BRADFORD CRICKET LEAGUE

CLECKHEATON CRICKET CLUB
SEASON 2008

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KEY SIGNINGS ADD STRENGTH TO 2008 SQUAD.

"MALLY"
NICHOLSON
Gordon Bowers
'Young Cricketer of the Year"



CRAIG
WISEMAN


CRAIG
THORNTON


TOM PRINGLE
Ernest Lodge Trophy
Young Spinner of the Year


IAN
NICHOLSON
   Right hand batsman and medium fast bowler John Wood is now in his fourth season as the captain of Cleckheaton Cricket Club and is arguably one of the most influential the Moorend outfit has acquired in the clubs recent history. The on-field exploits of the Wakefield-born captain has been consistent but his captaincy, man management skills and overall contribution to the club off-the-field has been exceptional. John has grasped the nettle in fine style and the respect he commands has enabled the club to make giant leaps forward during the last couple of seasons. The 'Skip' made his championship debut for Durham in 1992 and has also had a spell in South Africa playing for Griqualand West in addition to making his mark as an all-rounder for Lancashire. Indeed, John took the helm at the club from another former Lancashire hero Ian Austin having previously played for near-neighbours Spen Victoria. However, the club has benefited enormously from a man who not only possesses ability as a cricketer but the family-man values that has made him respected by the rest of what is a largely young squad of players.

Vice-captain Craig Thornton is something of an un-sung hero. An intelligent cricketer who goes about his business in an unfussy but professional manner. He rarely grabs the headlines but is Mr Consistency and is probably the best fielder the club has. Craig has taken some amazing catches with those huge hands he possesses and is a confidante of the captain John Wood. A school teacher by profession and another player who's from a solid background that gives the club stability.

Last season's overseas man Mohammad Zaman is now qualified to play as a British player, and although disappointed by his batting performances last season stays for a further year. He is convinced that he won't disappoint again. His track record in English league cricket speaks for itself. The right handed batsman, and off-spin bowler, spent 2005 and 2006 as Littleborough's professional in the Central Lancashire League. Prior to this he turned out with Driffield in the Yorkshire Premier League. In his last season with Littleborough he scored 987 runs, but had completed 1000 runs in each of his previous five seasons. His first two seasons in England were spent with Brandesburton in the NPI East Yorkshire Cricket Alliance League where his run tallies were 1421 and 1317; and between scoring 2738 runs managed to capture 138 wickets. He is more than a useful off-spinner and has been described by the captain as a bowler who knows what the batsman's going to do before he does. A very calculating player, his no-nonsense approach makes him indeed "a class act".

Ian Wood is a genuine all-rounder and of course the skipper's brother whom he played alongside at Spen Victoria. Ian is yet another consistent performer with a steely determination hidden beneath a pleasant exterior. A prime example was a game at Bowling Old Lane last season in a league match Cleck' looked to be losing but six maiden over's from Ian changed the whole complexion of the game.

Tom Pringle is a young leg-spinner who is going from strength to strength. Tom is fresh from a winter in Sri Lanka after touring with the Leeds and Bradford Universities where he showed his potential. He is also a useful batsman and a player with a very bright future and it has to be said rejected offers from several other Bradford League clubs to stay at Moorend.

Similar could be said of opening fast bowlers Ian Wardlaw and Craig Wiseman. These two work in tandem and have carved out a good reputation for themselves and look to be the scourge of opposing batsmen. 'Wardy' joined us from second division Hartshead Moor and in his first season quickly established himself. Craig will always be knows as 'Wisey's' son referring of course to the Bradford League umpire and former Windhill hell-raiser Paul Wiseman! However, Craig is his own man but has in-built some of his dad's fire-in-the-belly, which can only be a good thing for Cleckheaton.

Neil Nicholson has arrived from relegated Idle during the winter to play alongside his talented sons Ian and Michael. 'Nico' senior will shore up the middle order and the former Yorkshire and East Bierley opening batsman is sure to be impressed by his talented off-spring. There is a lot more to come from the enigmatic Ian who is potentially one of the best batsman in the first division while his wicket-keeping brother 'Mally' proved last term he was the best taking 34 catches and 14 stumpings leaving him way out in front of second placed Lee Goddard from East Bierley.
New overseas opening batsman Louis Aspeling has arrived from Scholes and the South African looks as though he is going to be a real 'snip' after scoring a confident 36 runs on his Cleckheaton debut at Brighouse. Louis has also played for Warwicks second team and his assured and professional persona will serve the club well.

On the fringes of the first team are twins Eddie and Marcus Walmsley, two 16 year olds with the world at their feet. Both bat and bowl with ultra confidence and they have stepped in to the first team breach without any problems. Watch out for these two they have a very bright cricketing future.

John, who is eagerly looking forward to the 2008 season after the team's undoubted successes last term, feels that finishing fourth in the league and reaching the Priestley Cup Final for the first time is just the beginning for the current side which he confidently expects will soon win a trophy. He hopes to retain his promising youngsters for seasons to come whilst being in a position to welcome some of the club's crop of quality juniors into the senior side.

!! This season could be one to remember !!

Some of the photographs above have been reproduced by kind permission of the Bradford Cricket League.
Photos of Louis Aspeling & Mohammad Zaman are reproduced by kind permission of Gary Coyle.
  
IAN WOOD


NEIL
NICHOLSON

IAIN
WARDLAW

LOUIS
ASPELING


MOHAMMAD
ZAMAN




2008 CLECKHEATON 1st TEAM

Back: Ian Wood, Louis Aspeling, Iain Wardlaw, Craig Wiseman, Ian Nicholson, Craig Thornton.
Front: Neil Nicholson, Edward Walmsley, John Wood (Captain), "Mally" Nicholson and Mohammad Zaman.



BRADFORD CRICKET LEAGUE
1st TEAM FIXTURES & RESULTS ~ 2008

Date: Venue 1st Innings Score: 2nd Innings Score: Rslt Pnts Total
.
26/04
3/05
4/05
10/05
17/05
24/05
26/05
31/05
7/06
14/06
15/06
21/06
22/06
28/06
29/06
5/07
12/07
13/07
19/07
26/07
27/07
2/08
9/08
10/08
16/08
23/08
30/08
31/08
06/09
13/09
.
.
A
H
A
H
A
H
A
H
A
H
H
A
A
H
A
H
A
A
A
H
A
H
A
H
A
H
A
A
H
H
.
BRIGHOUSE
CLECKHEATON
BANKFOOT (PC 1st Rnd)
CLECKHEATON
PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE
WOODLANDS
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
BAILDON
CLECKHEATON
YEADON
MANNINGHAM MILLS
ESHOLT
BRIGHOUSE
CLECKHEATON. PC 2nd Rnd
PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE
BRAD & BINGLEY
CLECKHEATON. PC 2nd Rnd
SALTAIRE
ESHOLT
PUDSEY CONGS
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON (PC Semi)
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
HANGING HEATON
YEADON
CLECKHEATON
PUDSEY CONGS
.
119 for 8 Wkts
160 All Out
121 All Out
54 All Out
200 for 9 Wkts
188 for 8 Wkts
210 for 6 Wkts
249 for 4 Wkts
150 for 9 Wkts
223 for 7 Wkts
215 for 7 Wkts
No Play
152 for 8 Wkts
128 All Out
183 for 8 Wkts
195 for 9 Wkts
139 All Out
167 All Out
145 for 8 Wkts
206 for 4 Wkts
251 for 3 Wkts
159 for 8 Wkts
No Play
114 All Out
144 for 8 Wkts
95 All Out
162 All Out
125 for 6 Wkts
No Play
211 for 7 Wkts
.
CLECKHEATON
SALTAIRE
CLECKHEATON
BRAD & BINGLEY
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
EAST BIERLEY
BOWLING OLD LANE
CLECKHEATON
HANGING HEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
HARTSHEAD MOOR. PC 2nd Rd
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
FARSLEY. PC 3rd Rnd
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
WOODLANDS
EAST BIERLEY
WOODLANDS (PC SEMI)
BOWLING OLD LANE
BAILDON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
MANNINGHAM MILLS
CLECKHEATON
.
120 for 2 Wkts
163 for 6 Wkts
125 for 6 Wkts
55 for 2 Wkts
135 for 9 Wkts
190 for 4 Wkts
169 All Out
175 for 9 Wkts
151 for 4 Wkts
172 All Out
217 for 4 Wkts
No Play
153 for 4 Wkts
130 for 2 Wkts
104 All Out
148 for 9 Wkts
119 All Out
164 for 8 Wkts
113 for 6 Wkts
210 for 8 Wkts
176 All Out
144 All Out
No Play
116 for 0 Wkts
146 for 3 Wkts
96 for 3 Wkts
163 for 1 Wkts
Did Not Bat
No Play
122 All Out
(-1 point)
.
W
L
W
L
L
W
W
W
W
W
W
D
W
W
W
D
L
W
D
W
L
W
D
L
L
L
W
D
D
L
.
14
5
-
1
5
17
19
19
16
19
17
2
16
16
-
7
5
-
6
16
4
17
2
-
2
1
17
5
2
3
.
14
19
19
20
25
42
61
80
96
115
132
134
150
166
166
173
178
178
184
200
204
221
223
223
225
226
243
248
250
252

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Date Venue 1st Innings Score 2nd Innings Score Rslt Pts Total
.
26/04
03/05
5/05
10/05
17/05
24/05
26/05
31/05
7/06
14/06
15/06
21/06
22/06
28/06
29/06
05/07
12/07
13/07
19/07
26/07
27/07
02/08
9/08
10/08
16/08
23/08
30/08
31/08
06/09
13/09
20/09
.
.
H
A
H
A
H
A
H
A
H
A
A
H
H
A
H
A
H
H
H
A
H
H
A
.
H
A
H
H
A
A
H
.
.
CLECKHEATON
YEADON
BANKFOOT (PS 1st Rnd)
HANGING HEATON
CLECKHEATON
PUDSEY ST LAW
CLECKHEATON
LIGHTCLIFFE
CLECKHEATON
WOODLANDS
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
BOWLING OLD LANE
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON PS 2nd Rnd
BAILDON
CLECKHEATON
UNDERCLIFFE PS 3rd Rnd
YEADON
BOWLING OLD LANE
ESHOLT
PUDSEY ST LAW
EAST BIERLEY
HANG HEATON. P.SHLD. SEMI
CLECKHEATON
KEIGHLEY
WOODLANDS
CLECKHEATON
SPEN VICTORIA
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON P.SHLD FINAL.
.
90 All Out
No Play
87 All Out
283 for 4 Wkts
77 All Out
149 All Out
245 for 9 Wkts
149 All Out
214 for 9 Wkts
185 All Out
252 for 6 Wkts
No Play
143 All Out
259 for 7 Wkts
232 for 9 Wkts
104 All Out
229 for 4 Wkts
138 All Out
191 All out
No Play
211 for 9 Wkts
151 All Out
No Play
129 All Out
218 for 6 Wkts
167 for 7 Wkts
236 for 5 Wkts
No Play
No Play
135 All Out
212 All Out
.
PUDSEY CONGS
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON. (PS 1st Rnd)
CLECKHEATON
BAILDON
CLECKHEATON
EAST BIERLEY
CLECKHEATON
KEIGHLEY
CLECKHEATON
FARSLEY
SPEN VICTORIA
CLECKHEATON
PUDSEY CONGS
FARSLEY. PC 2nd Rnd
CLECKHEATON
HANGING HEATON
CLECKHEATON PS 3rd Rnd
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON P.SHLD SEMI
LIGHTCLIFFE
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
FARSLEY
CLECKHEATON
ESHOLT
EAST BIERLEY P.SHLD FINAL
.
91 for 6 Wkts
No Play
87 for 1 Wkt
87 All Out
81 for 1 Wkt
152 for 1 Wkt
249 for 6 Wkts
152 for 2 Wkts
196 for 9 Wkts
186 for 4 Wkts
215 All Out
No Play
146 for 2 Wkts
69 All Out
200 All Out
108 for 1 Wkts
56 All Out
142 for 4 Wkts
158 All Out
No Play
213 for 4 Wkts
152 for 2 Wkts
No Play
133 for 2 Wkts
154 All Out
168 for 9 Wkts
119 All Out
No Play
No Play
136 for 8 Wkts
217 for 3 Wkts
.
L
D
W
L
L
W
L
W
W
W
W
D
W
W
W
W
W
W
L
D
W
W
D
W
W
W
L
D
D
L
L
.
3
2
-
2
0
17
8
17
18
18
20
2
16
20
-
15
20
-
6
2
18
16
2
-
19
15
2
2
2
5
-
.
3
5
5
7
7
24
32
49
67
85
105
107
123
143
143
158
178
178
184
186
204
220
222
222
241
256
258
260
262
267
267
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WAKEFIELD & DISTRICT CRICKET UNION
3rd TEAM FIXTURES & RESULTS ~ 2008

Date: Venue: 1st Innings Score: 2nd Innings Score: Rslt
.
11/05
25/05
15/06
22/06
06/07
13/07
20/07
27/07
08/08
17/08
31/08
.
14/09
.
.
H
H
A
A
H
A
H
H
A
H
A
.
H
.
.
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
ALDMONDBURY WESLEYANS
EAST ARDSLEY
MORLEY
SPEN VICTORIA
CARLTON
CLECKHEATON
ALTOFTS
EAST ARDSLEY

OSSETT. (PLAY OFF FINAL)
.
283 for 8 Wkts
284 for 8 Wkts
123 All Out
190 for 8 Wkts
141 for 8 Wkts
193 for 9 Wkts
166 All Out
234 for 8 Wkts
253 for 5 Wkts
276 for 4 Wkts
149 All Out
.
283 for 5 Wkts
.
.
ALDMONDBURY WESLEYANS
MORLEY
GILDERSOME
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON
GILDERSOME
CLECKHEATON
CLECKHEATON

CLECKHEATON
.
201 for 6 Wkts
123 All Out
126 for 4 Wkts
192 for 1 Wkts
144 for 4 Wkts
197 for 4 Wkts
171 for 4 Wkts
209 All Out
162 All Out
192 All Out
141 All Out

63 All Out
.
W
W
L
W
W
W
W
L
W
L
L

L
.


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TEAM: Played Won Lost Draw Tie Bttg Bwlg Pens Points
.
..1.. WOODLANDS
..2.. PUDSEY CONGS
..3.. EAST BIERLEY
..4.. PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE
..5.. BAILDON
..6.. CLECKHEATON
..7.. BRADFORD & BINGLEY
..8.. HANGING HEATON
..9.. YEADON
.10.. ESHOLT
.11.. MANNINGHAM MILLS
.12.. SALTAIRE
.13.. BOWLING OLD LANE
.14.. BRIGHOUSE
.
.
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
.
20
18
14
13
14
12
11
11
9
7
8
6
5
0
.
3
4
6
8
7
8
9
11
13
14
11
14
17
23
.
3
4
6
5
5
6
6
4
4
5
7
6
4
3
.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.
30
57
51
50
41
41
39
32
26
42
32
28
32
3
.
104
93
89
95
85
80
79
88
77
79
68
86
75
17
.
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
0
3
3
.
340
338
292
285
275
252
240
237
200
200
193
186
162
23

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TEAM: Played Won Lost Draw Tie Bttg Bwlg Pens Points
.
..1..EAST BIERLEY
..2..ESHOLT
..3..WOODLANDS
..4..PUDSEY CONGS
..5..CLECKHEATON
..6..YEADON
..7..FARSLEY
..8..KEIGHLEY
..9..HANGING HEATON
.10..BAILDON
.11..PUDSEY ST LAWRENCE
.12..BOWLING OLD LANE
.13..SPEN VICTORIA
.14..LIGHTCLIFFE
.
.
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
.
.
20
15
14
14
13
12
10
9
8
9
5
5
7
4
.
0
5
8
8
7
5
11
12
13
12
14
16
16
18

.
6
6
4
4
6
8
5
5
5
5
6
5
3
4
.
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
.
53
53
50
33
47
47
54
39
45
33
45
33
24
35
.
98
90
81
90
78
79
78
88
91
76
72
75
64
69
.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
.
363
305
279
271
267
267
242
227
226
209
182
168
164
152

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1st TEAM AVERAGES
ALL BRADFORD LEAGUE & CUP MATCHES.
SEASON 2008


BATTING: Inns: No's: H/Score: Runs: Average:
.
1. MOHAMMAD ZAMAN
2. CRAIG THORNTON
3. MALLY NICHOLSON
4. JOHN WOOD
5. LOUIS ASPELING
6. IAN NICHOLSON
7. RHYS JOWETT
8. IAIN WARDLAW
9. NEIL NICHOLSON
10. IAN WOOD
11. TOM PRINGLE
12. CRAIG WISEMAN
.
Also Batted:
.
25
19
26
17
24
25
8
14
23
18
11
9
.
Edward Walmsley
.
10
6
2
1
1
0
2
5
1
6
4
5
.
Marcus Walmsley
.
.
93*
63*
60
101*
79
58
41
22*
47*
33*
26*
4*
.
and Matthew West
.
803
358
549
357
459
473
98
94
222
119
59
16
.
.
53.53
27.54
22.88
22.31
19.96
18.92
16.33
10.44
10.09
9.92
8.43
4.00
BOWLING: Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Average

1. JOHN WOOD
2. IAIN WARDLAW
3. TOM PRINGLE
4. IAN WOOD
5. MOHAMMAD ZAMAN
6. CRAIG WISEMAN
.
Also Bowled:
.
.
112.1
254.5
187.4
176.4
232.4
180.0
.
Ian Nicholson
.
13
54
25
31
37
32
.
Craig Thornton
.
402
846
759
532
780
641
.
Edward Walmsley
.
3
16
18
26
24
15
12
.
11.00
14.38
15.56
17.62
19.58
20.87
34.17
WICKET KEEPING: Stumped: Caught: Total Victims:
.
MALLY NICHOLSON
.
12
.
37
.
49


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