DEVELOPMENT XI 2009

A joint venture financed by Cheshire County Cricket Club and Cheshire Cricket Board saw the formation of the Cheshire County Development XI in 2009 season. The team built on the excellent foundations of its predecessors the County Club's 'A' XI (formerly 2nd XI) and the Board's Under 19s. The aim is player development from Cheshire Youth Cricket (CYC) and/or league cricket in Cheshire to Minor County or First Class Cricket by providing 2 day matches against quality opposition. The majority of the players are 18 and 24 but exceptional younger talent as well as late developers are also considered. Players are selected on the basis of consistently high performances for Cheshire Clubs or Age Group County Cricket.The team is managed by a joint committee from the County Club and the Cheshire Board. Manager (Steve Amison) and Coach (Chris Murphy) are responsible for day to day matters, and joined by Andy Newton (County Club) and Richard Newton (County Board) to oversee policy and organisational matters. Steve Amison 0161-494-5297 or 07771567494 will be pleased to hear from any Cheshire Club about potential players.

16/17 June v Yorkshire at Barnsley - Abandoned as a draw a few overs into Day 2
Cheshire 332-8 (66 0vers) R.Moore 89, C.Simpson 89, D.Halkon 60
Yorkshire 160-2 (34 overs)
Jonny Kettle (Oulton Park) Captain
Louis Bentley (Oulton Park)
Lee Dixon (Oxton)
Jon Fawcett (Didsbury)
James Hawley (Macclesfield)
David Hurst (Neston)
Ric Moore (Oulton Park)
Tom Parfett (Macclesfield)
Pat Roberts (Toft) Wicketkeeper
Ashley Shaw (Chester Boughton Hall)
Chris Simpson (Nantwich)
Craig Williamson (Oulton Park)

22/23 June v Warwickshire at Dorridge - Lost by 6 wkts
Cheshire 200 & 242-8 (D.Hurst 93, L.Dixon 52)
Warwickshire 221 & 223-4
Jonny Kettle (Oulton Park) Captain
Mark Bennett (Heaton Mersey)
Louis Bentley (Oulton Park)
Jon Fawcett (Didsbury)
David Hurst (Neston)
Ric Moore (Oulton Park)
Tom Parfett (Macclesfield)
Pat Roberts (Toft) Wicketkeeper
Ashley Shaw (Chester Boughton Hall)
Andy Tetlow (Grappenhall)
Craig Williamson (Oulton Park)
Tom Young (Hyde)

v Durham Academy at Tattenhall on 30 June/1 July 2009 - Lost by 8 wkts
Cheshire 1st Innings 302 for 9 (55 overs) L Dixon 62, L Bentley 49, R Moore 43, K Sawas 34 P Roberts 22: 
2nd Innings 210 ao (54 overs) L Bentley 60, C Simpson 31, L Dixon 24
Durham 1st Innings 249 for 6 (55 overs) M Turns 115* R Singh 49 Ross Dixon 3 for 72, Ash Shaw 2 for 44:
2nd Innings 238 for 2 (47 overs) J Coyne 102, G Clarke 97*, R Singh 31

v STAFFORDSHIRE DEVT XI at Nantwich CC on 16 July 2009 11am - Draw
Rain spoilt what was looking like an exciting finish.
Cheshire 256 for 6 - 50 overs: Oli Sadler [Alsager] 63, Lou Bentley [Oulton Park] 50, 
Khalid Sawas [Macclesfield] 44*, James McCoy [Widnes] 25, Jonny Kettle [Oulton Park] 24.
Staffs 194 for 4 - 41 overs: Oli Sadler  5-0-24-2, James Warrington [Nantwich] 7-2-21-1.

v LANCASHIRE U19 at Liverpool CC on 22 and 23 July 2009 11am - Tie
Rain resticted play to a one innings match
Cheshire  159  (Bennett 58, Tripathi 22-7-47-5, Bulcock 8-6-2-3)
Lancashire 159 (Mirza 41, Shaw 10.5-2-29-4, Reid 8-0-55-4, Tetlow 7-1-24-2)
Pat Roberts	     (Toft)
Mark Bennett   (Heaton Mersey)
Louis Bentley   (Oulton Park)
Tom Evans	     (Widnes)
Ollie Law	     (Chester Boughton Hall)
Charlie Reid	     (Alderley Edge)
Khalid Sawas    (Macclesfield)
Ashley Shaw    (Chester Boughton Hall)
Andy Tetlow    (Grappenhall)
David While	     (New Brighton)
John While	     (New Brighton)
Craig Williamson (Oulton Park)

v DERBYSHIRE ACADEMY 31 July at Middlewich CC - Won
Derbyshire Academy 185 for 8 (50 overs) Charlie Reid (Alderley Edge) 3/32, Craig Williamson (Oulton Park) 2/23, 
Jonny Fawcett (Didsbury) 2/41
Cheshire County Development XI 189 for 4 (38 overs) Louis Bentley 98, Mark Bennett 65
Jonny Kettle	(Oulton Park) Captain
Oli Sadler 		(Alsager) Vice Captain
Mark Bennett	(Heaton Mersey)
Louis Bentley	(Oulton Park)
Lee Dixon		(Oxton)
Jonny Fawcett	(Didsbury)
Charlie Reid		(Alderley)
Pat Roberts		(Toft) Wicketkeeper
Khalid Sawas	(Macclesfield)
Ashley Shaw	(Chester Boughton Hall)
Andy Tetlow	(Grappenhall)
Craig Williamson	(Oulton Park)

v YORKSHIRE ACADEMY 18 August 2009 at Grappenhall CC - Lost
Start 11am 
Guy Emmett		(Oulton Park) Captain
Pat Roberts 		(Toft) Wicketkeeper Vice Captain
Louis Bentley		(Oulton Park)
Chris Davies		(Oxton)
Lee Dixon		        (Oxton)
Tom Evans		        (Widnes)
Jon Fawcett		(Didsbury)
James McCoy		(Widnes)
Charlie Reid		        (Alderley Edge)
Oli Sadler                    (Alsager)
Ashley Shaw		(Chester Boughton Hall)
Khalid Sawas		(Macclesfield)

v LEICESTERSHIRE XI 20 August 2009 at Toft CC - Won
Cheshire 219 for 7 (45) Jonny Kettle  (Oulton Park) 69, Rick Moore (Oulton Park) 42, James McCoy (Widnes) 39
Leicestershire XI 208 ao (45) 
Jonny Kettle		(Oulton Park) Wicketkeeper and Captain
Jonny Fawcett		(Didsbury) Vice Captain
Mark Bennett		(Heaton Mersey)
Louis Bentley		(Oulton Park)
David Hurst		        (Neston)
Charlie Reid		        (Alderley)
Ashley Shaw		(Chester Boughton Hall)
Chris Simpson		(Nantwich)
Andy Tetlow		(Grappenhall)
John While		        (New Brighton)
Craig Williamson	        (Oulton Park)
Tom Young		        (Hyde)