Wednesday 7th September.

Outcasts End The Season On A Winning Note

Records will have to be scrutinised, but the Outcasts match against a team from Warrington Borough Council at Winton on the 7th September may well have been the very first time that an Outcasts' squad took to the field without a single former employee of the Greater Manchester County Council present. To remind newcomers, it was players from the former GMC who formed the Outcasts Cricket Club after the abolition of the metropolitan co...unty councils way back in 1986. The team has a long and distinguished heritage, and it is very much hoped that those who are now taking over the reins pay due respect to the history and traditions of a club they should feel honoured and privileged to be part of.

Turning to the match itself, Warrington batted first with Chris Truesdale leading Outcasts on to the field as captain, Les Cooper having opted to sit this one out. Indeed, Outcasts found themselves, unusually, with an embarrassment of riches, with more players to choose from than places available. After a fast start, Warrington lost wickets at regular intervals and finished their innings, in a match restricted to 16 overs per side, on 76 for 8. Thomas and McGreal were top scorers, with 24 and 19 respectively, while Jeff Stanton and newcomer Harvey Hunting were Outcasts' star performers with the ball. Jeff took 3 for 13 in his three overs, and Harvey 2 for 18 in his. Paul Mooney and Ethan Stanton deserve mention, too, for extremely economical spells.

Outcasts fielding was illuminated by a stunning catch by Scotty, who ran from deep mid wicket to deep mid on to take a full-length diving catch inches off the turf to see the back of Boucher off Harvey's bowling - a candidate for Champagne Moment if ever there was one.

A rate of 5 an over to win looked a distinctly achievable proposition for Outcasts as Derek Molyneux and David Walsh opened the batting, but with both dismissed early, and Outcasts on 9 for 2 after five overs, things were looking bleak for the home team. Step forward Ted Noone and Tony Threlfall. Between them, these two rebuilt the innings. When Ted was finally dismissed he had put on 50 with Tony and manoeuvred Outcasts into a winning position. It took two members of the Stanton Gang to see the hosts over the line in the last over in steadily fading light.

After the match both teams tucked into a fantastic spread of pasties, quiche and cakes laid on by club skipper Les, an enjoyable end to a great evening's cricket, and a thoroughly enjoyable season all round. Well done to Chris Truesdale for organising an interesting and varied fixture list against opposition both old and new.


Warrington B.C.
How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Over Score For Bowler Wicket Score Batsman
1 Chadwick Bowled   Hunting 12 2   1 10 0 1 1 18 2
2 Boucher Caught S. Broadhurst Hunting 5 1   2 14 0 2 2 18 1
3 McGreal Bowled   S. Broadhurst 19 1   3 18 2 1 3 28 4
4 Crauwell Bowled   Truesdale 1     4 19 2 2 4 59 3
5 Thomas Caught Walsh J. Stanton 24 1 2 5 25 2 1 5 71 5
6 McNabb Caught J. Stanton J. Stanton 4 1   6 27 2 2 6 71 6
7 Armstrong Bowled   J. Stanton 2     7 32 3 3 7 72 7
8 Carr Not Out   0     8 40 3 4 8    
9 Ludden Bowled   E. Stanton 1     9 48 3 3 9    
10 Babbington Not Out   1     10 52 3 4 10    
11               11 56 3 5
Extras   12 63 4 4
Byes 3 13 71 6 5
Leg Byes 2 14 72 6 6
Wides 2 15 73 7 5
No Balls 0 16 76 7 6
Total Extras 7 17      
18      
TOTAL 76 For Wickets 19      
Bowling 20      
Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls 21      
22      
1 H. Hunting 3 0 18 2     23      
2 P. Mooney 3 0 5 0     24      
3 C. Truesdale 2 0 13 1     25      
4 S. Broadhurst 3 0 19 1 1   26      
5 J. Stanton 3 0 13 3     27      
6 E. Stanton 2 0 3 1 1   28      
7               29      
8               30      
Outcasts C.C.
How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Over Score For Bowler Wicket Score Batsman
1 D. Walsh Caught McNabb Thomas 3     1 1 0 1 1 8 1
2 D. Molyneux Bowled   Thomas 1     2 8 0 2 2 9 2
3 T. Noone Caught Chadwick McNabb 26 2   3 9 1 1 3 59 3
4 T. Threlfall Caught Chadwick Carr 19     4 9 1 2 4 59 4
5 E. Stanton Not Out   5     5 9 2 1 5    
6 J. Stanton Not Out   12 2   6 13 2 2 6    
7 P. Mooney             7 20 2 3 7    
8 S. Broadhurst             8 31 2 4 8    
9 A. Broadhurst             9 41 2 3 9    
10 H. Hunting             10 47 2 4 10    
11 C. Truesdale             11 52 2 5
Extras   12 54 2 6
Byes 0 13 59 3 5
Leg Byes 1 14 65 4 6
Wides 10 15 74 4 5
No Balls 0 16 77 4 6
Total Extras 11 17      
18      
TOTAL 77 For 4 Wickets 19      
Bowling 20      
Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls 21      
22      
1 Thomas 3 1 2 2     23      
2 Chadwick 3 1 11 0 4   24      
3 Armstrong 2 0 17 0 3   25      
4 McGreal 2 0 16 0     26      
5 McNabb 3 0 19 1 2   27      
6 Carr 2.4 0 11 1 1   28      
7               29      
8               30      

 
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