Weekend just gone saw 2 victories and 1 defeat for the Unsworth Senior teams.

At the Den Edgworth 1st team posted 163 from their 50 overs in tricky batting conditions, mainly as a result of the recent rain! Andy McGuinness was again pick of bowlers, this time with 2-28. In reply Unsworth lost wickets at regular intervals, and ended up 81 all out. Thanks very much to the O’Brien family for 2nd ball sponsor of the season. The 2nd team were comfortable winners at Failsworth Macedonia. Steve Earnshaw ripped through the oppositions batting with a display of 6-23, Mason Garnett was in wickets again too with 4-20. In reply the team coasted home with 19 overs to spare for loss of 4 wickets, Michael Earnshaw 46, being pick of the batsmen. On Sunday the 3rd team defeated Springhead making easy work of chasing 134, 5 different bowlers took wickets for Unsworth. Like with the bowling a number of people contributed with the bat, 5 people making double figures. Tom Earnshaw with 64* was stand out batsman to ensure a comfortable win. This week sees the 2nd team at home on Saturday followed by annual club BBQ after from 7pm. Please come down and lend your support

Weekend just gone saw 2 wins & 1 defeat for the senior teams. At the Den the 2nd team posted 160 off their 45 overs. Jack Ryder 47 & Tom Earnshaw 33 provided backbone of the innings batting sensibly. In reply Stretford posted just 75. Ryan Edge 5-21 and veteran Steve Earnshaw 4-7 were pick of the bowlers. Thanks to Bob & Sue Judge for the ball sponsor.

Over at Denton the oppo posted 183 in tricky batting conditions, a small ground but a decent total! Andy McGuiness with 4-14 was pick of bowlers, including the wicket of Denton's professional. Despite a 78 run opening partnership in 20 overs between Leighton Friend 53 & Steve Judge 15 the team collapsed, losing 6 wickets for 10 runs! The managed 124 in end. Well done to overseas amateur Leighton Friend, it was a good 50 with some powerful shots, straight drives and a swept 6 off the pro onto a car bonnet! Unfortunately, not enough!

On Sunday the 3rd team restricted Newton to just 132, "Jerry" Berry continued his recent good form for the club since his signing, and made short work of the chase with a blistering 78* as the runs were knocked off in just 15 overs.

This weekend sees 1st team at home Saturday and 3rd team on Sunday, please come and lend support. In just under 2 weeks time is club BBQ, Saturday 19th. Tickets just £5.

Weekend just gone saw one loss and 2 victories across the 3 teams. On Saturday the 2nd team put in an impressive performance defeating Denton St Lawrence, some fine bowling and catching restricted a good batting line up to 80 all out. Congratulations to Mason Garnett for his first 2nd team five for- 5-25 in total, an impressive performance! In reply Jack Ryder 30* & Liam Brady ensured there was no alarm bells as the team took their time for a 7 wicket win. Thanks to Tommy Brady Decorators for the ball sponsor. The 1st team weren’t so successful losing to Stand in a low scoring game. They only managed to post 74, Aman Arora 21 the top scorer. In reply despite getting regular wickets the home team were victorious by 3 wickets. Jack O’Brien 4-26 was pick of the bowlers. Saturday night saw the club host a successful race night thanks to Bob & Sue Judge, Jack Ryder, Dylan Casey, Irene Oldham & Sue Earnshaw for helping me! Next main social event is club BBQ on Sat Aug 19, put date in your diary

On Sunday the 3rd team faced Droylsden, “Jerry” Berry, picture below,  had an impressive debut scoring 74 and then taking 3 wickets in reply. 211 for 3 proved far too much for the opposition, Martin Browne also chipped in with 3 wickets, for the loss of 8 just runs. Thanks to Dave & Marie Fletcher for the ball sponsor. This Friday night sees junior training from 630 as usual and the 1st team at home on Saturday to Dunkifield, 1pm start.

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Weekend just gone saw the first team rained off at home, despite the best efforts of most of the players not a single ball was bowled, PC Decorators were the match ball sponsors, thanks to them they been associated with club for over 10 years now. See their link on clubs website.

Over at Stand, Unsworth restricted their opponents to just 104 all out. Ryan Edge & Mason Garnett picked up 3 wickets apiece, but the 37 extras the side conceded were to cost them dear. In reply Unsworth were only able to post 58 all out, with just Danny Creer reaching double figures.

On Sunday Jack Ryder led the 3rd team at Glodwick. The opponents scored 165, one of their team making 100no. There were 2 stand out performances for Unsworth with Matt Garner taking 6 wickets, and in reply "Jerry" Berry scoring another fifty, this time 57 and he was last man out at Unsworth fell over 50 runs short.

Last weekend saw the 1st team lose both days unfortunately. On Saturday away to Woodhouses they restricted opponents to just 142 on a small ground. Unfortunately Unsworth only just limped past 100, falling 41 runs short. On Sunday it was a heavier defeat against top of league Heywood at the Den, this time 251 plays 118. Thanks to Austin’s parents, the Jones’s for match ball sponsor.

The 2nd team defeated Woodhouses on Saturday successfully chasing down 97 all out, making hard work of it in the process 8 wickets down. Thanks to WHN Solicitors for the ball sponsor, they have been associated with the club a number of years now, and director Gary Jones is a partner, follow the link to their website below. On Sunday however with a number of players missing or in the 1st team they were also defeated, 167/6 plays 88 all out.

This Saturday 22nd sees the 2nd team at home to Denton St Lawrence so please come and lend support. There is a race night starting from 730pm onwards in the evening, it is FREE entry, just turn up on night. Horses available from Sue Judge, Sue Earnshaw, Jack Ryder & Irene Oldham.