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Midweek SMS – 25.08.10

Dear all,  

All League Teams records wins

For the first time ever, all 5 Saturday league teams recorded wins this weekend (albeit two were conceded by opposition…)! Well done lads – lets do the same this week!   

Pavilion Plans

Please find attached the latest iteration to the plans for the pavilion. For those who are not aware, we are currently looking at funding opportunities to replace the existing building to modernise the club. As you can see, there are 4 changing rooms in the new design as well as a bar area that faces the pitch.  If anyone is keen to get involved or has suggestions for improvements, then please let me know.  

SMCC Plans

Match fee’s owed

Apologies for having to chase in this manner, but we are nearing the end of the season…. The following owe money from matches earlier in the season:   Anton Baskerville £6 Alan Knott £6 Armani Sharif £12 Charlie Greenwood £6 Danny Davenport £6 Ed Lawrence £9 Greg Zelent £18 Jack Thomas £6 Kash Hassan £15 Kirk De Ruyter £7 Luke Harris £7 Ollie Beauchamp £18 Ross Talbot £12 Sayif Sarwan £14 Shiraz Sheikh £6 Sufiyaan Osman £12 Tommy Ramsay £6 Vivek Mehta £6   If you dispute any of these, or would like further details, then please let me or Wayne know.  

Bar Tabs   

Thanks to those who paid last week. I know a lot of talk has been going around about some of the small amounts involved, but we all agreed at the AGM to ban bar tabs with immediate effect to make accounting easier. We are still in the process of being able to provide fully transparent accounts and these policies need to be adhered to. If you do not have cash on you at the time, please use your credit/debit card and ask for cash back.

Surrey Cricketers Golf Tournament

f anyone is interested, there is a golf competition on Friday 29th October with players from Surrey Cricket Clubs – details are attached.  

Last weekends results:


SMCC pulled off a hard fought win at Old Wimbledonians to keep their survival hopes alive. Fielding first, McGill removed the top 3 before Mortimore produced a fantastic spell of spin bowling to check the progress of the batting side. Mortimore (JC) went for just 6 runs off his 10 overs and deserved more than the 1 wicket he got. OW’s eventually finished on 162-6 from 50 overs. After Slaughter was removed first ball (TFC!), SMCC soon found themselves at 50-2 off just 3.1 (eventful) overs. The key partnership was of Ellis and Ripley, who came together for the 5th wicket. The pair put on 64 runs and took SMCC to within 27 runs of victory before both perishing. However, McGill and Little were on hand to finish the job. (D Ellis)

1st X1 League position – 10th / 10¦lt;br /> ————————————————–———–  

Chipstead’s youth policy had clearly seen better days as Dads Army turned up and they didn’t “like it up ’em”. All the bowlers bowled well, Armani the pick with 4-24. But the man of the match award was won hands down (no pun intended) by Paul Corns. Usually the laughing stock of all catching performances, the medic chipped in with 4 catches which included a blinder at gully – well done mate – all that tormenting by Adam seemed to make you raise your game! 117-2 was acheived inside 15 overs – perhaps we should of batted first! Kirk ending up 58 not out. 19 points clear with 2 to play. We travel to champions Valley End this weekend with a point to prove! (M Eldridge)

2nd X1 League position – 2nd10  ¦lt;br /> ————————————————————- 

Though the chance of promotion had gone, the 3s match vs Pyrford was still important to lay down a marker for next season. Moreover, slipping into Kiddy’s shoes (somewhere only class 2B had been before), Sowton was making his debut as captain for S&M. The opening signs were good, with Parihar and Thompson putting on a superb century partnership for the first wicket. Soon enough, Thompson pulled and cut his way to his own bullish century, the first in the thirds for three years (stat copyright J. Sbresni), surviving a few dropped chances on the way (including on 97 and 99). Amidst the madness Shail sculpted a handsome 39. An honourable mention should also be made for Beauchamp, who batted pleasantly for a well-crafted 32, which given the quality of shots which found fielders early on in his innings, was probably worth a few more. Zelent’s 15 was also a useful contribution. Flattering to deceive as no.11, “Chopper” Harris, smote a 4 and a 6 on his way to a breezy 13, is clearly angling for promotion up the order. Bizzle, 0*(0), once again batted for his average. 304 balls later, an Everest-like 271 was realised, the highest score of the season.

Upon taking the field, the Siren-like call of the new ball was resisted and spin was employed. The ruse was immediately successfully, with the new skipper taking a wicket with his first ball. The seamers subsequently made inroads, with Whiteman the pick of the bowlers, just missing out on a well-deserved five-for. Sarwan bowled well but without reward. Early inroads gave cause for optimism, but as the gloaming gloamed, wickets were needed fast and a stubborn seventh wicket partnership needed to be broken. Eventually it was, and the rest of the wickets came in good time, just before night descended and the chairman could eventually be put to bed. In victory, there was an excellent all round fielding performance, typified by a Thompson run-out, Begg stumping and Bell catch, in the completion of which the ‘Tartan Juggernaut’ nearly flattened Sowton.

In short, this was a crushing victory which hopefully is a sign of more good things to come next season. Well played all. (C Sowton)

3rd X1 League position – 4th / 18

Match conceded by opposition

4th X1 League Position – 1st / 10

Match conceded by opposition 

5th X1 League position –  6th / 9 


With all the points in the bag from conceded games the 4’s and 5’s decided it would be amusing to combine for a friendly against the Old Enemy. The 5’s provided Murphy, Viossat, Johnston, Barrett-Johnston, Lynch and the 4’s Moss, Reardon, Ramsey and Dampier. Brijesh Patel was a late substitute. The outfit was led by skipper Henderson.

On a grey and overcast day, the Skipper won the toss and elected to bowl. Dulwich put 231 on the board off 40 overs. Some good stuff was sent down by young Ramsay (2 wickets) and Dampier (3 wickets). Lynch, Reardon, Barrett-Johnston and Patel also showed their skills and guile. Fielding was of a reasonable standard although a couple of catches went down.

An explosive start to our reply slowed to a trickle as 15 overs went by for 29 runs. Christy Murphy kept the 5’s excellent run out record going with a particularly astonishing effort involving a charge down the wicket, no response from his partner and keeping going until back in the pavilion. Skipper Henderson did his best to mount a challenge with a belligerent 37. Dampier (37) and Viossat (19) gave able and selfless support but by the time they were out our challenge was over. We limped along to 160 or so all out and were well beaten. It is well worth recording that old timer Johnston got his first run of the season with a particularly delightful push to cover and an impressive gallop down the other end.

Nevermind – they had a lot of batting and it was only a friendly if such a thing exists against Dulwich. Hostilities resume next week for both sides. In the meantime for all those waiting avidly, here is Mike Nicholas’s Haiku from last week’s abandoned 5’s fixture.

Fifth’s batsmen skittled

All pray for the rain to come


Draw salvaged.

That boy will go far. (L Johnston)

¦lt;br /> Sunday   

The Sunday 1s had a good time down at Maidstone, despite the weather and result. Colts (Imragir and Davorn) opened the bowling and Davorn removed a man who made a half century in the Kent Premier League the day before. Not a bad first senior wicket. Celtic pace duo, Reardon and Bell, slowed down the scoring and Barney Smith bowled a tight spell as Mote were restricted to 193. Beauchamp and Slaughter made a solid start to the reply in the face of some good bowling until the younger man was dismissed by a stunning catch.  Smith batted well on debut, but when he was dismissed, the game was up despite some lusty hitting and manic running S&M finished 59 runs short.

The Sunday 2’s were dismissed for 112 against Dulwich Wanderers. They chased down the total for the loss of 6 wickets.   

This weekends games:  

¦lt;br /> Saturday
1st X1 home to Valley End

2nd X1 away to Valley End

3rd X1 away to Farnham 

4th X1 home to Alleyn & Honor Oak

5th X1 home to Old Wilsonians

Sunday¦lt;br /> 1st X1 away to Agricola

2nd X1 away to Beckenham  

¦lt;br /> Best of luck to all the sides.

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