- Written by Ray Roberts
- Category: UCC Football
The Reds started with a bare twelve with Dan injured and Joe H and Rowie sick to leave Ben at left back and Luke S in front of the back four having impressed in training recently with his super attitude and work rate .
The match began with a one minute silence to mark the passing of Marks granddad who would have loved this game and been applauding from above for both the team and Mark who pulled off a number of great saves . We will miss his friendly face on the side lines at most of our games .
The first half saw possession fairly equal with both sides pressing but it must be said that Unsworth had the best chances with Mark largely unworked except for long distance shots .
Our first real effort saw a great throw from Mark put in Marcus who found Morgan but their keeper saved really well from a cracking strike . This was followed shortly after with Lewis putting in Marcus for their number 1 to again pull off a fine save .
Our last chance saw Lewis cross to Marcus who could not quite get in the power on his head he would have liked and the keeper made an easy save . This left a stalemate at half time at 0-0 .
Our discussion at half time was to just keep the work rate going but to take the chances with our quality as we really should have been ahead at half time but it was pleasing in terms of effort and attitude .
- Written by Steve Judge
- Category: Senior Cricket
The club have already secured the services of South African Darryl Brown as their professional for 2016 season- see earlier article on these pages. The club are also delighted to announce the signing of Aussie Kendrick Hatton, who joins from Walshaw. Kendrick took over 70 wickets last season for promoted Walshaw, and this was in addition to 365 runs. His most notable performance grabbing the headlines being his 9 for 31 v Bamford Fieldhouse.
The club are delighted to welcome back home grown Aman Arora, who has re-joined from Walkden, Aman was at the club through the junior ranks before leaving temporarily in 2015.The club have also secured the services of hard hitting batsman Leighton Friend, a top order bat, with over 800 runs to his name last season. The club would like to send their best wishes to all departing players, most notably Chris Long, who has re-located south and made his Unsworth Senior debut in 2005. Jon Wiggans who joined the club in 2004, also departs, returning to Bury.
The club has arranged winter nets starting at Total Cricket in Ashton on Thursday February 2nd at 8pm. New players always welcome, please click here for further information. The club runs 3 senior sides in the Greater Manchester Cricket League, having left the disbanded Central Lancashire League in 2015, in what is a new & exciting time for Greater Manchester Cricket. The club boasts excellent facilities, with facilities being used for representative games and modern artificial outdoor nets in a friendly atmosphere.