A result which may have slipped under your radar at the weekend was the 3rd XI’s impressive 34 run victory away at Deane & Derby.
Batting first Stretford posted 146 all out with a typically swashbuckling 58 by Usman Hassan providing the bulk of the runs. There were important contributions from Paddy Lampton 14, Arran Sen 17 and an obdurate 15 from Kenny Cotton who stitched the top order together.
Stretford’s failure to bat the alloted 40 overs was perhaps a source of regret with Deane & Derby reaching 55 for the loss of only two wickets. The floodgates were opened by Shoaib Sarwar 3 for 20 and an amazing spell of 5 for 12 from 13 year old lancs prodigy Arran Sen who ripped through the hosts order. Deane and Derby slumped to 112 all out. Sen’s arsenal of bamboozling legspin with variations was too much for the hosts and ensured the MVP award was only going one way.
The 34 run win made it a treble win weekend for Stretford. Keep it going!!
Stretford has always been a club with rich family links: from the Barlow bros and the School of Fishes to the Dutton dynasty to the Sharp Triplets. Well now we are pleased to welcome Miguel Stoman to the club. Just for the sake of clarity, he is the older brother of Francoise who currently bats four in the Stretford First XI (but that’s the final time we will mention the link)
Miguel,a genuine all rounder has played cricket previously in the UK for Didcot in Oxford and until recently, Southport & Birkdale and will add another layer of depth to our squads.
“I am delighted at having the chance to play at Stretford. The members and players have been very friendly and welcoming”
“I hope to play as much cricket as I can for Stretford and contribute to as many wins as possible.”
“I am looking forward to getting started and joining the team on Thursday. I have some catching up to do with runs and wickets but with hard work I’m confident. I’m also lagging behind with the number of rounds of beer I’ve bought. I hope to contribute off the pitch as well and also round the club!”
We hope you make Miguel feel at home and wish him look for the season!
We are holding a grand reopening of the pavilion on Bank Holiday Monday at 1pm. This will be performed by the Mayor of Trafford, Tom Ross. A match will follow at 2pm between a Stretford team and a team of ex Stretford players.
Food will be available and the bar will be open. There will be a raffle with several prizes.
On the day we will be giving playing members and social members the chance to pay their annual subscriptions.
As this is an occasion for all the community, we are presenting the club to new members, especially those with children, who may be seeing the ground for the first time. We offer a fantastic junior cricket experience with cricket for all ages.
We are proud of the advances which we have made to our facilities over the years and ask for your support, by way of subscriptions or donations, to continue to fund this work. Largely due to the generous donations over the years from our Life Members, the ground has seen major improvements. We trust that they will continue to donate generously.
Please make every effort to attend – to support your local club and to meet friends both old and new.
The club is sad to report that stalwart Phil Laker has passed away.
The family have advised that the funeral service will take place on Thursday the 18th at Manchester crematorium at 11.00. After the service there will be a get together back at the club. Our deepest thoughts and condolences to the Laker family at time.
Stretford’s Junior ranks are now two weeks into their winter training (at Lancashire Indoor Centre on Fridays at 8pm) and now the seniors are ready to begin preparing for a 2019 promotion push when indoor nets begin on February 7th at 8pm.
Start setting your targets for next season, keep your eye in, turn your arm over or show the selectors that you are up for it!
We would appreciate it if you all spread the word about joining thet club to friends, work colleagues or anyone new to the area because we are always looking to boost numbers.
On behalf of your hardworking and devoted management committee I would like to wish you all the best for this year as we push for a return to Division One at the first attempt. I know with maximum effort from everyone we can achieve our target.
Sorry for the delay with announcing the winners of the 100 Club for November. We are currently without a lead fundraiser and promoter for our draw so if you are able to help out please get in touch. In fact we also are short of a Secretary and Social Lead.
The results are as follows:
Winner : D Adamson £110
Second : M Coulson £66
Third : N Mitson £44
As we pass into the new year we will announce the December winners.
All that remains now is to wish you a lucky and healthy 2019! See you on the other side.
The cricket season is but a short underarm lob away so why not and come and have a go yourself!? Join the club today!
We have 4 senior teams and junior teams from U9’s to U17s so there is plenty of opportunity. We have brand new changing room facilities, new practice nets and a refurbished pavilion to make yourself at home. Oh, and you’ll be able to make some new friends along the way and enjoy a real community club.
If you are picking up a bat for the first time, new to the area, not getting a fair chance at another club or fancy shaking off the rust- we welcome everyone of all abilities and ages. We have qualified coaches and plenty of people who are more than happy to help you improve your game, learn the basics or hone your skills.
Outdoor training for juniors starts on Monday 16th April at 6pm
Senior Training for senior players starts 5th April at 6pm.
If you would like to chat to a club representative or need any further information please head over to our contact page.