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THIRSK 1ST XI 2014  

Thirsk 1st team 2014 pictured with the Adrian “Denger” Jones' memorial bench during Saturday's match against Ripon.

The family of Adrian “Denger” Jones also pictured with the bench at Saturday's match.

Thirsk Cricket Club’s 4th Annual Golf Day will take place at Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club on Friday 26th September. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and saw in excess of 20 teams competing for some excellent prizes.  Tee times are available from 10.00am.  If you would like to enter a team, the cost will be £140 per four-ball or £35 per person to include 18 holes of Golf, a one course meal and prizes.  Full details and an and an entry form can be found HERE. If you require any further information please contact the event organiser Rob Garner PGA on 07754 611619. (GHG)

Would anyone wishing to attend this usually very enjoyable event please let me know ASAP. All ticket bookings will require full payment at the same time STRICTLY NO MONEY - NO TICKET! (GHG)  


Many thanks to this week’s match ball sponsors W Gaunt & Son Ltd (Building & Plumbing Merchants) www.w-gaunt1.co.uk and Thirsk Town Council www.thirsk-tc.gov.uk. Their financial support is very greatly appreciated by all the members of Thirsk Cricket Club. (Sam Spence - Ladies Committee)


First Team – There is an old cricketing adage which says “catches win matches” and never was this better illustrated than at the RCG on Saturday when two stunning efforts by Stuart Christon and James Wilkinson helped to see Thirsk to their 3rd victory of the season against local rivals Ripon. Put into bat in difficult conditions Thirsk were made to struggle and half of the side were back in the pavillion with only 69 on the board and only Tom Jackson (25) making a mentionable contribution. Thankfully two of the unsung members of side John Cook (35) and Tom Hogg (17) were able to add 38 priceless runs for the 7th wicket at which point Hogg was caught at the wicket. A last wicket stand of 15 between Tom Broadley and Jake Porter also helped boost the Thirsk total to 136 all out at the tea interval.

If Thirsk's top order had struggled Ripon's were to fare even worse as their rejigged line up slipped to 51 for 7 in the face of some accurate bowling from Stuart Christon (5 for 26) and Jake Petty (2 for 6). Visiting captain Tom Leeming coming in at number 8 did temporarily threaten Thirsk's dominance as he made an attractive 33 before falling victim to James Wilkinson's outstanding caught and bowled before Wilkinson (3-24) wrapped up victory for the  home side. Yet again there has been a remarkable turn around in Thirsk's performances during the second half of the season when at times they have looked far and away the best team in the league well done everybody – let's hope that 2015 brings us the success we desire. (GHG)

Second Team - The 4th placed Thirsk second team travelled to undefeated, promoted and 2nd placed in the league Newton-Le-Willows so this was going to be a very tough assignment. After driving over an unmarked railway line and through two farmer's fields we arrived - well everyone except Ross who spent the next 25 minutes driving in and out of the small village which had all of about 4 roads in it. Upon winning another toss and with the pitch looking bowler friendly we inserted our hosts and at 121-2 at drinks this didn’t look like such a wise move. However a spirited fight back led by Ross McAndrew (4-52), Neil Collinson (3-37) and Ian Pope (2-31) enabled us to bowl out Newton-Le-Willows for 172.

After tea and a cautious start we accelerated through a 2nd wicket partnership by third team loanees Neil Collinson and Harry Collinson which had Thirsk dreaming that victory might just be on. Unbelievably at 81-1 Neil Collinson hoisted one high into the air and perished in the deep this may have had something to do with the ball before spitting off a length and crashing into his ribs, nevertheless he was gone for 37. Sliding to 113-5 things didn’t look good, but this game was going to have more twists than Chubby Checker's famous single. Under 14 opener Harry Collinson was finally undone by a beauty of a ball for his highest Saturday score of 44 achieved throgh hard work and commitment. Captain Rob Garner kept ahead of the required run rate (that was a first) however when he was out for 30 there we still needed 17 runs for victory from 7 overs. Now you’ve heard the story of David and Goliath - we will get to that shortly, at 156-8 the vice captain Andy Hilton was joined at the crease by under 15 Joe Hannan and after a few carefully selected hits for 4 and farming of the strike 4 runs were required off the last 3 overs with Andy on strike what could possibly go wrong? Well what happens if you swing and miss and its straight...it's next please as Andy perished for 17. Our number 11 strode to the wicket luckily with only 1 ball left in the over and it wasn’t straight a play and miss looked like a good leave. Four to win twelve balls left last and numbers 10 and 11 at the crease we needed a hero, with the fast bowler back on standing at the end of his 20 yard run up the drama unfolded a couple of full balls preceded a couple of short balls the first one Joe didn’t get hold of and was dropped at mid on diving to his right, they can’t say we didn’t give them a chance as the next ball rocketed to the boundary to launch wild celebrations from the two smallest players on the pitch. I bet they both felt about 7ft tall. Well done Joe. This was a game that will live long in the memory, next week we finish the season with a trip to Marton-Cum-Grafton 1.00 start. (RG)

Third Team
– Birthday girl Sian England (4-36) celebrated reaching the ripe old age of 16 by leading the Thirsk attack as Burton Leonard 3rds were dismissed for 100 in Saturday's match at Hillside. With all of the Thirsk bowlers being part of our successful U15s side this season it shows that our junior system is having a positive impact on the next generations of cricketers in Thirsk. Jack Tart (3-31), Jack Tart (2-21) and Lewis Banthorpe (1-6) are all names to look out for in the future.

In reply Andy Valentine (30) and Steve Kettlewell (31) put on 53 for the 1st wicket before a collapse saw us lose 5 quick wickets. Skipper Trevor Bosomworth (28no) then ensured normal service was resumed as he guided his side to a 5 wicket victory with 13 overs to spare. The 3rd team are playing their last game of the season against Ouseburn 3rds at the Racecourse this Saturday – why not come along and support the club's future. (GHG)





@ Thirsk




@ Hillside




@ Harome





First XI

Second XI

Third XI

Saturday 20/09  


Away v Marton-cum-Gr

Home v Ouseburn II

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last update: 18/09/2014