Apologies for the late edition of SMS – straight on to the news
NatWest Cricket Club
The media launch of NatWest Cricket Club was held at the club yesterday and went off without a hitch, despite the rain. The initiative is designed to raise more than £20m for clubs. The following website has more information. http://cricket.natwest.com/ Keep an eye out in various media, but there is due to be a Sky Sports News piece as there should be a short film about NatWest Cricket Club from 6pm tonight. There are also a few shots from the day on Getty images (search: Natwest Cricket Club) or use the link below. http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?query=z.i.H4sIAAAAAAAEAOy9B2AcSZYlJi9tynt_SvVK1-B0oQiAYBMk2JBAEOzBiM3mkuwdaUcjKasqgcplVmVdZhZAzO2dvPfee–999577733ujudTif33_8_XGZkAWz2zkrayZ4hgKrIHz9-fB8_In6tWf5r_Bq_xu_x654tsov816RfH9P_f_1l1l7lTftrjvDJzY9p9WsmdVW1L7M6WzS_tn72a-H_uzv49Tcz7X93_PMb0_9_vXevr5vTdwbGr-n9ze9m5-bXX1N_B7hfOzufWsTMH_g_-vw1d7jHRevedL__OtS4tF_Yv_Der0t_1AsLNvzz10fzXfz16_HnEwuj8ze_dh5CsX8ylB0L5bwDxf3Nr9UhFPsnQ9mzUOoOFPc3USY3L_2a-MNMCZNpF7_9hqYtJoNpSzTJV-bTX5P_MjB-E3yyxwDySWPbmD-Y7LnDxvv918pdc-_3X7tZrezn-MP09FvZFy-n7kX3-69T1R7T2L_4q0nuf2X-wvNrz66W5vdf0_zx6-D_zdobT_DXr51nDgP_D_p95X9h__h1mwBa-Oev_e7Zczcl9If9Iqs93Lw_fqNmWq3yJ-vlrPSIGHxqAP444DzYuY_ffx3iprVtHvz168xr-UMohL8MhI_p_7_WPnMG8YuTIP-PX-9FDtXw_wQAAP__fMwuDzgEAAA.&rid=117082491&rcat=Event&rt=GBR%3a+NatWest+Cricket+Club+Media+Launch&Language=en-US#
Eileen will be making pizza’s on saturday after the game – you can even choose your own toppings!
Following the great success of April’s quiz (over 60 attendees), I am pleased to announce your next helping of questions on Friday 22nd July. Please make an effort to come down and encourage friends, family and colleagues to attend as well! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a full team, we can always find you a place on a team. All welcome. Details are as follows:
Venue: Clubhouse, Dulwich Common
Cost: £10 (£5 concessions) – includes a brilliant curry by Savitri.
Start: 7.30pm (questions to start @ 8pm prompt).
6 per team (there is some flexibility)
If you need any further details, then please let me know. Confirmations of attendance to go direct to Roddie Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do confirm as Savitri needs to know how many to cater for.
An Evening with Mike Atherton
If anyone is interested in this free event at the LSE – please see this link: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2011/20110727t1830vLSE1.aspx
Last weekends results:
The 1’s entertained a poor SinjunGrammarians at home and recorded a comfortable 7 wicket victory. Having claimed the toss, Sinjuns were inserted and lost regular wickets to end 131 all out. The bowlers all performed well and the catching was ahem, mixed… In reply, SMCC lost a couple of early wickets, but Ellis and De Ruyter both posted half centuries to see SMCC home. (D Ellis) 1st X1 League position – Joint 3rd / 10 ————————————————————-
2nd X1 League position – 5th / 10
All in all, another frustrating game. An excellent patting performance of 249, led by Bartolo (65) and with important, rapid contributions from Clark (39), Sowton (35) and Thompson (33) put us in a good position at the halfway stage. However, some early short, wayward bowling allowed Woking to get away. Although this was pegged back to a degree by the slow bowlers, Hussain’s aggressive, chancy 92 secured them the winning draw. As before, we were good in places, but fell short over the course of the 100 overs. (C Sowton)
3rd X1 League position – 11th / 18
Home at last! But another oppurtunity missed to get maximum points against the bottom team in the league, Beddington. An hour’s delay meant SMCC scored a good 194 for 4 in 38 overs. Moss continued his excellent form with a well timed 54, including shot of the season so far as the wall was deposited over cover into the tennis courts, on bended knee no less. Other solid contibutions from the Chairman, Simon Stuart and Roddie meant Henry Foster could play with his usual excellent judgement and power to rack up a quick unbeaten 52, with the skipper chipping in at the end with a 4 ball 13. All good at this stage. However, some loose bowling and dropped catches at the top saw Streatham heamorage early runs, and Beddington were ahead of the ‘winning-draw’ rate. This was dragged back by some good containing bowling from Mehta with 9 tight overs for 1 wicket, Henry Stuart with 1, a run-out and the skipper with 14 overs, taking 5 for 38. In the end, with a wicket for Ramsey on his return, Beddington hung on for a point 9 down. Fielding, catching in particular, continues to be the bane of the side. We have 3 of the top 4 highest aggregate scorers in the league and the highest wicket taking bowler and whilst joint 2nd is OK, it does not reflect the potential of the team. This week will see a much different set of personnel playing away to Sanderstead. A much different performance is needed. (D Gladstone)
4th X1 League Position – Joint 2nd / 8
Rained off 5th X1 League position – 10th / 10
This weekends games:
1st X1 away to Staines & Laleham
2nd X1 home to Sanderstead
3rd X1 home to Sanderstead
4th X1 away to Sanderstead
5th X1 away to Blackheath Select
5a’s away to TBC
Development away to Woodmansterne
1st X1 TBC
2nd X1 TBC
Best of luck to all the sides.