Cup 2002

MATCH REPORT MUNICH CC V LUFTHANSA JULY 20 IN ENGLISH GARDEN
WEATHER CONDITIONS – Hot, Sultry

PITCH CONDITION – Plastic Bag Flicx

TEAM

LOVELL (happy as Larry)
BLADES (Darryl Hair)
POWER (never out LBW)
J.C VAN DAMAGE (Father Ted)
BOSTOCK (specsavers)
KHANNA (‘what no chicken?’)
MCGREE (Brazilian Sao Paulo afro)
PARRY (Dr buckets)
SEMBIAN (knee op – gute besserung)
GALE (groin/rib op – fell on mobile)
GLIGOROV (crawled off)
EDWARDS (Gerhard cider edvards)

With the selectors sharpening their axes and the rumblings lingering on from a not too distant hailstorm, MCC’S opening 2002 BCV Cup fixture brought Lufthansa’s finest pilots to the picturesque Hirschanger, home of the semi-legendary MCC for a quarter-final winner-takes all fixture.

MCC captain Mark “happy-go-lucky” Lovell skipped to the centre of the wicket holding hands with the opposition captain for the toss and came away with a win, electing to bat against the Lufthansa CC.

Openers Wayne van Damage and Steve ‘danger’ Power opened the innings and attempted to run each other out for a good four overs before Power got the worst umpiring decision of ALL TIME. He was adjudged LBW to a ball that pitched outside leg, turned at right angles and headed towards mid wicket, scraping his boot on the way past, with the score on 14.

Mr.”Happy as Pie” Lovell strolled to the crease in determined fashion and quickly gave the run rate a right good kick up the arris with a shitload of singles and twos as he and the ever enigmatic van Damage built the partnership of the day of 85. It was hard graft though, with the first boundary of the day coming up in the 24th over, guided fashionably between the wikki and first slip by Van Halen. Shortly after Lovell’s previous night’s liquids were just about sweated out of him, he started to eye off cover and edged one behind to be out for a much better than it sounds 32.

Van Driver was run out going for a suicidal non-existent second run when threatening to cut loose – top scoring with 61.

Unfortunately there then followed (something we have seen too much of lately) – a minor MCC collapse. With Parry, Sembian and Gale back in the hatch with not much success. A very determined Kiwi strode to the middle to grab his 4th LBW this year before former Aussie indoor cricket champion Harry Khanna thrashed a brutal 21, ably supported by quiet man McGree and Bunty Blades enabling the MCC to reach 158/9 off their allocation of 40overs.

Lufthansa flight 69 entered the runway and swatted a few short pitched pies from van Damage (8overs 2-29) before he said “f**k you” and trapped their star batsmen Milan in front for 15. With a superbly tight and unlucky spell from the other end from Kiwi Bostock (8overs 0-14) the MCC created a bit of a brain melt in the Lufthansa cockpit. This resulted in their opener trying to pinch a single off Mcgree at mid off, who reacted with a direct hit at the non-strikers end to send the visitors to 32/2.

Lovell then entrusted his spinners in McGree (8overs 1-30) and Sembian (7overs 4-32) to stifle the Lufthansa run rate even more in a great spin-twin phase spell of good line and length.

With a few close calls going the way of the opposition due to extremely “effective” umpiring LCC needed only about 60 off 10overs. Captain of vice Blades (4.4overs 3-14) was thrown the ball for an excellent mid-80s-Steve Waugh (DVT)-like performance of medium pace to clean out the LCC for 138 – ably supported by fine outfield catching from Van Damage, Gale and Parry.

M.O.M: Wayne van Dalsum 61 runs, 2 catches and 2 wickets.
Mug of the Day: Opposition square leg umpire. (SCHLAF GUT JUNGE)

Good Bloke of the Day: Andrew Bostock for being adjudged LBW for the 4th time this year and showing no dissent to the umpires or bringing the game into disrepute.

Best wishes go to the Indian Master Sembian who goes into hospital for a knee op. Not shabash but get fit soon old boy.

BE NAKED BUNTY PUB.02

Batsman

Van dalsum

Run out suicide

61

Power

Lbw obviously

5

Lovelli

Ct farming

32

Sembian

Ct bad knee

0

Hazza

Bowled

21

Gale

Ct farming

0

Dr Parry

Ct farming

3

Bostock

Lbw again

0

McGree

Ct quietly

7

Blades

Not out

3

Gimp

Not needed- pissed

TOTAL

40 overs

159-9

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Pogues bostock

8

1

14

0

Van driver

8

1

33

1

Sembian shabash

7

1

32

4

Mcgree Beachball

8

1

30

1

Bunty Blades

4.4

0

14

3

Power Tequila

2

0

13

0

SEMI FINAL MIC vs MCC
MCC reach Cup final

Munich Cricket Club (MCC) completed a strong victory today over arch-rivals, MICC in a hotly contested semi-final Cup match. Despite playing away from their home turf, MCC rose to the challenge in the knock-out semi, while the MICC’s folded like a pack of cards under the intense pressure of the occasion, eventually falling 33 runs short of a modest victory target.

MCC won the toss and decided to bat on a pitch that was playing a little bit slow and low. Despite the long grass and slow outfield, a target of 180 to 200 was considered the minimum on a paddock with very small square boundaries. And they got off to a solid start with Van Damage and the Skip comfortably seeing out the first overs with the new ball, and keeping the runs ticking over at a steady rate. The lads put on an opening partnership of 59, until the Skip played one on that kept low and was dismissed for 19. Van Damage was joined at the crease by Hebel, and they continued on the good early work, taking the score past the 100 with still 9 wickets in hand in the 28th over. Van Damage again proved his big game status, scoring another 50 run milestone when it matters most. When the time came to press the accelerator and give it the farmer’s long handle, Wayne was well caught at cow. After that the rot set in, with a big batting collapse by the MCC. Is van Damage the shop steward – ‘one out – all out?’ MCC proceeded to lose their last 9 wickets for 40 runs, to be all out for 142 in the 38th over. Andy Hebel eventually finished with 30 runs to be second-top score. No other batsman is worth a mention (Ed – a bit harsh?). Three more were caught by freak fielder Waleed at cow and two more played on – struggling to overcome the low inconsistent bounce. A 142 run target was definitely a gettable one; with a required run-rate of just above 3.5 an over. Hardly, a ‘big arsk Richie.’

A strong and tight bowling and fielding display was required to get out of this tight corner, and that is exactly what followed. The new ball was given to Scott and Van Damage, with Scott getting the first early breakthru, with a great catch taken at second slip by young German international Nav Sharma. Shabash. Van Damage followed with a wicket from the other end shortly afterwards, being rewarded for a long and loud LBW ‘plea’. As well as getting the early wickets, the run rate was kept right down, as the MICC’s had great trouble finding a bad ball to score a boundary. This pressure was maintained right thru the MICC’s innings, and with regular wickets being taken, they never looked like making a successful chase, as they wilted under pressure. Further fielding highlights were provided by Nav, with an excellent catch coming in from the deep, to dismiss the MICC’s danger bat, Waleed off McGree. And Grier also completing a great catch jumping off the hill (in Aussie rules fashion) on the short boundary. Not a fielder in sight to collide with – thank god. Andy Hebel finally found his line to knock the stumps over in successive balls to put the MICC’s really on the ropes, a blow from which they never recovered. Bowling honours in the end were shared overall, with every bowler managing a wicket or 3. The MICCs were eventually rolled for 109 in the 36th over – a swipe off Billy Bob Blades disappearing into Lovelli’s waterbed behind the wicket.

It was a great team effort by the boys from the MCC, who will have to maintain that high standard of form into the Cup final against the Pak Orient on Sept 8. And what a clash that will be, with the 2001 League champs keen to take some revenge on the POCC for stealing this year’s League crown on countback. It should be a great game (hailstones permitting of course)…

Special thanks to Dr. Parry for performing the unwanted task of 12th man’s duties. You will be rewarded in a future life. And to Richter Des for the cake, water and, well for just being the Richter. He has the sh1ts though with Bostock for excessive appealing.

Copyright Quietman Pub@Beachball.com

MCC Batsman

Van dalsum

Caught at cow

51

Lovell

Bowled, played on

19

Hebel

Caught at cow

30

Grier (ZIM)

Bowled, played on

1

Scott

Bowled thru gate

3

Mcgree

Bowled, played on

4

Khanna

Bowled thru gate

8

Bostock

Bowled thru gate

0

Blades

Caught at Cow

2

Power

Not out

4

Sharma.Nav

Caught at cow

1

TOTAL

37.2 overs

142 all out

MICC all out for 109. MCC WON BY 33RUNS to reach cup final.

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Scott (4 jumpers only)

7

1

16

1

Van Damage

4

1

10

1

Amos Hebel

7

0

30

3

Spunk stock

8

1

17

1

Quiet man Mcgree

8

1

23

3

BBBlades

1.5

0

11

1

FINAL POCC vs MCC
CAPTAIN’S CUP FINAL DISASTER LOG V POCC SAT SEP 14 IN JO’HASENBERGL

TEAM

LOVELL ©

BLADES (vc)

VAN DALSUM (vd)

HEBEL (amos)

BOSTOCK (sprinkler)

PARRY (dr)

KHANNA (wk)

MCGREE (kip)

SCOTT (pullis)

POWER (picnic)

SHARMA N (good luck!)

NICHOLS (12THman & pencils)

HOW IT ALL WENT PETE TONG…..
01. Dr.Liability failing to make Munich Hbf meet on time.

02.Dr.Liability erroneously thinking that we were playing at the Sri Lankans ground, not the Pak O ground.

03.Dr.Liability thinking it was a 1pm start not 1230sharp.

04.Vd.Liability getting off at wrong underground station on way to Johasenbergl despite having played at the ground on numerous occasions during last 13years.

05.Quietman Mcgree quietly falls asleep on arrival at the ground.

06.Captain delaying toss to wait for liabilities and removal of hideous sandtrack bunkers near boundaries.

07.Captain promptly losing toss again.

08.MCC asked to field on stinking hot late summer’s day.

09.Skiers going astray in the glaring sunlight.

10.No ambulances needed though to attend to fielding injuries.

11.Good comeback with the ball as Bostock continues his fine form with 4-22.

12.Pocc plummet to 174 all out after usual quick start with lots of aggressive farming.

13.Mid innings ploy from opposing captain, Waqar asking if we would be interested in some curry at the break.

14.MCC seen frenetically scavenging leftovers at the troth.

15.Very very tasty indeed. Shabaash.

16.Great start to the chase with Lovell run out backing up. Turned like a ballet dancer after 13pints of lager. Couldn’t wait to tuck into more of the chicken curry (allegedly).

17.Soon to be followed by van Damage in all too bizarre fashion as it all seemed to go pearshaped.

18.Shuaib (‘but he’s paid his subs’) & Waqar rip through rest of MCC batting.

19.Harry left not out on 13. No chicken curry left in the pot either.

20.Finish at the earliest of doors with the fat lady struggling to make the premature end due to getting off at the wrong Ubahn stop.

21.Thanks to all the supporters: Mrs. Hebel and friends, the Hamiltons, Bill Cooper (Mcc wk legend), Sembi, Prav and for Apprentice Scorer Alex ‘Rusty Watch’ Nichols for his immaculate pencilwork.

22.Consolation beers in beergarden, no consolation at all.

23.Batting pants all season. Bowling very good, excellent in fact. Fielding ordinary. Catching village.

24.Good luck to young Nav Sharma as he sets off for studies in England. Come back soon and show us the error of our ways Nav.

25.Ah well, soon be winter. Ashes in Oz. Roll on 2003. Please forgive me Richter for MCC have failed to add silverware to our bulging MCC cabinet. As a result I offer my head as penance.

Copyright PercyPotless at Headon’block publishing 02

Batsman MCC chasing 175 to win

v.d

Run out

14

Lovell

Run out village

0

McGree

Bowled

14

Hebel

Ct wk

9

Power

Bowled

2

Parry

Bowled

1

Bostock

Ct midoff

3

Blades

Bowled

0

Khanna

Not out

13

Scott

Bowled

1

Sharma N

Bowled

0

TOTAL

62 all out

MCC Bowler

O

M

R

W

Scott Jumpers

6

0

34

1

Quietman Mcgree

7

1

17

1

BBBlades

7

0

37

0

Amos Hebel

6

0

32

2

Bostock

4.5

1

22

4

Dr. Parry

4

1

25

1

Ashes 2002

Munich Ashes Aug 24

MCC England v MCC Aussies – 40over match in English Garden

Welcome back to the Hirschanger cricket ground for the much-awaited annual Munich Ashes.

When the Aussies stumbled into the ground, the usual rumblings eminated from the ever hopeful Englishmen that hail was forecast for the late afternoon. However, the weather was beautiful with not a cloud in the sky.

Blaring music blasted out from the teams’ change rooms, the Aussies crooning to Cold Chisel, and the Poms singing shrilly Rule Brittiania – whispering at what was to come, the match up of the year between Bunty’s Boys and Lovell’s Lords.

Bunty Blades and Lovell had a toss, and using his superior coin tossing skills, Bunty won the toss he had to win; otherwise he would have been in the field with only 9 takers. Glig the liability of course was late – crawling.

So Horse and Oh!McGree took their Aussie blades onto the pitch, whilst Butcher Schmidt and Flowerpot Hebel strapped on their pads, just in case. A strong half-century opening stand meant those pads would not be needed for a long time. Despite a brief moment, where Oh!McGree pretended to nick the ball behind, this solid opening partnership nearly lasted till drinks – seeing off the opening attack with aplomb.

However left-handed Horse Carr spooned one up in Gale’s first breezy over, departing with his tail between his legs back to the pavilion for a well-made 20.

The butcher stepped onto the field, and showed his ability to stick around (surviving 2 massive LBW shouts where the umpire was allegedly unsighted) and let Oh!McGree continue the good work.

After a drinks break, they went back out there, and were soon both run out in a series of mix-ups, but not before Oh!McGree knocked up 44 with the Aussies on the way to a good total.

The demise of cranky hard man Hebel though was not a good sign, showing that Pommie Bostock was bowling a wicked line.’ You need a bit of luck’ – muttered the successful bowler.

A rally by Roid Grier and the TrumpCard Ringer (Kann) commenced, pushing the team well past the 120 mark, until Trumpie skied it to Power who held a good catch on the fence.

Following that Huhner (Khanna) and Bunty Blades added themselves quickly to the Pommie hat rack, bringing Hitman Holmes to the middle. Hitman tried to give the strike to Grier by knocking it through Jumpers Scott (sorry Paul – hope the arm is fine now), leaving Lord Stringy bloke to complete the rest of the over after Scott was unable to continue.

Grier belted a few more with some large hitting before being bowled by Bostock. Glig gave the Phantom Plummer a pretty easy LBW decision next ball, and Pommie Pogue-stock suddenly had a Michelle 5-for.

Muzza Coles came in, cool as a cucumber. Despite the close field and pending hat-trick (perfect for that growing hat-rack), scored a couple of runs pretty quickly, and defended those wickets stoutly. Hitman then played across a straight ball, ending the Aussie innings a couple of overs short, giving Pommie 6/25, and leaving the Aussies to defend 149.

Lord Power and Duke Jumpers opened the chase, whilst Trumpie opened the bowling, and very early on shattered Power’s furniture. The Gimp, meanwhile was let loose at the other end. He performed admirably to remove Jumpers before he and Jardine Lovell could get a good partnership started.

Jardine stood unworried for a while, scoring well, whilst Oh! McGree did it again! removing Sir Schuaib and Gardener Gale quickly.

Pommie Bostock and Jardine then proceeded to move the score forward keeping the English in the game. However Jardine wrongly tested Bunty’s juggling technique at 1st slip. The Quiet man had ‘done it again’.

The Tour Organiser Edwards replaced him, and kept some sort of momentum going, but when Bostock had had enough to be replaced by Rusty watch Nichols, some Englishmen looked towards the sky for the hail rumoured to be approaching.

Horse scored the Rusty’s wicket, and Puddicombe came on and soldiered valiantly helping the Tour Organiser towards the 100 mark. And the fat lady was soon spotted by the men’s urinals loosening her vocal chords. Cider Edwards blasted one to Bunty’s good hand to be C&B in a flash. Finch helped Puddicombe for a short while, until he departed when threatening to break loose. People wrongly presumed it to be all over when the Stringy fellow come on to the field, with almost 50 runs still to win.

However these guys showed many upper order batsman in both teams, that sticking around and scoring runs wasn’t really that hard, until the score reached 119, still 30 runs short, Puddi was bundled out, leaving Stringer stranded on 10*.

A tough entertaining day ended with Aussies on top, a good thing, because after 9 years of Ashes battles, it would not be nice if we (Aussies) were 8-1 down.

Thanks for Des & Wayne for the organisation. The darkest of dark horses (Hamilton) for scoring. Bunty for getting the best bunch of Aussie blokes together to play, to the real Kiwis for Umpiring, to all the boys (even the Poms) for playing, and for those poor buggers who came to watch us.

The evening ended up with a great barbie with FORSCHUNGSBRAUEREI beer which no-one recalls drinking. A top drop.

RGDS

GREG THE HITMAN HOLMES

Batsman MCC Aussies

Carr

C&B Gale

20

Mcgree

Run out (quietly)

44

Smith

Run out (butchered)

5

Hebel

Played on bostock

6

Grier

Bowled (finally)

36

Kann

Ringer

15

Khanna

Lbw

2

Blades

Played on

0

Holmes

Bowled but inj scott

3

Glig

Lbw (bunny)

0

Coles

Not out – somehow

2*

TOTAL

38.1 overs

149 all out

MCC England Bowler

O

M

R

W

Scott (4 jumpers only)

7.4

0

28

1

Steve the Power

8

0

33

0

Schuaib

7

0

25

0

Bostock (Pommie)

7.1

1

25

SIX

Farmer Gale

6

1

17

1

Lord Stringer

2.2

0

8

0

Batsman MCC England

Power

Bowled behind legs

0

Scott

Bowled gimpish

5

Lovell

Caught BBB slip

19

Schuaib

Bowled Mcgree

2

Gale

St Mcgree allegedly

0

Bostock

Ct (walked)

20

Edwards

C&B BBB

16

Nichols

Dark horsed out

4

Puddicombe

Flew in for day

12

Finch

Not late

7

Stringer

Not out??

10*

TOTAL

34.4 overs

119 all out

MCC England 119 all out. MCC Aussies WON BY 30 RUNS.

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Jules Kann

8

1

19

1

Gimpage Glig

4

1

11

1

Mcgree

4

0

16

3

Carr-nage

5

0

18

1

Amos Hebel

5.4

2

11

2

BBBlades

5

1

7

2

Muzza Coles

3

0

27

0

*!*s

Ashes 2001

Munich Ashes 2001
Aussies

English

Famous Day As England Gain Hat-trick of Success

National pride stands tall today as one by one, English teams gained victories over national rivals. It started with the Heineken Shield where Harlequins beat the French in a nail bitter. The England Cricket team followed it up by a 3 day mauling of the Pakistanis and to cap a great day, the English strode to a ‘comfortable’ win over the Aussies in the Munich Ashes.

The English success was based on intense tiddlywinks practice and the bizarre choice of 5 “smurfs” in the starting line up, but was delivered through a determined batting performance and a consistent bowling attack where none of the bowlers conceded 20 runs.

Winning the toss, Mark ‘Jardine’ Lovell, the English captain, threw the game plan in the bin (did he ever have one?) and decided to bat in damp conditions. The Aussies struck early by running out Steve ‘Chalky White’ Power. Power had been scoring at a run a ball but slipped in the wet conditions, Richard ‘Tresco’ Mundy followed soon after, with the shock of running out his opening partner nothing compared to his disbelief at getting caught behind after the ball bounced around ‘pin-ball’ fashion in the slips.

At 20-2, the Aussies were in full voice looking to press home their advantage. Up came the skipper and vice captain, Nigel ‘knotty’ Shaw, and rebuilt the English innings with a combination of determined defence and cavalier attack. Nigel finally attacking once too often to go after 25 quick runs.

The mid-session drinks break came with England at 63-4 after 20 overs and left the match finely balanced. Setting himself a total of 160, Mark continued to accumulate runs and was capably supported by a steady partnership with Sir Jack Hobbs (aka Peter Wood) who scored 20 and the flashing blade of Alex ‘Beefy’ Gale (23).

The English score reached 100, and then headed for 160 with each Aussie over effortlessly going for 8 to 10 runs. Mark reached a well-deserved 50 before deciding that he had run for long enough. Afterwards claiming that he had slipped, he inexplicably walked nonchalantly up the pitch after an Alex drive to long on, only to find the ball come over his head and be closely run out. The English square leg umpire (who wishes to remain amonymous for his own safety) was later quoted as saying that with 160 on the board, the close decision ensured that the Aussies would have no excuses for their ‘inevitable’ defeat.

With the target 160 safely reached the English innings wound down to finish at 163-9 with a flurry of stumpings by the sharp Aussie keeper, Rod ‘iron gloves’ Murray. Though mauled in the English 3rd 50, Aussie MCC players ended with respectable figures with Mike Smith (6 overs, 1 for 25), Jason (1 for 12 off 5 overs..the prized caught+bowled dismissal of captain of vice Nigel), Dave Carr (1 for 17), Matthew (0 for 8) and the Aussie skipper Tony Blades (taking 2 late wickets from blitzlike stumpings for 21 runs) all making an impact. The guest Aussie pro, Kevin, also taking 2 wickets for 22 with his left-arm dibblydobblers.

Harmony returned to the ground as the largest ever crowd for a Munich cricket match enjoyed the sun and tucked into the impressive lunch.

The Aussie innings started well with the first 7 overs seeing them to a comfortable 30-0. Then Mark turned to his second string bowlers, with the bowling changes bringing immediate results as the Aussie top order crumbled under intense English pressure. Steve and Alex returned 2 wickets each and Peter maintained the pressure as the Aussies suddenly couldn’t score a run -being reduced to 43-4 off 16 overs.

At this point the game reached its crucial watershed. The Aussie semi pro came in and straight away Mark turned to his most experienced and wily bowler. Experience won out immediately, with Kevin going for only a single run and Mike ‘Brian Close’ Stringfellow beginning the spell that would bring amazing figures of 4 wickets for 17 runs.

In came Tony with his team in tatters at 47-5 – a captains innings was needed and Tony set himself to bat through to the end eventually making 26 not out.

At the other end, Dave Carr who had started brightly picked up the challenge with Tony. In their best spell of the match, Dave and Tony added 56 runs over the next 18 overs to bring the Aussies over 100 and towards a respectable score.

With the required rate per over reaching 15, Dave finally fell in the 36th over after opening the Aussie innings and scoring 58. The remaining Aussie wickets tumbled quickly with Aussie finishing all out for 107 – some 56 runs behind the jubilant English.

The English bowling had won through with Mike being capably supported by Steve (3 wickets for 13), Alex (2 for 15) and most surprisingly the claimed to be non-bowler Richard scooping 1 for 16. Disappointed not to take wickets in his opening spell, Ian ‘Tuffers’ Finch excelled in the field taking a nonchalant one handed catch and running tirelessly to restrict the Aussie scoring.

In the end, everything turned out as it should. England beat the Aussies to take the replica urn, the Aussies managed to claim some victory by asserting that they are always ‘winners’ anyway, the large crowd of 100 enjoyed the sun and the strange but quaint spectacle of cricket in Munich, and the match Sponsors – Outland, the Munich Aussie Bar, supplied the liquid celebration. Magnanimous in Victory, Mark raised the possibility of Aussie revenge by suggesting to popular approval that the Munich Ashes should be held more regularly – so bring on the 3 test series!

Ashes 2001 Photos