, Jeff took two wickets and Ethan ran out the non-facing batter who was trying desperately to make his ground to get the one run for victory off the final ball. And so the match finished in a tie - the first one for Outcasts in quite a while. Match Report and Score Sheet available
Outcasts win a close match at Broadbottom to make it 3 wins in a row - Match Reoprt and Score Sheet available
Victory at last for Outcasts ! The long trip down to Dorset for the annual tour resulted in two wins out of two - well done to all who took part. I had some difficulty in putting the reports onto the web pages so apologies if you have problems reading the reports . Match Report and score sheets available
Outcasts scare Albion with a late flurry of wickets and some good catching, but they held their nerve to inflict another defeat of Outcasts. Match Report and Provisional score sheet available
Rammy Traders too strong for a spirited Outcasts - Match Report and Score sheet available
Outcasts fall short again in run chase against Chorley Hospitals at Bolton School - Match report and score sheet available
Defeat for Outcasts at Rostherne and at home to Rammy Dads. Match reports available.
Outcasts succumb to the demon spin of Reynolds at Ashley - Match report and score sheet available.
Outcasts fail again to score enough runs, this time at Lymm but a spirited bowling performance made a game of it. Details are available.
Two familiar faces have been spotted in the May edition of 'Cumbria Life' - Can you guess who? - email Allrounder!
Full marks to Ron for spotting an error on the Vikings score sheet - It's now been corrected !
Vikings Pillage Outcasts in the seasons opener, but there was some spirited Outcasts performances. Report and Score Sheet available.
The full Fixture list is available on the Season 2017 Page.
Minutes of meetings are available on the Season 2017 AGM Page.
The Final Averages for last season (2016) have now been updated - these can be found on the Season 2016 Averages Page
A new page is now available after trawling through our records and archives - enjoy ! Career Fielding.
The Club Records, Career Batting and Bowling Statistics have now been completed - these can be found on the Career Batting Page and Career Bowling Page
The end of season awards night - The Silver Boot Evening was a great success. Congratulations go to Scott Broadhurst for the Champagne Moment, Chris Trusedale for the Golden Duck Award, and the prestigoius Silver Boot was jointly voted to Chris Truesdale and Jeff Stanton. All the details appear on the Silver Boot page.
The photo below is believed to be the GMC Planners 11th September 1985 against NWRHA - The final match for GMC Planners before their rebirth as Outcsats C.C.
Outcasts play home matches at the well appointed Winton Cricket Club.
For details of the ground directions and a Map of Winton C.C. Click to view the map
Who are Outcasts ??
Outcasts Cricket Club originates from the early 1970s with a group of enthusiastic cricket-minded colleagues of the former Greater Manchester County Council Planning Department.
Following the abolition of the County Council this social group were distributed far and wide across Greater Manchester primarily, but stuck together in solidarity and defiance of the Thatcher mechanics of destruction to maintain its cricketing roots.
The emphasis of the cricket is purely for an enjoyable social evening, but there is always the element of competition and a desire to perform well and competitively.