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