Friendlies 2010

Friendly Games 2010

Match Details MCC vs CCB away Sunday April 18th

MCC Performers

Batsman
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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