What a great night to end arguably Endon's best ever season. Our thanks to everyone who who helped to organise or contribute to the occasion. The Quarter proved a perfect venue for the 60 plus guests who enjoyed the live entertainment, copious amounts of calories and the celebratory speeches.

Thank you to Joe Bailey and his staff for making the Quarter such a hospitable place.

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All the bast to everyone involved with the club as we anticipate another exciting season in 2020.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR A FABULOUS SEASON - a message from a very proud chairman


Well done and thank you to everyone for their joint massive contributions this year making 2019 the most successful in the clubs 148 year history. Having both Saturday senior teams promoted is a real credit to the two captains Marlon and Hoppy and Rob Latham in his role as 1st team coach

1st team – When a team recruits six talented new players the only doubts anyone would have is will they work together as a team. It was clear to me after winter net practices and the 1st game this was never going to be an issue. A superb team spirit and match winning contributions from every player during the season saw us winning the league by 63 points with 16 wins, 2 draws and only one lost in the games played.  

For the first time in many years the team had, in Jack Chell and Ross, two bowlers who had the ability to spin the ball and their joint return of 86 wickets was superb, they were ably supported by the pace men Harvey (46 wkts), Marlon (32) and Jack B (34).

The batting was headed up by the sublime batting of George with 871 runs at an average of 54, followed by Alex with 589 runs, Sibbo 473, Ross 466, Jordan 456 and Nick 415. In the field we truly exceeded again and made every other team look really poor in comparison.  I calculated throughout one game alone where the opposition conceded 43 runs we would have saved. This was led again by the Bailey brothers with 27 fielding dismissals between them.


2nd Team- I have always said the hardest job in any cricket club is 2nd team captain and this applied more than ever with Hoppy again this year. I lost count how many times he phoned me to say he only had 8,7 and once only 6 players so far for this week’s game. It is a credit to him and the club that he succeeded in putting out a team each week using a total of 28 players and still gaining a massively well deserved promotion.


Well done to all 28 players, parents, boyfriends, etc who played for us but especially to Hoppy (308 runs & 25 wkts), Brad (529 & 28), Josh (169 & 24), Alex D (147), Tom N (106 & 20) Ollie (106 & 20) and Brad Spooner (14 wkts)


Once again the club and all its members have made me very proud to be your Chairman. Thank you Andy Bullmore

Coming up

To be rearranged

RACE NIGHT

Saturday, 21st Sept

SUPERHEROES NIGHT

Saturday, 28th Sept

SENIOR PRESENTATION

Sun, 29th Sept

All day private hire

A first Endon century for Nick Atkinson - more to come!

FIRSTS END SEASON ON A HIGH

Firsts finished an amazing season with a home flourish against Meir Heath allowing Nick Atkinson to secure his first century for Endon before a declaration on a match-dominating 274. While the visitors were comprehensively beaten, they returned home happy with enough points in the travel bag to confirm their place in the division next year. Away from Post Lane Leycett secured a maximum-points victory to join Endon as division one new boys in 2020 – congratulations to them! Solid performances from Andy Sibley and Jordan Weaver (63 and 40) paved the way for Endon’s latest century maker to carve out a not out 103 in 126 balls. Marlon Martin rested on the laurels of his ten-wickets in two weeks to give his other bowlers at least a wicket each before Meir were demolished for just 72 runs.

The confirmed relegation places from the Premier Division means the Endon will face Hem Heath and Blythe as well as Elworth, Little Stoke, Audley, Wood Lane, Eccleshall, Newcastle and Hartshill, Knypersley and Sandyford in the coming season. These are heady heights for Post Lane but no-one in a very confident and relatively young side is reporting any altitude sickness. Can't wait for 2020!

SECONDS SURGE TO PROMOTION WITH A BIG HOPWOOD RECORD

A second end-of-season win secured the Second Team's slender advantage over its rivals to make sure of a much-deserved promotion for the many different selections that have donned the elegant Ital shirts of the 2019 season. Fitting then that the frequently beleaguered captain, Andy Hopwood, should become the first Second-Teamer to put on the very rare Allroundership mantle that has eluded him and may other players over Endon's recent history. A fifty with the bat and a five-for with ball was fitting reward for the fifty-three-year-old Endon stalwart as Sandbach became the side's latest victim.

 

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