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Midweek SMS – 09.06.10

For the second consecutive weekend, we have remained undefeated amongst the senior league sides. A special mention to the 5th X1, who completed their first league win against (top of the table) Dulwich.

Sunday Captain

Following Chris Reardon’s resignation, i’m pleased to announce that Steve Choney will be taking over as Sunday 1st X1 Captain. If you are keen to play Sunday cricket, please contact Steve on 07918 626 498 or speak to him at the club.

England vs USA

This will be shown at the club after the game. There is talk of a BBQ/food… but we need volunteers to make it happen! Please contact Barty if interested.

100 Club

Due to an adminstrative error, the draw was postponed and will take place during the half-time interval of the football, if Roddie Bell has made it back in time from the away game.


All members can help with the day to day duties of the club by being aware that, as members and players, it’s our club and that collectively we should respect it and be vigilant towards other players and members who litter. If you see litter, can you please pick it up…, if you see anything being dropped, then ask the person to pick it up! We rent the ground from Dulwich Estates, so its our duty to keep it in best condition possible and show we are taking care of something which is leased to us.

Midweek Cricket

At late notice, there is now a game at home next Wednesday against Locksbottom CC. 2.30pm start. Please let Chris Reardon or Bart know of your availability.

 Last weekends results:


Old Wimbledonians and their large South African contigent showed that it’s not only the national side who has the reputation of choking… Having been set 211 to win in 45 overs, OW’s were cruising at 96-0 and 183-4 before Ilbery ran through the middle and lower order. Panic set in and OW’s added just 20 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. The final pair managed to survive the remaining two overs and even threatened to reach the target, closing with the scores tied on 211-9. Ilbery went to the top of the league wicket takers with his haul of 6 for 63. Earlier, a strong opening partnership of 73 was not matched by the middle order as wickets were needlessly given away. Little (50*) held the innings together for SMCC and managed to get SMCC to a total which was probably 40 runs short. (D Ellis)
  • 1st X1 League position – Joint 7th /10
  • 1st X1 League position – Joint 7th /10

Toss number 4 won. Stuck them in. Tom Breed made an excellent start before becoming casualty no 3 in the hamstring injury department-luckily Paul Corns wasn’t there so he was well looked after!
3 wickets each for the spinners, Blob and Crutts- Crutts flight and guile bamboozled 2 batsmen who were caught at long on and off. A flurry of runs at the end meant a target of 257 was more than we should of been chasing. Over 3 hours in the field seemed to take its toll in sweltering conditions. The winning draw was achieved with an excellent hundred from “ledley” Bush-well batted old bean. Also a mention to kash who bowled superbly and hit some fine shots which helped us get to our total 227-6. A good performance nonetheless helped us cement 2nd place. We await woking this week who are 3rd.(M Eldridge)

  • 2nd X1 League position – 2nd / 10

An excellent performance by the 3s, put into bat on a pitch with variable bounce against Thames Ditton at Hersham Rec. The Chairman (39) and Secretary (32) put on 76 for the first wicket (25 less than

their combined ages) and after departing, Barty (44) and the Skipper (56) produced an initially watchful and then brutal partnership of 105 to take S&M to 196. Terrific late-order hitting by Alex, Greg and Biz gave us a final score of 241 for 7 – an imposing total. Our young new ball bowlers exploited the conditions well, hitting the pitch and causing TD problems: Greg took 3 and Tommy R 1 to leave the opposition’s innings in tatters. But the crowning performance was to come from Lethal Neil Bizley, as with Swann-like menace he took two wickets with his first two balls (including a catch from the Secretary: a rare collector’s item) and then three more (one of which was a stumping from razor-sharp Beggsy) to finish off the innings and end up with the incredible figures of 6.4-4-6-5. With Ilbers’s 6-for in the 1s, it was nice to see two S&M spinners buying jugs! Thames Ditton all out for 93, the margin of victory 148 runs, and revenge for the defeat they inflicted on us last year. (J Sbresni)

  • 3rd X1 League position – 6th / 18
  • 3rd X1 League position – 6th / 18

The 4th X1 opposition called the game off on the morning of the game and so SMCC get the win by default to go third.

  • 4th X1 League Position – 3rd / 10


S&M 5th X1 won their first ever league game on a hot and sticky afternoon against local rivals Dulwich. Dulwich batting first made 178 with skipper Roddie Bell taking 3 for 54 off his 12 overs, 15 year old Hughie Irmiger taking 2 for 24 off 8, Stuart Brotherton 2 for 45 off 12 and Chralie Gill 1 for 32 off 11. Andy Henderson took three catches befind the stumps. In reply S and M opener Kevin Morgan hit 42 ably supported by colt Stan Barrett-Johnston who stroked 17 runs before playing all round a straight one. Skipper Bell lived up to his all-rounder billing with 44 responsible runs before the total was chased down by Andy Henderson (34 Not Out) and Charlie Gill (18 not out) with Gill thumping a big six to see us over the finish line. (L Johnston)

  • 5th X1 League position – 9th / 9

Under 15’s

A weakened 10 man S&M could not cope with the batting firepower of Dulwich and went down to a 66 runs defeat. Dulwich batting first got to 132 largely due to a fine knock of 48 from opener Sam Redmayne and a swashbuckling 32 from Finlay Glen. S and M managed to drop 4 catches including Glen when he had only 2 to his name. Shorn of our usual top three we were soon 5 down for only 34. Only Ben Church (20)who opened and was last out and Hugh Irmiger made it to double figures. Disappointing but we fought all the way and there was some decent bowling from Jamie Davorn (5 overs for 19)and Hughie Irmiger (5 overs for 22) at the start backed up by Stan Barrett-Johnston (1 for 20 off 4 overs), Toby Dalton ( 2 0vers for 6 runs) and Vinay Patel (5 overs for 30).

Many thanks to all the parents for turning up to support the boys and particularly to Bhavin and Gordon for their invaluable help in running the game. (L Johnston)

Kirk DeRuyter scored a fantastic 151 in just 78 balls for the Sunday 2’s at home. Unfortunately, he was the contributer of 78% of the total runs scored and the Sunday 1’s lost the game.

All results

This weekends games:

  • Saturday
    1st X1 away to Metropolitan Police
    2nd X1 home to Woking and Horsell
    3rd X1 home to Hampton Wick Royal
    4th X1 away to Sanderstead
    5th X1 away to Gravesend
  • Sunday
    1st X1 TBC
    2nd X1 away to Barns Green
    Under 15’s home to Spencer
    Under 11’s home to Purley

Best of luck to all the sides.

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