Archive for 28 February 2017

Cheshire Competitions Update 2017

Cup Competition Results – Semi-Final

Caldy  21  v  3 Chester
Sandbach  34  v  31 Sale FC

The County Final is :- Caldy  v  Sandbach on the Easter Weekend 15th April 2017

Cheshire Plate semi-final results

Oxton Parkonians  27  v  34  Port Sunlight
Oldershaw            56  v  21  Helsby

Cheshire Vase Semi Final Results
Crewe & Nantwich 27  v  29 Birkenhead Pk.

Cheshire U20’s v Staffordshire Match report

Staffs U20 –  ( 5 )     v      Cheshire U20 – ( 31 )

There is a myth in the round-ball game that the adjacent Stoke stadium is ‘notorious’ for its uncompromising, cold, wet and windy conditions. That same myth is now clearly confirmed by players (&spectators alike) of the more honourable game at Longton RUFC on Sunday 26/2/17, that was evidenced to produce constant swirling cold wind, and rain showers in exposed conditions to influence Cheshire’s first outing in this year’s National competiton.

By way of compensation, the warm hospitality by the Staffs RFU and Longton club readily welcomed their Cheshire counterparts in what was to prove a game played on a well prepared pitch, but in somewhat difficult conditions controlled by ‘Mother Nature’.

The young Cestrian’s however, after an initial period of adjustment, demonstrated their mettle, and set out their stall in executing the attack. After prolonged phases of play they remained camped within the Staffs half for all but a brief period of the game, the Hosts only breaching the defence on one foray. With a superb Four try display, with the ‘Trimmings’ (penalties / conversions) the final score of 5-31, had not only provided spectators with a quality rugby demonstration from two focussed and capable teams, but also displayed some noteworthy individual performances.

The Cheshire forwards dominated play, and made a timely release of their backs to challenge the mobile Staffs back line and fly half, who could not cope with the onslaught before them. There were still however mistakes and this young Cheshire team have already started to address those issues. In their first outing for this year’s National competition they gave good account, of themselves, their clubs and the County, but are now focused on the Lancashire fixture to be played at Lymm Rugby club on 19/3/17

Manager Ian Stanton said after the game, “After the initial shakedown the guys got into their stride and put their control over this game. We will work on the errors, but today the team worked well under pressure in somewhat difficult conditions”

Nick Jones

U16’s v Staffordshire U16’s photos

After a hard fought game by Cheshire they lost to Staffordshire  29-12 at Crewe and Nantwich.

Photos of the game can be seen on the following link, courtesy of James Brewerton

CHESHIRE U16’s –V- Staffordshire U16’s 19th February’17

The names listed below will represent Cheshire under 16’s against Staffordshire under 16’s on Sunday 19th February at Crewe & Nantwich Rugby Club (CW5 7EP). The kick-off is at 2.00pm players will meet at the venue 12.45am. DRESS CODE: Arrive in tracksuits, No.1’s after the games. NO JEANS.  IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE PLEASE TELEPHONE OR TEXT BRENDAN BAILEY IMMEDIATELY ON 07982-255-742

May I take this opportunity to thank all the players involved for their commitment and hard work this season, also a very special mention to all the parents for their support and time they have given to Cheshire under 16’s, many thanks from all the Coaches and Admin Staff.


  1. James Bebbington / Sandbach H.S.
  2. Marcus Pyle / Bramhall H.S.
  3. Dan Carroll / Wirral G.S.
  4. Tom Lockwood / Wirral G.S.
  5. Harry Harding / Fallibroome H.S.
  6. Matt Crawshaw / Wilmslow H.S.
  7. James Oliver / Wilmslow H.S.
  8. Teddy Taylor / Bishop Heber H.S.


  1. Joe Corkish Castle Rushen H.S. (I.o.M.)
    10  Will Nicholson   Altrincham G.S.
    11. Joe Morrow St Mary’s C.H.S.
    12. James Malloy Manchester G.S.
    13. Harry Oliver Wilmslow H.S.
    14. Rhys Spencer-Price   St. Thomas More H.S.
    15. Toby Moule  Kings School, Macclesfield.



16. Ethan Binns (2) / Lymm H.S.
17. Jack Christopher-Jones (2,6,7) / Calday Grange G.S
18. Josh Lyne (1,3,6,7) / Calday Grange G.S.
19. George Hyde (3,1) / Weaverham H.S.
20. Zak Ball (4,5,6,7,8) / Manchester G.S.
21. Max Thompson (Lock) /  St. Anselm’s College
22. Will Fosbrook (13) / Kings School, Macclesfield.
23. Harvey Hemming (12,13,W) / Hartford H.S.
24. Harry Ratcliffe (1,3) / Lymm H.S.
Printable version of the above, click on the link – Cheshire -V- Staffs 19th Feb docx


U17 Squad to face Lancashire U17 Sunday 12th Feb 2017

The following players have been selected to represent Cheshire U17 v Lancashire U17 to be played on Sunday 12th Feb at Fylde RUFC KO 14:00.

Players to meet at 12:00 if they require strapping, 12:30 otherwise.  Dark Trousers, Shirt and Club/School/County Tie for the sit down meal after the game please.

Firstname Surname School Club
Alex Brooks Stockport G.S. Wimslow
James Sherlock Lymm H.S. Lymm
Tom Whittaker Sandbach H.S. Sandbach
Max Beadle Sandbach H.S. Sandbach
Theo Hulbert St Nicholas Knutsford
Jack Wales Kings Macclesfield Knutsford
Connor Wordley Bowden
Matt Ellaby Altrincham G.S. Bowden
Sam Gregory Wirral G.S. Wirral
Harry Wilkinson Helsby H.S. Chester
Cameron Smith Tarporley H.S. Chester
Robin Lowndes Calday Grange Caldy
Calum Ford Brine Lees Crewe & Nantwich
Owen Roberts Elesemere College Chester
Louis Matthews Caldy
Luke Rink Bowden
George Manger Wirral G.S. Wirral
Harry Craven The Grange Chester
Fyn Meredith Sandbach Crewe & Nantwich
George Hughes Lymm
Tom Fletcher Calday Grange Caldy
Tom Merrick Weaverham H.S. Lymm
Will Tyrer Wirral G.S. Wirral
Dominic Duggan Chester
Matthew Bate The Grange Chester

Steve Bate
Cheshire U17/18 Group Manager
07810 648040

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