Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saddleworth CC v Bamford Fieldhouse CC

As promised ... some cricket !

Another glorious day so after a bit of gardening/tidying/shopping, I loaded up "the beast" and wandered down Manchester Road to Well'i'Hole, the home of Saddleworth Cricket Club to take in just a couple of hours of their game this afternoon - so you only get Saddleworth batting (just for information though - Saddleworth scored 290 in 45 overs including an unbeaten century from one "Bez", and then skittled Bamford for 104). Some excellent batting - and some good fielding by several extremely young Bamford players. Oh - and for the real ale drinkers - the club serves Thwaites "Original" and "Highwayman" on draught !

Good to know that the big lens is still roadworthy - there is a bit of "gunk" inside the lens - and the 'lock' doesn't work - it just slides out on its own when you point it down (hence it being "given away" to me a year or so ago !!), but it works pretty well in nice weather (have to use the monopod though - it's bloody heavy !!), so it might get a few outings over the next couple of months. Pictures at

Saddleworth beat Bamford Fieldhouse by 186 runs

P.S. I did buy a "Non League Paper" - and there were no football fixtures in it all !!

P.P.S. Tea was pasta and bean salad, green salad and a selection of cold meats and pork pie with chutney !!

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