10/10/2015 30th Anniversary T/20 Tournament


Day 1

Following a particularly well lubricated welcoming ceremony on Friday evening the 30th anniversary tournament got underway today. Our friends from Rampside batting first against one of our regular visitors from the Midlands West Hagley.

Rampside piled on the runs amassing a phenomenal 183-2 with Chambers scoring a admirable 118*

West Hagley tried in vane to chase it down but fell short by 20 runs.

Menorca were up next against the Dalesmen who after a stuttering start gathered momentum to total 159 from their 20 overs.

A poor start from the hosts left them too much to do falling 40 runs short in the end.


Day 2 of the 30th anniversary tournament got underway with Menorca v Outlaws.

On a particularly blustery morning Menorca took to the field first with the sun shining brightly as the Outlaws got off to a steady start. They accelerated well at the end of their innings to post a competitive total of 178-4
Menorca started well with their reply but lost wickets too frequently to really threaten the visitors total.

Outlaws 178-4
B Taylor 69* Owers 57
Menorca 164
Davies 39 Cook 33
Outlaws won by 14 runs.
Game 2 saw a phenomenal total posted by the Cumbrians who easily booked their place in the next phase. Daly putting the Jaguars to the sword with a big hitting 161*. In response the Jaguars to their credit batted well without ever threatening the first innings total.
Once again two very good games and some real talent on display. Get down and support the club in its 30th Anniversary year if you haven't done so already.
Rampside v Jesmonds Jaguars
Rampside 268-2
Daly 161*
Jesmonds Jaguars
Lewis 52 Bush 59
Rampside won by 90 runs

Day 3

Final day of group stages. First up it was the Outlaws against the Dalesmen.
Outlaws 183-7 Owers 62 Brennan 44
Dalesmen 109-9 McGee 2-11 B Taylor 2-11 D Gilson 3-12
Outlaws won by 74 runs
The second game was West Hagley v Jesmonds Jaguars where the Midlands team piled up a colossal score of 299-2 from their 20 overs.
Arguably the best innings ever seen at Biniparrell as Jayden Levitt blasted 207* from 67 balls. I'm sure this must be some kind of record and needs to be analyzed. I'll leave the stattos to let us know on that one.
West Hagley 299-2 Levitt 207* Mole 52*
Once again the Jaguars managed a decent total in reply but were never realistically going to chase down what surely must be one of the biggest totals ever in T20 cricket.
Jesmonds Jaguars 170 Christie 68*
A Mahmood 4-16.

Well Done to West Hagley the overall winners of the Tournament!

Tim Hayden being awarded the trophy by the mayoress of Sant Lluis

30th anniversay

3/10/2015 Corbett's Crusaders

Menorca v Corbett's Crusaders Saturday 40 overs.

Menorca 251-5 Tysoe 73* Cockroft snr 55 Conn 2-24
Corbett's Crusaders 156 Macleod 83 Cockroft jnr 3-33 Hossan 2-36 F&S Osterberry 2-2
Menorca won by 95 runs!!!
Menorca v Corbett's Crusaders 40 overs Sunday.
Corbett's Crusaders 199-6 Chapman 58 Corbett 33.
Menorca 101 Davies 71 Byron 2-15 Woodland 3-3 Ellison 3-30 Woodcock 2-10. 
Corbett's Crusaders won by 98 runs.

26/09/2015 Trengilly Wartha


Menorca v Trengilly Wartha 40 overs Saturday
Trengilly 255-6 Ambrose 92 Campbell 52 Weetch 53
Davies 2-16
Menorca 239 Barker 63 Davies 53 Tysoe 40
Weetch 3-37 Jarvis 3-28
Trengilly won by 16 runs.


Menorca v Trengilly Wartha 40 overs Sunday
Trengilly 275 Campbell 157*
Davies 3-51
Menorca 134 Davies 72
Ambrose 4-15 Campbell 2-29
Trengilly won by 141 runs.

05/09/2015 Dave Nuttall testimonial game

A 30 over game was organized to celebrate Dave's outstanding contribution to the club over the last 30 years.

A mixture of players past and present turned out to show their appreciation. The Menorca side skippered by Simon ("Dot") Cotton choose to wield the willow first Dave (el gato)) Catterall & Roy (just for men) Sturgeon got Menorca off to a steady start before Nizzy (spice boy) Hossan and Bob (the lips) Porter formed a ensemble to remove Sturgeon for 12. Barker and Catterall then set about the attack and were piling on the runs when David (nutty) Nuttall invoked a rule change and made them both retire. Joe ( budgie) Brayne carried on in the same vain and was also forced to retire. Menorca posting a formidable 194 from their allotment. Economical bowling figures from James (bubba) Davies and Nizzy Hossan the others unfortunately leaving rather a lot to be desired.

In reply James (bubba) Davies & Andy (tiger) Tysoe got Nuttall's team off to a flying start before the youngster was sent packing for 18. Tiger was in typically defiant mood, nudging & nurdling his way to 29 before falling to the guile of John (fester) Long. Bob (the lips) Porter was batting down the jubilee line whilst the bowling from Catterall was predominantly being launched down the northern however he did make 35*

actionThe man of the moment came to the crease and preceded to make the Menorca bowling attack look far more threatening than it actually was. Paul (mas te vicario) Strudwick creating major difficulties for Nuttall in particular. The game wouldn't have been complete without some confusion between Mike (my round) Morris and David (nutty) Nuttall running between the wicket.

last ball

The final ball of the game was one of the highlights of the day with Nutty bludgeoning Joe (budgie) Brayne back over his bald bonce to the boundary. David's team fell short in the end but cricket and camaraderie were the winners.


In emotional scenes at the end club Chairman Andrew ( may I have more wine) Manners thanked Dave for his tireless contribution and David himself spoke very eloquently about his love for the club and cricket in general. A truly legendary and memorable day at Menorca CC.


19/09/2015 Mortimer CC


Saturday September 19th 2015

40 overs

Menorca: 314 for 4

Mortimer: 77 all out in 27.5 overs

James Davies batting 2: 141 off 84 balls; c/Richard Baker b/ Ian Bliss; 15x4 5x6

Ian Bliss(capt): 9 overs; 3 wkts for 56

Sanjay Patel batting 3: 35 off 58 balls; stumped Andy Tysoe b/Roy Sturgeon; 4x4

Roy Sturgeon: 6 overs; 1 maiden; 6wkts for 12

Mortimer batted with 10 players: Dave Minifie being injured whilst fielding.


Sunday September 20th 2015

40 overs

Menorca: 245 for 8

Mortimer: 141 for 8

Sam Howard batting 3: 107 off 91 balls; c/Tony Alder b/John Nichols ; 14x4 2x6

John Nichols: 7 overs; 4wkts for 44 John Nichols batting 1: 38 off 59 balls; L.B.W. b/Sam Howard; 5x4

Derek Pritchard: 8 overs; 2 maidens; 2wkts for 16