Sheffield Wednesday’s season in the Football League Championship might have ended on a damp squib with a 2-1 defeat away at Watford, but there’s optimistic signs for this cricketing counterparts.
After the double promotion extravaganza of 2013, The Wednesday CC has started 2014 in the best possible manner with wins over Kiverton and Eckington. The wins mark a significant improvement in Sunday fortunes since The Wednesday last played at this level in 2012.
The two wins were fantastic away performances over a side that are established at this level or higher in Eckington and over a team that finished above The Wednesday last season. What’s even more encouraging is the manner of these wins. April is tough time for cricketers with a combination of poor weather and early season rust meaning that outcomes can be unpredictable. So it’s with a great reassurance that we’ve seen two strong away wins.
The wins have come from a combination of old reliable players like Naseby, Kapala, who hit a 50 and Holland, but also new faces like Turner and Renshaw. Next for The Wednesday is our first home game at Davy Sports Centre in Darnall. Tomorrow’s team is:
- Holland (c)
- Naseby (wt)
- Bennett, C
- Lindley (12th)
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We boast Ashes winning captain, Michael Vaughan as a fan, he says:
It’s great to know that The Wednesday Cricket Club has been resurrected after an absence of 87 years. Hopefully this once great Sheffield institution will go from strength to strength and that, like me, you will give it your full support.
Former Ashes winning England Captain and Wednesdayite
Anyone who has a love of cricket, combined with a love of local history and all things Wednesday is welcome on board in any capacity. If you’re interested in playing, coaching, umpiring or scoring feel free to come along.
The reformation of the Wednesday Cricket Club represents an opportunity for enthusiasts to develop a club from the bottom up. Our name gives us a real advantage and can be marketed with relative ease. We’ll be working hand in hand with Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity and in so doing build a strong cricketing tradition with a vibrant social section alongside plenty of scope for fundraising.
Beat Anston Ladies CC away by 118 runs 1st September
Welbeck CC away 8th September
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