Welcome to the final Midweek SMS (Streatham & Marlborough Sweep) for the season. I apologise for clogging your inboxes for the year (i do try to screen some of the information that comes my way…), hopefully some of the information provided here was of use to you. Commiserations to the 1st X1 (who were relegated), but congratulations to the every other section of the club, which probably exceeded expectation.I will be in touch regarding events over the winter, but here’s just a reminder of what’s coming up in the next few weeks:
The ladies are due to play their first ever game for SMCC this Saturday. Start time is early (10am), as we have afternoon games, so please come up to the club and support! You will incur the wrath of Lisa Stephens if you do not make it…
Cricket this Weekend
As this is not a regular league weekend, selection is a bit adhoc at present. If you want a game this weekend, please contact Barty directly on 07830 655 335. Sagar Mehta is also organising the Sunday 1’s and is short of a player (preferably a batter), if you haven’t got a game and are keen to play, then please contact him direct (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Following the successful pre-season event, there will be another quiz night on 2 October in the clubhouse from 7.30. Please get your teams ready…
End of Season Dinner
The End of Season Dinner will take place on 9 October in the clubhouse, 7 for 7.30pm – please see Barty for tickets.
Last weekends results: Saturday
The 1st X1 made the long trip to Churt in a game which had little meaning. The chance was taken promote the tailenders and give overs to a few non bowlers. Unfortunately, the same spirit wasn’t shown by the opposition who chose to stick to their regular line-up. SMCC batted first and wickets fell regularly as the score reached 147-9 before regular openers, Ellis and Stephens smashed a quickfire 79 to get the the score up to 226. Overs were shared around and Churt limped across the line, 6 wickets down with 11 balls to spare. Mortimore the pick of the bowling with 2-18. (D Ellis)
Final 1st X1 League position – joint 9th / 10 RELEGATED
It was great to be able to entertain the legend 007 this week! Unfortunately even his calm head in tight situations couldn’t stop us from beating the “Living Daylights” out of his boys. Although, at 90-7, things could of been different… But a fine partnership between Knotty and Lawrence took us past 200. Good bowling from the all spin attack, backed up by great fielding, saw us home for our 8th win in 9 matches. A good way to finish the season.
I must apologise for the sombre tone of this report I appreciate that the legion of fans who have read this column over the season and have now come to rely on it as a source of information and entertainment (hi Ledley and Rachel) must be bitterly disappointed! But it is with great sorrow that I bring you the news of a very untimely death on Saturday evening of the father of our team mates. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to Kasheef and his family x
Anybody wishing to attend the funeral or make a donation of any kind should contact me. (M Eldridge)
Final 2nd X1 League position – 2nd / 10 PROMOTED
Final 3rd X1 League position – 4th / 18
Final 4th X1 League Position – joint 3rd / 10
Final 5th X1 League position – 6th / 9
This weekends games:
1st X1 home to Sanderstead
2nd X1 home to Statics
3rd X1 away to NatWest
1st X1 home to Carnegie
2nd X1 home to Bar of England & Wales
Best of luck to all the sides.