No 193 24/06/2016 - 1874 Northwich F.C.

No 193 24/06/2016

Season Tickets Now available

We are pleased to advise that we now have 2016/17 Season Tickets available and at a recent Board meeting the following prices were confirmed for admission charges and season tickets:

Under 16 years (as at 30th July) Free admission
Concession (16 and 17 years) £4
Adult (18 to 64 years) £6
Concession (65 years and over) £4

Season tickets Adult £108
Concession £72

Season tickets can be obtained from Brian Edge ( or 07711 505414) or from TUESDAY 28TH JUNE from Nigel Leather at Level One Computers, Witton Street, Northwich or they can be ordered on line from our shop and we will send to you or keep for collection later


by Vicki England

Many 1874 supporters will already be aware that MATTY BEADLE has signed for Evostik League side Colne FC. Since the end of last season, Matty has held talks with Manager Ian street and Assistant Paul Bowyer. They were both fully aware of his situation and therefore the news that came out earlier this week was not a surprise to them nor does it alter the plans that they were making.

Following the announcement by Colne FC, Matty asked that his thanks be passed on to everyone at 1874: “Leaving 1874 has been a difficult decision because I have really enjoyed my time at the club” he said. “Like most players, I would like to test myself at a higher level and Colne have offered me that opportunity. they are a good club and this move feels right for me at this stage of my career.

I want to say a huge thank you to Ian Street and his management team for giving me the chance to play for the Club and for their support. I would also like to say a massive thank you to the Board and @74 supporters who have been fantastic towards me. 1874 is a special football club and I wish everyone all the best in the future”

The Club would like to sincerely thank Matty for all his efforts in the green shirt. We wish him and Colne the very best in the Evostik League


Whilst many of us are still thinking about forthcoming holidays Ian Street and his staff are already very much into making plans for the 2016/17 season as training has already commenced for the players (old and new) and over the next few weeks we hope to bring you exciting details about players signing for 1874

Honours even at a damp Davenham Cricket Club by Alex Dickinson

1874 Northwich FC cricket team made up of fans and players took on Davenham in the second annual match which took place at Butchers Stiles, Davenham.
Showing four changes from last season’s line up 1874 drafted in Mike “Van” Brandon and Jack Woolley along with Alan Webb and Tom Halverson.

With the weather forecast not looking promising it was decided to play a 20/20 match and with captain Gary Halverson winning the toss and with the grey skies threatening overhead decided to bat.

Mike Brandon opened with Cal Waters and they created a nice little partnership of 20 until Callum was caught for 8 which brought Jack Woolley to the crease which unfortunately didn’t last long as he was bowled for a duck. Brandon was next to go after contributing a useful 16. This brought Tom Halverson to the wicket and he kept one end up as we lost two wickets cheaply Olly Dickinson departing for 1 and Gary Halverson getting a duck. 1874 were in a bit of bother with the score at 33 for 5 but Tom and the new batsmen John Coats steadied the ship until Tom was out for 25. Alex Dickinson was next in and another useful partnership developed until John had to retire (not for an injury ) but because he reached 30 not out. Will Hughes came in for the last two overs and he helped the score on to 116 for 6 finishing with 6 not out , Alex also remaining unbeaten on 23.

With the rain beginning to fall steadily there was a quick turnaround and our opening bowling pair of Callum Waters and Joe Woolley restricted the Davenham batsmen to only 22 for after 6 overs with Jack picking up the two wickets and Callum going for only 6 runs. Will Hughes and Mike Brandon then took over the bowling duties bowling out their allotted 4 overs, Will finishing with 1 for 21 Mike 1 for 17 leaving Davenham at 68 for 4 with 48 needed off the final 6 overs. The rain was now pretty heavy and with ball resembling a sponge it was thrown to Ales Dickinson for some gentle slow medium pace to test the bowlers. A wicket was picked up with his second ball leaving Davenham 5 down. Olly Dickinson was next on and he too took a wicket in his over . The rain was very heavy now and it was decided to bring the teams in and call the game as a draw. Davenham finished on 76 for 6 after 16 overs.

The teams were grateful for the warmth of the club house and a burger expertly cooked by Stuart Woolley on the BBQ washed down with refreshing pint. Eddie Phillips who kindly sponsored the game chose Harry Garner of Davenham and John Coats of 1874 as the respective “men of the match”. Thanks also go to Carol Waters for scoring, Simon Barton for umpiring and Maggie Coats for the photos. I won’t mention Gary’s four dropped catches behind the stumps, the fact that Mike Brandon borrowed some cricket whites and James Wood managing not to give any 1874 players out LBW!

Cricket Team
Team Back row (L-R) Mike Brandon, Olly Dickinson, James Wood, Gary Halverson, Callum Waters, Will Hughes, Jack Woolley
Front row (L-R) Alex Dickinson, Tom Halverson, John Coats, Alan Webb

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The NeuroMuscular Centre -We would like to ask 1874 Northwich FC’s supporters to take the time to vote for NMC to be Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year for the following two stores. You can do it online:
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Search for – Sainsburys Northwich (Venables Road) – Sainsburys Hartford Chester Road Local and click on vote for the NeuroMuscular Centre and then make sure you validate it (just follow the simple instructions). Many thanks!

Note from John Coats – our Treasurer and Regular Swimathon Participant: At this year’s Northwich Swimathon, 1874 were able to request for a portion of our sponsorship money to go to a charity of our choice and as a result we have managed to raise a further £145 for the NMC.

Craig at Orlando
Craig Chorlton watching Orlando City in the MLS and spreading the 74 word!

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