Updated: Aug 23, 2018
Saturday 18th August marked another notable day in the Mossley Cricket Club Father-Son partnership tradition. Mossley Cricket Club have always been proud of their ‘family club’ reputation and continued to build on the family feel with another father-son combination this weekend with the introduction of youngster James Goodwin to the 2XI. Talented bowler James, joins wicket keeper dad, Peter and older brother batsman Thomas, to make up the Goodwin trio.
The Goodwins follow a long tradition of father-son combinations dating back over twenty years. The club boasts over 15 family partnerships combining grandads, sons and grandsons, uncles and nephews going right back to the 1980s with all-rounder Dave Miller playing regularly alongside sons Chris and Rob, to batsman Ashleigh Wood and son Ben.
In more recent times, club chairman Steve Austin partnering son Adrian and grandson Joseph alongside nephew Patrick and the Stirk family, also renowned for fielding 3 players in a side including father Phil and sons Peter and Nathan. In addition to a long list of regular duos including McKinlays, Cresswells, Frosts, Burkards, Richards and most recently 2XI captain Barry Carney and his son Jon to name but a few. Further to this, whilst young brothers are common in most clubs, Mossley CC are proud to be see regular brother-sister combinations emerging in the junior section, with Niamh and Jack Moss combining at under 11 level and Edie and Wilf Nightingale at under 9 and Luca and Amè Heath coming through the Allstar programme.
Mossley Cricket Club pride themselves on including the whole family in their inclusive approach to cricket. Junior training often sees Mum and Dad involved in training, every Friday night is BBQ night and regular social events from quizzes to fundays throughout the year.