Tegernsee and MCC met for a 12-a-side 40 over friendly at the Hirschanger on 30 July, with MCC supplying 4 bodies to Tegernsee. Maxi won the toss, and elected to bat first on the new flicx under overcast skies.
Blades had the new pill, and took the maiden wicket on the new flicx third ball – clean bowling the newly embossed MCC stumps. MCC members Albert and Miller then put on a solid partnership, keeping out both Blades and Ferguson, and scoring 13 and 24 respectively. VC Clare donned the (iron) gloves for the first 20 overs – 0 byes on his watch – with the skipper noting a possible future as a goalkeeper.
Tegernsee squandered their solid start, with regular wickets falling in the middle overs. Dangermen Maxi and Yash were both dismissed cheaply – Wright bowling Maxi for 2, and Yash ran himself out for 3. Carr and Tazilder with 19 and 27* managed to recover things somewhat and set a Hirschanger-competitive 137. MCC used 11 bowlers, making a complete mess of the scorebook, with the wickets shared around. Jet took his first wicket for the club, having Robinson caught at slip.
MCC were in a evident hurry to reach Goldsack’s leaving do before the Augustiner Keller ran out of beer, and quickly slipped to 65/7. Weston fell to a good catch in the deep, Sear was bowled by Yash, Aamruth was adjudged caught behind, Sarma was run out in a mid pitch mix up with Wright, Igor didn’t trouble the scorers, Clare could have walked for his LBW, and Brunskill got out just as the buffet arrived. Through all this Wrighty kept his head, and Ferguson came out and smacked 45 not out off just 40 balls. The eighth wicket partnership was an unbeaten 74, putting the rest of us to shame.
Weston 8, Caught, 1 catch
Sear 5, Bowled, 5 overs, 0 mdns, 8 runs, 1 wkt
Shankar 1, Caught, 4 overs, 0 mdns, 18 runs, 1wkt
Wright 33*, 4 overs, 1 mdns, 6 runs, 2 wkts
Sarma 3, Run out, 2 overs, 0 mdns, 4 runs, 0 wkts
Sestan 0, Bowled, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 27 runs, 1 wkt
Clare 9, LBW, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 10 runs, 0 wkts, 1 catch
Brunskill 3, Caught, 0.4 overs, 0 mdns, 4 runs, 1 wkt
Ferguson 45*, 5 overs, 0 mdns, 8 runs, 0 wkts
Rabbani DNB, 4 overs, 0 mdns, 6 runs, 2 wkts
O’Meager DNB, 3 overs, 1 mdn, 19 runs, 1 wkt, 1 catch
Blades DNB, 5 overs, 0 mdns, 17 runs, 1 wkt
MOM Wright, with Ferguson a close second