A depleted Tegernsee team turned up for the league match, but were still hoping to put one over MCC after the very high scoring friendly in Tegernsee on 1st May. Captain Sarma duly lost the toss and MCC were asked to field.
Scott and Blades opened the bowling, Scott very nearly getting Tegernsee’s ultimate highest scorer out very first ball after a valiant attempt at a caught and bowled. In his second over Scott went for six off one ball without the ball hitting the bat – it was a wide and five penalty runs for hitting a fielder’s helmet behind the keeper. Tegernsee progressed at around 4 runs per over and were 43 for 0 after ten, 11 of which were wides. In the 11th over Scott removed Maxi Hoeck who had been playing very defensively, finally bowled for 7 off 43 balls. Both openers were bowled out and replaced by the extremely parsimonious Ferguson and Garner who even disguised himself as O’Meagher for one over. Ferguson also bowled his eight straight off and finished with superb figures of 1 for 9 off eight overs, three of the runs being wides. His single wicket was that of Saleem Khan, their top scorer with 35 off 106 balls. The remaining overs were shared between Garner, Sarma, Rabbani and O’Meagher posing as Garner. Tegernsee were all out (only ten batters) for 133 after 38.2 overs, Sarma becoming the club’s first Michelin man of the season.
After the plentiful Furlonger-provided teas, MCC opened with Veser and O`Meagher (not posing as Garner now). Tegernsee’s openers were Tasildar, the U-19 German player and Julian Streibl. Julian’s first two overs were quite astonishing, the ball performing Z-curves on it`s way to the batsman and both openers fell in the fourth over with the score on 11 for 4 and 5 respectively. Sarma and Weston replaced them, Sarma falling LBW to Tasildar for 10 in the ninth over. MCC were now 44 for 3 and beginning perhaps to wonder. In came new boy Chris Archer playing his first ever game in Germany. They put on 42 for the fourth wicket, Weston going for 44 after having hit some very aggressive boundaries, including the only sixes of the match. Archer and Ferguson put on 16 for the fifth wicket and Rabbani and Archer finished the game off in the 28th over with an unbeaten partnership of 32.
Veser, 4, bowled,
O’Meagher, 5, bowled, 1 over, 0 mdns, 13 runs, 0 wkts,
Sarma, 12, LBW, 7 overs, 3 mdns, 10 runs, 5 wkts, 1 catch
Weston, 44, caught, 1 stumping,
Ferguson, 6, caught, 8 overs, 3 mdns, 9 runs, 1 wkt, 2 catches
Rabbani, 17*, 2 overs, 0 mdns, 19 runs, 1 wkt, 1 catch
Garner, DNB, 4.2 overs, 0 mdns, 17 runs, 1 wkt
Blades, DNB, 8 overs, 0 mdns, 28 runs, 0 wkts,
Scott, DNB, 8 overs, 1 mdn, 23 runs, 1 wkt,
MCC, 134 for 5, beat Tegernsee, 133 for 9 by 5 wickets.
MCC MOM, Sarma,
Things to note:
Blades needs three wickets to do his Jimmy Anderson for the club.
Sarma has passed the 1000 runs aggregate for the club.
Garner needs another two wickets to become a centurion
Clare needs another six wickets to do the same.