A combination of MCC and Tegernsee took on a combination of CCB and Punjab in a 30 over friendly at the Hirschanger. CCB won the toss and chose to bat and got off to a disastrous start losing their first two wickets, both for ducks, for a total of 6 in four overs. Blades`s first two overs were wicket maidens. The enthusiastic Yash from Tegernsee was his opening bowling partner. Captain Weston had obviously decided to give the Tegernsee players most of the bowling and have MCC players leading the batting, the bowling split being 18:12 in favour of the Tegernsee players. The bowling was pretty reasonable but the fourth and fifth wicket partnerships of 47 and 71 respectfully were hard to break. When the 5th wicket fell for 137 in the 24th over the captain had already resorted to bowling number three who outperformed a Caspari in his second over. After 30 overs CCB were 192 for 6, including 28 extras. Clare took his 20th catch of the season, an astonishing performance for an outfield player. Keeper Albert took a stumping and was so thrilled believing it to be his first ever for the club that he left without paying his match fee. In fact it was his third stumping so the excitement was unnecessary but don´t worry Wolfgang, we will only charge you one match fee.
Weston and Wright opened the batting for MCC but Weston departed after three balls determined to compete in the duck race. Number three Sobek put on 29 with Wright for the second wicket, this being the highest partnership of the innings, the next being 25 for the fifth wicket between Clare and Blades. MCC were all out for 103 after 21 overs.
Weston 0, bowled, 1 catch
Wright 23, caught, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 11 runs, 0 wkts, 1 catch
Sobek 6, bowled, 2 overs, 0 mdns, 26 runs, 0 wkts, 1 catch
Blades 4, caught, 4 overs, 2 mdns, 11 runs, 3 wkts
*M. Matthew 0, LBW, 3 0vers, 0 mdns, 22 runs, 0 wkts, 1 catch
Clare 17, LBW, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 25 runs, 1 wkt, 1 catch
*T. Sharma 0, bowled, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 23 runs, 1 wkt
*J. Streibl 0, bowled, 6 overs, 0 mdns, 43 runs, 2 wkts
*Y. Govendar 6, caught, 6 overs, 0 mdns, 20 runs, 0 wkts
Albert 1, caught, 1 stumping.
MCC, 103 for 10 in 21 overs, lost to CCB, 182 for 7 in 30 overs, by 79 runs.
MCC MOM Furlonger.