18 June 2021 Read 34 times

  • After having missed large parts of the 2020 season, you might have expected everyone to be raring to go and ready to enjoy cricket in its true spirit just to enjoy the prospect of being on the field for a full season again.  However, that wasn't the case for some as disciplinary issues arose from the very start.  Right from the start, we had issues and these are the cases to date (18th June / week 9)

    • the general behaviour of 2 Division 1A teams caused them to be warned about their conduct for the rest of the season
    • one player was given a suspended 2-week ban for foul language
    • a player was given a suspended 2-week ban for dissent
    • a player was given a 2-week ban plus a further 2 week suspended ban for serious dissent
    • a player was given a 1-week ban for dissent - however, they also had a 3 game suspended ban carried over from last season so the ban was extended
    • in the above game, the captain was also given a 1 week suspended ban for failing to control his team
    • a player was given a level 1 notice for mistreating the wicket
    • a player was given a 2-week ban plus 2 weeks suspended ban for foul and abusive language
    • a player was given a 2-week ban for misconduct
    • a player was given a 1-week ban for misconduct
    • Two players from the same team were found guilty of dissent and given a 2-week ban by the club which was ratified by the disciplinary chairman.

    As you can see, there have been a number of incidents - too many and many on the same lines.  There will also have been many instances where there was poor behaviour which, perhaps, stopped just short of the umpire stepping in.  Most of these cases involve games with panel umpires but some club umpires do send in reports and they should be encouraged to do so if there are unacceptable events.  One team has featured in more than 1 of the above cases and is now subject to a suspended points deduction should there be any further instances.

    We are publicising these events without names in the hope that players, club members, officials etc can all see what is likely to happen if you overstep the mark.  For now, unlike some other leagues, we will keep the names and clubs out of this so that those who have been penalised can improve their behaviour without being subject to public scrutiny.   However, if things do not improve, we would not hesitate to start naming names.
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All,

It gives me no pleasure in sending out this letter in my role as disciplinary chair for Moore & Smalley Palace Shield.

The 2021 season has just completed round 9 of the fixtures and to date I have received 13 reports for various offences/incidents.

The level of reports relating to player behavior is not acceptable.

I wish to place on record my thanks for the majority of clubs who have not had any reports – Well done, please continue the good work.

The clubs who have been involved in discipline issue already this season, can I ask you to relay this to all playing members that I want to see a marked improvement for the remainder of the season.

Cricket is an exciting game that encourages leadership, friendship, teamwork and brings people together to enjoy themselves.

By playing cricket we create a positive atmosphere with our own conduct and I’m encouraging all players to do likewise, even when things go against you.

If attitudes around discipline persist I will not hesitate to enforce sanctions in line with the code of conduct.

Poor behavior will not be tolerated. 

Yours in sport

Steve.

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The number of cases is still on the rise in the area we cover.

Additionally, more clubs are reporting individuals unable to play as they are in isolation due to a positive test either for themselves or a member of the household.  Since mid-May, we have had reports of excessive numbers in changing rooms, players and spectators not always maintaining social distancing etc.  It is also a concern that some club umpires have reported teams not sanitising and even suggesting that "we don't do that sort of thing anymore".

With increased testing going on in schools and workplaces, there is every chance that someone at your game this weekend could find themselves with a positive test on Monday and in isolation for 10 days. If they have come into close contact with another player or member, they too could find themselves in the same position.  If there has been a general free for all in sharing changing rooms, ignoring sanitising breaks, sharing transport and general mixing throughout the day, the whole team or club could be isolated for 10 days.

Therefore, it is extremely important that everyone involved with our competition keeps to the current rules which are well publicised and should now come as second nature.

If a club does find themselves with an issue and potential difficulty over getting all their teams out as a result of an outbreaks, then please get in touch at the earliest opportunity so all options can be explored.  But, also, please ensure all players are reminded of the need to stick to the guide so that they don't miss games unnecessarily.

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14 June 2021 Read 64 times

Review Saturday 12th June 2021

Great Eccleston v Vernon Carus

Leaders Vernon’s travelled to Gt Ecc and Bobby Bridges won the toss and elected to bat. They didn’t enjoy the best of starts losing two quick wickets, however, the returning Ian Dunn and the Skipper steadied the ship and the middle order all added to a total of 187 for 7. David Sullivan top-scored with 43 not out. Will Procter built on his six wickets last week with a further 3 – 55. Again Gt Ecc didn’t start well and lost two early wickets and whilst scores from Thistlethwaite, Green & Booth took them to 134 Vernon’s won by a comfortable 53 runs. Wickets were shared with Matt Timms returning the best of 5 for 49.

Penwortham v Penrith

Another easy win for challengers Penrith.  Penwortham won the toss and batted first but lost early wickets, Martyn Brierley (38) and Jack Dillon (21no) steadied the innings. However, in a disappointing batting display, the hosts were bowled out for 146 in less than 36 overs.  James Ellis with 3–17 and Greg Cameron 4-25 causing the damage.  Penrith made easy work of their target with ’50s for Cameron and Nicky Burns taking Penrith to an easy eight-wicket win.

Croston v Preston

After last week’s humiliating defeat, Preston fought back with a good win away at Croston. Captain Ian Dickinson elected to bat having won the toss and they posted a poor score of 146 all out. The best of their innings were by Max & Harry Barker with scores of 39 & 34 respectively. Lee Childs chipped in with 28. Imran Patel with 4-48 and Navazish Patel  4-29 were the successful bowlers. Preston only lost two wickets in chasing the Croston target with Navazish scoring 66 and Imran Jethva 50 no. Croston will need to improve as they are just above the relegation spots.

Eccleston v Kirkham & Wesham

K&W won the toss and elected to bat as all teams do after our fine week’s weather. The ground looked a picture and must be one of the best in our Competition. Michael Brooks who has been in fine form opened the batting. The ball didn’t appear to be coming onto the bat quickly and Wright & Oldfield were both out driving. Andy Hogarth and Brooks moved the score on to 56 for 3 when Sean Bovington batting at 5 added impetus to the batting with a belligerent 48. K&W were bowled out for 146 which I thought wouldn’t have been enough. The returning Tom Wilkinson returned 4-33 whilst Andre Hewitt bowled well, posted 3-41. Eccleston. Wilkinson & Hewson started well but then wickets fell in clusters and Eccleston were reduced to 99 for 9 the last wicket pair of Hewitt and Captain Michael Atkinson played well and suddenly a stand of 47 gave a glimmer of victory. However, returning Captain Ant Wilson gat an LBW decision on Atkinson and victory was celebrated by K&W. Jaime Hogarth returned excellent figures of 6-39.

Fylde v South Shore

The battle at the bottom saw returning Captain Keith Moore win the toss and elect to bat. They lost 3 early wickets before Craig Allison (84) Nathan Winward (23) and Mark Winder (28) gave the score some respectability. Fylde finishing on 201. The pick of the Shore bowling was Moshin Iqbal who finished the tail with 4-17. Shore didn’t start well losing two early wickets but a stand between Ash Perera (74) and Ryan Adderley (27) and Tyne Davis (22) took them to 139 for 4. Unfortunately for the Shore, they could only muster another 28 before losing by 34 runs.  Antony Churchill returning excellent figures of 6-44.

Special mention for the sportsmanship of Fylde C.C. They recalled Ryan Adderley when he was erroneously given out LBW after an inside edge.

Barrow v Thornton Cleveleys

Glen Kermode did what all Captains do when the sun shines and elected to bat. Fortune did not shine on the Barrow batsmen and they were bowled out for a lowly 139 in 45 overs. Only Joe McQuillan (25) Greg Reynolds (22) and the Captain 21 reached scores in the 20’s. Jon Bass returned 6- 58. Cleveleys batting was no better and they were bowled out for a miserable 73 with 6 of them being extras. The top scorer being number 10 batsman, Jez Newman with 25. Sam Henderson with 5-25 and Daryl Wearing 3-16 doing the damage. It must have been a long way home.

 

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Review Saturday 12th June 2021

Great Eccleston v Vernon Carus

Leaders Vernon’s travelled to Gt Ecc and Bobby Bridges won the toss and elected to bat. They didn’t enjoy the best of starts losing two quick wickets, however the returning Ian Dunn and the Skipper steadied the ship and middle order all added to a total of 187 for 7. David Sullivan top scored with 43 not out. Will Procter built on his six wickets last week with a further 3 – 55. Again Gt Ecc didn’t start well and lost two early wickets and whilst scores from Thistlethwaite, Green & Booth took them to 134 Vernon’s won by a comfortable 53 runs. Wickets were shared with Matt Timms returning the best of 5 for 49.

Penwortham v Penrith

Another easy win for challengers Penrith.  Penwortham won the toss and batted first but lost early wickets, Martyn Brierley (38) and Jack Dillon (21no) steadied the innings. However in a disappointing batting display the hosts were bowled out for 146 in less than 36 overs.  James Ellis with 3–17 and Greg Cameron 4-25 causing the damage.  Penrith made easy work of their target with 50’s for Cameron and Nicky Burns taking Penrith to an easy eight wicket win.

Croston v Preston

After last week’s humiliating defeat, Preston fought back with a good win away at Croston. Captain Ian Dickinson elected to bat having won the toss and they posted a poor score of 146 all out. Best of their innings were by Max & Harry Barker with scores of 39 & 34 respectively. Lee Childs chipped in with 28. Imran Patel with 4-48 and Navazish Patel  4-29 were the successful bowlers. Preston only lost two wickets in chasing the Croston target with Navazish scoring 66 and Imran Jethva 50 no. Croston will need to improve as they are just above the relegation spots.

Eccleston v Kirkham & Wesham

K&W won the toss and elected to bat as all teams do after our fine week’s weather. The ground looked a picture and must be one of the best in our Competition. Michael Brooks who has been in fine form opened the batting. The ball didn’t appear to be coming onto the bat quickly and Wright & Oldfield were both out driving. Andy Hogarth and Brooks moved the score on to 56 for 3 when Sean Bovington batting at 5 added impetus to the batting with a belligerent 48. K&W were bowled out for 146 which I thought wouldn’t have been enough. The returning Tom Wilkinson returned 4-33 whilst Andre Hewitt bowled well, posted 3-41. Eccleston. Wilkinson & Hewson started well but then wickets fell in clusters and Eccleston were reduced to 99 for 9 the last wicket pair of Hewitt and Captain Michael Atkinson played well and suddenly a stand of 47 gave a glimmer of victory. However returning Captain Ant Wilson gat an LBW decision on Atkinson and victory was celebrated by K&W. Jaime Hogarth returned excellent figures of 6-39.

Fylde v South Shore

The battle at the bottom saw returning Captain Keith Moore win the toss and elect to bat. They lost 3 early wickets before Craig Allison (84) and Nathan Winward (23) and Mark Winder (28) gave the score some respectability. Fylde finishing on 201. Pick of the Shore bowling was Moshin Iqbal who finished of the tail with figures of 4-17. Shore didn’t start well losing two early wickets but a stand between Ash Perera (74) and Ryan Adderley (27) and Tyne Davis (22) took them to 139 for 4. Unfortunately for the Shore they could only muster another 28 before losing by 34 runs.  Antony Churchill returning excellent figures of 6-44.

Special mention for the sportsman ship of Fylde C.C.. They recalled Ryan Adderley when he was erroneously given out LBW after an inside edge.

Barrow v Thornton Cleveleys

Glen Kermode did what all Captains do when the sun shines and elected to bat. Fortune did not shine on the Barrow batsmen and they were bowled out for a lowly 139 in 45 overs. Only Joe McQuillan (25) Greg Reynolds (22) and the Captain 21 reached scores in the 20’s. Jon Bass returned 6- 58. Cleveleys batting was no better and they were bowled out for a miserable 73 with 6 of them being extras. Top scorer being number 10 batsman, Jez Newman with 25. Sam Henderson with 5-25 and Daryl Wearing 3-16 doing the damage. It must have been a long way home.

 

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