Greenhill Grammar school, Oldham

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Football, 1961-62

 

The record of the various teams was as folows: 

 P     W       D  
  L

1st XI     

U.15

U.14

U.13

U.12 

  22 

  13

  10

   7

   4

  3

  2

  0

  2

  1

  1

  0

  1

  1

  0

  18

  11

   9

   4

   3

 
The first eleven suffered its worst season partly because only three members of the previous year's team remained.  Since both the u.15 and u.14 teams are also weak we cannot look forward to a good first eleven for several years.  The u.13 are a better team than their record suggests.  Next year there are fixtures only for the 1st, u.15 and u.13 teams in order to increase the number of boys available for selection for each team.

D. Abbott.

 


1st XI Cricket

 

 P
      W          D  
     L

  7  

    2

     1

    4

 

The cricket season started badly with a resounding defeat at Heywood.  Heywood went in to bat first and the innings was declared at 96 for 5 wickets.  Walton took 3 wickets for 35 and G. Shaw (5Sc) 2 for 20.  Greenhill were dismissed at the cost of 18 runs by Heywood whose pace bowler Tucker took 7 wickets for 3 runs.

Undeterred by this failure the XI went in first against Counthill at home.  Greenhill declared at 77 for 9, Barlow having scored 36.  Counthill went in to bat and thanks to some fine bowling by Wilcock (4 wickets for 7) and Walton (4 for 17) were all out for 58. G. Shaw (5Sc) took 2 for 17.

Ashton went in to bat first in the second consecutive home fixture.  They declared at 99 for 9. Geoffrey Shaw (4Sc) made his first XI debut with a fine stint of 7 overs in which he took 4 wickets for 19.  Wilcock took 2 for 11 and G. Shaw (5Sc) 2 for 38.  Greenhill were all out for 62 which included scores of 17 and 15 by G. Shaw (5Sc) and Barnes respectively.

The defeat was followed by another against Middleton at home.  Greenhill were all out for 17, Middleton passing this total for the loss of  2 wickets.

The next match at Counthill was drawn.  An ever care-free Egan went in No. 1 for Counthill and scored 27, before Wilcock had him caught at slip.  Scores of 21 not out by Vincent and 18 by Lethbridge helped to carry the score to 88.  Walton took 6 for 27 and Wilcock 3 for 12.  Greenhill were 37 for 7 when play finished, Steven Shaw having scored 22.

In the away match at Glossop our opponents were 26 all out.  Greenhill had a total of 53 all out, S. Shaw having 27 to his credit.

An under-strength team lost at Hathershaw in the Oldham wakes holidays but no figures are available.

In the Staff cricket match the first XI scored 81.  Barlow scored 20 and S. Shaw 24. The Headmaster took 2 wickets for 6 and Mr. K. Wright took 2 for 7, as did Mr. Kent.  The staff scored 59 of which Mr. Halliwell scored 30.  Lever took 3 for 6 and Platt took 2 for 2.