League 2010

League Games 2010

Match Details MCC vs Punjab CC 8 May 8

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Weston no 169
Lovell ro 31
Sarma ct 74
Blades dnb
Hobbs dnb
Furlonger dnb
Garner dnb
Algar dnb
Clare dnb
Sear dnb
Wright dnb
TOTAL 40 Overs 324 for 2

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Blades 6 0 12 2
Sear 5 1 17 1
Clare 4 0 11 2
Garner 4 0 16 3
Hobbs 1.2 0 4 1
Wright 1 0 9 1

Summary of Match Result

MCC Won convincingly by some 250 runs.

Comments on the Match

Saturday 8th May and back to the Hirschanger for the first league game of the season against the Punjab CC. They had beaten us in a friendly last season, winning the match in an unusual way when Miller took an outstanding catch in the outfield then carried it over the boundary for a six in his celebrations. Still it really was a superb catch Scott. Weston used the large breasted Maria Theresa silver dollar and duly won the toss choosing to bat. Lovell and Weston opened for MCC and after seven overs and some very tight bowling MCC were 16 for 0. With bowling changes the situation changed drastically and the score progressed rapidly for the rest of the match. Lovell proved he had learnt the lesson of diving in to save his wicket and the evil tongues who claimed it caused Eyjafjallajoekull to shudder again are completely out of line. Unfortunately for Lovell he then got out to a Jayasuriya – the ball skimming the bowlers fingers and going on to break the wicket when the batsman is backing up – and was run out for 31 with the score on 87 in the 16th over. Sarma now came to the wicket and together with Weston put on 237 for the second wicket, being out caught on the final ball of the innings going for another big one. The partnership was the highest for the second wicket and eclipsed the 150* set up by McAlpine and Scanlan back in 1991 against NAMMA. It is in fact the highest partnership for any wicket in the history of the club and the final score of 324 for 2 after 40 overs is the third highest MCC score ever, the others being 336 against Pak Orient in the league in 1998, 327 against Freundeskreis Sri Lanka in the league in 1998 and 327 against the Old Boys in the Zuoz tournament in 2009. Weston also made the highest ever individual score in the club`s history finishing on 169*, thereby surpassing Van Dalsum’s 155*. It remains to be seen if this will challenge Van Dalsum out of retirement to make a new attempt. Punjab CC began their innings clearly shell shocked by what had happened to them and were quickly in trouble due to some very good, tight bowling from the six MCC bowlers used. 1 – 2, 2 – 2, 3 – 30, 4 – 45, 5 – 51, 6 – 58, 7 – 60, 8 – 60, 8 – 72 and 10 – 74. A resounding victory , MCC winning by 250 runs was celebrated at the Chinese tower.

MCC Man of The Match

Weston, club record score. Due.

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Match Details MCC vs Pak Orient 23 May Johasenbergl

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Weston no 68
Lovell ct 11
Sarma ct 8
Palfrey ct 12
Furlonger ct 22
Rabbani lbw 9
Clare no 1
Blades dnb
Algar dnb
Wright dnb
Sear dnb
TOTAL 30.3 Overs 158 for 5

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Sear 8 0 37 1
Blades 8 0 47 1
Sarma 8 1 34 5
Clare 7 0 35 2

Summary of Match Result

MCC beat German champions by 5 wkts.

Comments on the Match

Mcc beat the German champs on their home patch ultimately by 5 wkts. A keen fielding performance aided by good all-round bowling on this high scoring ground. Sarma was the pick of the bowlers with a Michelle. A total of 155 was never going to be enough despite a few batsman throwing their wicket away. Weston was the backbone continuing his inspired early season form.

MCC Man of The Match

Weston saw team home.

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Match Details MCC vs Serendip 5 June in English Garden

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Weston ct 3
Lovell b 27
Sarma ct 48
Di Perna ct 20
Palfrey ct 12
Algar no 14
Clare no 23
Sear dnb
Rabbani dnb
Blades dnb
Garner dnb
TOTAL 36.2 Overs 179 for 5

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Blades 7.3 0 35 4
Garner 7 0 39 2
Clare 8 1 25 0
Sear 8 2 35 2
Sarma 4 0 23 1
Algar 1 0 8 0
Rabbani 3 0 11 1

Summary of Match Result

MCC won a good game by 5 wkts.

Comments on the Match

The visitors SSC won the toss and chose to bat on a stinking hot day in the English Garden. SSC posted a solid total of 178 with German opener Milan Fernando top scoring with 65 before being removed by a superb catch by Weston off Sear. Blades picked up another 4 sticks to his collection. In reply Lovell and Sarma put on 64 for the second wicket before the Kiwis Algar and Clare finished the job to see it through after a slight wobble.

MCC Man of The Match

Blades. 4 wickets.

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Match Details MCC vs Luftwaffe Saturday 26 June in English G

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Weston b 28
Lovell ct 8
Sarma ct 3
Palfrey ct 10
Clare ro 55
Rabbani b 49
Wright ct 6
OMeagher lbw 0
Garner b 8
Blades no 6
Scott no 2
TOTAL 40 Overs 193 for 9

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Scott 8 1 22 4
Blades 5 0 21 1
OMeagher 7.2 0 20 2
Garner 5 0 24 3

Summary of Match Result

MCC won by 101 runs

Comments on the Match

Batting first MCC recovered from 56-4 with Clare (55) and Rabbani (49) putting on a century partnership. Cap me. A total of 193 was always going to prove challenging. Scott making his seasonal debut was pick of the bowlers with 4-22. OMeagher, Garner and Blades also amongst the wickets as the visitors subsided to 92 all out.

MCC Man of The Match

Scott

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Match Details MCC vs CCB Sat 10 July in English Garden

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Weston ct 15
Lovell ct 22
Clare ct 3
Palfrey b 22
Wright ct 21
Furlonger b 7
Fudge lbw 12
Garner no 32
Hobbs b 35
Blades ro 0
Aamruth no 3
TOTAL 40 Overs 210 for 9

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Blades 8 0 38 2
Clare 8 0 51 0
Garner 8 1 39 1
Aamruth 4 0 24 1
Wright 4 0 19 0
Weston 8 0 40 2

Summary of Match Result

MCC lost by 5 runs.

Comments on the Match

CCB won the toss and batted first and posted a challenging total of 215 with the skipper almost carrying his bat for 96 run out on the last ball of the innings. MCC subsided to 130-7 before Garner and Hobbs got to work to salvage the innings with a fine partnership of 69 for the 8th wkt. Mcc came close but no cigar falling short by five runs in the end.

MCC Man of The Match

Hobbs/Garner

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Match Details MCC vs MIC Sat 17 July in English Garden

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Weston b 13
Lovell b 17
Sarma lbw 1
Di Perna ct 5
Palfrey ct 10
Clare ct 42
Sear b 12
Rabbani ct 27
Garner b 1
Blades b 10
Scott no 0
TOTAL 37.4 Overs 154 for 10

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Scott 6 0 41 1
Blades 7 1 17 1
Sarma 3 0 25 1
Sear 8 1 17 2
Weston 5 0 19 0
Garner 4 1 10 1
Clare 2 0 12 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC lost on 20over rain rule in the league decider.

Comments on the Match

MCC lost on 20over rain rule in a tight match in the English Garden. Winning the toss Mcc decided to bat first recovering from 57-5 with Clare top scoring ably supported by Rabbani. MCC disappointedly bowled out for 154 not using up the full allocation of overs. In reply some dross was bowled, catches went down at regular junctures but the visitors made heavy work of chasing an average total. The rain was coming, you could sense it. The visitors were 99-6 at one point but recovered well to 142 when the heavens were finally deemed to have done enough damage for the day. Rain..rain..rain..before celebrating Lovell’s 40th birthday.

MCC Man of The Match

The rain god.

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Friendlies 2010

Friendly Games 2010

Match Details MCC vs CCB away Sunday April 18th

MCC Performers

Batsman
;
Palfrey lbw 43
Lovell b 16
Sarma b 90
Di Perna b 53
Rabbani ro 61
Garner no 8
Blades no 0
Hobbs dnb
Robinson dnb
Igor dnb
Manohar dnb
TOTAL 40 Overs 316 for 5

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Hobbs 8 0 50 1
Manohar 6.2 0 50 2
Blades 8 0 61 5
Garner 7 0 33 1
Rabbani 3 0 13 0
Sarma 3 0 14 1
Palfrey 2 0 21 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC won comfortably by 71 runs.

Comments on the Match

Oh spring was in the air and I thought that I would wander. It must be spring because it wasn’t snowing but brass monkeys everywhere were talking in very high pitched voices. After the game against Serendib being cancelled last Sunday because of snow at the early morning mass, we had all watched the weather forecast very closely and things were looking good at the first nets of the season on Friday afternoon. So it was off to Züricherstrasse to face the might of CC Bavaria for the first match of the season. It started at around 12°C and rapidly plummeted to something much more comfortable, that is comfortable when we were able to hide in the hut when the hailstorms came. Elder statesman Doug Giles, fresh from the scoring training, turned up and was persuaded to score the second innings allowing me to walk around and probably saved my life. Captain for the Day, Lovell, took the toss without using the correct Maria Teresa silver dollar but was forgiven as he won anyway and chose to bat. He and club vice-captain Palfrey got MCC off to a splendid start bringing the 50 up after 7.5 overs. Palfrey fell for 43 with the score on 65 and new member Amith Sarma replaced him at the crease. Twenty runs later Lovell fell for 16 and was replaced by a determined DiPerna who faced four balls before striking his first six. Sarma and DiPerna built a superb third wicket partnership of 92 before DiPerna was out for 53 off 28 balls including five fours and four sixes. Rabbani came out now and pushed on with Sarma against what was not the best of bowling to make a 123 run fourth wicket partnership before Sarma went for 90 off 83 balls, his 50 coming up off 52 balls. Garner, the big bird, came to the crease for a 15 run partnership with Rabbani who fell for 61 off 48 balls being run out in the 40th over. His 50 had come off 42 balls. Blades now came to the crease for the final four balls and finished not out, MCC having accumulated 316 for 5 in the 40 overs. MCCs bowling attack was opened by Hobbs and new member Manohar Jonnolegadda, henceforth to be known as battleship, who confessed afterwards that he had never before played with a new ball. Nevertheless he had looked useful at the Friday nets and finished with 2 – 50 off 6.2.overs. For the first four overs CCB were ahead of the rate scoring 34 runs but had already lost their first wicket to the guile of Hobbs. Their wickets fell regularly, the highest partnership being 54 for the 8th wicket and their run rate stayed around six runs per over which was well below the asking rate. Battleship was very keen and fast in the field and one is left to admire the fitness of youth again, although, remembering young Brendan Dunne perhaps youth and fitness do not necessarily go together. Igor Sestan our only Croatian member playing the first game of cricket in his life was also very keen and active in the field as was Dean Robinson despite falling from a six foot ladder on Saturday and hurting his shoulder – that reminds me of a story for the end of season awards party. Two splendid catches should be mentioned, Lovell with a ground-shattering, diving catch in the slips and Rabbani with an instinctive effort at mid-on, the ball having been struck by the CCB dangerman McIntosh and coming at him like a rocket. Bunty Blades savoured the first Michelle of his career and has only a hattrick and 300 accumulated wickets to aim for now. CC Bavaria were all out for 245 in 37.2 overs giving MCC a 71 run victory.

MCC Man of The Match

Blades. Record wkt taker with first ever Michelle.

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Match Details MCC vs MIC 16 MAY HOME

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Furlonger ct 11
Hobbs b 9
Sobek ct 37
Sear b 5
Miller b 0
Dwarakanath b 0
Blades ct 5
Robinson ct 4
Sestan b 1
Rajwani no 0
Meyerheim b 0
TOTAL 29.4 Overs 92 for 10

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Blades 4 1 12 1
Sear 4 0 14 2
Hobbs 2 0 13 0
Dwarakanath 3 0 18 0
Miller 2.2 0 12 1
Meyerheim 3 0 11 0
Sestan 2 0 4 0

Summary of Match Result

lost by 4 wkts

Comments on the Match

In a low scoring friendly Sobek top scored with 37 with Sear the pick of the bowlers.

MCC Man of The Match

Sobek,NR3

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Match Details MCC vs Old Blues 29 May

MCC Performers

Batsman
;
Algar ct 54
Clare lbw 25
Miller ct 15
Rabbani lbw 22
Lovell b 68
Sear b 35
Sobek ct 3
Hobbs no 1
Blades no 2
Koch dnb
Manohar dnb
TOTAL 40 Overs 260 for 7

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Hobbs 8 0 16 0
Blades 4 1 11 1
Manohar 5 0 19 2
Miller 3 0 15 1
Algar 2 0 8 1
Sobek 4 0 32 1
Rabbani 2.1 0 17 1

Summary of Match Result

MCC won convincingly by 117 runs.

Comments on the Match

MCC welcomed former golden gloves Edward Dean and his tourists to the Hirschanger. The tourists ranks were bolstered by Maygar and Gale. Mcc posted an imposing total with Lovell top scoring and Algar also notching a half-century. The wickets were shared about with Manohar the pick. A pleasant evening of frolics followed in the tower hiding from the inevitable late evening thunderstorm.

MCC Man of The Match

Lovell 5000 runs fast approaching.

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Match Details MCC vs Pak Orient 11 July

MCC Performers

Batsman
;
Lovell ct 81
Ferguson ro 24
Sobek ct 0
Hobbs ct 13
Fudge ct 18
Weston ct 15
Koch b 6
Finch b 1
Aamruth b 6
Khanna ct 1
Manohar no 9
TOTAL 29 Overs 205 for 10

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Aamruth 4 0 44 0
Koch 3 0 30 2
Fudge 3 0 21 3
Ferguson 6 2 22 0
Sobek 1 0 7 1
Finch 3 0 15 3
Hobbs 3 0 11 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC won by 23 runs – 30over friendly

Comments on the Match

Newboy Ferguson (24) and Lovell (81) put on 96 for the first wicket to put MCC in control during a fast start..ultimately totalling 205 all out in 29 overs. German champions Pak Orient lost wkts at regular interval with Notts finest Finch & Fudge taking three each. Ferguson bowled with fire but without luck. Some keen fielding and good catches paved the way for a deserved MCC win.

MCC Man of The Match

Lovell 5000+

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Match Details MCC vs CCB T20 July18

MCC Performers

Batsman
;
van Giezen b 5
Fudge ct 20
Ferguson b 16
Sobek lbw 0
Wilson b 1
Goldsack ct 37
Igor b 1
Maygar b 1
Aamruth no 19
Abhilash no 0
Brown dnb
TOTAL 20 Overs 142 for 8

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Abhilash 2 0 15 0
Aamruth 3 0 14 0
Wilson 3 0 15 1
Ferguson 3 0 25 0
Maygar 2 0 13 1
Fudge 3.3 0 32 2
Sobek 2 0 15 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC lost by 4 wkts

Comments on the Match

On a hot day in Zuricherstrasse MCC played a T20 Friendly. Fudge, Ferguson and Aamruth all provided useful contributions with new Kiwi Brent Goldsack top scoring with 37 as MCC totalled 147 on this high scoring postage stamp ground. The home side struggled in reply with Wilson, Maygar and the Fudge picking up wickets but MCC were finally seen off by 4 wkts.

MCC Man of The Match

Brent Goldsack.

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Match Details MCC vs POCC T25 July 25

MCC Performers

Batsman
;
Sarma lbw 45
Algar ct 9
Miller ct 7
Koch lbw 4
Manohar st 0
Goldsack lbw 0
Robinson ct 0
Ferguson no 15
Aamruth b 11
Vishnu b 0
awol dnb dnb
TOTAL 19.1 Overs 113 for 9

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Aamruth 4 0 36 0
Ferguson 6 0 29 1
Manohar 3 0 17 1
Vishnu 2 0 26 0
Koch 2 0 26 0
Sarma 4 0 25 0
Miller 2 0 21 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC lost by 110 runs

Comments on the Match

Another stinking hot day in Johasenbergl with MCC taking on POCC in a t25 friendly. Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers with Koch also picking up 2 wickets. In reply Sarma top scored with 45 at the top of the order with Ferguson not out on 15 and Aamruth the only double figurer on 11 as MCC subsided to 113 all out.

MCC Man of The Match

Ferguson – all round contribution.

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Match Details MCC vs SSC 35OVERS 1 August

MCC Performers

Batsman
;
Goldsack ct 15
Aamruth lbw 5
Miller ct 0
Sestan ct 0
Mayston ct 0
Manohar b 13
Lovell no 57
Vishnu b 0
Anthony ct 16
Winsley b 7
awol dnb dnb
TOTAL 34.4 Overs 131 for 9

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Aamruth 7 1 36 1
Manohar 5 0 39 1
Goldsack 7 0 27 1
Fernando 5 0 11 4
Miller 1 0 17 1

Summary of Match Result

MCC won by 2 runs.

Comments on the Match

A slightly ‘short’ MCC side bolstered by 2 SSC stalwarts were involved in a highly entertaining affair in Perlach. Mcc recoverd from 19-5 to post 131 in their allocation on a particularly long outfield. Lovell top scored sharing in 50 partnerships with Manohar and Anthony. In reply SSC were coasting before former MCC player Winsley got to work dismantling the SSC top order. Aided by some keen fielding and better bowling from Aamruth, Manohar and skipper Brent G MCC pulled off a ‘tight’ victory against all odds.

MCC Man of The Match

Lovell

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