Ecton Cricket Team

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Ecton Cricket Team 1994

Team that played 18th September 1994

Back Row; Kevin Lester, Paul White, Sam Jordon, Mike Titley, Kevin Nichols, Steve Loasby.

Middle Row; Tom Richards, Jamie Perrin, Steve Wheatman, Chris Ellis.

Front Row; Mark Bullock, Steve Richards

Match Report

The last match under the Beech Trees

18th September 1994 v Great Houghton

Beech Tree 1997 after gales had brought many trees down.

The last ever game on the old Ecton pitch, unfortunately played without such stalwarts as Malc Kearsley, Brian Saunders and Dave Croft all of whom were too emotional to play and made excuses such as weddings, holiday etc.

Ecton won the toss and batted and with M.Bullock falling for 12 Steve Wheatman again sensing easy runs promoted himself up in the order. His senses proved correct as he knocked a second seccessive 60 (aided by some iffy fieldingand Jamie Perrin also seeming to posses some amazing sense of jug avoidance by being out in the 40s for the umpteenth time during the season. Chris (thin boy) Ellis making a welcome return to the team for the final fixture scored a rapid 29 and with Steve Loasby (21no) and Steve Richards 22 an excellent total of 231 was reached.

Houghtons reply was always in touch at 99-3 but being a rare 'time' game Ecton needed to bowl the opposition out to win. Skipper Steve Wheatman (now sensing easy wickets) came into the attack and grabbed 5-35 to send Houghton reeling to 150-9 before Mark Bullock succesfully extracted a run out of his to grab a suitable victory in the last game under the trees.

The end of what has been a most enjoyable era both on and off the field for 4 generations of Ecton Cricket.

 The Final Season's stastistics were:-

Played

17

Won

9

Lost

8

Highest Batting Average M.Kearsley 31.7
Best Bowling Average M.Kearsley 13.7
Most Runs Scored S.Wheatman 359
Highest Score M.Bullock 88
Most Wickets Taken M.Kearsley 30
Best Bowling Performance M.Kearsley 6-34
Most Catches D.Croft 10

1952 Cricket Team

The cricket team in 1952-all the players were born or lived in Ecton.

Back row; Walter Brain,CS Taylor,Peter Dicks,Bill Fenn,Jim Hagger,Tom Richards,John Collip,George Richards.

Front row; Alf Campbell, Tony Labrum, Maurice Richards, John Bugby, Colonel Wetherall, Tom Dicks jnr., Edgar Dicks.