The 3rd team won their final game of the season against Droylsden last Sunday, 24th. Unforunately, Glodwick 3rds defended 45 versus Stand and won the title! Thanks to Mark Crowther who has led the team for a number of years now before going onto pastures new. "Horse" as he is known has served the club for 23 years. The 2nd team managed to finish 5th and 1st team 10 in their respective leagues. See you all for cricket in early April 2018! The square itself is currently undergoing work in preparation for that season!

After consecutive wins over the weekend the 3s are in with a chance of the title this Sunday when they face Droylsden. A win for Mark Crowther’s team and defeat for Glodwick will hand Unsworth the title. Saturday just gone they bowled Bury out for 100, with Matt Garner & Mark Crowther taking 3 wickets a piece. The runs were comfortably knocked off for lose of just one wicket. On Sunday at home batting first Jack Ryder took over the reins, and lead from the front with 51. Dylan Casey (22) and Simon Hetherington (29) provided valuable support. In reply the wickets were shared about, well done to youngster Nathaniel Mason who ended with 3-27. Denton were bowled out for 69. Thanks to JP Hean for match ball sponsor. He was club’s overseas amateur in 2004 when club were runners up in the Central Lancashire League, being the leading amateur bat in the league that year. He also played for the club in 2005.

Last weekend saw both the 1st and 2nd team lose, with the 3rd team managing just 2 overs on Sunday! The first team played against Greenmount who are in the running for the title. Unsworth managed a paltry 93 all out, which was never enough on a small ground and good wicket. Professional Harvey Hossein top scoring with 27. In reply the home team knocked the runs off in just 19 overs, congratulations to Mason Garnett on his 1st ever wicket in 1st team!

At the Den the 2nd team posted a creditable 174 in their 45 overs. Austin Jones was main stay of batting with a well-made 73 off 79 balls, well done Austin. Liam Brady 31 & Jack Ryder 24 gave good support. Flowery Field’s openers put on 95 in 23 overs which provided the backbone of their innings, and ensured they always looked favourites. Despite Chris Sherington taking 3-37 the opposition got home with just under 3 overs to spare in a well fought game. Thanks very much to the Madsen family for the ball sponsor. Wayne was professional at the club from 2007-9 before joining Derbyshire as captain enjoying a successful county career. His wife Kyla recently also gave birth! Thanks also go to Darren Love for sponsoring the ball on Sunday for the 3rd team. DJ, as he was known, was club’s overseas amateur in 2008 & 2009 seasons. Both played when the first team won the 20-20 cup at Monton & Weate in 2008. Unfortunately the game was cut short by the British weather!

This weekend sees the last 1st team game of season at home to Flowery Field on Saturday, 1230 start. Sunday sees a charity game at the Den with a few ex Unsworth players expected. Please come and support both games

The 1st and 2nd teams didn’t bowl a ball, or even get the cricket whites out on last game of the season! Such was the level of rain both games were abandoned last weekend. Thanks to Craig and his team at PC Decorating for match ball sponsorship, along with Margaret Jones. The 2nd team ended the season in 5th place of Division 4 East. They won 10 games, and 3 games were abandoned. The first team didn’t end up in relegation places, eventually finishing 10th. They won just 4 league games, and like the 2nd team had 3 games abandoned without ball being bowled.

This weekend sees the 3rd team playing Saturday & Sunday, please come down and lend your support. There is also a car boot sale Sunday morning from 9-12.30

Weekend just gone saw 1st team lose to Stretford on Saturday, despite two wins earlier in season against opponents! After being 35-1 and 40-2 the team collapsed to 45 for 8. Ian Hall gave the team a fighting chance with 27 batting at no.10. In reply Ian Hall, Leighton Friend and Andy McGuinness all took wickets and kept the pressure on throughout. Unfortunately the 1st inns score of 85 just wasn't enough. Stretford winning by 3 wickets. Thanks to the Long Family for match ball sponsor again, its appreciated.

The 2nd team played, unusually on Sunday, at Greenfield. Adam Earnshaw was in good form with the ball taking 6 wickets. Liam Brady and Austin Jones both scored 40+ to ensure no alarms in reply, and a comfortable 8 wicket win. This continues their good run, only 1 defeat in 6! Please come and support them on Saturday 2nd when they are playing at home, the 3rds play at home on the Sunday too!