Square tucked up for winter!

With the season all done, the groundstaff have now tucked up the Countances Way square, ready for another hard winter. After another full season for the Club, the Groundstaff used all 13 tracks, preparing over 90 pitches to ensure our three senior teams, Women & Girls side and five junior teams had lively pitches for their home fixtures. Many thanks to Harry Smallwood, for all his hard work on the square in his first season with the Club, along with Peter Taylor (Who has done one or two more years with us) and the rest of the dedicated Groundstaff. And whilst we’re talking about the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Club, a massive thanks to the ‘Teas Team’ – Wendi Bolton, Jane Thoy et al, to our rost

Busy final weekend of 2015 season

A sad end to the season, as our 2nd XI lose at Harden, whilst Calverley win at Follifoot, which saw us fall into the relegation spots for the first time this year, meaning we’ll be playing in Division C next term. However, Oliver Musgrave should be immensely proud of his young squad, many of whom who have stepped up into senior cricket this season, and made key contributions in a number of matches. In years to come, we will no doubt look back at this season as a key year in the development of a number of our leading players – Rhydding stars were born here, in 2015. The 1st XI’s home match was a washout, so fittingly, they ended the season with last weekend’s win, taking the momentum of the

Penultimate Saturday delivers real promise

As a tough season draws to a close, a win for the 1s and a hugely encouraging performance by a youthful 2nd XI reminds us all what makes this Club great... The 1st XI took 19 points by easing to a comfortable win against Colton Institution CC, down at Countances Way. With Lewis Bolton and Forrest Hamilton back in the runs up the order, it was left to brother Redmond and our overseas, Kervon Christmas (Seen above), to hit some lofty blows towards the back of our innings, to see us finish up 224 ao, with a few balls remaining. With Club president Frank Taylor looking on, Rhydding took to the field, with early breakthroughs seeing the opposition fall to 25-2, before being bowled out for 114. A

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