Month: August 2015

29.08.2015… Lancs v Nhants…

Lightning v Steelbacks

Edgbaston… Saturday August 29th…

Lightning won by 13 runs

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £6

Lancashire Lightning won the T20 Blast Final at Edgbaston for the first time, beating Northamptonshire Steelbacks by 13 runs…

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Lancashire v Northamptonshire: Pre Match…

Teams…

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Richard Levi, David Willey, Josh Cobb, +Ben Duckett, *Alex Wakely, Steven Crook, Shahid Afridi, Rory Kleinveldt, Graeme White, Olly Stone, Muhammad Azhar Ullah

Lancashire Lightning; Alex Davies, Ashwell Prince, Karl Brown, *Steven Croft, Liam Livingstone, +Jos Buttler, James Faulkner, Arron Lilley, Stephen Parry, Gavin Griffiths, George Edwards

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Lancashire v Northamptonshire: Lightning Bat…

Stats…

Lancashire Lightning; Prince (43 – c Levi b Willey), Davies (57 – b Cobb), Brown (0 – c Duckett b Afridi), Buttler (27 – c Cobb b Willey), Croft (9 – r.o. Ullah), Faulkner ( 5– c Levi b Afridi), Livingstone (0 – b Afridi), Lilley (22 – n.o.), Parry (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Griffiths, Edwards 

Extras; 2nb 2w 0b 8lb – 12

166 for 7 (20 overs)

Bowling; Kleinveldt ( /  / ), Willey ( /  / ), Stone ( /  / ), Afridi ( /  / ), Ullah ( /  / ), White ( /  / )

FOW;

Northamptonshire Steelbacks;

Did Not Bat; 

Extras; *nb *w *b *lb – *

* for * (20.0 overs)

Bowling;

FOW; 

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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29.08.2015… Hants v Lancs…

Hampshire v Lightning

Edgbaston… Saturday August 29th…

Lightning won by 6 wickets

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £6

Lancashire Lightning won the second Semi Final of T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston, beating Hampshire by six wickets…

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Hampshire v Lancashire: Hampshire Bat…

Teams…

Hampshire; Michael Carberry, *James Vince, +Adam Wheater, Owais Shah, Sean Ervine, Liam Dawson, Will Smith, Chris Wood, Yasir Arafat, Danny Briggs, Fidel Edwards

Lancashire Lightning; Alex Davies, Ashwell Prince, Karl Brown, *Steven Croft, Liam Livingstone, +Jos Buttler, James Faulkner, Arron Lilley, Stephen Parry, Gavin Griffiths, George Edwards

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Hampshire v Lancashire: Lightning Bat…

Stats…

Hampshire; Carberry (13 – c Prince b Edwards), Vince (69 – c Buttler b Faulkner), Wheater (0 – c Buttler b Edwards), Shah (12 – b Parry), Ervine (4 – lbw Parry), Dawson (3 – lbw Parry), Smith (2 – b Faulkner), Wood (2 – b Lilley), Arafat (0 – b Lilley), Briggs (5 – n.o.), Edwards (0 – c&b Faukner)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 1lb – 5

115 all out (19.5 overs)

Bowling; Croft (2 / 16 / 0), Griffiths (3 / 21 / 0), Edwards (3 / 16 / 2), Faulkner (3.5 / 29 / 3), Parry (4 / 21 / 3), Lilley (4 / 11 / 2)

FOW; 33 – 33 – 63 – 71 – 77 – 88 – 93 – 93 – 114 – 115

Lancashire Lightning; Prince (14 – b Edwards), Davies (18 – lbw Briggs), Brown (45 – n.o.), Croft (9 – c Dawson b Smith), Buttler (10 – c Ervine b Briggs), Faulkner (20 – n.o)

Did Not Bat; Livingstone, Lilley, Parry, Griffiths, Edwards

Extras; 2nb 1w 0b 0lb – 3

119 for 4 (18.5 overs)

Bowling; Wood (2.5 / 27 / 0), Edwards (3 / 24 / 1), Arafat (2 / 15 / 0), Dawson (4 / 19 / 0), Briggs (4 / 19 / 2), Smith (3 / 15 /1)

FOW; 15 – 52 -76 -91

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

29.08.2015… Warks v Nhants…

Bears v Steelbacks

Edgbaston… Saturday August 29th…

Steelbacks won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £6

The Bears lost the first Semi Final of T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston, failing to recover from the loss of four wickets in the first four overs…

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Birmingham v Northamptonshire: Pre Match…

Teams…

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Richard Levi, David Willey, Josh Cobb, +Ben Duckett, *Alex Wakely, Steven Crook, Shahid Afridi, Rory Kleinveldt, Graeme White, Olly Stone, Muhammad Azhar Ullah

Birmingham Bears; *Varun Chopra, Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, +Tim Ambrose, Rikki Clarke, Laurie Evans, Chris Woakes, Ateeq Javid, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

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Birmingham v Northamptonshire: Steelbacks Bat…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Chopra (2 – lbw Willey), Bell (4 – c Duckett b Willey), Porterfield (0 -b Willey), Ambrose (5 – c&b Kleinveldt), Clarke (41 – b Kleinveldt), Javid (51 – n.o.), Evans (18 – r.o. White)

Did Not Bat; Woakes, Patel, Rankin, Hannon-Dalby

Extras; 0nb 3w 4b 3lb – 10

131 for 6 (20 overs)

Bowling; Kleinveldt (4 / 16 / 2), Willey (4 / 30 / 3), Stone (4 / 26 / 0), Afridi (4 / 21  / 0), Ullah (2 / 19 / 0), White (2 / 12 / 0)

FOW; 5 – 6 – 12 – 14 – 107 – 131

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Levi (63 – n.o.), Willey (12 – c Bell b Hannon-Dalby), Cobb (15 – b Patel), Duckett (6 – c Ambrose b Rankin), Wakely (0 – c Ambrose b Patel), Crook (11 – c Bell b Rankin), Afridi (19 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Kleinveldt, White, Stone, Ullah

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 5lb – 9

135 for 5 (18.0 overs)

Bowling; Clarke (2 / 13 / 0), Woakes (3 / 25 / 0), Hannon-Dalby (3 / 30 / 1), Patel (4 / 31 / 2), Rankin (4 / 20 / 2), Javid (2 / 11 / 0)

FOW; 27 – 67 – 74 – 80 – 95

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

22.08.2015… Man United (a)…

Manchester United 0 Newcastle United 0

Old Trafford… Saturday August 22nd… 12.45pm

Attendance: 75,354

Ticket: £46 – Programme: £3.50

A creditable draw…

Although we didn’t really offer a great deal of an attacking threat…

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Outside Old Trafford…

A first trip to Old Trafford since 1998. What can I say? It’s very big, it’s very corporate and it’s very quiet…

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Inside Old Trafford…

Manchester United; Romero, Darmian (YC) (A Valencia 77), Smalling, Blind, Shaw (YC), Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger (Carrick 59), Mata, Januzaj (Hernández 67), Depay, Rooney

Not Used; Young, Herrera, McNair, Johnstone

Goals; None

Newcastle United; Krul, Mbemba, Taylor, Coloccini, Haidara (YC), Anita, Colback, Obertan (YC) (Thauvin 69), Wijnaldum, Pérez (Tioté 78), Mitrovic (Cissé 88) 

Not Used; Williamson, de Jong, Aarons, Darlow

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

15.08.2015… Bradford PA (h)…

Nuneaton Town 1 Bradford Park Avenue 0

A1 Gas Force Arena… Saturday August 15th… 3pm

Attendance: 765

Ticket: £13 – Programme: £3 (Double Issue: Brackley / Bradford PA)

I couldn’t stomach the trip to Swansea, I didn’t realise just how far it was until I ventured down there last season. It may well have been the correct decision, a 2-0 defeat that would have cost well into three figures to witness…

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First Half Action: A Nuneaton Free Kick…

So stayed local instead, Nuneaton versus Bradford Park Avenue. Another new club, and another 3 points (a little luckily) gathered following a poor second half performance. So, a week gone, 3 games played, a maximum 9 points pocketed and top of the league. The only way is down…

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Second Half Action: A Rare Nuneaton Attack…

Old Trafford next Saturday lunchtime, the usual hope rather than expectation…

Nuneaton Town; Smith, Clifton (Smith 77), Keane, Maguire, Lane, Reid, Morgan, Chettle, Byrne (Dyer 85), Williams, Harewood (Duffy 67)

Not Used; Dyer, Canavan, Keane

Goals; Ainge (o.g.)

Bradford Park Avenue; Stewart, Pursehouse (Walshaw 82) Mather, Dean, Clayton, Ainge, Marshall, Schofield (Walker 67), Chilaka, Potts, King (Marshall 75)

Not used; Walshaw, Marshall, Burgin

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…