Friendlies 2007

Match Details MCC vs ROOS INVITATION ELEVEN 14 July 2007

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Blades b 0
Morgan b 16
Sobek ct 24
Clare ro 11
Cross st 28
Glig b 6
Weston ct 0
Lovell ct 25
Dunne no 55
Weatherall no 7
Bradley dnb dnb
TOTAL 35 Overs 191 for 8

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Dunne 3 0 12 0
Glig 7 0 53 1
Blades 7 0 45 1
Clare 5 2 25 2
Weston 5.5 1 22 1
Sobek 2 0 7 1
Morgan 2 0 13 0

Summary of Match Result

ROOS RINGERS WON BY FOUR WKTS.

Comments on the Match

Sobek always scores runs at no3. Dunne scored his maiden 50 with lusty late hitting as Mcc totalled approaching 200. Palfrey taking 3-18 and Hazza 2-22 for the Roos. In reply ringer Di Perna quickly took the game away from the MCC with some huge hitting (despite his Italian ancestry) in his 83. Ringer Mitch (subs) Ryan then finished the game off with aplomb with 36no as the Roos ran out 4 wkt victors on a nice day at the Theatre of Double hitting.

MCC Man of The Match

RINGER DI PERNA WHO ALLEGEDLY HAD TO LEAVE AT 4pm (mrs). STAYED TILL 6pm IN SIGHT OF HIS HUNDRED. (relationship hanging by thread)

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Match Details MCC vs MUNICH ASHES MCC V AUSSIES JULY 28

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Clare b 7
Sobek b 27
Cross st 7
Lovell LBW 0
Morgan ct 2
Furlonger ct 9
Ryan no 22
Wilson st 3
Sear ct 5
Gale no 3
Scott dnb
TOTAL 26 Overs 103 for 8

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Scott 4 1 13 2
Wilson 4 0 24 1
Mitch 6.2 1 18 6
Gale 3 0 25 0
Sear 3 0 17 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC WIN ASHES BY TWO WKTS.

Comments on the Match

On a beautiful July day Aussie skipper Glig naively elected to bat first. Di Pernot top scored with 55 with some similar pronto lusty blows. Jules (10) and Billy Bob Blades (13*) were the only other Aussies to make double figures subsiding to 102 all out in 20 short overs. Mcc’s Mitch Ryan ripping the guts out of the Aussie innings with 6 quick sticks. In reply Sobek top scored with 27 battling away against some impressive bowling (Dunne 3-15). MOM Ryan (22*) saw Mcc home with composure beyond his years to cap his day…rounded off by kegs of scientific ale. A perfect day?

MCC Man of The Match

Mitch Ryan. NFQ.

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Match Details MCC vs GORDON GREENIDGE TOUR AMSTERDAM AUG 11

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Bostock b 0
Furlonger ct 18
Morgan b 3
van Giezen ct 7
Khanna lbw 21
Lovell ro 45
Blades b 16
Dunne ct 0
Glig ct 3
Edwards ct 3
Knut no 0
TOTAL 37 Overs 148 for 10

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Dunne 8 1 21 2
Glig 8 0 31 2
Morgan 5 0 24 1
Blades 8 0 33 1
Van Giezen 3 0 27 2
Furlonger 2 0 17 1
Khanna 3 0 22 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC LOST BY 42 runs.

Comments on the Match

A homecoming for Dutch superstar Dennis Bergkamp, sorry Dennis van Giezen. With weather and hospitality to match, a splendid time was had by all except for Glig. However no tour report has been generated to protect the innocent. No photographic nocturnal evidence neither. The cricket was played out on a bouncy artificial with the home side scoring 190 with extras (47) top scoring. Glig won the wide contest. Dunne was the pick of a tired bunch of bowlers with 2-21 off 8. Prodigal son van Giezen and the Gimp also picked up 2 a piece. Buckets van Giezen also snaffled 3 catches mostly in the deep when farming was being attempted. In reply MCC got off to a perfect start with a bemused returning Kiwi castled for a golden first ball of innings. Lovell (45) and Blades (16) put on 60odd for the 6th wkt as MCC scrambled back into proceedings. Blades scoring his 1000 runs for the club after some suggested an over-long wait to overcome the statistical burden. VC Glig then most naively committed cricketing suicide by running out the skipper with overs to spare. With that the game was up and the innings fizzled out. Mcc losing by 42 runs. A beautiful spread was provided with Indonesian origins, Gordon Greenidge was rumoured to have made a guest appearance between innings and plenty of cold fresh in the Dutch sunshine. Knut was award MOM and a Dutch cap for being the only German and of course he was not out. Berlin Wall. Thanks to our hosts for a great day and stay.

MCC Man of The Match

TEALADY & KNUT.

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Match Details MCC vs FRANKFURT 18th August

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Palfrey no 64
Van Giezen b 54
Sobek b 2
Gale no 12
Arnab dnb
Mitch dnb
Clare dnb
Blades dnb
Glig dnb
Dunne dnb
Wilson dnb
TOTAL 32 Overs 162 for 2

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Dunne 8 0 34 3
Wilson 7 0 44 1
Blades 5.3 1 23 3
Clare 4 0 16 0
Glig 6 1 19 0
Mitch 5 0 18 4

Summary of Match Result

MCC WON BY EIGHT WKTS.

Comments on the Match

Frankfurt the visitors from just south of the Eros Centre. A lovely August day in the very English garden. 3 sticks each for Aussies Blades and Dunny Door. And before you know the soon departing young Kiwi Mitch Ryan cleaned up the scraps with four at the end. FFM all out for a modest 159. 2 catches and 2 stumpings from an inspired van Giezen. In reply MCC coasted home by 8 wkts with Palfers and Dennish van Giezen both scoring half centuries.

MCC Man of The Match

VAN GIEZEN.

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Match Details MCC vs OOOOOOOOh Vienna Sept 22

MCC Performers

Batsman
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Palfrey ct 19
Blades b 6
Di Perna lbw 65
Clare lbw 11
Lovell b 45
Morgan no 16
Dunne ct 0
Wilson dnb
Howard dnb
Coles dnb
Scott dnb
TOTAL 35 Overs 201 for 6

MCC Bowler
Bowler O M R W
Scott 6.3 1 30 1
Dunne 4 0 29 1
Wilson 7 0 33 0
Blades 7 0 40 3
Palfrey 1 0 9 0
Clare 7 0 42 3
Coles 2 0 10 0

Summary of Match Result

MCC LOST BY TWO WKTS.

Comments on the Match

Vienna arrived in time for the Oktoberfest and the last game of the season. Youngsters of Austria CC brought the best game of the year matched by beautiful Oktoberfest weather. The only downer was Weston turning up dressed up in Lederhosen. Also Blades played his final game before returning to Briz with his family. The team formed a guard of honour after his dismissal to mark the occasion. Mcc won the toss with good early bowling from the tourists. Di Perna top scored with 65, putting on 90odd with skipper Lovell (45) for the 4th wkt. Some good late bowling in the death overs restricted MCC to 201 off 35 overs. Di Perna cramp and Lovell jaded. Tourists immediately took up the challenge and were always up with the run rate. 3 wks each for Blades and Clare Rich pegged Vienna back. It finally went to the last over and penultimate ball as the Viennese came home 2 wkt victors. Well played.

MCC Man of The Match

Di Perna.

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