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Midweek SMS – 14.07.10

Dear all,

Brian Sibley

Firstly, I have the very sad news that Brian Sibley, long term member of Streatham Cricket Club, passed away at the weekend from a suspected heart attack. I will pass on funeral arrangements as soon as i hear anything.


A special mention to the Under 15’s who endured a poor season in 2009, returned after a winter of hard work to finish third in their division, ahead of Spencer, Dulwich and Burgess Park. A fine effort

Colts – Summer Coaching

Mark Eldridge and the coaches will be offering a summer training camp at the club this summer. It will run from Monday 2nd August to Friday 6th August. if you are interested in your son/daughter attending, please contact Mark direct on 07957 602 462.


We are now halfway through the season and there are still a number of players who are yet to pay their subscription fee. You will be chased personally and I will be posting a list of all players who are yet to pay their membership in this weekly update. Avoid the public embarrassment and make arrangements with Roddie Bell, Mark Bartolo or Wayne Fitzharris asap.

NatWest OSCA’s
If you feel that you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to cricket at the club, there is a way of rewarding them through the NatWest OSCA’s (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards). 

Cricket Coaching

If you are interested in developing yourself as a qualified coach, i’ve just received details of the necessary courses from Surrey. The attachments are too big to post here, so please e-mail me if you would like further information.

Surrey Championship Dinner

Advance warning of this end of season event. Following last year’s debacle at Sandown Park… the Championship have been in consultation with the clubs and the dinner will now be held at The Brit Oval on Friday 1st October with Graeme Fowler (ex Lancashire and England) as the guest speaker. If anyone is interested in attending, they can contact me.

Last weekends results: Saturday

A ton from Ellis was not enough to prevent Churt from taking all 13 points at home. Too many batsmen gave their wickets away on a batting paradise as only Little (23*), Stephens (30) and Wintersgill (27) joined Ellis (124) in making it past 10. In contrast, all 4 of their batters made it past 35 as Churt paced their innings perfectly to win by 8 wickets with 9 balls to spare. A poor all round bowling performance was backed up by some poor fielding, making it a full set considering the poor batting that started the day. Must work harder…(D Ellis)

1st X1 League position –10th / 10

Blob won the toss and chose to bat on a baking hot day. The pitch was a shocker and only the umpires 1970s dress sense gave you anything to smile about – unless you were on the other end of one of his decisions! (Unlucky Crutts… only all their team thought you were in!). Kirk batted well for his 46 before offering his usual catching practise exercise when looking good. Only Craig Brinsden batted with any real confidence and followed last weeks 60 with an undefeated 55. Crutts and Saga opened with the old ball – Saga making a remarkable recovery after driving his car into a shop window in Hampstead! Although he removed both openers, the opposition were chasing down the target quite rapidly. At 110-2 the captain turned to spin – no pun intended! Eldridge and Corns then blew away the SG batting order with the skipper returning 5-17 and PC (Mark 2) 3-32. Thanks to Tina for scoring and Joe for umpiring. (M Eldridge)

2nd X1 League position – 3rd10

The 3s showed their depth in batting in scoring 215-9 off 50 overs on a difficult wicket – 30s from Greggo and the Secretary; cameo 20s from Kiddy, BallS and Sayif; and a typically flinty 54 from Barty showing all his technique and temperament in challenging conditions. Tight bowling from Steph and Tommy then followed but no wickets and it was only when Lucky Luke and Leo came on that we began to make inroads – 2 apiece for the first-changers, reducing Oxted to 77-4. But as we attacked with Sowton Spin, they counter-attacked and a partnership of 65 took them up 142 before Chris induced a stumping for debutant Ollie Beauchamp (crowning a first-rate display behind the stumps). A “handled the ball” decision went in their favour, as did a few catchable chances, and when we got to the last over they needed 9 runs with 2 wickets in hand. Greggo Zee showed his icy calm in conceding only 3 runs – and meant that we’d take the 4 points for a winning draw. A great game of cricket. (J Sbresni)

3rd X1 League position – 4th / 18

Oxted & Limpsfield were brushed aside with another dominant performance by the 4ths. On a baked ground made for scoring runs a disciplined bowling performance from a battery of quicks reduced the home side to 110 all out. Rory Thomas, Matt Clarke and Josh ‘I should have had 7 , that’s ridiculous, how did that go for four’ Ball bowled excellent spells in trying conditions, with special plaudits to Shiraz Sheikh with 8 overs, four for twenty four. The only black-spot was Gavin ‘The Points’ Buck stopping the ball with his head rather than the more traditional gloves.

The total was reached with little fuss with over half the available overs remaining. Newton Moss and Martin ‘I have fans’ Thompson opening up with 26 and 16 respectively, Oliver Edwards with a debut 14 for the team with Dave ‘It’s Showbiz, OK’ Gladstone and Matt ‘No practice is good practice’ Clarke finishing off with 38 and 16 unbeaten. Thanks to all after an excellent team win. (D Gladstone) 

4th X1 League Position –1st /10

A terrific stand of 123 for the second wicket between Shail Parihar (65) and Stan Barrett-Johnston (42) provided for the foundation for a three wicket win over a good Blackheath side. An impressive and quick 20 not out from Ben Cook saw us over the line. Blackheath batted first and tight bowling from Roddie Bell (10-33-3) and Stuart Brotherton (11-50-3) helped bowl them out for 171 in 39.5 overs. (L Johnston)

5th X1 League position – 5th / 9


The Development XI travelled away to Old Rutlishians on another scorching hot day. Armani Sharif lost the toss and the Old Ruts skipper chose to bat.
We took to the field and couldn’t ask for a better start as Danny Davenport bowled their opening batsman out first ball. The ball was seaming, swinging and bouncing inconsistently in the early overs. This enabled us to take early wickets and keep the runs down. As the day wore on the track became more consistent and easier to bat on. Some big hitting at the end allowed Old Ruts to get to a total of 202. A good score but certainly not unchasable. 
We went out to bat hoping that the top and middle order batsman could convert their starts from recent weeks in to big scores. However, this was not the case and we were bowled out for 122. A lot to work on in the field and with the bat but it won’t be long before this young side rack up a big total…
Crunch game against Dulwich at home this Sunday. Support welcome. 1:30 start. (A Sharif) ————————————————————-

A low scoring game versus Dulwich was won by S&M by five wickets but not without alarms. A devastating opening spell by Hugh Irmiger (5 overs, 1 maiden, 3 for 17) ripped the Dulwich top order out along with a great run out by Saifullah Sarwan (the first of three..) Younis Faizi (5 for 10 runs) backed Hugh up well. Stan Barrett-Johnston (5 overs, 1 maiden 1 for 9), Viren Patel (3 for 13) and Viany Patel (2 overs, 1 for 10) all helped to keep the pressure on. Saifullah Sarwan bowled well but was kept out – just. He did manage two more run outs in successive balls. The target was 73 to win.

We lost Ollie early on but Ben Church (11) was resolute and Stan Barrett-Johnston dominating (22) until a foolish run out ended their partnership. Saifullah Sarwan came in and treated us to his usual cameo (19) involving lots of chat, some fine shots and the inevitable big wind-up, miss, clean bowled. Hugh Irmiger steadied our nerves with two lusty blows through the V and we were home. A wonderful way to end the season. Many thanks to the boys, their families, Mark Eldridge, Kirk de Ruyter, Jack Stephens and Wes. (L Johnston)


A good all round performance from the Under 13’s secured victory against Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians by 69 runs. S&M made 118-3 with Cealladh Sullivan (24*), Max Twyman (26) and William Stewart (23) contributing. In return, they bowled Trinity MW out for 49. Sullivan (2 wickets for just 1 run) and a run out, Twyman (2-4) and Lewis Knapp (2-15) doing the damage. Harry Ingamells also held on to a great caught & bowled and Dominic Wilson helped the cause with a run out and 2 good catches. (Ieuan Ap Rees)

Captain Joe Thomas won the toss and chose to bowl away at Spencer for the Under 11’s. After a lacklustre start with the ball (too many wides and a sloppy display in the field), things vastly improved after drinks. 88-2 after 12 overs became 124-8 after 24 overs. A really spirited display with the bat saw us fall 6 runs shortthanks to a very good knock by George Chubb who became the first under 11 player to retire when reaching 31. Well supported by Roshaun, Renee and Nick. (M Eldridge)
This weekends games:
1st X1 home to Bank of England 

2nd X1 away to Dorking
3rd X1 away to Old Emanuel 

4th X1 home to Sutton 

5th X1 gap week in league – friendly game organised
1st X1 TBC 

2nd X1 TBC

Development X1 home to Dulwich

Under 11’s away to Purley
Best of luck to all the sides.

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