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1888 to 2013 - Celebrating 125 years of cricket at Ashley

2012 Season

In 2012, Ashley will be fielding 5 regular senior teams.  The first and second teams will be playing on Saturdays in the Mellor Braggins League and the third and fourth teams will play in the Cheshire County League.  Our new team, the Academy team, with the sole objective of bringing our talented youngsters through into senior cricket, will play at Rostherne and are entered in the Cheshire Alliance. 

Our junior section continues to flourish with teams playing at all age groups.


Fixtures in spreadsheet form

End of season newsletter


2012 will be remembered as one of the wettest in recent history but the club had many successes and they were celebrated by 80 junior & senior players and parents after the 2nd team’s home game on 15th September.


The 1st XI despite losing only 6 games in 2012 compared to 11 last year were relegated to Division 2 of the Cheshire Cricket League, they were only half a dozen points from safety and will reflect on many games where they couldn’t take all ten opposition wickets to force the win. They will no doubt be looking to bounce straight back


The club made a number of presentations to Ash Bradshaw the clubs overseas player; he scored a near record 954 runs for the club including 3 centuries, the highest being an unbeaten 181 at Mobberley. Ash has been a very popular member of the club this year and also a highly valued coach, the youngsters have benefited from his expert coaching at junior nets and in 1 to 1 coaching sessions. Ash along with his girlfriend Georgia are travelling around Europe for 3 weeks before heading home to Melbourne, everyone at the club wishes them a safe trip and we would be delighted to see them back at the club again.


The second team dismissed champions elect Romiley for 136 and were in with a chance of 4th place, a fitting reward for their attacking cricket this year. They fell 30 runs short but still took 5th place and the team can be proud of their efforts.


The new Academy side has been a resounding success, their 3rd place in the table a bonus as many Under 13 and Under 15 players were given their first chance to play senior cricket, they all performed well and some went onto play for the 2nd and 3rd teams.


Finally the 4th team had a late run to 7th in the Division 4 West table after a tough start. Thanks to the clubs links with Last Man Stands we recruited some excellent players and the youngsters contributed to give this team hope for a good season in 2013.


Our junior sides were hampered by cancellations, over half the scheduled league games didn’t take place; they still trained hard and practised with great enthusiasm. The under 13s reached the league cup semi final and should be commended for working hard all year to get 11 players out. The club presented flowers to Liz Loveland, Angela Atkin and Linda Jones for all the work they have done on behalf of the junior teams, there help in getting teams out and providing food and refreshments is very much appreciated.


Our veteran side, the newly formed over 40s, had a great start to the season with 2 wins out of the first 3 weeks, but they struggled to win another game. The team tried to give as much cricket as possible to those not playing weekend cricket and we hope this team will continue next year and beyond.


The last trophy to be handed out was the Clubman of the Year, this years winner did much to help the club progress and to save money; he built the new scorebox for us, provided a huge covered area for the beer festival and also found time to coach the under 15s. We appreciate the work of all our volunteers but Ian Gallagher’s hard work this year make him a deserved winner.


Winners at the presentation night were:


Player of the Year


1st XI               Ash Bradshaw (runner up Andy Shakespeare)

2nd XI                          Bryan Jones (runners up Farrukh Subhani & Vikas Alyas)

3rd XI               Matt Lamming (runner up James Semple)

4th XI               Ken Elliott (runner up Dan Eadie)

Academy XI   Alex Morfitt (runners up Dan Ridley & Darren Griffiths)  


Awards for Top of the Averages (league matches)



1st XI               Ash Bradshaw 859 runs @50.52

2nd XI              Ross McKinstry 168 runs @ 28

3rd XI               Matt Lamming 347 runs @ 31.55

4th XI               Steve Foster 78 runs @ 13

Academy XI   Simon Ferris 234 runs @ 39



1st XI               Dave Woods 16 wickets @ 14.06

2nd XI              Farrukh Subhani 18 wickets @ 12.83

3rd XI               Pete Burgess 26 wickets @ 11.42

4th XI               Dan Eadie 13 wickets @ 20.23

Academy XI   Tommy Ryan 20 wickets @ 14.25


Coach’s Player of the Year

Under 9s         Louis Kennedy

Under 11s       Sam Morfitt & Alfie Johnstone

Under 13         Ben Ashworth-Kwasnik

Under 15         Joe Busby


Most improved Player of the Year


Under 9s         Thomas Lloyd

Under 11s       Ben Hadden

Under 13s       Ed Loveland

Under 15s       Adam Atkin


Players Player of the Year


Under 13s       Max Kennedy

Under 15s       Devanch Mehta


Other awards


Best Under 18 player in Senior cricket Shayaan Imran

Best Under 18 wicket keeper                         Dylan Wimbury

Highest run scorer                               Ash Bradshaw (904 runs in all competitions)

Most catches                                       Ash Bradshaw (9)

Highest partnership                             Ash Bradshaw & Andy Wood 247 for the 2nd wicket v Mobberley

Most wickets                                       Nadeem Alam (35 wickets)

Best bowling figures                           Nadeem Alam (6 for 36)

Clubman of the year                           Ian Gallagher