8th Aug 2018



Barnard Castle 131-7 (20o) Dixon 33, Quinn 32, Appleby28 : Tindale 2-32, Crozier 2-11, Craigs 2-25.

SNCC 132-4 (14.1o) Peyton 58*, Trevaskis 37, Birtwisle 22.....6 wicket win.


Hanging Heaton CC, a small, picturesque ground, "hangs" above Batley in West Yorkshire. A coach party of 25 players & supporters left the Central Park gates at 0900 & arrived, via Wetherby, at 1200, as the first semi final second innings began. The hosts defeated Woodhouse Grange.


BC were invited to bat & started well, 57 in the 7th before Appleby was bowled by Craigs for 28. Crozier then took two in the next, his second, to leave the score 58-3. Borrowdale stumped & Alderson caught by Cragg at mid wicket, both without scoring. At 71 in the 11th Quinn (32) was caught by Birtwisle off Craigs. At 94, in the15th, Bousefield hoisted Birtwisle to long off where Trevaskis took the catch. Dixon (33) & Usher (13) scampered but both succumbed in the final over, 127-7, ending at 131.


In reply, a partnership of 50 off 5 between Birty (5x4) & Peyton (5x4, 1x6) ended when Simon was caught by w/k Hesp off Bousefield for 22. Trevaskis then hit 3 consecutive 6's off Appleby's second over to maintain the momentum. 80 off 7. The pattern continued until Quinn very well caught & bowled Trev from an extremely firm drive.


Edwards was run out for 4 & Cragg (3) caught at backward point reversing at 124, before Peyton 58* (8x4, 1x6 40 b) & Tindale (4*) completed an emphatic win in the 15th over.




HANGING HEATON 217-4  (20o) Kohler-Cadmore 66, Fraser 53, Stiff 60*: Craigs 0-25, Wightman 2-45, Tindale 1-42, Crozier 0-44, Birtwisle 0-40, Stanyon 1-20

SNCC 199 ao (18.3o) Peyton 18, Trevaskis 33, Edwards 48, Cragg 20, Tindale 24, Craigs 24: Chippendale 4-31, Ali 3-36, Goodair 2-30, Stiff 1-28.

Hanging Heaton win by 18 runs.


HH won the toss & chose to bat. At 28-2 in the 4th as Peyton took a very good diving, two handed catch to remove Fellows off Tindale & Wightman had Geldart lbw, the signs were promising. The left handers Kohler-Cadmore & Fraser then put together a partnership of 112, driving strongly down the ground at either end. But the best was yet to come. When Kohler-Cadmore departed for 66 in the 16th at 140, caught by Peyton off Richard Stanyon's first ball, enter the tall & powerful, David Stiff, ex Yorks & Somerset. He took 20 off the remaining 5 balls, 4, 6, 2, 4, 4 & then continued.....!


Stiff's 50 came from only 14 balls in 18 minutes as 6x6 & 4x4 disappeared, mostly out of the ground. Not poor bowling, not one chance, just outstanding hitting. He finished 60* off 18 balls, only 1 dot!  Fraser departed at 197 in the 19th for 53.  Dawood (6*) joined Stiff. 117 from the last 7. The home crowd were in raptures & rightly so. SN's fielding on an undulating & bouncy outfield under pressure had not cracked, no chances were dropped & there were some near misses which fell to earth.


A serious challenge as Birty & Rob began the chase. After two glorious off drives, Rob was bowled by Chippendale for 18. Catches win matches & at 34  in the 4th, James Keen made very good ground to his left at deep mid wicket on the boundary & leaping, two handed, caught Simon Birtwisle off Stiff for 11. 34-2 in the 4th.


In the same over Trevaskis hit Stiff for 2 sixes & 21 off it meant 50 in 4. Edwards began with three consecutive 4's from Holling's second, the 6th, so SN were ahead of the rate. After 8 HH had been 69, at the same stage SN were 100 when Trevaskis mistimed to cover for 33. Pity.


Adam Cragg then scored from every ball he faced to race to 20 in 9 before Mr Keen pulled off another memorable catch, running 20 yards & diving to hold on close to the floor at mid wicket, 115 for 4 in the 11th. Tindale & Edwards continued to attack, Geldart's off spin receiving some treatment before Tindale was bowled by Goodair for 24, 158-5 in the14th.


Craigs, with two sixes, was equally positive & SN had reached 187 in the 18th before the wheels came off. In that over Ali's slow left arm accounted for 3 wickets & 6 runs as Edwards (48, 4x4, 2x6) was caught by Kohler-Cadmore at long on, next ball Craigs(24) was caught at cover by Goodair & after a first ball boundary & a wide, Stanyon (4) was held by Fellows at extra cover, both driving. 192 for 8 at the end of the 18th. HH had been 184-3 at the same stage !


Andrew Doig's straight 6 off Chippendale's first ball raised hope but was the prelude to two wickets in the next two balls as he was bowled driving & Lee Crozier feathered his first delivery only to be acrobatically caught by w/k Dawood at full stretch to his right, to end the game !! 199 all out in 18.3o,  5 wickets in 10 balls with 9 remaining. Sad we couldn't bat the full 20. Breathless !!


An honourable defeat for the Bulls in a pulsating final. We wish HH success when they travel to Bracebridge Heath on Sunday 12th for the National 1/4 final.


A busy week ahead:

Wed 8th Aug           20th John Bradford Memorial at SN from 1100.  A SN X1 v A Northumberland X1

Thurs 9th Aug          1st X1 v Consett (Tyneside Charity Bowl Final) from 1800 at a ground tbc.

Fri 10th Aug             Academy v Newcastle :  Banks 3rd X1 Cup Final at Jesmond, from 1730 , 20 overs/side.

Sat 11th Aug            1st X1 V Tynemouth (h) :  2nd X1 v Tynemouth (a) :  1864's v Wylam (h)

Sun 12th Aug            NEPL T20 Cup Finals day (at SNCC) SN v Tynemouth 1030, Sacriston v Washington 1300.


Important league action against 4th placed Tynemouth on Saturday at home then second placed Chester-le-Street away on the 18th Aug. We must continue !


Duncan D. Stephen.

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