Outdoor training will be on Tuesdays:
Under 9s will be training from 5pm - 6pm,
with Under 11s, 13s and 15s at 6:15 - 7:15pm.
** On Tuesday 19th June, Under 9s training will be at 4:45 - 5:45 as the Under 11s have a Cup Match this evening. Training cancelled for this night only for Under 11s and Under 13s. **
‘Reach for the Pie’ shirts, designed by our very own Callum Firth (under 13s) are available again! We will have samples at the club this week, so if anyone wants to buy one please speak to Richard Hobson. Adult sizes are £24 and the junior sizes are £20. You can also have your own number on the shirt, please see Richard for available numbers.
The Under 15s took on Green Moor at home on Monday 11th June. Green Moor won the toss and elected to bat first. They were restricted to 85 for 7 in their 20 overs with Matthew Howell taking 2 wickets, and Sam Higham going for just 2 runs off his 3 overs. Sam Ellis went for just 2 off his 1 over which also included a wicket. Denby Dale then made short work of the target when they came in to bat with KDM2 retiring on 30 (off 18 balls) and Harry Stubbs also retiring on 30. Ed Sephton finished on 17 not out, with Guy Stuart-Brown coming in to face one ball and hitting a 4 to take the win. Another good win for the team.
On Wednesday the Under 11s were away at Green Moor, winning the toss and electing to bat first. Noah Wood and Jacob Guest were the first pair in, and got the team off to a flyer with Noah hitting 36 and Jacob scoring 18. Joseph Hayes put on 19 in the middle order, with KDM3 scoring 15 in the last pair to help take Denby Dale to 161 for 1 (net score 353). An enormous target for Green Moor, and they struggled to get runs across the board losing 8 wickets in their 20 overs. Jacob Guest took 2 wickets, and only went for 4 runs in his 2 overs, with Joseph Hayes also taking 2 wickets and going for just 5 off his 3 overs (with 1 maiden). Louis Oxford-Malcolm also went for just 5 off his two overs, the tight bowling all round restricting Green Moor to 86 for 2 in their 20 overs, a net score of 222. A great win for the Under 11s! They've got a cup match this Tuesday, at home against Meltham, so please come along to support them.
On Thursday the seniors had a T20 match at Linthwaite Cricket Club, in the preliminary round of the Huddersfield Cricket League T20 Shield Knockout 2018. Denby Dale won the toss and put Linthwaite in to bat first, an excellent choice as wickets fell quickly and cheaply, with Linthwaite all out for 102 in 16.3 overs. Amit Mita took 4 wickets in all, going for 10 runs off his 4 overs, with Tom Berry and Jordan Greig taking 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Denby Dale came in to bat, with Ibrar Hussain top-scoring on 57 runs (including 8 4s and 2 6s) and backed up by Liam Greig on 33 (with 5 4s). Denby Dale finished on 104 for 4 in 14.0 wins to take a comfortable win. This puts them through to the next round at home against Thurstonland on Thursday 21st June. It's a 6:30 start so please come down to the support the team.
On Friday the Under 13s played in the Quarter Finals of the u13 Examiner Salver, taking on Cumberworth at home. Denby Dale won the toss and put Cumberworth in to bat first. Cumberworth came out with all guns blazing and their first 3 batsmen all retired. Denby Dale weren't to be disheartened though, and the next 5 batsmen fell for just 16 runs between them. Cumberworth finished on 112 for 5 in their 20 overs. Harry Sullivan was the top bowler, taking 3 wickets, with Noah Wood taking 1 wicket and going for just 5 runs, and KDM3 taking the other wicket and going for just 7 runs. Denby Dale came in to bat facing a strong bowling attack, and batted well against some excellent bowling. Noah top-scored, retiring on 25, with Jacob Guest falling just short of retirement when he was run out on 24. The game went right down the last 2 overs, but top bowling stopped Denby Dale getting the required runs and they finished on 107 for 7. It was a great game to watch, with real sportsmanship from both teams (with Cumberworth keeper Finn Senior reversing an umpire’s decision by telling him the batsman hadn’t hit the ball). Good luck to Cumberworth in the semi-finals.
Both senior teams on Saturday were affected by the weather, with the mini-monsoon hitting Denby and Denby Dale on Saturday afternoon.
The First team were away at Denby where they won the toss and put Denby in to bat first. Freddie Stower was the top wicket-taker for Denby Dale, taking 5 wickets, with Mirza Tehseen and Tom Berry both taking 2 wickets. Denby finished on 296 all out in 49.1 overs. After a substantial delay due to the rain, Denby Dale went out to bat facing a revised target of 228 from 33 overs. Despite steady scoring across the board, the Dale fell just short on 215 for 8 in the 33 overs. Tom Clarke and Hayden Rose both scored 44 runs, with Freddie Stower not out on 41 and Hywel Senior given lbw on 37. Hayden's 44 included 4 4s and 3 6s, with Freddie's innings including 6 4s and 2 6s.
The Second team were playing Holmbridge at home. Holmbridge won the toss and went in to bat first, reaching a total of 208 for 9 in their 45 overs. Colin Stower took 3 wickets, with Jed Wood taking 2 wickets (including one caught-and-bowled). KDM1 bowled 8 overs for just 21 runs, also taking a wicket. Great bowling from Harry Stubbs too, taking 1 wicket and then getting a run-out off his own bowling when the ball came straight back at him, glancing off his hands and on to the stumps with the batsman out of his crease. Nice one Harry! Ashley Amos was also looking good in the field, taking 2 catches. Rain stopped the teams coming back out after tea for quite a while, and when they did get back on the field the reduced target was 149 from 28 overs. Unfortunately that wasn't quite enough overs, with Denby Dale falling short on 134 for 9. Ashley Amos was the backbone of the batsmen before being caught on 46, with Gavin Dyson putting up a good fight until he was run out on 23. Tom Large came in at number 10 and hit 18 from 8 balls before being clean bowled.
Both senior games had close finishes, better luck next week!
On Sunday morning the weather held for the Under 13s to take on league-leaders Holmfirth at home. The boys knew that Holmfirth are a strong team, having lost to them in a cup match last season. Denby Dale won the toss and put Holmfirth in to bat first. Our strong bowlers restricted Holmfirth to 85 for 8 in their 20 overs, with just one of their batsmen retiring. Ewan Radley took 3 wickets, with Finlay Brook taking 2 wickets. Callum Firth took 1 wicket and went for just 6 runs, with Alfie Moss and Sam Ellis both only going for 6 runs. KDM3 also took 1 wicket and 1 run-out. Denby Dale came in to bat, and again had a shaky start losing quick wickets. Joshua Fowler, Ciaran Lawlor and KDM3 all steadied the ship, with Josh retiring (for the 2nd week running) on 26. Ciaran and KDM3 both finished not out, with Ciaran on 16 and Kane on 15. This helped Denby Dale reach 86 for 6 in 18.5 overs, a great win for the team!
We are looking for more volunteers to help out this season - if you can help or know someone who can help out then please get in touch with Richard Hobson.
At last we can start