1st XI hosted Offerton on Saturday, we won the toss and elected to bat, made 211 for 9 dec. in 39.1 overs, Offerton XI replied with 200 for 7 in 50 overs. Match drawn.
2nd XI were away to Groves 2nds in Whitby, again we won the toss and elected to bat but, we could only post 120 all out in 27.3 overs (Dinesh Chinnasamy 60), Groves past the total with overs and wickets in hand to make 123 for 4 from 27.5, winning by 6 wickets.
No home game this weekend due to football tournament.
1sts are away to Tranmere Victoria while 2nds ‘host’ Aplleton 3rds at Port Sunlight
The Parkies returned home from the Cheshire Alliance awards night (Friday 8th) with 9 trophies which included runners up in the 3rd Division and Aggregate cup, Winners of Division 5 West.
The evening was held at the Britannia country house hotel in Didsbury and this year’s guest speaker was former Kiwi bowler Jeremy Coney.
There are no plans for an open top bus tour around the car park but we might want a trophy cabinet making soon.
Mixed fortunes so far this season for the cricket club, the firsts have suffered a couple of defeats in the Alliance league and a defeat in the midweek league, the seconds are undefeated and are sitting top of the Alliance division 5 West.
Westminster Park Cricket club are looking for local business’ to sponsor the club for 2013.
Escalating costs are squeezing us financially and we need a partner to help with the purchase of match balls, replacement kit and Junior section cricket.
The Parkies now compete county wide in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance and are obliged to purchase match balls from the league, the cost being a lot more than when we supplied our own.
We want to provide a training/club shirt to all kids who wish to join the club, this reduces any risk of self consciousness or embarrassment due to their families financial circumstances and would help in makind the individual feel he’she belonged to the club and there is the increase in the club’s insurance policy with the creation of the juniors.
Any interested parties can contact the club secretary, Craig Edwards for details by email at craigandkatrina [*at*] btinternet.com or via www.westminsterpark.play-cricket.com.
Parkies fixtures 2012
6th India (friendly) home
18th Carlton Tavern
26th Maeshafn (friendly) home
3rd Carmel home
20th Saltney Town (11am start) (friendly) home
24th TATA home
3rd Neston CC (friendly) home
7th Chester Asians home
21st Dodleston home
27th Chester Asians home
29th Kinnerton (friendly) home
1st Neston CC (friendly)
5th Gresford home
19th HSBC home
26th Heber’s home
10th Kinnerton (friendly) home
26th Charity Game home
1st Eaton Hall
6th Chartridge CC home
9th Northop Irregulars
All midweek games start 6pm
W.P.C.C. are preparing for the 2012 season and would like you to come and support us at our home games.
All games will be played either Thursday evenings (league), or Friday evenings (friendly), starting at 6pm and concluding, roughly, 8.45pm. All midweek games are 20 overs.
Parkies are hosting Gwersyllt Park C.C. in a charity match, in aid of Cancer research, Breast cancer care and leukaemia, many people have been affected in one way or another by these dreadful diseases and we’d like to help as much as we can so please come out and support that one, the date is to be confirmed.
We shall be posting a full list of fixtures once we have them.
The club are also looking for a couple of volunteers to do our scoring, anyone who can spare a few hours once or twice a week is welcome, previous experience not necessary as we will show you the basics filling in the book and the scoreboard,
Anybody interested can get in touch via the contacts tab or by visiting our webpage. www.westminsterpark.play-cricket.com.
Any interested parties wanting to try the game for themselves can get in touch in the same way, we are having net sessions at Kings school sports hall, Wednesday evenings at 8pm, cost is £3 but kit is provided.