Tegernsee were looking for a friendly fixture having been on the wrong end of some massive hammerings and MCC were looking for a game where some of our new recruits could be tested. So, it was the 9:28 BOB to Tegernsee on Thursday, the Corpus Christi public holiday. Some of us chose to drive down, a big mistake for it took 2 hours due to the heavy traffic and the scheduled 11 am start was delayed until 12:15.
Captain O`Connor won the toss –take note snake charmer – and chose to bat on a warm summer’s day. New player Jeya Kulan opened with Konchada but not for long as Konchada soon entered the duck race, bowled by Govendar as was Kulan shortly afterwards. A classy looking Parlour and hard hitting Gattinger steadied the ship though and 4 for two down changed to 53 for four down. Pareswaran didn’t hang around for long, nor did Kumar, another first timer. O’Connor came and went very quickly with the score on 77 for eight down. Algar and Arunachalam now showed how it was done and put on 65 for the eighth wicket, Arunachalam finally being bowled by Govendar for 29. Grunter was looking good for his fifth hundred for the club but was rapidly running out of partners. MCC’s pilot Michahelles having travelled down by sea plane and landed on the lake scored a single, pulling a muscle in the process and had to retire hurt leaving only Raubenheimer to help Algar to a hundred. He defended his wicket well but Algar fell 20 short of his century being bowled by Chackery hitting out for another boundary.
After the innings break, MCC opened with Arunacharam and O’Connor who both kept it tight. The first wicket, Govendar fell in the sixth over, bowled by O`Connor. First change bowlers were Konchada and Algar, who kept it very, very tight, Algar bowling a wicket maiden and then a two wicket for one run over. One of his victims muttered “I was doing well, then they had to bring on the good spinner”. Kulan, Kumar and Raubenheimer all played their part in bowling out Tegernsee, who had only nine players, for 67. It was a very friendly game and as the object from Tegernsee’s viewpoint was to get some match practise, they all batted and used seven bowlers, one of them a useful new player with some nicely flighted, Blades type, deliveries.
Kulan, 1, bowled, 2 overs, 0 Mdns, 10 runs, 2 wkts
Konchada, 0, bowled, 3 overs, 0 Mdns, 10 runs, 0 wkts, 1 catch
Parlour, 28, LBW
Gattinger, 12, bowled
Pareswaran, 9, caught, 1 catch
Algar, 80, bowled, 2 overs, 1 mdn, 1 run, 3 wkts
Kumar, 1, stumped, 2.2 overs, 0 mdns, 19 runs, 1 wkt
O’Connor, 2, caught, 4 overs, 1 mdn, 13 runs, 1 wkt, 1 catch
Arunachalam, 29, bowled, 4 overs, 0 Mdns, 9 runs, 0 wkts
Michahelles, 1, retured hurt
Raubenheimer, 0*, 2 overs, 0 mdns, 4 runs, 1 wkt.
MCC, 176 for 9, beat Tegernsee, 67 for 8 by 109 runs
MCC MOM: Algar.